Analieze Cervantes

Literary Agent | Writer | Freelance Editor 

Manuscript Wish List

Updated April 2021

As an Agent for The Harvey Klinger Literary Agency. I am looking for character-driven books that grip me from the first page until the very end. I want fantastic world-building, a clear plot, and want to know your main character's desire by the time I get to page ten.

Time shouldn't exist when I read your manuscript. I want to be hooked and pulled into your world. Great writing is awesome, but your characters matter most to me. I want books that make me cry, laugh, and to feel connected to your main character. For thrillers, I want to be on the edge of my seat and have no clue on how your book is going to end.

I want to vouch for your main character and cheer them on by the end of your story. I'm especially open to BIPOC and LGBTQ voices.

*I am not accepting emailed submissions, if you email me your query. They will remain unopened and deleted.*

Submission Guidelines--

For Fiction (MG, YA, Adult):
If you would like to query me for agent representation

  • Please include a query letter, synopsis, and the first 5 pages of your manuscript. To submit please click

For Graphic Novels/Picture Books:

  • (Art and Text): attach 10-20 sample page spreads in jpg or pdf format, summary/synopsis typed (or copy/pasted) into the box provided in the QueryManager form, and provide link to online portfolio
  • (Script only): first 10 pages of script typed (or copy/pasted) into the box provided in the QueryManager form
  • To submit please click Here

I am open to Queries!

I am looking to represent Author/Illustrators for Picture Books, and Graphic Novels. And writers for Middle Grade, Young Adult and Adult genre Fiction and am actively building my list in the following categories:

Creators that illustrate any age group from picture book, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels.

Picture Book:
Creators who bring a distinctive, well-developed point of view to their work.

  • Anything sweet to hard topics written in a creative way and will tug on the heartstrings.
  • Stories about friendships, animals, and the earth. 
  • Heartfelt, whimsical stories that revolve around kid issues.
  • Stories about baking, food, music (any sort of craft), interactive, and educational (as simple as learning how to bake a cake).

Graphic Novels:
  • Superheroes/young detective/scientist who can share their story in a concise and creative way.
  • Really open to anything. If you think I may be a good fit then send it to me! :)

Middle Grade:

  • Contemporary (something really cute, out of the box, character desire that molds the MC)
  • Friendship (a story about two friends who do everything together, solve things, and really want to make their friendship work--diverse friendships)
  • Mystery (twists & turns, young detective who has a desire to solve the case, something out of the box, cute voice)
  • Sci-fi (cute voice, a young scientist/inventor on the brink of discovering something that shapes the MC and is meaningful to the MC, think Meet the Robinsons)

Young Adult:

Stories about friendship, enemies-lovers, sibling relationships, heists, a diverse cast, family (the importance of family/the brokeness of family and how they come together), mother-daughter/father-son relationships (either strained or close), and remind us how valuable life truly is.
  • Sci-Fi (a Dystopian feel, think Divergent, hacking, neurolinks, AI blend with reality)
  • Contemporary Romance (think To All the Boys, a sweet romance that develops over time, I want to believe in love again)
  • RomCom (a love story that provides comedic elements, meeting in a unique moment/setting)
  • Mystery (think Riverdale, twists & turns, should not give me any hints)
  • Paranormal (vampires, werewolves, blend of reality & fiction with a love story) No Zombies.
  • Contemporary (unique settings, grips on the heart strings--think If He Had Been with Me)
  • Crime Fiction (thorough investigation for murders and other cases, strong MC with a clear desire)
  • LGBTQ (a love story that progresses over time, no triangles, funny quirks that will show how love transforms into something beautiful)
  • Thriller/Suspense (cliffhangers, want to be on the edge of my seat)


  • Physiological Thriller/Suspense (think Karin Slaughter’s The Good Daughter)
  • Mystery (twists & turns, want a surprise ending, should not give me hints on who “dun” it)
  • Contemporary Romance (a love story that conquers all, no love at first sight)
  • Romantic Suspense (a love story with suspense elements webbed in)
  • RomCom (a love story that provides comedic elements, meeting in a unique moment/setting)
  • Paranormal (vampires, witches, etc. blend of reality & fiction with a love story) No Zombies.
  • Sci-Fi (soft sci-fi, blending the two worlds)
  • Crime Fiction (want to feel connected to the MC and clearly shows MC’s desire to solve a case)

What I'm NOT looking for:

  • Fantasy 
  • Short story collections
  • Inspirational works including religious overtones
  • Erotica
  • Non-Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Horror (please nothing with Zombies)
  • Westerns
  • Novellas
  • Anything Political
  • Poetry
  • Screenplays

Fun Facts About Me:

  • I have 5 dogs and think I’m a dog whisperer (shh).
  • Since the age of 11 my favorite band are the Jonas Brothers (will always be them) hehe :)
  • My favorite color is Pink.
  • I worked at Disneyland for 4 and half years as a lead while studying for my Bachelor’s Degree.
  • My Zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • All time favorite book is Pride & Prejudice.
  • Marvel Fan (favorite character is Tony Stark) and DC (Oliver Queen).
  • The sitcom I watch the most and never get tired of is FRIENDS.
  • Occasionally, I sing in the car, and positive I’m not good at it.
  • Movies that always make me cry are The Titantic, One Day, P.S I Love You, and A Walk to Remember.
  • I live in Southern California, currently hiding from the sun.

Favorite Books:
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Everyday by David Levithan
  • Come Back To Me by Mila Gray
  • Sunday’s at Tiffany’s & First Love by James Patterson
  • Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
  • The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren.
  • The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
  • Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline
  • If He Had Been with Me by Lauren Knowles
  • The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
  • Rewrite by Gregory Benford


  • A Walk To Remember
  • Tangled
  • One Day
  • P.S. I Love You
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days
  • Walle
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • The Avengers


  • Younger
  • New Girl
  • Arrow
  • This Is Us
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • YOU
  • Jane The Virgin