Erin Casey Westin

Literary Agent

Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency

Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL I still want my Holes comp and my outdoorsy non-cis male survival book! I’m also still eager for an equestrian book from a creator who can authentically write about the socio-economic, racial, and/or gender hierarchies in the sport.

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL I would love to work on a story about a deaf character by a deaf creator. I am hearing but interested in deaf culture and am studying ASL.

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL A fantasy and mild 🙈 horror combo. I love an eldritch creature or a magical deer with too many antlers. Nothing that exists in the real world and can actually get me! And I like when there is actually a creature, but if there isn't, the real explanation better be cool!

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL Graphic novels of all sorts! I’m most drawn in by art that I can recognize as that artist’s in a crowd. I would love to see more GN chapter book and early reader proposals.

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL In PBs, I love a read-aloud voice with great rhythm, whether it’s humorous or lyrical (or both!). I like sweet books, but not saccharine and preferably with new ways of exploring how we love. Potty humor isn't usually my thing, but the occasional poop joke doesn’t hurt

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL In MG and YA I want more queer sports stories! I love reading about the lead up to the big game/match/competition! But I think I’ve read enough about cis white kids playing soccer/baseball.

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL While chapter books are hard, the market needs more kids of color getting to have all the shenanigans and adventures white kids have been having for forever. I’d love to help non-white creatives break into that space and tell stories that resonate with their inner child.

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL In general I’m gravitating toward stories with mysteries. Whether it’s a literal mystery investigation or a thriller or a fantasy with a big secret – give me that overarching thing tugging me through the pages. BUT make sure there isn’t just one big reveal at the end!

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL I’d love to see more fantasies inspired by non-western mythologies and folklore! If it could be a good fit for the Rick Riordan Presents list I’d love to see it, but also looking for the weirder or more literary or less humorous stuff too!

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL I am eternally looking for a MG or YA fantasy that comps to The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. The worldbuilding, the characters, the magic system, the stakes, the reveals of the various mysteries – chef’s kiss!

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL Stories that comp to Iron Widow, The Firekeeper’s Daughter, The Last Cuentista, Furia, The Last True Poets of the Sea, Black Sun, or Ninth House (those last two are for reference only, I don’t rep adult lit!)

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL While I’ll rep any genre, I am particularly drawn to fantasy, speculative, magical realism, and fabulism. I love stories that marry a fast paced plot with literary writing and strong emotions (who doesn’t, I know, sorry). A great mystery also always gets my attention.

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

2023 #MSWL 🧵! I represent picture books through YA (+illustrators!) and in all categories I am particularly looking to represent more non-white, queer, and disabled creatives. As a white, cishet, abled woman, I truly appreciate the trust you put in me by sharing your work.

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

Alright, here goes, I would love a horse book. There! I said it! I'd particularly love something that examines the economic and racial privilege of English riding and how non-white, non-cis riders navigate this often restrictive space. #MSWL

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

I am still looking for my womxn-in-the-outdoors book! Camping, hiking, survival, etc! But give me something more to dig my teeth into - how is this story in conversation with our world today? How will it stand out from other books in its genre? #MSWL

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

I'm super pumped to have a queer hockey book on my roster now, but I am not satisfied! More queer sports written by people of color with real competition and real feelings! #MSWL

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

Have ya'll seen GUSTAVO THE SHY GHOST by @Diafla?? Look how cute it is! I know nothing about this book but I cannot wait to read it. This spooky szn I'd love to see something that makes me feel the way this cover makes me feel. #MSWL And buy it here!: bit.ly/3nbuwqi

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

I would love a book that has the feel of the isolated, unique setting and cool myth/lore of Holes. #MSWL

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

And now, for funsies, lets get some #MSWL up in here! I'm super excited to be getting more queer subs but would be very happy to see more BIPOC in my inbox. In this spooky season I would particularly love to meet more "monsters" (scary or not so scary) from other cultures.