Jemiscoe Chambers-Black

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Before joining the ABLA family, Jemiscoe worked for over a decade in film and television as an Assistant Director. She has a BA and MFA in creative writing in fiction, working with mentors Wiley Cash, Jo Knowles, Marcus Burke, and Richard Adams Carey. She has also been a freelance editor and writing tutor for over five years and contributed to the online literary magazine ​The Assignment. Jemiscoe lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, three kids, and two cats.

Jemiscoe is currently building her client list in the middle grade, YA, and adult categories. She is also interested in considering illustrators and author-illustrators.

In middle grade, Jemiscoe would like to see fantasy steeped in folklore, mythology, or culture. She is drawn to the paranormal and would really like to see more ghosts and witches. She’s open to contemporary fiction that may focus on hard themes, but she enjoys stories that also weave in humor, whimsy, adventure, and wonder. She’d really like to see sibling stories, single parent/grandparent stories, or friendship stories. She’s also open to magical realism, horror, mystery, graphic novels, and novels-in-verse. 

In YA, Jemiscoe would love to see romance, especially rom-coms. Give her all the love stories in whatever form they come! She loves contemporary fiction that deals with friendship and/or family – its joys and struggles. She is also open to novels-in-verse, fantasy, mystery, and horror. However, if you’ve written ghosts, a set of witchy siblings, or feature ancestral magic, please send all of that her way.

In the adult space, Jemiscoe is open to psychological thrillers, crime, cozy mysteries (think Golden Girls meets Murder She Wrote), friendship or family stories, strong power-women stories, or laugh-out-loud stories. She would also like to see romance – anything from sweet to steamy, especially from underrepresented voices. Jemiscoe loves literary fiction with beautiful prose and a strong cast of characters. She would also like to see adult low or urban fantasy.

Jemiscoe is especially open to BIPOC and LGBTQ voices and stories in all the above categories.

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