Ali Herring


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

Metro Atlanta

Spencerhill Associates

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 1 Mar 2018

You guys—my nine-year-old totally wants a book where Cinderella’s Fairy godmother turns her into Big Foot but she still tries to dance with the prince anyway... #MSWL PLEASE. #kidlit

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 1 Mar 2018

#MSWL (children's ch books ages 7-9 cont...) Maybe the boy doesn't shrink, the bugs get bigger? Also, MYTHICAL MONSTER series: boys adventuring w/creatures like big foot, Lochness, Yeti, Whatever the angle, commercial concept: stories w/animals, underwater adv, princesses, etc.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 1 Mar 2018

#MSWL children's chapter books ages 7-9 (with a series in mind), very boy- or girl-centric. For Boys: Maybe something about a boy who considers himself a "Bugologist" & shrinks down to bug size to go on adventures. For girls: A story about a magical doll house that comes to life?

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 28 Feb 2018

Hey authors! Thanks for participating in #FaithPitch today. If I missed your Tweet , or you are an author working on a project and not quite done, please query me with your completed project! I'm actively building my #inspy list. Query me at: #MSWL #WIP

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 21 Feb 2018

#MSWL Oh my goodness! Please give me space aliens that hack our planet and...then more!!! Are they nice, sending messages of first contact? Are they mean? Idk! Could space aliens hack our planet?… via @NBCNewsMACH

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 21 Feb 2018

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 @HerringAli · 14 Feb 2018

#MSWL Does this already exist? A book written from an alternating POV of a person with multiple personality disorder (just 2 in fact). However, we don't figure out they are the same person until the end. Must have actual plot that exists outside the fact they have this disorder.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 12 Feb 2018

#MSWL I want a YA about a family forced due to unfortunate circumstances to sell everything, buy a camper van, and go on an adventure meant to mask their misfortune, though conflict ensues, but love and faith bloom too.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 11 Feb 2018

#MSWL Contemporary single-title romance with a deaf hero and a hearing heroine.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 9 Feb 2018

I am seeing lots of agents #MSWL quirky humor and MG. I love this too! What editor friends are in the market for off-beat humor done well?!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 6 Feb 2018

After the SpaceX #FalconHeavy launch, I want this: Sort of a Revolutionary War set on Mars, but with non-conservative pilgrims—like super-smart SpaceX pilgrims w/ ideals & awesome tech vs underhanded greedy governments rushing to claim Mars like “they” already own it. #MSWL #SF

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 30 Jan 2018

I’m weirdly in the mood for a cozy mystery. Must be hilarious. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 29 Jan 2018

Make me swoon and keep it sweet! I’m looking for wholesome, inspirational category romance. Can be contemporary, historical or make-my-heart-race suspense, as well as writers who understand the expectations of the line, and can provide great comp titles. #R #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 15 Jan 2018

#MSWL Today, I found myself driving along the original Trail of Tears. As a person of Cherokee descent, I would love to see a #YA (maybe #MG) centered on the Trail of Tears. #POC Any stories built from oral tradition? #NativeAmerican

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 23 Dec 2017

#MSWL #MSWLChallenge — If you have a scene in your book, that if made into a movie, could have Imagine Dragon’s song “Thunder” playing over it, query me. Paste the “Thunder” scene first, in addition to the first 3 chapters next. Please use our submission form ONLY. Challenge on!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 7 Dec 2017

I want someone to make me like a "mermaid book." #MSWL. For me, it's going to have to be character-driven as much as a super cool premise. I want to really understand their world too in a science-y kind of way.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 30 Oct 2017

#MSWL my MG twins want to see a jock who's really smart but hides it bc he doesn't want people to think he's a nerd. Insert nerdy girlfriend

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 11 Oct 2017

I don't rep pic books but I might just die if someone did an opposite anthropomorphism #PB where dogs talked for their humans. #MSWL anyone?

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 2 Oct 2017

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