Allie Levick

@AllieLevick

Junior Agent at Writers House Literary Agency. I believe in books. Opinions are my own.

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Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Dec 1

I’ve completely fallen down a #MSWL rabbit hole, but WOW I would also love a creepy YA or adult set in the Crooked Forest in Poland. I mean really, look at that. 😍💀 #amquerying

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Dec 1

I could really use a near-future SF exploration of the Mariana Trench. (This tweet sponsored by my love of really bizarre ocean life.) #MSWL #amquerying

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Nov 30

Relatedly, I would LOVE nothing more than to see a YA novel where a young dancer calls out the stereotypical, racist caricatures in THE NUTCRACKER and designs to change them. 💪 If you’ve written that, don’t even send me a sample, send me the whole darn thing. #MSWL #amquerying

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Nov 24

I would LOVE a YA novel about dance that shows just how much dedication and discipline it takes, the mindset that is necessary, while also discussing the privilege needed to participate at an elite level. I’ll be super picky about this as a former dancer. #MSWL

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Oct 23

I've been working on this for a while (read: years). My Pinterest #MSWL -- ideas and images that have sparked intrigue and joy and hopes of a story. pinterest.com/allielevick/ms…

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Oct 23

Hey #amwriting twitter! I’m on the lookout for a banshee book — reimagined contemporary, classic with a twist — you name it, I’m in. #MSWL

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Sep 29

Ex: Bridget Cleary, an Irish woman who had her own businesses and made her own income, whose husband murdered her because he was convinced she was a changeling. I’d LOVE a story about Bridget ACTUALLY being a changeling or witch and seeking her revenge. #MSWL #amquerying

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Sep 29

I would love to see historically inspired stories of people who were harmed by the patriarchy taking back their own narrative. People whose otherness and differences were what made them “threatening” to white, cis men at their time. *particularly* with a speculative twist. #MSWL

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Sep 12

Oh, it’s #MSWLday is it?! Bring on the weird, the strange, the speculative, the twisty for ALL ages, and particularly from those who have been historically underrepresented or misrepresented in books. #MSWL

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Sep 9

On the lookout 👀 for some really compelling upmarket/literary horror, particularly in the #YA space. The kind you gobble down in one sitting because you’re so spooked! 😱 #amquerying #querytrenches #mswl

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Aug 29

Can't begin to describe how fundamentally I disagree with this. My door is ALWAYS open to these stories. I want all kinds of experiences to be validated through literature, not just the ones we've historically made room for or found more palatable. #MSWL on.wsj.com/2MY0HdU

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Aug 26

A note: I don’t ever want to see boy teases/is mean to girl so that means he likes her. This is a harmful narrative to present and I won’t be the one doing it. #mswl #amquerying

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Aug 23

I #MSWL the shit out of the book equivalent of these fabulous witch queens 😍😍😍😍 World of Dance 2018 - Fabulous Sisters youtu.be/p8JvTzf_EhQ

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · Mar 15

With all the discussion about #AWrinkleinTime, I can’t help but think of this @MadeleineLEngle quote. This has been on my desk for almost 3 years and I extra #mswl all these stories.