Ali Herring

Literary Agent

Spencerhill Associates

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

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

#MSWL Give me Space Western SFF, lawless new frontiers, Serendipity, Firefly-esque, but with African American space cowboys who mean business written by POC authors! Cinematic in scope, make me swoon, make me sit up, take notice, stay up all night reading! bit.ly/3lsXobY

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

#MSWL 1/ When I reopen to queries, I would really dig a β€œhost” type SFF. Super atmospheric & BEAUTIFUL in which a human meets an alien life form in the woods/wild & begins a friendship. Almost starting off very Bridge to Terabithiaβ€”secret, private, magical ...

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

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
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

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

#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
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

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

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

#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
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#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
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

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

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

I’m seeing lots of calls for contemporary fantasy, so send this my way, please! #MSWL

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

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque

Also, surely there is a fantasy novel featuring Grand Central as a wild nexus of portals to magical worlds? If not, I would love for an author of color to write that & send it to me. #MSWL

#MSWL. I would love this so much, especially from an author who has spent time in Grand Central and understands its nuances. Ever lost a key on the train? The lost and found has so many keys! Maybe he’s the key master to each gateway!

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

#MSWL alt-reality dark ages YA #F w/kick-butt female protag knight wielding sword & magical powers, but prefers sword. Equally bad-a male seeming antag who end up fighting the same force, one darker than any one imagines. Dark tumultuous rough raw setting & full-tension romance.

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

Project Savior. I'm a huge fan of SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson, & I'd love a powerful, weighty fantasy along the same lines. Part 1) Humanity in peril, danger, despair, rushed plans, underground cryo chambers Part 2) Waking up to & surviving a new reality millennium later #MSWL

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

#MSWL I’m drawn to high-concept commercial fiction with a literary flair! I also love a funny MG voice. I want all the YA & MG (contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal). Yes to spooky MG and coming age. Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, (Secular and Inspirational).

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