Savannah Brooks

Literary Agent

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

Just gonna throw it out here: if your manuscript comps to FLEABAG, I want it #MSWL

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

My kingdom* for an adult horror book that does on the page what Jordan Peele does on the screen #MSWL

*one bedroom apartment with a very needy cat

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips
Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

Savannah Brooks @SBLitAgent

in society and what happens when they step outside of those roles (I focused a lot on my experience in various forms of recreational fighting and combat arts). This is an evergreen topic of interest to me—how society views people and, in return, how we start to view ourselves. /

How our identity is shaped by people’s reactions to us. While I’m not currently open to adult nonfiction, I would love to see contemporary fiction that grapples with these same questions in thoughtful, surprising ways, especially from underrepresented perspectives.

FIN

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

Savannah Brooks @SBLitAgent

I don’t talk much about my own writing or my time in my MFA—mainly because my main takeaway from those days was how I’d much rather help other people tell their stories than tell my own—so here’s some basic info, cause it ties into what I’d love to see in some queries 🧵 #MSWL

I got my masters in creative nonfiction, though I entered the program in fiction and spent two years in each genre. My thesis was a collection of research-heavy personal essays titled “Role Play: Essays on Fitting into the World,” which examined the different roles women play /

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

I just started reading Simone St. James’s newest, THE BOOK OF COLD CASES, and this seems like an excellent time to mention that I adore a haunted house #MSWL

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

A #MSWL reminder that I DO rep adult work as well—contemporary fiction, romcoms, thriller/mystery, and horror—and am actively trying to build up that side of my list! 🧵

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips
Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

Well into April, and I realized I never posted my March #readinglist:
- Magpie Murders
- Moonflower Murders
- If I Had Your Face*
- The Fifth Season
- Nimona
- In the Woods
- The Likeness
- Dragon Hoops*
- One by One

*#MSWL

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

Gayle King @GayleKing

Yes yes yes ! @TheAmandaGorman on the cover of @voguemagazine... she’s talented, smart and oh yeah stunningly gorgeous makes me oh SO proud ... bravo to Anna Wintour & team... Amanda is the future. pic.twitter.com/C1bJuJI3ek

#MSWL all the vibrant, eloquent, ingenious Amanda Gormans out there, finding their success and happiness and recognition, fictional or not—I want to help put them out there in the world. (Also not opposed to them calling Vogue out for their shit—just saying.)

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips
Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: my ultimately #MSWL is anything resembling the careers and romance of Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff. Please, universe, gift this to me.

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

A very belated peek at February’s #readinglist:
- City of the Plague God*
- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
- The Project*
- Influence
- No Exit
- The Wrong Family
- Leave the World Behind*

*#MSWL

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

Amparo Ortiz @amparo_ortiz

Evergreen Tweet. ✨ pic.twitter.com/uaUe3Rqwbu

Tropes are tropes for a reason: people love them. And they love seeing their comfort content through different lenses. These worlds are universal; we should show that! I am here all day—truly willing to wait in the QueryManager lobby for hours—for these stories. #MSWL

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

#MSWL Would really love to see a thriller where the person being pursued is just as ruthless as the pursuant. A real "oh you messed with the wrong woman." Has been trained in combat, is a recreational fighter, HOME ALONE style traps—give me all of it. In both YA and adult.

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

Kicked off 2021 with January's #readinglist:
- LUKEZILLA BEATS THE GAME
- THE LITTLEST VOYAGEUR
- OUTLAWED
- INTERIOR CHINATOWN*
- WONDERLAND (Stage)
- THE SURVIVORS* (Harper)
- SUCH A FUN AGE*
- THE STAR-CROSSED SISTERS OF TUSCANY*
- SPOILER ALERT

*#MSWL

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

#MSWL update! I'm now accepting thrillers in adult fiction (as well as in YA, which has always been the case). I am NOT looking for anything law-enforcement focused, including FBI/CIA. I am looking for the story to contribute to a larger sociopolitical conversation.

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips
Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

Holy hell tomorrow is December. Which means it’s time for November’s #readinglist:
- The Library Book
- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
- The Inheritance Games*
- The Poet X*
- The Fell of Dark
- Reverie
- The Library of Legends*

*#MSWL

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
85 MSWL
2 Tips

Getting my spook on with HIDE AND SEEKER by @dakadh—I honestly feel like I’m living in the Upside Down reading it.

Folks, if you’ve got a project that could sit next to this gem on a shelf, I want to see it #MSWL