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 🏳️‍🌈
77 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 🏳️‍🌈
77 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 🏳️‍🌈
77 MSWL
2 Tips
Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
77 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 🏳️‍🌈
77 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 🏳️‍🌈
77 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 🏳️‍🌈
77 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 🏳️‍🌈
77 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 🏳️‍🌈
77 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 🏳️‍🌈
77 MSWL
2 Tips
Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate literary agent at @jdlitagency (opinions my own) // boxing instructor & MMA practitioner // puzzle enthusiast // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
77 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 🏳️‍🌈
77 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

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

If you’re a MG horror author who’s like “hm I think I’m gonna submit to that Savannah Brooks fellow, she seems cool” but don’t know what my ~spooky aesthetic~ is, I just finished reading THIRTEENS, and it nailed the location-based spooks I’m pining for. I want a spook town. #MSWL

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

Today is the perfect day to remind folks that I would love a picture book, fiction or nonfiction, that celebrates Eid (and all of Ramadan)! I love narrative, educational stories that invite lush illustration. #MSWL

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

Adult: I'm technically open to it, because who knows what I'll find, but it's a super hard sell. I'm only interested in #ownvoices projects that walk the line of being funny and lighthearted while still adding 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 🏳️‍🌈
77 MSWL
2 Tips

YA: the MC needs to have a strange interest that teaches me something new. I don't do super heavy (sexual assault, addiction, abuse, suicide), and I like to laugh. Not a good fit for sad w/o humor. Quirky voice gets me every time. I love female friendship/empowerment and spooks.

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

For MG fiction, my interests fall heavily on the action-adventure scale, especially stories informed by non-western mythology and folklore. Loud and funny is a better fit than quiet and contemplative. In nonfiction, I love topics that kids—and I—can geek out about.

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

Savannah Brooks 🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 @slbrooks91

If you're thinking of querying me but don't know if your project is a fit, here's some #MSWL framing that should help:

For PB, I want 1) content that looks seriously at sociopolitical realities that kids face, ultimately ending with empowerment and hope, 2) stories that teach readers about a new place and/or culture, 3) nonfiction that delights and inspires. Only interested in #ownvoices.

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