Jennie Goloboy


Literary Agent, Donald Maass Literary Agency. Writer: Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era (UGaPress, 2016). #vp20

Minneapolis, MN

Donald Maass Literary Agency

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · Apr 1

Also: really fun history. I'd love to see more business history. Has anyone written a great book about the rise and fall of mass market paperbacks? #mswl

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · Apr 1

#mswl request: #sff that's fun and light and voice-driven, with great characters, and maybe a little romance, and a really creative setting and plot. Send it on, folks; I'm getting caught up on my #query inbox. Bonus points if your characters get to leave their houses.

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · Feb 26

I'm noticing a lot of queries in my inbox for things I don't represent, such as historical novels with no fantasy or science fiction elements, thrillers, and novellas in any genre (except for existing clients). I will not take on new clients with these kinds of books. #mswl

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · Jan 6

I would love to see a book proposal for a non-fiction book about the history and politics of the concept of “nice.” #mswl

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 24 Sep 2019

I am a huge, huge fan of historical fantasy, especially from unexpected places and times (like @kateheartfield's Armed in Her Fashion). I don't represent historical fiction with no fantastic elements. #MSWL

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 24 Sep 2019

I say this every #mswl, but I never get enough hard sf. I especially like hard sf based on the unexpected sciences, like @SueBurkeSpain's Semiosis series, based on her study of botany.

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 24 Sep 2019

Happy #mswl day! I would like some genuinely fun history (not historical fiction!) for the general reader. I love "history of an idea" books.

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 18 Sep 2019

Sorry guys, despite working at DMLA, I don't represent mysteries. #MSWL

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 6 Jun 2019

I enjoy clean, transparent prose in the fiction I represent. I'm less of a fan of the heavily literary (though there are always exceptions!) #mswl

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 22 Mar 2019

Just a reminder: I'm a huge fan of historical fantasy, especially if you've got a setting I haven't seen before. #MSWL

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 29 Sep 2018

In general, I’m the wrong agent for stories that are driven primarily by action scenes. This is because I have the visual imagination of a turnip. Dialogue-driven? Send it on. #mswl

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 29 Sep 2018

I have a weird bias against stories in which the hero is a gladiator who has to fight his way to the grand prize in the arena. I loved Thor: Ragnarok, but I think this plot generally works better as a movie than a book. #mswl

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 12 Sep 2018

I'd really love a rip-roaring history of book publishing, for example. #mswl

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 12 Sep 2018

This #mswl is for non-fiction-- I love business history. I'd like some fun business history for a popular audience. #twitterstorians, where are you?

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 20 Jul 2018

By the way, I want to represent more history for a popular audience (hint, hint) #MSWL