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.
Barring some fulls and a couple of partials, I am caught up on queries! With that in mind, I'm widening my wishlist and am now open for MG and YA as usual, as well as, apropos of [REDACTED], adult romance. Think Emily Henry, Talia Hibbert, Ashley Poston! Can't wait to read! #mswl
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
Really in the mood for some MG adventure shenanigans and YA romcoms, like reeaaaaally. #mswl
🎄 Alice S-H 🎄 @alibelleThere’s a bit in The Nutcracker where we leave our world and enter the magical world. The tree grows, Clara shrinks, we know we’re not in Kansas any more. I get shivers every time and that vibe is specifically what I want when I reopen in 2022. #mswl
Lmao and this one which mostly applies to MG. #mswl
I would love to see MG with the magical, joyful energy in Jingle Jangle, specifically in the song The Square Root Of Impossible. #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
I would so love to read a middle grade version of Ghosts, I can’t tell you how much I’d love it. It would be SO FUN. 👻 #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!
Kristen Arnett @Kristen_Arnettwhat if all the ghosts haunting our houses are like "jesus christ, can these people just go back to work now"
Someone write this as MG and send it to me please. #mswl
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
This is weirdly specific and probably because I’m currently obsessed with 1917, but I would love to see a MG/teen/YA book that plays out in real time eg. Over one night. Any genre, though horror writers should approach with caution as I am a wimp. #MSWL
I'm itching to sign up some new talent to join my amazing list of illustrators and authors! Have a look at my page and get in touch! madeleinemilburn.co.uk/looking-for/al… #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
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.