Ali Herring

Literary Agent

Spencerhill Associates

Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ 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 ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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#MSWL I love love love love love middle grade. My sweet spot is upper #MG. Send me all the middle grade.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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#MSWL Contemporary inspirational and/or sweet romance (think Hallmark). Category Romance as well as longer length. Shorter word count to fit Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense. If writing with these or Hallmark lines in mind, look at their submission guidelines for reference.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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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
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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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
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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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 ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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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
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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#MSWL Women's fic subs with a thriller/suspense element. For ref, see a book I worked on about a breast cancer survivor whose cancer is back, trapped by a forest fire, whose decision to give up or fight is complicated by 2kids & 2dogs trapped with her. amzn.to/31ZPgWD

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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Iโ€™d love a romance where the hero is this really dynamic physical person, strong, capable, a true manโ€™s man, but juxtaposed by this very deeply feeling, beautiful gentle sensuous authentic person inside. A man manโ€™s who leads with his heart. #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ 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 ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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Would it be impossible to write a book about a teen who somehow exists in two different time periods at the same time? Like her lives actually overlap in some way. She thinks itโ€™s only her but a guy in town experiences the same and they realize it & their past connection #R #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ 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 ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 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 donโ€™t rep picture books and rarely chapter books, but Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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Horrendous Jake Kablooie @JakeMHS

This is an r/relationships post from the SA peanut gallery thread because the original was deleted. You will not regret reading this one although you might scream. ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€ pic.twitter.com/nIt12atnqI

Iโ€™m currently closed to queries but I firmly #MSWL this for when I open. Family controlled (or puppet-ed) by (haunted, cursed maybe) mice figurines who hide their very real presence from most but are very active in a super bad way with those they manipulate. #horror

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ 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 ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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#MSWL โ€œI donโ€™t think people understand how much kids like horror right now.โ€ 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 shelfโ€”these kids are growing up. I *think* it could be the next trend.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 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
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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Ali Herring @HerringAli

#mswl Iโ€™d really love a tightly plotted adult space opera. Kind of thinking a failing โ€œabandonedโ€ human colony sets out to make their way home. Maybe some crazy time dilation or something has occurred. Maybe very few men on the colony survive & they are trying to save them..cont.

For this particular #mswl, Iโ€™m not looking for intergalactic empires, rogues, mercenaries, smugglers etc. I really want to feel the vastness of space, that feeling of being alone. I want the story and the setting to mimic that feeling of isolation as well as Passengers did!

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses โ€˜ya'll.โ€™ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
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11 Queries
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#mswl Iโ€™d really love a tightly plotted adult space opera. Kind of thinking a failing โ€œabandonedโ€ human colony sets out to make their way home. Maybe some crazy time dilation or something has occurred. Maybe very few men on the colony survive & they are trying to save them..cont.