Erica Bauman

@Erica_Bauman

Literary Agent at @AevitasCreative , writer, cat lady, musical theater superfan, TV watcher, unhealthy foods eater, Slytherin, she/her. All views are my own.

New York

Aevitas Creative

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Apr 29

Settings that feel like a character

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Apr 29

Moods that can be described as “eerie”

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Apr 29

Clever takes on familiar plots/tropes or fresh retellings that completely subvert expectations.

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Apr 29

Strong familial bonds: both biological and found

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Apr 29

Fantasy that has big Studio Ghibli energy, wondrous and strange.

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Apr 29

There are two types I’m drawn to:

-the soft character who is too pure for this world and must be protected at all costs

-the brittle character who has been through some shit and is desperately trying to hold it together

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Apr 29

Been thinking over the types of stories I gravitate to, and noticing some common elements.

So, I guess it’s kind of a forever #MSWL? Just a thread of things I love (and love to work on).

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Apr 21

Right now I really want to see more soft fantasy. Soft characters, soft world, soft magic. If the story had a physical shape, it would be plushie. #MSWL

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Mar 12

This is weirdly specific (blame my subconscious) but I’d love to see a YA where the MC is dealing with the fallout of a parent’s very public arrest as a serial killer, and the true crime aficionados and podcasters who now hound their family. #MSWL

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · 11 Nov 2019

When I reopen my query inbox in January, can someone please send me a fantasy where a cat is the McGuffin? #MSWL

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · 24 Sep 2019

Adult Rom-Coms. Something fun and funny would make me really ridiculously happy. #MSWL

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · 24 Sep 2019

Forever and always, more retellings of lesser known mythology, fairy tales, and classical lit. Especially if it blends with an unexpected genre. #MSWL