Ian Shea

Literary Agent

Maximus Literary

Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

Jason Huebinger @JasonHuebinger

The next #PitDark is TOMORROW (May 19) and dozens of agents & editors are confirmed! Ready? Rules and confirmed agents & editors:
JasonHuebinger.com/pitdark #amwriting #WritingCommunity pic.twitter.com/TqZZ4Q1Jwm

If I ❤️ your pitch tomorrow, I hope you query me! Feel free to check out my #MSWL in my pinned tweet. Agency submission guidelines are in the website in my bio! Best of luck to everyone participating!

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

Today feels like a good day to randomly put my #MSWL out there. I love horror, fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian futures, etc. I’m not looking for any kind of romance or love story and a few other genres. My full wishlist is in my pinned tweet. Looking forward to hearing from you! 😀

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

So apparently I completely forgot about #lgbtnpit today. But a link to my #MSWL is in my pinned tweet and if you’re an #lgbtq author who thinks your story would be a great fit for me, you’re welcome to query me. Submission guidelines are on my agency’s website! 🏳️‍🌈

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

Hello #WritingCommunity! I’m officially open to new queries! Please check out my #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ian-….

Submission instructions are on the Maximus Literary website. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

Ian Shea (currently closed to submissions) @LiteraryIan

First, I have to say that I'm unbelievably flattered that so many authors have expressed interest in working with me after I announced I'm going to be reopening for queries. Thank you so much!

Here are a couple things to be aware of and my actual wishlist (1/4):

- I won't be open to queries until February 21, 2022. Anything that gets sent before that will not be reviewed.
- The submission guidelines on the agency website have specific instructions. If they're not followed, your manuscript won't be reviewed. (2/4)

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

Hey #writingcommunity, I’m getting ready to reopen for queries. I plan to reopen on February 21. More details and #MSWL will be coming soon. I’m looking forward to seeing some amazing submissions!

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

Hey #WritingCommunity, just one final reminder today is the last day I’m open to queries for the year. #MSWL is my pinned tweet and agency website with submission instructions is in my profile. 😀

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

Ian Shea @LiteraryIan

(1/9) I’m happy to announce that I am open to submissions! Please visit maximusliterary.com for submission instructions. Any queries that don’t adhere to these instructions will be deleted without consideration.

Just a reminder to anyone who wants to query me, I’m closed to submissions after this weekend for the rest of 2021. Check out my #mswl and if you think I’ll fall in love with your manuscript, you’re welcome to submit your query!

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

November 7 is the last day I’ll be accepting queries for 2021. Please visit my pinned tweet for my #mswl and visit maximusliterary.com for submission instructions. I don’t reply to pitches sent via DM, comments, or tagging me in posts.
#WritingCommunity #amquerying

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

Ian Shea @LiteraryIan

(1/2) After a lot of consideration, I’ve decided I’m going to need to temporarily stop accepting new submissions. Beginning Monday November 8, I’ll be closed to queries so if you want to pitch to me, now is the time.

(2/2) My #mswl is my pinned tweet and submission instructions are on maximusliterary.com. Hopefully, I’ll reopen at the beginning of 2022. Just to be clear: Any submissions that come in prior to November 8 will be considered but anything November 8 or later will be deleted.

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

(9/9) Keep in mind that I’m not a good fit for romance, erotica, biographies, historical fiction, sports, or picture books. I prefer YA and adult audiences but I’m open to MG too. I’m excited to read your queries!

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

(8/9) Superheroes: If you have a story about an original character/team (no existing IP’s), I’m open to it.

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

(7/9) know that’s vague but I’ll know it when I see it).

Dystopian Future: If you have a compelling, character-driven story set in a dystopian future, I’m interested. Whether it’s the next Handmaid’s Tale or Hunger Games, I’m open to it.

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

(6/9) The only horror stories I’m not interested in are witches and vampires.

Contemporary LGBTQ: I’m not looking for “coming out” stories but I’d love to see stories about characters who are LGBTQ dealing with life in a way that readers will be able to relate to. (Sorry, I...

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

(5/9) Horror: Haunted houses, curses, ghosts, murder mysteries, send them my way! I want to be scared. I want to be “I don’t want to turn the lights off” scared. I’m okay with some violence but I don’t enjoy gory stories. I’m more interested in suspense, tension, and dread.

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

(4/9) SciFi/Fantasy: I love both sci-fi and fantasy as long as there aren’t any magical schools. If you've got sorcerers, dragons, hidden realms, futuristic technology, or time-traveling mutant robot lizards, I want to see it!

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

(3/9) This isn’t everything I’m looking for but these are the manuscripts I’m most interested in. If you have a story I don’t specifically say I’m not looking for, you’re welcome to query me.

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

Ian Shea @LiteraryIan

(1/9) I’m happy to announce that I am open to submissions! Please visit maximusliterary.com for submission instructions. Any queries that don’t adhere to these instructions will be deleted without consideration.

(2/9) Max is still closed to subs so any emails addressed to her won’t be considered right now. I also won’t reply to queries that are sent via DM, comments, or tagging me in a post. Here’s a taste of my #mswl!

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

I woke up today to a bunch of new followers. So if you’re new to following me, welcome! Happy to have you here. Keep an eye out because I just may be posting my #mswl soon 😉