Ali Herring (is Closed To Queries)

@HerringAli

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.

Metro Atlanta

Spencerhill Associates

Ali Herring (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · May 1

Janyre Tromp @JanyreTromp

My kids built a fort and named it Fort Skittles 🤣 pic.twitter.com/TULsZy7hno

Replying to @JanyreTromp

Oh that’s sooooo cool!!! I call #MSWL. Someone give me an awesome middle grade novel about a group of normal everyday neighborhood kids who go into a forest everyday after school and live out magical lives. Like a happy Bridge to Terabithia.

Ali Herring (is closed to queries) @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 (is closed to queries) @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 (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 12 Nov 2019

On the hunt for middle grade and young adult manuscripts that are really joyful and feature characters from marginalized backgrounds. #MSWL

Ali Herring (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 10 Oct 2019

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 (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 24 Sep 2019

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

Ali Herring (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 24 Sep 2019

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 (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 11 Sep 2019

#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 · 9 Sep 2019

#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 · 6 Aug 2019

#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 · 5 Jun 2019

#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 (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 3 May 2019

I would very much like a middle grade novel about the (unknown) daughter of Hades and Persephone. #MSWL (something humorous like Percy Jackson please, but obvi not set in that same world).

Ali Herring (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 6 Nov 2018

I remember this movie that ends with a boy & girl from Earth being dropped off on a planet somewhere in the cosmos to start over/2nd chance, this while I think Earth's being destroyed/punished for our failures. Riff on this w/YA or MG. What happened/happens to these kids #MSWL.

Ali Herring (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 29 Oct 2018

Would love a #MG novel like SNOW ONE LIKE YOU by Natalie Blitt, basically anything that has the feel of a Hallmark romance but for middle schoolers. Setting is important. Has to have that small town feel. #MSWL

Ali Herring (is closed to queries) @HerringAli · 12 Sep 2018

#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 · 3 Sep 2018

#MSWL Give me a MG novel where a group of middle school friends (guys and girls) get sucked into a #Fortnite game! And ... go!