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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
13 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

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
13 MSWL

Horror is probably my all-time favorite genre. I love anything and everything spooky, especially for MG audiences. With Halloween right around the corner, I'd love to see my inbox filled with scary stories.👻If you have a horror with a video game theme, 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
13 MSWL

ABOVE ALL, I am looking for #ownvoices stories and books from POC / marginalized creators. We need more diverse stories. Period. I will do anything and everything I can to make sure more people, especially children, are represented in published books. #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
13 MSWL

Hi #amquerying writers! I'm super excited to let everyone know I'm now open with my own QM page! 🥰 PINCH ME, I'm dreaming!! To celebrate, here's a #MSWL thread! (FYI, if I have your full from Sharon's inbox, I am still considering and will get back ASAP) querymanager.com/query/3066