Ian Shea

Literary Agent

Maximus Literary

Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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 😉