Founder & Literary Agent at @ASHliterary . Dogs & books, mostly. Never knowingly out-lipsticked. Views my own. She/her. It's Alice, never Ali. No DM queries.
Alice S-H @alibelleI’ve finished Lizzo’s Big Grrrls show and when I say #MSWL!!! Where is the fat joy in my queries? Fat kids being awesome, having fun and living their brilliant lives! I want it across all ages pls and tyyy!
Not looking for angst, I had enough of that in my teens and 20s.
Lots of exciting submissions coming in which I'm excited to look at but none filling this MIGHTY NEED yet. Picture books to YA, including graphic novels, give me your fat joy please and thanks! #mswl
Alice S-H @alibelleHello! Happy 2022! I will be back at my desk tomorrow morning and am excited to dive into what’s already shaping up to be an exciting year, over 300 (!) assistant applications, AND I’ll be opening to queries. Ahead of that, let’s do a #mswl thread.
Aside from a couple of full requests, I'm totally caught up on queries! Would love to see some YA contemporary (particularly rom-coms), MG graphic novels, and things that fit the below list! #mswl
🎄 Alice S-H 🎄 @alibelleHello! Happy 2022! I will be back at my desk tomorrow morning and am excited to dive into what’s already shaping up to be an exciting year, over 300 (!) assistant applications, AND I’ll be opening to queries. Ahead of that, let’s do a #mswl thread.
I’m looking across picture books (author-illustrator only) to YA including graphic novels. I love romcoms, friendcoms, adventures and intriguing magic. I am not a fit for most horror, sci-fi, anything to do with emergencies on planes or the pandemic, or animal POVs. #mswl
Hello I am watching Wolf Walkers and if you are creating a graphic novel for MG readers with this vibe and art, we really need to talk. #mswl
I am really craving some laugh-out-loud children's books. I want to see hilarious picture books, side-splitting chapter books and MG, and funny, cute YA. Also includes graphic novels!
ASH Literary @ashliteraryWe are OPEN to queries!
➡️ Link to query: QueryManager.com/ASH_Literary
➡️ Link to #MSWL: ashliterary.com/#submissions
Looking forward to reading! pic.twitter.com/BrUs2HkQ4u
Welp, got distracted and forgot to sign up to #PitchWars, but I am open to queries and particularly keen to see graphic novels (all genres) and contemporary MG and YA. All genres and ages (up to YA) accepted from historically marginalised creators. #MSWL
Really feeling in the mood for some fantastic MG.
- Weird and wonderful worlds
- Joyous contemporary stories
- Epic adventures
- Strong friendships
Looking across novels, highly illustrated (particularly author-illustrator created) and graphic novels.
Alice S-H @alibelleSlightly weird feeling removing "Rights Agent" from my signature, as I'm no longer working on international rights after nearly three and a half years.
I'm now solely primary agenting and I'm super excited to have more time and space to dedicate to it!
With that in mind, send me your work! I'm looking for MG-YA including graphic novels, and illustrators across all ages. I want fun, fresh and escapist books with a phenomenal voice and a clear hook. Looking forward to reading!
I'm keen to escape into fun and funny stories at the moment. If you're writing a funny MG or a joyful MG adventure (including graphic novels), get in touch! #mswl
As promised, here's my #MSWL for January. As ever I am particularly keen to hear from voices that have historically been unheard in the industry. Looking forward to coming back to lots of fabulous queries!
Have updated my Looking For page! Take a look and get in touch if you have something that might fit. (And please don't judge the Mariah Carey-esque photo. It was VERY WINDY that day.) #mswl
There's nothing I love more than curling up with a cosy book on a cold, rainy day. Send me your autumnal kids / YA reads - think Gilmore Girls when it's Fall for the vibe. Graphic novels welcome too! #mswl
Since everyone is tweeting their #MSWL, I will join in!
I would LOVE a YA dystopia with a new twist. The Hunger Games is my fave, just FYI.
Some MG with bags of heart and tons of humour, across all genres.
Graphic novels for MG/YA, any genre.
Cleared my reading list and caught up on submissions! I'm hungry to read more across chapter books to New Adult, including graphic novels. All genres except horror!
Things I want in 2019: This generation's The OC/Gossip Girl and graphic novels across MG, teen and YA.
#amwriting #amreading #amquerying #mswl