Brianne Johnson


pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Senior Literary Agent at Writers House.

Manhattan, NY…

Writers House

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Jul 20

#MSWL ! I want a modern answer to SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK that include technology and speak to today's te…

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Jun 16

Still (and prob always, who am I kidding) looking for witchy, beautiful, grounded Practical Magic-y fiction in MG,…

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Jan 12

It's a new year, and I'm hunting for new projects! Very hungry for gorgeous, funny, voice-y MG that's unafraid to tackle BIG themes #MSWL

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Dec 2 2015

Still looking for a quirky, literary, stand-out YA romance for ELEANOR & PARK fans--any gender/sexual orientation pairing. GIMME. #MSWL

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Nov 19 2015

Querying tweeps! Note NEW submission e-mail in my bio. No need to re-send if you're in my queue. #askagent #amquerying #MSWL #slushworks

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Jul 28 2015

Would LOVE a funny, voice-driven "overcoming body-issues" bk with a fat and fabulous protagonist for any age. #effyourbeautystandards #MSWL

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Jul 28 2015

Scouring the earth for a big MG fantasy series with heart, smarts, and humor. Who's got the next Harry Potter out there? Hmmmmmm? #MSWL

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Jul 28 2015

I would LOVE me some weird, gorgeous, dark-yet-hopeful literary YA. Think strong, unique voices & thoughtful underlying themes. #MSWL

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Jul 28 2015

Always looking for historical & historical fantasy for MG, YA, or adult, esp set in surprising locales. Worldbuilding skills a must. #MSWL

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Jul 28 2015

Totally fresh and original EPIC YA series with bold voice, complex world building and a mythology that surprises me #MSWL

Um. Yes please. #MSWL

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Apr 20 2015

Also gotta throw a #MSWL out there on the #womenwritefunny thread--I would love to represent more funny ladies, in all genres!

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Apr 15 2015


Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Mar 25 2015

#MSWL ! Smart/funny/weird YA w/a crafty protagonist--EITHER knitting/sewing/pottery crafty AND/OR imma-kill-you-crafty cc: @sn0vember

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Feb 18 2015

also for adult--I ALWAYS want beautifully crafted historical fiction set in unique time & place. Think CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR, SHOGUN #MSWL

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Feb 18 2015

for adult fiction, I want upmarket & psychologically complex & murder-y. Think twisted lovechild of Gillian Flynn & Liane Moriarty #MSWL

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Feb 18 2015

for MG, my taste skews more commercial, and FUNNY. I want funny MG! I have a soft spot for historical. Think CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY #MSWL

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Feb 18 2015

I would LOVE dark, weird, and super literary YA fiction. Extra points for a unique narrative structure. #MSWL