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!
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#MSWL I think it'd be really cool to get a YA fantasy (probs with a heavy romance subplot) with reincarnation as the crux upon which the pendulum swings. Doesn't have to be set on a realistic earth. Could be a fantasy world to make the world building deeper. Either way.

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!
237 MSWL
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#MSWL β€œClean” (for lack of a better term) contemporary YA romance with all the yummy feels.

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!
237 MSWL
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Really happy to see my MIDDLE GRADE HORROR list growing with @saskwriter and @Lora013's debuts. I'm always looking for horror across the board from MG to YA to Adult, though not of the gross-out variety, but do give me eerie, tension-filled, scary with heart! #MSWL #MG #horror

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!
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Would love a YA I Dream of Genie meets Weird Science #MSWL. Think two high school boys end up with magic lantern, hijinks ensue. Awkward male coming of age but more heartfelt emotions, not sexed up fantasy. But super fun and funny.

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!
237 MSWL
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11 Queries
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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!
237 MSWL
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Would love a YA contemporary that's a series of letters written to a younger sister (now 15) from a sister who died at 16/17 when girl was a 3-yo. Imagine a serious GOOD LUCK CHARLIE meets THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Could alternate between letters & new sibling's perspective. #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!
237 MSWL
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Also give me some contemporary fantasy rooted in myth, lore and legends 1- #MSWL. I also specifically would love a Korean author to send me a YA contemporary fantasy w/the story of Jacheongbi as foundation! 2- #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!
237 MSWL
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Where is my ya contemporary story of a black male gymnast’s rise to glory? #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!
237 MSWL
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#MSWL Looking for very commercial, highly aspirational YA with own-voices, diverse characters, especially contemporary YA, or contemporary fantasy YA. Please put in referral line of Query manager link: "#MSWL: some combo of the above language."

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!
237 MSWL
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If you can comp a YA contemporary to Princess Diaries, I want to see it in my inbox. In referral line, please put #MSWL Princess Diaries.

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!
237 MSWL
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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!
237 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!
237 MSWL
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I had a weird dream about a girl who lives at the base of a dormant volcano in a part of the world covered in ice/snow. Reminded me of Sue’s remote airfield in Nat Geo’s Life Below Zero. Huge red building housed all life. Transient hikers come through. #MSWL isolated teen in YA!

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!
237 MSWL
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Thank you to the TikTok video my kids were watching this morning. May I please have a contemporary YA set in a boarding school. Could be bubbly, could be broody. You do you. #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!
237 MSWL
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Would love a YA where a Korean teenager sees her life as a mirror to her favorite Korean soap opera. Grew up watching these with my best friend, and think it could be unique set up. High humor, some romance, a whole lotta' drama, & strong plot. #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!
237 MSWL
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On the hunt for middle grade and young adult manuscripts that are really joyful and feature characters from marginalized backgrounds. #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!
237 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
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!
237 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
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!
237 MSWL
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#MSWL β€œI 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 shelfβ€”these kids are growing up. I *think* it could be the next trend.

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!
237 MSWL
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Ok this ones courtesy of my best friend, Hanna & an ancestry DNA talk on Thanksgiving. #MSWL a contemporary YA that explores the ramifications of a teen finding out through a genealogy DNA test (think school project) that her dad isn’t her real dad & the dad doesn’t know either.