Ali Herring (is Closed To Queries)

Literary Agent

Spencerhill Associates

Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.

Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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11 Queries
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Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#MSWL 1/ When I reopen to queries, I would really dig a “host” 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 Terabithia—secret, private, magical ...

Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
28 Tips
Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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11 Queries
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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 (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#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 (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
28 Tips
Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#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 (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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11 Queries
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Would love some SFF where the world building could be pitched as sci-fi meets old west. #MSWL

Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#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 (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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#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 (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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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 (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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11 Queries
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I’m seeing lots of calls for contemporary fantasy, so send this my way, please! #MSWL

Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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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 (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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#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 (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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11 Queries
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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 (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#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 (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
28 Tips
Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
28 Tips

Would love commercial high concept #MG, written in a literary style, that explores some important emotional competency for the characters (death, loss, catastrophe, violence, race, differences/disability, social justice, growing up, etc) contemp, fantasy, sci-fi, etc. #MSWL

Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Human. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
142 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
28 Tips

Check out my #MSWL. Always looking for MG, YA, romance, scifi, Christian fic, fantasy & southern women's fiction: mswishlist.com/profile/litera….