Emmy, Purveyor Of Spines

Literary Agent

Westwood Creative Artists

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emmy, purveyor of spines
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πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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Watching @netflix Trial By Media, and would LOVE a @yourewrongabout-style deep dive about 1990s talk shows - the good, the bad, the political. #MSWL

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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11: Southern Gothic, and/or other regional twists on the genre. Comps: SING UNBURIED SING and the forthcoming SUMMER SONS. Neo-Gothic, like WHITE IS FOR WITCHING.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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10: Feminist and/or queer romcoms, especially non-idealized depictions of polyamory and t4t romance. I don’t have comps for these! The closest I’ve come is the work of Xan West, parts of the TRANSCENDENT anthologies, and the gender diverse pronoun ed. of CAPRICIOUS.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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9: Picture book texts and chapter books by authors with experiences underrepresented in publishing. THE MAGNIFICENT MAKERS, GUM GIRL, anything by Julie Flett, DREAMERS, LOVE YOUR BODY.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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8: Books by Newfoundland authors that engage our culture, from ALL I ASK to FEBRUARY to OUR HOMESICK SONGS to NEW GIRL IN LITTLE COVE. Giv’er here, b’y!

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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7: Queer books that engage with intra community conversations in all genres. DETRANSITION BABY, WILDER GIRLS.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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6: I would love to see immersive and subversive family/community sagas. THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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5: Author-illustrator graphic novels (in all age groups) and picture books. I could make a list a mile long of favourites, but think TEA DRAGONS, THIS ONE SUMMER, BE PREPARED, and anything by the Fan Brothers or Jessie Sima.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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4: Manga was biggest growing subgenre in publishing in 2020, and if you have something that evokes this culture but for a Western audience, I’d love to see it. My favourite manga is LAID-BACK CAMP.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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3: I have recently taken up birdwatching, and I would love a book that incorporated aspects of this kind of pastime. Comps: BIRDS ART LIFE, or STRANGE BIRDS.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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2: Slice of life stories with low stakes, bonus points for cottagecore aesthetics, across all genres and age categories. Comps: NOTHING MUCH HAPPENS, the concept of the anthology A QUIET AFTERNOON.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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1: High-concept contemporary is what’s making my heart sing right now. I recently read SHINE by Jessica Jung and devoured it. That said, hints at the speculative are always special for me. (Focus on hints.)

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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According to Bookscan data, manga was the #1 category for sales growth in US publishing in 2020, up 43% from 2019. This 100% tracks for me, as I've watched a TONNE of anime this year, and purchased more manga than ever. Books similar to slice of life anime are always on my #MSWL!

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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I get a tonne of queries for YA novels that feature characters who are in, or have just gotten out of, some kind of interaction with the prison industrial complex (i.e., juvenile detention). I would LOVE to see a book like this written by someone with lived experience. #MSWL

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
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