Annie Bomke

@ABLiterary

Literary agent, pizza lover, dance fiend, park enthusiast, and that's just the beginning. There are no limits to what I can do.

San Diego, CA

Annie Bomke Literary Agency

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

Oooh, and retellings too! Shakespearean, myths, other books, etc. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I always want locked room mysteries! #mswl

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I still want historical fiction that focuses on a well-known or largely unknown historical figure. Famous authors/movers/shakers, people who knew/loved/were related to famous authors/movers/shakers, like LOVING FRANK. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I still want books that focus on internet culture, fiction and nonfiction. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

All my old #MSWL tweets still apply, FYI. My tastes haven't really changed.

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I'd also like some upmarket fiction that revolves around an event that changes a group of people. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

If the title of your book is SO AND SO AND THE SOMETHING SOMETHING, it probably isn't right for me. Why? Because most of those books are MG, which I don't rep. Some people will mis-categorize these books as YA, but when I read it, it's usually a younger voice. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I'd love to see more true crime books that speak to a broader social issue, with a strong platform. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I always want #ownvoices books. If a book isn't #ownvoices I'm much more hesitant to take it on. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I'm always looking for culturally relevant stories that won't be out of date five years from now. In other words, focus on the social issue, not the specific people involved. This goes for fiction and nonfiction. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

For YA, I love mysteries, historical, contemporary, magical realism, psychological/literary horror, contemporary w/ a very light speculative touch. I love funny books, I love serious books. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I love books with a high-concept hook, like THE DEAD QUEEN'S CLUB. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I loved Hallie Rubenhold's THE FIVE. It was so deeply researched and written with such empathy. It's a great example of the kind of narrative nonfiction I love, though I also like more modern narrative nonfiction like THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I loved the creepiness and gorgeous writing of Mona Awad's BUNNY. It hooks you with a recognizable premise, and then it goes all WTF on you. Send me BUNNY books! #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

The Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley are like candy to me. If you send me something with a protagonist like her, I will be all over it. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I loved the quirkiness and character depth of CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN. I'd love an offbeat novel like that. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I want psychological, literary horror that focuses on the characters and their relationships. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I like books that combine genres. Like I would love a horror western or a mystery with magical realism. #MSWL