Amanda Rutter

Literary Agent

Azantian Literary Agency

Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
9 MSWL
Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
9 MSWL

I am not saying I want books exactly like these, or that if yours is different to these that I won't like it. I am just saying that I have loved all of these authors' books and admired their writing.

Tl;dr - I don't want to be restrictive, I might love your book, give me a go!

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
9 MSWL

Adult SF: Becky Chambers, Peter F Hamilton, Kim Stanley Robinson, Kate Elliott, Mary Robinette Kowal, Emma Newman

Urban fantasy: Kim Harrison, Charles de Lint (6/7)

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
9 MSWL

Adult fantasy: Jacqueline Carey, Brian McClellan, Samantha Shannon, Pierce Brown, Guy Gavriel Kay, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Josiah Bancroft, Tamsyn Muir, Fonda Lee, Sharon Shinn, Steven Erikson, Peter S Beagle (5/?)

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
9 MSWL

...authors in various genres so you can see if you might fit my tastes.

YA: Patrick Ness, Holly Bourne, Maggie Steifvater, Laini Taylor, Amie Kaufman, Zoraida Cordova, Julia Kagawa, Roshani Chokshi, Leigh Bardugo (4/?)

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
9 MSWL

...like, but I can't account for how I will feel upon reading it
3. I am really rubbish at expressing my #mswl (I love reading other agents'/editors' lists!) and end up feeling like I am either not specific enough or far too specific!

Instead, I am going to list favourite (3/?)

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
9 MSWL

...something like them, and I don't want to restrict what is being offered to me
2. I hate disappointing people. Recently I have seen authors saying, 'but I matched with the #mswl so why isn't it a yes?' Sure, your novel might contain something I have said I (2/?)

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
9 MSWL

I am still planning to reopen to queries on 1st April and I am not going to state any #mswl. Here are my reasons:

1. I honestly never know which story is going to touch my heart and make me say yes. The novels/authors I represent? I would have been unlikely to ask for (1/?)