Ali Herring

@HerringAli

Assistant Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom +1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Query me: bit.ly/2EOFVFa

Metro Atlanta

Spencerhill Associates

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 31

Also give me some contemporary fantasy rooted in myth, lore and legends 1- #MSWL. I also specifically would love a Korean author to send me a YA contemporary fantasy w/the story of Jacheongbi as foundation! 2- #MSWL.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 31

Where are my joyful stories featuring #POC characters? Diversity pls! Black, Latinx, Asian, Indian, Native American, etc. This term gets read over a lot in my #MSWL’s. For those who don’t know, POC refers to the term "person of color” & describes any person NOT considered white.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 31

Where is my ya contemporary story of a black male gymnast’s rise to glory? #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 31

#MSWL Looking for very commercial, highly aspirational YA with own-voices, diverse characters, especially contemporary YA, or contemporary fantasy YA. Please put in referral line of Query manager link: "#MSWL: some combo of the above language."

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 31

If you can comp a YA contemporary to Princess Diaries, I want to see it in my inbox. In referral line, please put #MSWL Princess Diaries.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 25

I’d 🖤 a scifi novel about all the aliens who’ve been quietly monitoring us for years who suddenly show up all at the same time when they start getting satellite images back of our planet after it went “quiet” due to coronavirus #MSWL so I want worried mothering alien overlords!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 5

Kristine Swartz @KristineESwartz

Why can't we support a woman for president. We expect women to raise a family but not a nation? twitter.com/nytimes/status…

Can I please, #MSWL, have an adult fiction written documentary style (as if memoir maybe, or interview style like SLEEPING GIANTS) where a woman becomes president and overcomes all the crap.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 1

Oh my goodness, also Scooby Doo! #MSWL with diverse characters!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 1

Lamar Giles @LRGiles

My Hollywood peeps...a question for you? Why can’t we get some Black kids doing light, fun stuff? Going on adventures? Like, what’s it take? Societal ills need to be addressed. Racism gotta get got. There are still 19 notable slaves yet to get a biopic. I get it.

This is one of my eternal #MSWL’s. I’d really love some middle grade here. Think Goonies. Think space adventure. Think Indiana Jones. Think Flipped. Think Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys. Maybe a contemporary about a boy gymnast. Something! Anything light & fun with diverse characters.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 2

I would REALLY REALLY like a “Dumplin” for the middle grade audience. In these formative years, there needs to be a book about accepting/loving yourself, how to handle bullies, positive coping mechs, finding true friends, and just general body positivity. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 5 Dec 2019

I had a weird dream about a girl who lives at the base of a dormant volcano in a part of the world covered in ice/snow. Reminded me of Sue’s remote airfield in Nat Geo’s Life Below Zero. Huge red building housed all life. Transient hikers come through. #MSWL isolated teen in YA!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 21 Nov 2019

Thank you to the TikTok video my kids were watching this morning. May I please have a contemporary YA set in a boarding school. Could be bubbly, could be broody. You do you. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 19 Nov 2019

Can I have a horror novel about a young girl who carries around a doll (like a modern day American girl doll type doll - not old school creepy). And wherever she goes, bad things happen—but is it the girl or the doll? #MSWL SCARE ME. MAKE ME QUESTION THINGS.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 19 Nov 2019

Would love a YA where a Korean teenager sees her life as a mirror to her favorite Korean soap opera. Grew up watching these with my best friend, and think it could be unique set up. High humor, some romance, a whole lotta' drama, & strong plot. #MSWL