Ali Herring


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

Metro Atlanta

Spencerhill Associates

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 6d

I want a #MG that gives me Goonies vibes. Slightly irreverent. Lots of humor and sarcasm. BIG almost over-the-top characters, yet still believable. Ensemble. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 25

#MSWL a story set on earth in a time that’s been lost to us. Think about all the monumental buildings and structures that we wonder how the agents built. What if they existed in a technological world that was lost to us. I want a story set in that world.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 24

#MSWL I love love love love love middle grade. My sweet spot is upper #MG. Send me all the middle grade.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 24

#MSWL Contemporary inspirational and/or sweet romance (think Hallmark). Category Romance as well as longer length. Shorter word count to fit Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense. If writing with these or Hallmark lines in mind, look at their submission guidelines for reference.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 24

Horror & horror. All types & ages (mg, ya, adult). Could be super scary. Psychological. Thriller. Mystery. Warm Bodies-esque. Odd Thomas-esque. Any way you slice it. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 11

#MSWL middle grade with a sense of adventure, fantasy, fantastic word building. Super voicey. Something that belongs on a shelf near other Rick Riordan Presents books.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 9

Would love some SFF where the world building could be pitched as sci-fi meets old west. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 9

#MSWL Would love to see some fantasy based on non-western cultures. Adult, YA and MG. I will look at it all but especially like darker elements.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Aug 22

#MSWL Women's fic subs with a thriller/suspense element. For ref, see a book I worked on about a breast cancer survivor whose cancer is back, trapped by a forest fire, whose decision to give up or fight is complicated by 2kids & 2dogs trapped with her.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Aug 19

I’d love a romance where the hero is this really dynamic physical person, strong, capable, a true man’s man, but juxtaposed by this very deeply feeling, beautiful gentle sensuous authentic person inside. A man man’s who leads with his heart. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Aug 9

Would it be impossible to write a book about a teen who somehow exists in two different time periods at the same time? Like her lives actually overlap in some way. She thinks it’s only her but a guy in town experiences the same and they realize it & their past connection #R #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Aug 6

#AntiMSWL & #MSWL I prefer contemporary over historical romance unless the historical has some REALLY nifty hook, though I dig fantasy in a feudal setting. I don’t rep picture books and rarely chapter books, but I’m all about middle grade (with upper MG my sweet spot!)

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jul 10

Horrendous Jake Kablooie @JakeMHS

This is an r/relationships post from the SA peanut gallery thread because the original was deleted. You will not regret reading this one although you might scream. 🐀🐀🐀🐀

I’m currently closed to queries but I firmly #MSWL this for when I open. Family controlled (or puppet-ed) by (haunted, cursed maybe) mice figurines who hide their very real presence from most but are very active in a super bad way with those they manipulate. #horror

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jun 5

#MSWL “I don’t think people understand how much kids like horror right now.” Quote from my 13yo son. So send me #YA horror pls. #MG horror is going strong now (head nods at @saskwriter). YA needs to make a big shelf—these kids are growing up. I *think* it could be the next trend.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jun 3

Any southern fantasy writers out there? Meaning authors who write narratives deeply rooted in southern tradition, folklore, etc. I'm looking for you.... #MSWL