Jim McCarthy


Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

New York, NY

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 4d

Dear YA, Stop saying certain genres are dead. I'm still waiting for my Black Witches. My Black shapeshifters, vamp… https://t.co/DAiNaVR0VM

#MSWL minus faeries who I don't really like to read about regardless of race or ethnicity. https://t.co/lu2LbKhLoL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 3w


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Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Oct 3

Space pirate lesbians. Hockey lesbians. Hacker lesbians. Mobster lesbians. CIA lesbians. Dragon slayer les... https://t.co/kvagZkWmmB

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Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 7

In 1986, a 22-year-old flight attendant named Neerja Bhanot fended off a group of armed hijackers on Pan Am flight… https://t.co/xJtG4ted9W

I go to so addled that when I liked this, I thought it was part of #PitMad . Let's make it #mswl https://t.co/iLq1RtM4R3

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Aug 29

#IssaRae pitches a TV show for @NewYorker about black teenagers and we're here for it! 👑 This Gossip Girl is black,… https://t.co/1k8y8P5fcG

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Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Jul 18

Why hasn't a movie already been made about this woman? https://t.co/XJbJSn176b

Or a novel written about her. *cough #mswl https://t.co/OmQGnqw7D8

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Jun 12

Also this book gave me a new word: agathokakological. "Both good and evil." Humans are agathokakological. Tell agathokakological stories.

@FondaJLee #MSWL 😁

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · May 25

For Years, She Kept Her Secret Lover In The Attic And Made Him Live Like A Bat https://t.co/WlcKS6czNX

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Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Apr 20

Guys, you want to hear something badass? There were female samurais called Onna-Bugeisha, and they fought alongside… https://t.co/XWQ3WMAIVb

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Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Mar 29

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year https://t.co/ePuDgVzfwg

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Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 13 2016

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

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 13 2016

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

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 13 2016

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

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 13 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 · Sep 13 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 · Sep 13 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.

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 5 2016

@JimMcCarthy528 this is the most amazing byline for you as an agent. I hope you put that on your business cards.

@Bibliogato "#MSWL: peer pressure and death"

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Jun 30 2016

So to summarize my #MSWL : I want everything. Give me everything.