Ali Herring

Literary Agent

Spencerhill Associates

Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
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11 Queries
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Gender-flipped contemporary Cinderella retelling, except I want โ€œCinโ€ to be damaged, the bad boy, who needs rescuing in true enemies-to-lovers fashion by his โ€œprincess.โ€ Make him sympathetic & redeemable at first. Make us only really like him as the plot develops. #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
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11 Queries
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Ok I want an (off world) book in which a civilized technological (maybe emerging technological) society uncovers the remnants of a lost world, a different species, who once occupied their world, even achieved greater than them before their ruin. Literary or upmarket SFF?? #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

Bonus #MSWL. I adore adventurous space opera of all kinds. (Ex Beth Revis Across the Universe or Passengers) but really want a focus on adventure and discovering new worlds.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#MSWL MY DREAM PROJECT.

Does anyone have this???

๐Ÿš€WAKANDA IN SPACE๐Ÿ‘ฝ

... not actually Wakanda (copyrights you know?) but highly-technical, gloriously deeply cultural, #ownvoices only please. Wakanda x Star Trek.

Reply here if you query me this!

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

This GIANT SPACE rocket falling to ๐ŸŒ is making me think about people living on a far-future grimdark earth, high tech, but space junk is always falling, destroying, changing lives & fortunes, & of course there're the elite who live up above & make the mess down below. #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

TBH, I was just thinking about A DOG's PURPOSE, and then I was all like, "oh yeah but make it YA, and smoochie, and like darkly romantic, and not about dogs, but people, and maybe the world has magic already ..." So, that's my brain.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

#MSWL I think it'd be really cool to get a YA fantasy (probs with a heavy romance subplot) with reincarnation as the crux upon which the pendulum swings. Doesn't have to be set on a realistic earth. Could be a fantasy world to make the world building deeper. Either way.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

#MSWL teenage angst, longing, unrequited love, confusion, completely just *missing* each other, converging class expectations maybe?, tension you could cut with knife, longing without getting, so many almost moments

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

#MSWL Middle Grade Mystery w/a girl protag! Think THE INHERITANCE GAMES but for middle grade (not that exact concept; Iโ€™m just giving an example of ๐Ÿ”ฅ-high-concept mystery). Fast plotting. Short chapters. Chapter cliff hangers, pls. Commercial but some emotional nuance too pls!

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
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11 Queries
30 Tips

#MSWL A take on Red, White and Royal Blue but with rival mafia kids. Lots of adventure please.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

zoรซ @filmsbyzoe

wait omg nicola and david yoon are so cute iโ€™m gonna scream pic.twitter.com/okD8fRl8qO

#MSWL I would love to discover a heart-melting swoon-inducing debut author for Nicola and Davidโ€™s new Joy Revolution imprint at Random Houseโ€”publishing teen love stories *by and about people of color!* If you have the kissy books for Joy Revolution, query me!!! ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ“š

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

#MSWL โ€œCleanโ€ (for lack of a better term) contemporary YA romance with all the yummy feels.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

#MSWL Someone write me a book called CARRION, just as dark & dangerous as it sounds, but w/expansive, lush world building. Epic fantasy would be cool here, an alternate, dangerous world where nothing is ever safe & little is sacred, except among a small few who carry the torch.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

Really happy to see my MIDDLE GRADE HORROR list growing with @saskwriter and @Lora013's debuts. I'm always looking for horror across the board from MG to YA to Adult, though not of the gross-out variety, but do give me eerie, tension-filled, scary with heart! #MSWL #MG #horror

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
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11 Queries
30 Tips

Would love a YA I Dream of Genie meets Weird Science #MSWL. Think two high school boys end up with magic lantern, hijinks ensue. Awkward male coming of age but more heartfelt emotions, not sexed up fantasy. But super fun and funny.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips