Cassandra Farrin is the Managing Editor at Amberjack Publishing. She joined Amberjack in 2018 but has worked in the publishing industry since 2010, starting out as a Publishing Associate at Polebridge Press. Also a writer herself, she was short-listed for the Bath Children’s Novel Award 2019. She mastered in the history of religion at Lancaster University on a US-UK Fulbright scholarship.

Manuscript Wish List

Visit the Amberjack Submissions page for status updates and information about overall genres and categories the publisher is currently acquiring. We accept agented and unagented manuscripts, but please check the submissions page for what we are open to at any given time.

Genres I am actively acquiring across MG, YA, and adult fiction and nonfiction:

  • Memoir
  • Historical fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Speculative fiction (genre SFF but also difficult-to-categorize speculative concepts welcome)
  • Narrative nonfiction

Recent favorite reads:

  • Svetlana Alexievich (Voices from Chernobyl)
  • Judith Butler (Undoing Gender)
  • Louise Erdrich (The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse)
  • Sarah Gailey (American Hippo)
  • Shaun David Hutchinson (We Are the Ants)
  • Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings)
  • Han Kang (The Vegetarian, Human Acts)
  • China Mieville (Perdido Street Station, The City & The City)
  • Sam Miller (Blackfish City)
  • Nnedi Okorafor (Binti)
  • Rebecca Roanhorse (Trail of Lightning)
  • Eric Schlosser (Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety)
  • Tara Sim (the Timekeeper trilogy)
  • Banana Yoshimoto (Moshi Moshi)
  • Andy Weir (The Martian)
  • Jodie Lynn Zdrok (Spectacle)