Sandy Lu

Sandy Lu founded Book Wyrm Literary Agency in 2020 after working as a literary agent for a decade at other boutique agencies. Her client list includes Kindle bestsellers, Stoker Award and Hammett Prize nominees, Goodreads Choice Awards finalists, and New York Times Best of the Year recipient.

Born and raised in Taiwan, Sandy immigrated to the United States in her teens and has lived in New York ever since. She holds BAs in psychology and sociology from Queens College, with minors in music, business, and Japanese. Prior to becoming an agent, she worked as a business/operations manager in the theater industry.

Sandy’s areas of study and work experience greatly inform her interest in submissions. In fiction, she is seeking stories that will draw her in with a unique voice, make her miss her bedtime with a thrilling plot, and characters that will stay with her long after she turns the last page. Bonus points if you can make her laugh out loud or unable to hold back tears in public. Sandy especially loves historical fiction and anything dark, twisted, or with a supernatural bent.

In nonfiction, she’s looking for projects that can make connections about different topics in an unexpected way, explicate complex research for a general audience, introduce the reader to cutting-edge science or previously little known historical facts and figures, teach us new ways to think or clever skills that can improve our daily life, and expand our knowledge and understanding of the world—past, present, and future.


Fiction: Literary and commercial fiction, mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, family saga, upmarket women’s fiction, and YA.

Nonfiction: Narrative nonfiction, history, biography, science, business, psychology, pop culture, and food writing.

Not Looking For: Picture books, graphic novels, religions/spirituality, politics/current affairs, sports, parenting, poetry, or screenplays.


Walking Through Needles, Heather Levy
One of Us is Dead, Jeneva Rose
The Deepest Black, Randall Silvis

Specializes In

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, Family Saga, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Multi-Cultural, Mystery, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Food & Lifestyle, History, Investigative Journalism, Music, Narrative, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science


FICTION: Chick Lit, GLBT, Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Romance, Science Fiction

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, GLBT, Gift Books, Health & Fitness, Humor, Medical, Memoir, Men's Concerns, Multi-Cultural, Nature/Ecology, Pets, Self-Help, Technology, Travel, True Crime, Women's Concerns