Jim McCarthy


Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

New York, NY

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 13 Sep 2016

Oh! It's #MSWL day. I'd love to find some big intergenerational fiction. Think J. Courtney Sullivan's MAINE. Or Cecily Wong's DIAMOND HEAD.

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 30 Jun 2016

So to summarize my #MSWL: I want everything. Give me everything.

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 30 Jun 2016

#MSWL I also love closed settings (think Cabin in the Woods) and closed communities (think Under the Banner of Heaven)

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 30 Jun 2016

Oh! #MSWL Can I please get a YA novel where the characters have jobs and a community of coworkers? Think Empire Records.

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 30 Jun 2016

And dammit, I'm still looking for a nouveau The Group or The Best of Everything a la Commencement or Maine. #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 30 Jun 2016

#MSWL Any author who can be concise and epic at the same time. Think Yaa Gyasi's The Homecoming.

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 30 Jun 2016

#MSWL Anything as weird and wonderful and thoughtful as The Lobster

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 30 Jun 2016

Broader #MSWL: fantasy whose settings are non-Western analogs. Funny as hell MG. Dark comedy for any age.

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 30 Jun 2016

Incredibly specific #MSWL: narrative NF about the friendship b/w Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Riveira.

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 7 Apr 2016

I did a #mswl post. These aren't the only things I'm looking for, but...at present, they all sound good to me. :) manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jim-…

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 5 Apr 2016

Also just filled out my #mswl form. Got to the "list your favorite books" question and was all... https://t.co/gCt9GoZarK