Dara Hyde

Literary Agent

Hill Nadell Literary Agency

Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

🚨I am closing for queries 6/15! Opening up again in the fall. Event & referral queries remain open
This allows me to catch up on backlog & refine my #MSWL before opening again📚
So if you’ve been meaning to query me, now’s the time, or do one more draft and be ready for fall! ✍️

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

Julia Callahan @pesty1079

What if I just moved to Italy? Would my great grandmother haunt my ass for moving back to the country she left? That’s the real question.
Replying to @pesty1079

Usually the answer is always move to Italy. But in your case, I don't know but I'd like to add the idea of you being haunted by your grandmother if you did to my #mswl

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

It’s thrilling to think about what new treasures might be headed to my query box, and I can’t wait to see them! And please know that even if it’s a pass from me, it’s an honor to have the opportunity to read and see your work! Good luck! 10/end

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

I enjoy pop culture, and I’m not immune to the charms of film and TV. I especially enjoy TCM and Criterion and quirky smart horror comedies 9/

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

I want to walk away from every book having learned something new, and love being inspired by personal stories in both fiction and nonfiction. I am invigorated by lost or alternate histories 8/

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

I find imperfect characters more interesting that those that start off with all the answers, and earned happy (or at least bittersweet) endings are some of my favorites 7/

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

I delight in being hooked by a high concept and a clever premise, but that creative vision needs strong character development and an attention to every word. I love gorgeous writing AND plot! 6/

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

I am deeply into stories with crossover appeal, whether that’s YA/adult, commercial/literary, and blending genres in surprising ways 5/

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

I’m eager to explore the bonds and complexities of both blood and chosen families ❤️ 4/

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

I’m drawn to stories that examine social issues in unique ways, and voices that have been historically underrepresented in publishing 3/

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

Dara Hyde @dzhyde

So what am I going to be looking for when I re-open to queries tomorrow 10/1 @hillnadell? A #mswl thread 🧵📚 1/

I represent a wide range of adult fiction and nonfiction, including literary and genre fiction, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. In the Children’s space, I represent YA and MG graphic novels, some prose YA and select picture books 2/
hillnadell.com/current-and-up…

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

Yes, it’s true, I’m going to open back up to queries starting October 1st. Spooky!
Wanted to go over some housekeeping before I go into #MSWL details! 🧵📚 1/

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

Call with an editor today reminded me that I should make room on my list for more fun pop culture projects! #MSWL

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

Also, for #MSWL day -- TV comps: The Americans, Santa Clarita Diet, and Catastrophe are all great looks at modern marriage from very different lenses, but all smart and engaging. Like that, but for a novel, please!

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

Hey, it's #MSWL day! I've got my page over on the MSWL site (link below) and even though my inbox and to read pile are overflowing, I can say I'd love more comedy, narrative nonfiction, and travel writing. manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/dara…

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, trying my best. Query via agency website. She/her.
16 MSWL

Always on the look out for smart original takes on a genre story #mswl (query via website only please)