Sam Morgan

@samroebuck

I'm a literary agent at @foundrymedia . I'm looking for mostly adult SF/F but if it's funny, then it's for me.

NYC

Foundry + Media

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · May 25

#mswl
I'm looking for a smart and sleek thriller. Slightly speculative, maybe five minutes into the future, there's just a little something different about this world. Think BEHIND HER EYES by @SarahPinborough or JURASSIC PARK.

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · May 21

After talking about this with some very smart folks:

#mswl

I'm now looking for YA fantasy. Preferably epic, with extreme crossover potential. Make it commercial and awesome.

And as always, diverse voices and stories encouraged and welcome.

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · May 16

#mswl

I've been into video game speedrunning lately and I know there's a book on the subject somewhere out there waiting to be published. It'd more than likely be non-fiction, highly narrative.

The latest drama that has me hooked:
kotaku.com/the-race-to-st…

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · Mar 28

Sam Morgan @samroebuck

This is to no one in particular but:

Responding to a #mswl tweet with "but what about (something similar)" is not productive for you or your book.

If you think it's close, submit through the proper channels! Mention the tweet and why you think your book is what I'm looking for

For me, at least, #mswl is a guideline. Not a hard and fast parameter for what I'm looking for. It should give a glimpse into what an agent is feeling at the particular moment.

But mostly, we want to be surprised. So if you think you're close, shoot us a query.

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · Mar 26

To be more #mswl specific:

I really want a second world fantasy. Non-portal, a really lived-in and fully realized world. Rich and textured, this feels like a WORLD.

Non-chosen one stories. Morally complicated. Fun. Deep. Emotional.

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · Mar 26

(sincere #mswl forthcoming alert)

I need some fantasy. Been selling a lot of SF lately but I need some wizards and witches and magic and dragons and swords and sorcery.

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · 12 Sep 2017

Sam Morgan @samroebuck

#mswl My kingdom for something akin to Rick & Morty.

Replying to @samroebuck

#mswl i.e. something that utilizes tropes in such a unique and profane and profound way that it teaches you something new. Also drinking.

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · 12 Sep 2017

#mswl My kingdom for something akin to Rick & Morty.

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · 12 Sep 2017

Sam Morgan @samroebuck

#mswl I love this one moment in this story about Aaron Rodgers: espn.com/espn/feature/s…

Replying to @samroebuck

#mswl here's this guy who spent his entire life working, striving to do this One Thing. And people doubted him! He harbored that resentment.

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · 12 Sep 2017

#mswl I love this one moment in this story about Aaron Rodgers: espn.com/espn/feature/s…

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · 12 Sep 2017

#mswl I love a good "get the band back together" story. Throw in some pirates and magic and *chef finger kiss*

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · 12 Sep 2017

Sam Morgan @samroebuck

#mswl - Chaotic Neutral against a Lawful Good is usually opportune for a few solid laughs.

Replying to @samroebuck

#mswl - But as always with Character Alignments, use them as starting points and give me plenty of shades of gray.