UA-135136427-1 Cecilia Lyra

Cecilia Lyra

Assistant Agent

Cecilia is actively seeking literary and commercial adult Book Club fiction that feature diverse, layered characters and unexpected plot twists. She adores writers such as Curtis Sittenfeld, Liane Moriarty and Elin Hilderbrand. As a feminist, Cecilia loathes the term women’s fiction—it’s just fiction—but, for the purposes of clarity, that is her favorite genre. Cecilia is also looking for unique and compelling narrative non-fiction and memoirs such as the works of Esther Perel, Roxane Gay and Tara Westover. She is particularly passionate about representing under - or misrepresented voices and stories that contribute to a larger cultural conversation.


Cecilia does not accept submissions for children’s books, middle-grade, YA, or fantasy. Whatever the genre, do not send her a manuscript where the dog dies—Cecilia can’t handle it. Due to the volume of email queries she receives, Cecilia will only respond if she is interested, usually in 3 months or fewer.  


When she isn’t devouring novels—or dessert—Cecilia can be found drinking wine, writing her own novels, and snuggling with Babaganoush, her adorable English bulldog. Cecilia is also a recovering lawyer, but asks that you do not hold that against her.

Interested in: 

women's fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir

Active Clients:

Banking on Talent

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