Kelly Is Using Query Manager Now!


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Rees Literary Agency

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · Jun 19

Spoke to an editor this morning and reminded myself how much I want a historical in MG, YA, or Adult about a gun-toting, foul mouthed, self-sufficient woman like Ruby from Cold Mountain. Any country or continent or sexuality or skin color. Iโ€™m tired of petticoats. #MSWL

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · Jan 6

So, with all of that said, I'm really looking for some well written Adult Contemporary Romance. I'm super into Tinder date fails rn, enemies to lovers tropes, BFFs to Lovers tropes, and boss a$$ women who don't sacrifice their work for any man. #MSWL Slow Burns favored! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · Jan 6

I will still be open to YA stories, but will be much more selective about them (or I will TRY to be! I keep picking them up, gosh darn it! I've been trying!) However, I currently have 6 mostly YA authors on my roster, and I need more adult and MG authors! #MSWL

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · Jan 6

Kelly is OPEN to Queries @LitAgentKelly

Good Morning! I am OPEN to queries for 2020, which means it's time to do a #MSWL thread!

For 2020, I am mostly looking for Middle Grade (Upper) and Adult stories! This includes MG Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, and Historical or any mix of the above! It also includes Adult Contemporary Romance and Adult Fantasy and any mix of the two! #MSWL

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 24 Sep 2019

Definitely looking for adult romance that has a nice twist. I'm not about romance in all it's tradition, as I usually like something slightly off-kilter. (i.e. @KatieGolding_Tx amazing MotoGP/Rodeo/Western Romance coming at you 2020). Give me something that breaks lines! #MSWL

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 6 Sep 2019

*screams from rooftop*


Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 31 Aug 2019

For whatever reason, Iโ€™m really craving some historical MG, YA, and Adult right now. Scotland history and mythology in the Jacobites time, Louis the XIV court intrigue, French Revolution YA, Spanish Civil War, House of Savoy unification of Italy, Russian Revolution, etc.. #MSWL

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 12 Jul 2019

You know what Iโ€™m missing right now? A high fantasy (either YA or Adult) with a brilliant new world to get lost in and a fully developed, ingenious magic system. Anyone have one for me? #MSWL

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 20 Jun 2019

#MSWL Adult fantasy for women, written by women, with a closer voice and crossover appeal, a la The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym Martineau, Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, etc..

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 20 Jun 2019

#MSWL Adult Rom-comโ€™s with diverse characters (I.e. Crazy Rich Asians, Ayesha At Last, etc.). Bonus points if complete with Bridget Jones-like single and imperfect woman, epic Tinder fails, and best friends like The Bold Type. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‰

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 30 Mar 2019

In adult romance, Iโ€™m really looking for phenomenal writing, but thereโ€™s definitely a few tropes I adore. One of which is the best friends to lovers trope right now! #MSWL Give me Friends with Benefits redone!

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 30 Mar 2019

I have a lot of YA in my box. You know what Iโ€™d love to have more of? MG (fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary) and Adult Romance! So a few #MSWL for these two age ranges are to follow! โค๏ธ

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 9 Feb 2019

Summer Heacock @Fizzygrrl

Okay, who wants to hear a creepy as fuck story that still has the hairs standing up on the back of my neck in which I demonstrably banished a ghost from my 8yo sonโ€™s body last night?

Paranormal Activity and exorcisms should probably be in parenting manuals. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Either way, this needs to be a book and make itโ€™s way to my query box in both adult fiction and parenting manual form. #MSWL

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL My Adult Romance loves are enemies to lovers tropes, as well as best friend to lovers tropes, and I really fall for some wounded military heroes and alpha males with a strong softness, as well as women who can hold their own but realize they don't necessarily need to.

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL I think I need another adult romance manuscript in my life. I really seem to like romances that straddle the border between romance and WF, with enough growth that makes the romance believable, but based enough on the romance that without it, you wouldn't have a story.

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · 10 Aug 2018

I'm still running on U.K. time, so I'm a little exhausted, but I'm super excited to be at the Hilton and getting prepped and ready for #WDC18 #pitchSlam tomorrow! If you have MG, YA, or Adult romance, fantasy, futuristic sci-fi, or anything on my #MSWL, come pitch me tomorrow!