Leon Husock

@LeonHusock

Associate agent at @lperkinsagency . Ring-winner, Luckwearer, Barrel-rider, Emperor of the Lone Islands, Master of Lost-Hope. Currently open to queries.

New York

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L. Perkins Agency

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 1w

I'm gonna reiterate my #MSWL for epic fantasy worlds inspired by pre-Columbian *North American* Native American soc… https://t.co/oQSVfFJc5O

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 2w

So that particular #MSWL is specifically for contemporary YA. If you query me for genre fiction with rage issue MCs, it doesn't apply.

The reason I'm clarifying is because a LOT of the queries I've gotten citing this #MSWL are some variation of "it's not contemporary, but"

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 2w

Not to say I won't read them in genre fiction, but if you're living in a violent world your violent tendencies beco… https://t.co/myY7UJgJXv

So that particular #MSWL is specifically for contemporary YA. If you query me for genre fiction with rage issue MCs, it doesn't apply.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 2w

Clarifying an old #MSWL : Rage problems in a MC are only compelling in contemporary because that's where they present a real problem.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 3w

FYI, if you can reasonably comp something to just about any Studio Ghibli movie, odds are I'll want to see it. #MSWL

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Sep 25

Anti-#MSWL: Retellings of Romeo and Juliet. Give me almost any other Shakespeare play, please. How about Much Ado? I love Much Ado.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Sep 20

@LeonHusock Why Leon, I'm blushing! (But really, I NEED IT. Think of the commentary on depictions of medieval life if its ownvoices!)

@laurenspieller For me this really hits my #mswl for YA books about teens with weird jobs. I also want a contempora… https://t.co/mdbPY97Dxa

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Sep 19

YA Fantasy with girls fighting the patriarchy is great, but I also want to see worlds where there is no patriarchy. #MSWL

Either via total equality of the sexes, or a world where the women are in charge. These aren't unheard of, but I'd… https://t.co/VHwnlj5sKZ

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Sep 19

YA Fantasy with girls fighting the patriarchy is great, but I also want to see worlds where there is no patriarchy. #MSWL

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Sep 12

I want to read about friends with unusual & practical talents. Locks/safecracking, forgery, etc. You decide how they employ them. :) #MSWL

Yes please this. #mswl https://t.co/lpTMThnYUj

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Sep 12

#MSWL MCs with a rage trigger. I see so many who meekly get beat up; I want someone who goes berserk. Doesn't matter if they still lose.

Note: I don't want to see this glorified, even if it's in self defense, even if they win. It's not a good thing.… https://t.co/ocorojxBgn

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Sep 12

#MSWL MCs with a rage trigger. I see so many who meekly get beat up; I want someone who goes berserk. Doesn't matter if they still lose.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Sep 12

#MSWL nerds who aren't scrawny. Especially these days there are plenty of athletic, or at least in-shape, nerds.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Sep 12

@AlyssaJennette 90K of slow-burning romance and dramatic irony and fun ensemble banter, stat

Oooo gimme #mswl https://t.co/nWQCLpjOeY

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Aug 29

#MSWL Noir-y pulp throwbacks like @ghostfinder 's MADE TO KILL. I loved that book.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Aug 24

You know that Shanghai/Hong Kong/British Raj aesthetic that's a mash-up of Asian/South-Asian and Western culture? I love that. #MSWL

For reference, see (among many other things) The Age of Shadows, a Korean spy drama set during the Japanese occupat… https://t.co/uyAdwLM5SJ

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Aug 24

You know that Shanghai/Hong Kong/British Raj aesthetic that's a mash-up of Asian/South-Asian and Western culture? I love that. #MSWL

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Jul 26

Awesome historical fact I just learned via falling down a Wikipedia hole and now must see in fiction please #MSWL :

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Jul 25

On the subject of alternate histories, I'd love to see one where the Vikings stayed and colonized North America (set in modern-day). #MSWL

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Jul 24

#MSWL addendum: I don't really want the book with the MC who grifts people/hustles pool to be ABOUT that. It's just what he does for money.