UA-135136427-1 Cecilia Lyra

Cecilia Lyra

Assistant Agent

Cecilia specializes in 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 a fan of unique and compelling narrative non-fiction and memoirs such as the works of Esther Perel, Roxane Gay and Tara Westover.


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.


When she isn’t devouring novels—or dessert—Cecilia can be found enjoying a refreshing Sancerre or a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, 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.


Cecilia is currently only accepting submissions on referral.

Interested in: 

women's fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir

Active Clients:

Banking on Talent

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