Erik Hane

@erikhane

Agent for @redsofaliterary . Freelance Editor. Weekly piece for @raintaxireview . Books, writing, and all the fun stuff in between.

Minneapolis, MN

Red Sofa Literary

Erik Hane @erikhane · 1d

Periodic #MSWL reminder that I LOVE science/nature writing. If writers like Harari, Kolbert, or Yong are comps to your book, please query!

Erik Hane @erikhane · 2w

Do you write about animals/nature like Ed Yong? (No one does but maybe you sort of do?) Hit me up #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Feb 8

I like when just *one thing* is speculative or surreal. Realist fiction, with maybe one or two subtle "tweaks" to reality #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Feb 8

I like when folklore, urban legends, myths, or superstitions affect the way a character thinks or a plot progresses #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Feb 8

This is always a long shot on book twitter but: I was a science editor for a while and really miss it. Send me NF pop science! #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Feb 8

I know those are "big" books but the idea here is an aesthetic or style match. #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Feb 8

The Mothers City on Fire Moonglow The Wangs vs. The World The Sympathizer If any are comps for a SPECIFIC, detailed reason, query me #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Feb 8

#MSWL So much of fiction acquisition is discussion of comp titles. I'd love to see your novel if it might be a logical comp to one of these:

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jan 8

One final thing on fiction, because this happens a lot: I treat ~65K as a min. word count unless there's a strong reason for shorter #MSWL

Oh also: being a gloomy Swede myself, I do love stuff with Scandinavian themes/settings/ideas etc. #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jan 3

One final thing on fiction, because this happens a lot: I treat ~65K as a min. word count unless there's a strong reason for shorter #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jan 3

Anyway, I'm reopened to queries and can't wait to see what y'all have got cookin #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jan 3

For NF, I love: -Sportswriting that addresses larger cultural forces -the underbelly of US history -Pop. science, especially biology #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jan 3

Fiction that plays with time, form, or perspective: think David Mitchell, or anyone else trying something a little less conventional #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jan 3

I'd love to see lit fic set somewhere that doesn't get much attention, with characters living lives that are as unique as the place #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jan 3

New year and all, so maybe I should do some #MSWL ? I would LOVE to find some more writers to start 2017.

Erik Hane @erikhane · Nov 30

I am technically closed to queries, but if you have a protag. with a complicated relationship with America, I'd love to see it #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Oct 26

The new Lethem, A GAMBLER"S ANATOMY, is awesome (to me). Anyone got something like that? Games taken too seriously? Gamblers losing? #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Aug 16

Hey, so, I'd bet that 95% of my submissions are fiction. I really want some compelling NF proposals! Science, culture, essays, history #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jun 30

Last one: I love the American west. That's my home. Lit fic set in CO, NM, etc. People get Up To Stuff out west and I am HERE FOR IT #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jun 30

Magic that isn't real magic. Ghosts not really there. Tricks, illusions. As in, an adult novel SET IN REALITY but with surreal themes #MSWL