Hillary Jacobson


Literary Agent at ICM Partners. Ratón de biblioteca. Hungry. Query me at hjacobson@icmpartners.com !

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Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 24 Sep 2019

I am dying to find the next big speculative novel. Where is the next STATION ELEVEN? The next NEVER LET ME GO? 99% of editors I lunch with beg me to send them this! Authors, please send my way because my sub list is already ready to go!! 🙏 #mswl

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 23 Jul 2019

This has got to be the start of a thriller already, right?! If not, #mswl !! A Peculiarly Dutch Summer Rite: Children Let Loose in the Night Woods nyti.ms/2XVIKCN

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 23 Jul 2019

Two of my favorite books of the year so far (ASK AGAIN, YES and THE LAST ROMANTICS) are both gorgeous and epic family sagas. I'd love to find something in this vein! #mswl

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 28 May 2019

So excited about THE SAFE PLACE and pleased for the lovely @WhatAnnaWrote! This brilliant book aligns with SO much of my #mswl: it’s suspenseful, atmospheric, deeply unsettling w/hints of horror and has one element that I ALWAYS ask for but can’t reveal as it’s part of the twist!

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 23 Jan 2019

Ultimately, I will always be on the lookout for writing that examines the unique burdens and pleasures of the modern female experience, as well as #ownvoices and underrepresented narratives. #mswl

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 23 Jan 2019

Memoir! This is the #1 thing I am looking for in 2019. Give me your stories that are so unbelievable they must be true, that are suspenseful, heartbreaking, dark, feminist, and topical. EDUCATED, HOW TO MURDER YOUR LIFE & SMALL FRY were some of my favorites last year. #mswl

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 23 Jan 2019

I always want to see YA as beautiful, powerful and relevant as Elizabeth Acevedo’s THE POET X. #mswl

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 23 Jan 2019

I have so much fantasy on my list that I'm being extremely picky about adding more, but if your world-building is as incredible as R.F. Kuang’s in THE POPPY WAR, then I want to see it! #mswl

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 23 Jan 2019

Similarly, I’d love a dark psychological thriller with hints of horror, like Iain Reid’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS. Or something inspired by real world events like Karen Dionne’s THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER. The darker and twistier you can go, the better. #mswl

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 12 Sep 2018

Oooh #MSWL day! Some random things I’d love to see: a modern day VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, a utopian YA, GHOSTED w/ millennial age characters or in YA, psychological suspense that borrows from the news/2018 & a speculative thriller.

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 22 Aug 2018

Like so much of our news these days, this story feels like the basis of a deeply disturbing and intriguing thriller... Someone write this psychological suspense novel stat. #mswl nytimes.com/2018/08/21/opi…

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 15 Aug 2018

REALLY hungry right now for smart, feminist fiction that has something interesting to say about society + a propulsive plot. THE FEMALE PERSUASION by @MegWolitzer or YOUNG JANE YOUNG by #GabrielleZevin are perfect examples of what I'm looking for. #mswl !!!

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 31 Jan 2018

"From ‘Brave’ to ‘Ask Me About My Uterus,’ books about feminism, female empowerment and sexual harassment are on the rise" and I plan to read them all. #mswl wsj.com/articles/metoo… via @WSJ

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · 8 Jan 2018

Everything in this article about the stowaway craze is practically screaming for a YA adaptation #mswl newyorker.com/culture/cultur…