Jennie Goloboy Is CLOSED TO QUERIES!

Literary Agent

Donald Maass Literary Agency

Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

I'm also looking for history. If your book could have the subtitle "a cultural history," send it on, I'm interested.

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

stories rooted in comedy, where the idea that the tragic ending is the sophisticated and adult one is soundly rejected. Stories about possibility and hope; stories that are fun. I really need an excellent voice as well.

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy

I've been going through my queries recently, so I think it's time for another #mswl!

The past couple of years have left me far less interested in stories where the fate of the world is at stake, and far more interested in human-scaled stories, with large and engaging casts. Stories where people try to figure out how to be the best versions of themselves,

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

I've just realized #mswl has my submission information incorrect. Please submit at QueryManager.com/jgoloboy. Thanks so much!

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

What's the quickest way for your query to stand out in my inbox? Send me some non-fiction. I'm particularly interested in representing fun history (like @GaryBohan_Jr's Sharkey). I only represent memoir for current clients, though. #MSWL

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

Going through the queries. I'm a very tough sell for fantasy novels set at tournaments. #mswl

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips
Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

Quick #mswl: I love representing light-hearted history, and I don’t have any in my QueryManager.

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

4. There is absolutely no benefit to you in querying me exclusively. I try to read queries in the order I receive them. #mswl

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

3. Dystopias are going to be a very, very tough sell for me at the moment. #MSWL

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

2. Please don't send attachments until I request them. Please send your initial query to my query inbox, not my general inbox. #MSWL

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

Hi, all! I'm behind on queries, but I'm going to go through my inbox a bit this week. Some quick notes: 1. I am not looking for mysteries or thrillers. Please send these to my co-agents at DMLA. #mswl

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips
Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

#mswl: Don't you think the heist story Madison Ferris suggests here sounds fun? Have you written something similar in an SFF setting? Please send it on! nytimes.com/2020/08/25/t-m…

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

Another thing I generally dislike: novels set in the afterlife. I feel they lack tension. #mswl

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips
Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

#mswl: I'm not a fan of dystopias where the heroes know they're in a dystopia. I do like dystopias that look like utopias, especially high-tech ones (Brazil, Upload).

Worldbuilding that gets creepier the more you think about it is one of my favorites.

Jennie Goloboy is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

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 is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

#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 is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
@JennieGoloboy
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, DMLA. Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era @ugapress '16, Obviously, Aliens @qospress '21. #vp20
86 MSWL
42 Tips

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