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.
I'm super into Stardew Valley at the moment and would love a book with that gentle fantasy, people going about their lives, kind of vibe. I think YA but I would stretch into adult, and particularly keen to see something from marginalised creators! #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
I am so in the mood for some joyful YA romcoms right now so if you have one you’re querying… 👀 #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 🎄 @alibelleI am three episodes into The Wheel Of Time and another thing I'd like to see in my queries inbox in 2022 is the vibe of the opening credits, please and thank you. #mswl
Knew I’d forgotten one more specific, this mostly applying to YA fantasy! #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
Alice S-H @alibelleListening to Fearless (obv Taylor’s Version) and it’s the very first time I’ve heard the album - I came to her with 1989 - and it’s an absolute banger, unsurprisingly.
It’s so YA?? I want the book of this album, please.
(Genuinely I really want more romance and friendship in my queries, please, particularly from marginalised voices.) #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
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!
Tiffany D. Jackson @WriteinBKHello Writers,
-If you're a black debut with a YA THRILLER, send it to me to blurb.
-If you are on submission, have your agent send it.
I would love to see more of us with me in this very white genre.
Ooh, also, #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
PSA: If you’ve written a YA in the vein of The Starless Sea, I’m gonna need to see that immediately. #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!
Having watched Let It Snow and after definitely not starting Gilmore Girls for the Nth time, I would love to see small town YA in my queries. #mswl
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
This is weirdly niche but I love books about cults. After The Fire, The Virtue Of Sin... if you have a fresh take on this odd corner of YA, I’d love to see it. #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