Savannah Brooks

Literary Agent

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 notβ€”I want to help put them out there in the world. (Also not opposed to them calling Vogue out for their shitβ€”just saying.)

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
77 MSWL
2 Tips
Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 dayβ€”truly willing to wait in the QueryManager lobby for hoursβ€”for these stories. #MSWL

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 trapsβ€”give me all of it. In both YA and adult.

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
77 MSWL
2 Tips
Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
77 MSWL
2 Tips

Getting my spook on with HIDE AND SEEKER by @dakadhβ€”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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
77 MSWL
2 Tips
Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
77 MSWL
2 Tips

If you’re a MG horror author who’s like β€œhm 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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
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 kidsβ€”and Iβ€”can geek out about.

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
77 MSWL
2 Tips

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @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 agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
77 MSWL
2 Tips