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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

Ali Herring (closed to queries until 8/16) @HerringAli

I have now answered every query in QM I received PRIOR to closing to queries at the beginning of summer. I've got inbox zero for when I reopen tomorrow.

#MSWL -YA historical realistic centered on a historical but fictionalized MC -High-concept fast-moving YA -Contemporary MG -space opera -generation ship setting -western settings / adventure -inspy & category romance -accessible scifi -diverse scifi -Hallmark-esque MG 1st love

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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#MSWL ok so I close to queries next Tuesday but can anyone send me something with The Magicians's vibes and/or Elliot energy before then? Also sci-fi all ages, get it in.

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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#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!
203 MSWL
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11 Queries
33 Tips

#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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

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!
203 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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#MSWL Give me Space Western SFF, lawless new frontiers, Serendipity, Firefly-esque, but with African American space cowboys who mean business written by POC authors! Cinematic in scope, make me swoon, make me sit up, take notice, stay up all night reading! bit.ly/3lsXobY

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!
203 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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#MSWL 1/ When I reopen to queries, I would really dig a β€œhost” 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 Terabithiaβ€”secret, private, magical ...

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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

Would love an adult sci-fi, or spec-fi with strong world-building centered on a Latinx culture, but also want it to have a very strong science fiction plot line. Would love Dune vibes. #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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

I’d πŸ–€ a scifi novel about all the aliens who’ve been quietly monitoring us for years who suddenly show up all at the same time when they start getting satellite images back of our planet after it went β€œquiet” due to coronavirus #MSWL so I want worried mothering alien overlords!

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!
203 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!
203 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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

Would love some SFF where the world building could be pitched as sci-fi meets old west. #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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

Ali Herring @HerringAli

#mswl I’d really love a tightly plotted adult space opera. Kind of thinking a failing β€œabandoned” 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, I’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
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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#mswl I’d really love a tightly plotted adult space opera. Kind of thinking a failing β€œabandoned” 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.

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!
203 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#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).