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M&M Agent Critique

Agents for Manuscript Critique 




Have your partial manuscript critiqued by a major agent! This year the Moonlight and Magnolias Conference is offering a new opportunity to our attendees. If you’d like to know if your manuscript is ready for submission or looking for feedback on what you need to work on, here is your chance. 

Choose from the following list of industry leading agents and purchase your critique(s) today for $150.00 (each). This includes up to 20 pages (including optional synopsis).

What should you expect from your critique? An editorial letter that includes, but not limited to, thoughts on voice, salability, where it fits in the marketplace/thoughts on comps, and if your manuscript is ready to query or requires further work.

*Critiques are NOT included in the conference fee. You must register for them here:  



**Please note this is on a first come first serve basis and quantities are limited! So don’t wait.

List of Available Agents

3 Seas Agency 

3 Seas Agency

We represent authors who write romance, women’s fiction, science fiction/fantasy, thrillers, nonfiction, graphic novels, picture books, young adult, and middle grade fiction. 3 Seas is an RWA recognized agency, and we belong to the Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR) where we strongly believe in, and adhere to, their Canon of Ethics.

Michelle Grajkowski

Michelle is SOLD OUT

From the moment Michelle Grajkowski first opened

the doors to the 3 Seas Literary Agency in August of

2000, she has been living her dream. (What could be

better than surrounding yourself with amazing

authors and their exciting and imaginative books?)

Since then, her agency has sold more than 900 books

to all the major publishing houses and has grown

from one agent to five! 

Michelle’s client list includes New York Times Bestselling Authors Katie MacAlister, Cathy McDavid, Kerrelyn Sparks and C.L. Wilson. She primarily represents romance, women’s fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction along with select non-fiction projects with a terrific message. She is currently looking for fantastic writers with a voice of their own.

When not curled up with a great manuscript, Michelle loves to spend time with her husband, children, and her crazy puppy who refuses to grow up. 


  • All subgenres (but does not represent erotica)


Stephanie Stevens

Stephanie is SOLD OUT!

Starting with her first word being "book", Stephanie has

been an avid reader her whole life. She loves connecting

friends and family to fun new books and is excited to

use her skills to represent authors. Stephanie loves

working with mystery, thriller, women's fiction, and

romance authors especially when the story involves an

unexpected twist. 

Stephanie lives with her husband and their cuddly cat, Smoke (the perfect companion for reading manuscripts). 

Accepting critiques in: 

  • Contemporary

  • Fantasy 

  • Comedy

  • Suspense


Kara Grajkowski


Spots Available!

As a child, I remember trips to the post office with my

mom, Michelle Grajkowski, multiple times a week to

fill our minivan trunk with tons of white USPS bins for

her new (super cool) literary agency. The bins would end

up in the dark, scary, basement room next to our

playroom. I always wondered what secrets were typed

in mom’s manuscripts… Years later, as I scanned through

the library of mom’s published books in a different dark,

scary room in our basement, I fell in love with the secrets that I was learning with every page I turned. Now, as an adult, I have become obsessed with bringing secrets out of the basement library and into my (very colorful) elementary classroom library. When I am not teaching fractions and key details, you can find me singing, trying new restaurants, exploring with my corgi, Momo, or finding the best bargains.

If you are ready to bring your secrets into the world with me (preferably into well-lit, not-so-scary rooms), query me!
Accepting critiques in: 

  • I love (almost!) all subgenres of romance, especially contemporary and YA, but I am not a good match for anything fantasy. Feel free to send anything my way - except fantasy.


Stacey Graham


Spots Available!

Stacey Graham has worked both sides of the literary

door as a humor writer with the wickedly funny Zombie

Tarot, screenwriter, ghostwriter, short story writer, and

specializes in offbeat nonfiction. She loves working with

writers at all stages of their careers, representing talented

authors and illustrators from around the globe in picture

books, middle grade, romance, graphic novels, and

nonfiction. She is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents. 
Accepting Critiques in:
•    Rom-Com
•    Gothic


Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC is a dynamic literary agency boasting an impressive client list and a sterling reputation. Led by Jane Dystel, who founded the company in 1994, our agents are smart, hardworking, compassionate, and focused on their authors’ success. We are a full-service enterprise known for our business savvy and integrity.

Ann Leslie Tuttle

Spots Available!

Ann Leslie Tuttle joined DG&B in 2017 after working

for 20 years at Harlequin Books where she worked on

an extensive and varied list of bestselling and

award-winning titles in romance and women’s fiction.

She received her B.A. degree from the College of

William and Mary and an M.A. from the University of

Virginia. Helping to grow the careers of established and

debut writers has always been Ann Leslie’s passion. Ann

Leslie is especially seeking women’s fiction (e.g. relationships, family sagas, historical fiction and psychological thrillers) romance (e.g. romantic comedies, medical romance and contemporaries) and Southern Gothics on the adult fiction side as well as Middle Grade fiction and narrative nonfiction. Ann Leslie lives in New York City with her husband and young daughter, who is just discovering the magic of books and writing.

Accepting critiques for:

  • RomComs

  • Historical romance

  • Women’s fiction with romantic elements


Nancy Yost Literary Agency

Nancy Yost Literary Agency is based in New York City. We represent a diverse list of talented, dedicated authors, including New York Times, USA Today, and international best-selling and award-winning writers.
Each of the agents brings a varied set of skills, tastes, and backgrounds with them, but all share a passion for good books, hard work, and finding creative ways to help their authors succeed.

Seymour Agency

The Seymour Agency strives to offer aspiring and established authors the representation and resources they need to succeed in the ever-evolving publishing industry.

Our literary agents firmly believe in exploring every opportunity for our authors. From foreign and audio rights to film, television, and other multimedia and digital prospects such as gaming and apps, we strive to provide hands-on emotional, professional, promotional, and editorial counsel to each one of our authors.

Christina Miller


Spots Available!

Christina graduated from Pace University with a degree

in English Literature, Culture, & Media and a minor in

Classic & Medieval Studies. Before joining the NYLA

team, she spent two years as the Foreign Rights

Assistant at InkWell Management. You can find her

on Twitter: @chrissymiller.

She is interested in adult fiction in the following genres:

romance, historical fiction, and horror. Focusing mainly

on romance, she is especially drawn to historical, suspense, and paranormal, but is happy to read anything and everything in between! When it comes to historical fiction, Christina is looking for female-driven narratives and multi-generational storylines in a pre-20th century setting. And she is open to horror if it includes a mix of the supernatural/paranormal (she loves a ghost story!) and some lighthearted content—she wants to be scared, but not scared enough to put it down!
Accepting critiques for:

  • Paranormal (not sci-fi) 

  • Historical


Julie Gwinn


Spots Available!

Julie Gwinn, currently Vice President and literary agent

with The Seymour Agency, has more than a decade in

publishing including serving as marketing manager

then Fiction Publisher for B&H Publishing Group and

Marketing Manager for Abingdon Press. Prior to joining

the publishing industry, Gwinn has more than 25 years’

experience in advertising, marketing and public

relations. She uses her previous experience to aid her

authors at every phase of their publishing plan.


She lives in Nashville, TN, with her husband and two children and also enjoys freelance editing, and DIY projects around the house.

Accepting critiques for:

  • Romantic suspense (the reboot of True Lies and Company you Keep is the vibe I'm going for)

  • Paranormal romance

  • RomCom

  • Historical romance (especially a different period and always Regency)

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