Ali Herring

Literary Agent

Spencerhill Associates

Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

Literally can't help myself, I love dystopian so much. Thinking about all the reservoirs drying up & climate change, I'm interested to see dystopias about parched worlds, little water. I've seen and passed on some before. Any of those that have been revised may query again. #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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A rom-com about a hot "it" girl who swears off well-toned abs for well-toned brains called Geek Chic or something equally adorable. Give me some set up like a dating show or dare, wedding, or twist it with a best guy friend whose been the "one" all along helping her search. #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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#MSWL someone I πŸ’œ & his brother grew up in Miami & would escape on their little outboard motor boat into the ocean to fish or scuba dive. When life at homes not perfect, the ocean's a great escape. Give me historical 1960s Miami, two brothers, the ocean. Realistic or fantasy...

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#MSWL while I absolutely love middle grade horror and dark fantasy, I'm seeing A LOT of it in queries. Would love to see some variety! Sci-fi, fairytale retellings, contemporary, something tragic, joyful stories, series oriented, adventure, etc

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

As I open to queries today, I join my fellow agents and editors in the sheer fear of future volume, but also a lot of excitement at finding those projects destined to become books. Let's go do it!

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
33 Tips

#mswl sci-fi western. Ya would be interesting but adult too!

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#MSWL when I reopen in January, one thing (not the only thing) I'll be looking for is a lot of genre stuff that is very either funny or satirical or slightly weird, or quirky. Think genre+this. Scifi, fantasy, romance, speculative, thriller, action/adventure, horror--kid & adult.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
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Literally the most fascinating of stories. Like how do I #MSWL this? The adventures of Boji, Istanbul’s traveling dog cnn.com/interactive/20…

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#MSWL I'm in the mood for some quirky scifi. I'm still sad over the quirky scifi project that got away! I want some rebound quirky scifi please.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#MSWL Middle Grade kid chefs. Lots of unique fun-for-kids recipes the character make themselves that kid readers can try to make.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
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I'd love a YA Thriller centered around the theme, "Looks can be deceiving." Ensemble cast. #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
33 Tips

#MSLW I've seen queries before w/ worlds where water is scarce. Would love to see something like this in the YA or even MG space when I reopen to queries. You can always put something like "#MSWL For YA drought-world book" or whatever the MSWL is in the referral space.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
33 Tips

Gender-flipped contemporary Cinderella retelling, except I want β€œCin” to be damaged, the bad boy, who needs rescuing in true enemies-to-lovers fashion by his β€œprincess.” Make him sympathetic & redeemable at first. Make us only really like him as the plot develops. #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
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Ok I want an (off world) book in which a civilized technological (maybe emerging technological) society uncovers the remnants of a lost world, a different species, who once occupied their world, even achieved greater than them before their ruin. Literary or upmarket SFF?? #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
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Bonus #MSWL. I adore adventurous space opera of all kinds. (Ex Beth Revis Across the Universe or Passengers) but really want a focus on adventure and discovering new worlds.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
202 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#MSWL MY DREAM PROJECT.

Does anyone have this???

πŸš€WAKANDA IN SPACEπŸ‘½

... not actually Wakanda (copyrights you know?) but highly-technical, gloriously deeply cultural, #ownvoices only please. Wakanda x Star Trek.

Reply here if you query me this!