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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 · 2w

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 · 2w

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 · 2w

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

Erik Hane @erikhane · 2w

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

Erik Hane @erikhane · 2w

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

Erik Hane @erikhane · 2w

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 · 2w

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

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jun 30

Literary novels: very young or very old protags with weird traits. obsessions, preoccupations, strange hobbies, anxieties, etc #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jun 30

I (of course) loved A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS and CITY ON FIRE. I'm not scared of your giant, expansive, ambitious lit. novel! #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jun 30

Mysticism, superstition, ritual, the Saints: Catholicism has some really interesting stuff in its past/present #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jun 30

The intersection of big-time college football, southern identity, and the American id: any culture critics writing something similar? #mswl

Though I'd love to see a new book/essays on modern southern culture from ANY angle (good luck doing that without football though) #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jun 30

I LOVE serious pop. science. Especially ev. bio, origin of life, physics, astrobiology, zoology. #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Jun 30

Alright, let's see if we can't think of a few things I'd love to see in the ol inbox:

The intersection of big-time college football, southern identity, and the American id: any culture critics writing something similar? #mswl

Erik Hane @erikhane · Apr 28

This is specific/obscure, but if you have a proposal for a cultural history of Canadian pond hockey, please query me #mswl

Erik Hane @erikhane · Mar 23

So, here's the thing, even though I do want sports queries: I hate baseball, guys. I just do. It's not your book, it's me.* *It's baseball