Carey Blankenship-Kramer

Literary Agent

Belcastro Agency

(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

You guys know I love me some Taylor, but I am FIRMLY in my Chappell Roan era, and I cannot stop listening. So if you’re querying a project that feels like the bridge in GOOD LUCK BABE, inform me IMMEDIATELY. 🥰 #MSWL

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

This is such a random #MSWL , because I'm currently watching a Brown Thrasher enjoy my bird bath outside my office window. But if anyone has a book that deals with bird watchers in any form, let me know! Romance, fantasy, adult, kidlit, I just love birds. 🐦🐦‍⬛

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

To keep going on my earlier tweet, I LOVE all shades of MG! The quieter, simpler prose stories and the long, whimsical books that are for the big readers! Both are so welcome in my inbox 🥰 all genres! #MSWL

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL
Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

Check out my website for more info. But the above has me really excited! I'm hoping to build my MG, YA, & adult list. PBs, I love you, but my list is pretty heavy there. I'm only looking for particular subject matter / BIPOC author & illustrator #MSWL

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

Some queer #MSWL ! First, stories about marginalized and queer people going abroad and finding themselves. Or queer romance featuring equestrians. Any tennis centered queer books PLEASE?! And a general call out for trans stories from trans authors.

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

One last particular spooky #MSWL : A Japanese horror featuring Japanese ghosts / folklore from a Japanese author would be AMAZING. If you can comp to a Chilla's Art game, I would be so happy. OR a horror centered around video games would be *chef's kiss*

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

For a super detailed #MSWL check out my website: careyblankenshipkramer.com/agenting.html. Let's start with a really good, ol' fashioned haunted house story from a BIPOC author. Kidlit or adult! Also, where are my MG kiddos being chased by ghosts? I love those and want to see more in my inbox!

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

I loved this improntu pitch event I accidentally started, so what better way to end #careypit than to announce I'm reopening to queries OFFICIALLY on March 1st 😈🥰 I am so, so excited to finally crack open the door and read all your wonderful stories. Here's a #MSWL thread:

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

A hyperspecific #MSWL , but the game Home Safety Hotline in book format. An employee that takes calls from disgruntled homeowners describing sometimes normal, sometimes supernatural, occurences happening in their home and said employee identifies and solves the problems.

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL
Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL
Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

While sick, I’ve been binge watching to kick off autumn. If you’ve got a slow-building horror / thriller / mystery with characters you care about like in SIGNS, I want it. Or a book centered on sisterhood, breaking curses, and cozy witchcraft like in PRACTICAL MAGIC, gimme #MSWL

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

MG Horror is my most favorite type of horror. Got vibes similiar to OVER THE GARDEN WALL? Yes please! Or if you can comp to any of these titles, please query me: HIDE AND SEEKER by Daka Hermon, THIS APPEARING HOUSE by Ally Malinenko, THE HOUSE THAT WHISPERS by Lin Thompson #MSWL

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

I love and devour everything by Simone St. James (aka crime / thrillers with a paranormal twist), so if you can comp to her even slightly, SOLD. I adore a good haunted house story with terrifying, angry ghosts. Loved MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia recently. #MSWL

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

Flowing into September, here's what I would LOVE to see in my inbox: HORROR!!!! It's spooky time folks, and horror is probably my favorite genre. Let's see if we can tick that genre way up, especially from POC & queer writers. Ghosts are my absolute favorite. #MSWL

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

Since I'm a new agent and love reading literally anything and everything, if you think we'd be a good fit, please query me! There's so many books I loved that surprised me, so take a shot. 🥰For more detailed #MSWL , check out my website: careyblankenshipkramer.com/agenting.html

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

Some more fun, specific #MSWL :
🗻Stories in fun / nature filled settings, especially if they're a secondary character
☕️ Characters who are chefs / baristas / bakers
🥵I'm a southern, so give me southern stories
🦄Multimedia storytelling? YES!!
🐶 Any story with dogs / animals

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

I'm looking for ALL genres across ALL age groups, though nonfiction isn't my thing. I'm extra hungry for MG, YA, & picture books! Let's go kidlit! I'm really honored whenever anyone queries me, so I appreciate you letting me consider your stories you've worked so hard on. #MSWL

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
5 MSWL

Fantasy is also a close second favorite of mine. I love escaping to new worlds, ESPECIALLY if magical creatures are involved.🐉 We all know fantasy is satured in the market right now, so if you have something unique and magical, I'd love to see it! Especially if it's cozy 🤗#MSWL