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Emelie Burl (she/her) is a literary agent with Susan Schulman Literary Agency. Emelie joined Susan Schulman in 2021 after fourteen years working as an independent bookseller. She lives in Montana with her husband, two huskies, and her books. When she isn’t reading manuscripts, she is most likely knitting, gardening, playing DnD, and/or camping in the mountains without any cell phone service. 


Children’s, YA, Adult Fantasy, and Pop Culture nonfiction…

“I love stories with hope and humor, strong female leads, LGBT+ and/or BIPOC Joy, and magic of all sorts. Witty banter is almost always a must.”

Emelie does not love murder, suicide, or sexual assault, so if your work is primarily described as “dark and gritty,” she is not a good fit. Some of her recent favorite books include: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab, Foxheart by Claire Legrand, and Broken (In the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson.

You can also find Emelie’s in-depth wishlist on her agent profile or manuscript wishlist.
She currently has a strong interest in building her adult narrative nonfiction list.


Submissions should be emailed to

To submit Emelie, email your query, 1-page synopsis, and first three chapters (or full picture book manuscript) in the body of your email to emelie at schulman agency dot com. Please do not query multiple agents from our agency at the same time.


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