Hannah Bowman

Literary Agent

Liza Dawson Associates

Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips
Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips
Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

Rewatching She-Ra again is reminding me of how very much I love sentient planets/planetary magic, like this and what NK Jemisin does in THE STONE SKY. Give me all your conscious magic planets. #MSWL (attn @laurenbanka you should probably know this)

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

That said, I'm also always up for a fantasy novel that uses violence to say something serious, like THE POPPY WAR or THE MIRROR EMPIRE. #MSWL

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

Lush, gorgeous 90s-style fantasy. Think bright colors, elves or magic, sexy feminist sisterhoods. Fun and escapist fantasy. Neon worlds. #MSWL

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

I love a closed-system story: think submarine or generation ship. How do you survive and navigate conflicts when there's no escape? #MSWL

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

I'm a sucker for a great first-contact SF with really interesting aliens and the real sense of discovery of a new world—but with a real understanding of the conflicts of colonialism. THE SPARROW is the goal here. #MSWL

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

Solar system or galaxy-spanning space opera. (NO humanoid aliens though!) Big story, big scale, big worldbuilding. Lotsa spaceships. #MSWL

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman

OK, time for the fun part of being open to queries again: #MSWL. Here's some specific things I'd love to find. (This isn't everything though! I'm open to anything great that's adult SFF.)

A big-idea philosophical abolitionist SF. Think THE DISPOSSESSED. Show me a world where how we address violence and harm is totally different, and what stories that engenders. (I really, really want this, but it really, really, no kidding, has to be great to work.) #MSWL

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

Friends, I'm open to queries as of now. (With the help of the wonderful @laurenbanka.) Adult SFF queries only. Email query letter only to queryHannah [at] LizaDawson [dot] com. I'll share some #MSWL thoughts later today…

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips
Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips
Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

Basically, I want THE SPARROW but also with nuns. Please. #mswl

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips
Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

For some reason I've been thinking this week about THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING, and how it, like THE DISPOSSESSED, is a masterpiece of radical philosophy as well as storytelling. Send me books like those, please. #MSWL

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips