Devon Halliday

Literary Agent

Transatlantic Agency

Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

One might think my wishlist would decrease in correlation w/ my exploding query inbox, but alas, I am still full of wishes. #mswl page now up!

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Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

Watched The Godfather for the first time this weekend & now #mswl a genderbent version where men have almost no speaking roles & basically keep things running in the background while the women pursue their ridiculous vendettas

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

If anyone out there wrote their novel while listening to Lorde's "Bravado" on repeat, I want to read it. #mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

Rewatched Nashville over the weekend and was reminded of how much I like stories with cohesive sprawl: a wide and ranging cast of characters whose arcs gradually narrow into one another's paths. Good Omens & Visit from the Goon Squad do this too in different ways. #mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

Having odd flashbacks to the internet of old--facebook buttons, niche fandom forums, the glory of myspace... Anyone working on a book that documents/conjures past internet, fic or nonfic? It feels like a whole lost setting sometimes #mswl to #amquerying #authors

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

A few other things that catch my eye: Stick figure art. Characters that get away with it, Ripley-style. The phenomenon of feeling “overwhelmed” in modern life. Panoramic stories. Point of view with a twist. Soap operatic drama w/ the intentionality of classic literature.
#mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

I’m also very open to essay collections—personal writing with broader societal criticism or analysis. Or writing that straddles the line btwn fiction and nonfiction.
#mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

For nonfiction, I’d love a KIDS THESE DAYS focused more narrowly on a niche but enlightening issue. I’m increasingly on the lookout for books about millennials and climate, but interested in anything backed by research and told with accessibility & style.
#mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

Upmarket and literary fiction focused on nuanced relationships between distinct characters. These can be set in any time and place, but I’m especially excited to see #ownvoices stories that introduce the reader to an unfamiliar and under-represented perspective.
#mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

Climate change, ship-in-a-bottle stories, video game stories, anything inspired by this: ogn.theonion.com/preview-the-la…
#mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday

Happy #MSWL day, #amquerying #writers! In no particular order, a list of what I’d be psyched to see in the inbox:

Literary speculative fiction like SEVERANCE by Ling Ma or STATION ELEVEN. Particular weakness for apocalypse, dystopia, unusual storytelling structures, branching possibilities or timelines (RUSSIAN DOLL, Detroit Become Human)... #mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips
Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

As the news continues to plunge off the deep end, it occurs to me: what if the apocalypse did happen, and the only survivors were the type of people who said “If X happens I’m moving to Canada”? Post-apocalyptic fiction set in Canada please #mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

Currently #amreading #OnEarthWereBrieflyGorgeous by Ocean Vuong. A lot of beautiful lines in here. I’m always interested in linguistic experimentation rooted in some higher narrative purpose #mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

Should have read #Severance by #LingMa much sooner. Grounded apocalypse, decisive millennial protag, calm lucid reckoning w/ modernity: aka everything I go for. Ardently recommended, also #mswl for any #writers out there

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

Happy Valentine's Day #amquerying #authors! I'm a sucker for a good love story in any genre. Bonus points if the relationship conflict comes from intrinsic flaws in the characters and not silly, avoidable misunderstandings. #mswl

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

Would definitely watch this show. Might read this book, if it went easy on the sitcom humor and went hard on the what-is-the-meaning-of-true-connection-in-the-midst-of-lies-and-misrepresentation
#mswl #amagenting
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