Jim McCarthy


Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

New York, NY

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Aug 22

#MSWL I'd love some fun, happy stories. I ADORE my list and my clients, and I'm always willing to read dark material, but in terms of upcoming stuff (with exceptions!), it's a little...

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 18 Jul 2017

Or a novel written about her. *cough #mswl

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 13 Sep 2016

Oh! And I would loooooooooooove anything that bears comparison to Megan Abbott's books. #mswl

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 13 Sep 2016

And I love some amazing oddball books that defy easy categorization. Think BLACKASS. Think BOY, SNOW, BIRD. #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 13 Sep 2016

I want to see smart sociological nonfiction, whether more cerebral (Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss) or more pop (Jon Ronson). #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 13 Sep 2016

VERY specifically, I still want a queer historian to do a book about the friendship b/w Slyvia Riveira and Marsha P. Johnson. #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 13 Sep 2016

I want any fresh LGBTQIA+ stories of any sort. A la my own AS I DESCENDED by @robin_talley or LOOKING FOR GROUP by @R0ryHarris0n #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 13 Sep 2016

Oh! It's #MSWL day. I'd love to find some big intergenerational fiction. Think J. Courtney Sullivan's MAINE. Or Cecily Wong's DIAMOND HEAD.