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Gabriella Melendez is an assistant agent at Great Dog Literary, where she represents both young adult fiction and adult fiction. 

Gabriella currently lives in the DMV area and received her Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland. She was previously a prose editor for UMD’s literary journal, STYLUS, as well as an editor for their academic journal. Gabriella is also a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute, where she focused her efforts on learning about the different divisions of publishing and ways to promote diversity. She began interning at Great Dog in January 2022 before transitioning full time to the Great Dog Team. 


“Gabriella is working towards her goal of promoting diversity and underrepresented voices in fiction with specific interest in stories by Latinx/Hispanic authors.”

Her taste gravitates towards commercial or upmarket fiction and she is interested in stories that present real issues in a digestible format for a wide range of readers. When she’s not working, Gabriella loves scouring Book Tok for more young adult/new adult fantasy or romance titles to add to her ever-growing TBR, playing TTRPG games, and dancing.

You can also find Gabriella’s more specific wants on her Manuscript Wishlist.


As always, please review the agency’s submission guidelines before you submit.

Please follow the link to Gabriella’s Query Manager page for submissions. Any unsolicited submissions sent directly to her email will be deleted.


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