Cassie Mannes Murray

Literary Agent

Howland Literary

southerner, literary agent @howlandlit , designs @ecotonemagazine & writer: @the_rumpus @passagesnorth @hobartpulp @fuguejournal + (writing a book @uncw MFA)

Cassie Mannes Murray
@cassmannes
Literary Agent
southerner, literary agent @howlandlit , designs @ecotonemagazine & writer: @the_rumpus @passagesnorth @hobartpulp @fuguejournal + (writing a book @uncw MFA)
6 MSWL

christina orlando @cxorlando

okay, you’ve got a book deal to retell a story that ISNT king arthur, robin hood, shakespeare anything, or jane austen anything. what story are you writing?

This is my favorite prompt. If you’re writing a retelling that is queer, unexpected, just plain ol’ weird, or using an obscure fairytale from literally any culture but especially non-western, I totally want it in my inbox. #MSWL

Submissions(@)howlandliterary(.)com

Cassie Mannes Murray
@cassmannes
Literary Agent
southerner, literary agent @howlandlit , designs @ecotonemagazine & writer: @the_rumpus @passagesnorth @hobartpulp @fuguejournal + (writing a book @uncw MFA)
6 MSWL

Writers: I want all your quirky coming of age (adult) novels. If it’s slipstream, speculative, weird, dreamy, send it my way. I want witches. I would like to see anything that gets weird in similar ways to Daisy Johnson. If it feels like a punch to my face, great! #mswl

Cassie Mannes Murray
@cassmannes
Literary Agent
southerner, literary agent @howlandlit , designs @ecotonemagazine & writer: @the_rumpus @passagesnorth @hobartpulp @fuguejournal + (writing a book @uncw MFA)
6 MSWL

A note: I don't accept queries to any email except submissions(@)howlandliterary(.)com

(Unless I have asked you personally to send a query elsewhere).

Please follow our website directions. They are small, but mighty! I will delete & feel heaps guilty, but also ruthless.

#MSWL

Cassie Mannes Murray
@cassmannes
Literary Agent
southerner, literary agent @howlandlit , designs @ecotonemagazine & writer: @the_rumpus @passagesnorth @hobartpulp @fuguejournal + (writing a book @uncw MFA)
6 MSWL

I’m desperate for some YA nonfiction in my inbox. Not so much nostalgic adult looking back, but urgent, voice-driven, high-tension, poetic language for young adults. Think: Jacqueline Woodson! #mswl #amquerying

💌: submissions(@)howlandliterary(.)com

Cassie Mannes Murray
@cassmannes
Literary Agent
southerner, literary agent @howlandlit , designs @ecotonemagazine & writer: @the_rumpus @passagesnorth @hobartpulp @fuguejournal + (writing a book @uncw MFA)
6 MSWL

I have been a Love Island UK evangelist for several years. Winter season is no less, BUT if you’re writing a book about reality tv, set on a reality show, or girl friendships of the toxic or not variety (YA, Adult) I want to read it!

#MSWL

Cassie Mannes Murray
@cassmannes
Literary Agent
southerner, literary agent @howlandlit , designs @ecotonemagazine & writer: @the_rumpus @passagesnorth @hobartpulp @fuguejournal + (writing a book @uncw MFA)
6 MSWL

For the record, I’m ALWAYS looking for southern lit across nonfiction, fiction, YA, and middle grades. Always. There is never a time I’m not actively looking for that. #mswl