Ashley Herring Blake


Agent w/ Rees Literary | Author of books 🏳️‍🌈 | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 2021 | she/her | Rep: @rebeccapodos


Rees Literary Agency

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · 4d

Adult gothic horror by a Black creator. That’s it. That’s the whole #MSWL.

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · May 27

Also, send me a romance that feels like summer from page one, beach or lake setting, or big city summer feels like LA or NYC. YA or adult, esp from marginalized creators. All the complex feels like in BEACH READ & THE KISS QUOTIENT & REAL MEN KNIT. And as always:🏳️‍🌈 #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · May 27

Closing to queries on 6/1 (until 7/1!), so I’m sending out the #MSWL bat signal. I’m LONGING for a realistic MG that hits me w/ ALL THE FEELS reminiscent of Erin Entrada Kelly, Laurel Snyder, Kelly Yang, Kat Yeh, & Brandy Colbert. Fresh & voicey, esp from marginalized creators.

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · May 3

MG #MSWL: Heartwarming, feel-good, complex friendships (bc middle school, amiright?), & first crushes, all centered around twin siblings. And make it gay.

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · Apr 26

#MSWL My goodness can I get a YA about this oh-so-queer crew?

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · Apr 26

#MSWL A middle grade set in a mountainous coast with setting as character and GORGEOUS writing rocking this vibe

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · Apr 18

As summer approaches & we have no idea what it will actually look like, I’m craving a DELIGHTFUL YA or adult summer romance in my queries. Voice-driven, ocean/lake/river setting, lots of swoons. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · Apr 18

Here’s a #MSWL for you: A YA or ADULT fantasy set in Paris or Prague or Budapest or something uniquely akin, with an MC who most definitely knows she’s badass & powerful & won’t hesitate to tell you exactly where you can stick your hero-complex. In my dreams, she’s ragingly pan.