Books Seeking Homes

The following books are seeking representation and publication. If you work in publishing and are interested in learning more about these projects, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page or email me directly at john.elizabeth.stintzi[at]



Vanishing Monuments (novel)

Non-binary photographer Alani Baum returns to their hometown of Winnipeg for the first time since they ran away at 17 years old—nearly 30 years ago—because their mother’s dementia has taken away her capacity for speech. A lightly experimental novel about memory, identity, love, and mental health. Complete at approx. 115k words.


Field Notes on Desire (novel)

A shapeshifting epistolary novel written as the journal of character Genny Ford. Genny starts creating this text in order to track her sexual experiences as well as her discordant emotional desires, but as her life goes on it evolves into a space she returns to during times of crisis or when she feels the need to interrogate her life in her perennial attempt to understand her place in the world. Complete at approx. 50k words.


Bad Houses (stories)

An eclectic collection of short stories about disconnection, mental health, gender, and violence—many of which feature bad houses. Stories in this collection have been finalists for contests and published (or are forthcoming) in spaces such as Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review, The Puritan, and PRISM International.


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