BookEnds Literary Agency
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
My main goal this year is to build out my adult list, so I'm eagerly looking for more #mystery #suspense #thriller, book club and upmarket fiction! #MSWL
More info on wishlist: bookendsliterary.com/myauthors/jame…
Query Me: querymanager.com/query/jmcgowan
James McGowan @jmcgowanbksI missed participating in the @bookendslit #MSWL Day round up due to meetings, but behold my #MSWL anyway... (1/5)
James is seeking upmarket/book club fiction, mystery, suspense and thrillers. Some things he is drawn to in a novel are commercial, high-concept plots, exciting settings, fast pacing, a fresh spin on a familiar trope, grounded speculative elements, rich prose (2/5) #MSWL
I've opened back up to queries, looking for adult fiction: #mystery, #suspense, #thriller, #bookclub and #upmarketfiction. More info on what I'm looking for + my QM link here: bookendsliterary.com/myauthors/jame… #MSWL
The Maid by Nita Prose - a light and fun mystery, unforgettable main character, great setting
True Biz by Sara Nović - incredible writing, multi-POV, Deaf characters, unputdownable
More Than You'll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez - multi-POV/multi-timeline, family secrets #MSWL
In my inbox everyday looking for an exciting novel. I'd love an upmarket mystery with complex characters and a hooky crime, or family drama, or something that just catches me by surprise. Here's what I read in 2022. I did not dislike 1 yet. (titles in next tweet) #MSWL
I’m on board for these upbeat mysteries like The Thursday Murder Club & The Maid #MSWL
In #horror, I'm not afraid to go dark and am open to supernatural of some kind. However, I do prefer things be grounded. Like how Midnight Mass was OUT THERE, but also very realistic? Somehow? I also love the psychological horror that overlaps with #mystery or #suspense. #MSWL
I'd really like to work on a great novel or two this year. I'm looking for propulsive #suspense, edgy #mysteries, and grounded #horror. I love dark books that keep you guessing, with characters that are well drawn and memorable. #MSWL
I’m caught up on queries and have 4 submissions from September in my inbox. I’d love to find some adult nonfiction, mysteries, and suspense. #MSWL
Anything with the vibes of Only Murders in the Building #MSWL — dark but humorous mysteries with cool, fun hooks
I’ve watched and loved The Undoing, I’m reading and loving The Plot, so now I need to #MSWL Jean Hanff Korelitz. More thrillers / crime with deeply drawn characters, please! #WritingCommunity #thrillers #crimefiction #mystery #amquerying
Mystery/Crime: Think Tana French, Attica Locke, Steph Cha and SA Cosby
Domestic Suspense: Think Ashley Audrain, Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware
Hey Twitter. Some updates to my #MSWL:
My picture book list is quite full, so I am TEMPORARILY closing to PBs. I remain open to illustrators.
I'm very eager to find: ADULT mystery, crime, domestic suspense and horror/speculative fiction.
What I’m looking for, to start of 2021: #MSWL instagram.com/p/CLCU-i-nazy/…
I am actively digging through my inbox looking for: #MSWL
▪️PB/MG NF about science or history topics
▪️Adult mystery/suspense in the vein of Oyinkan Braithwaite, Steph Cha, Alex North, Tana French
▪️Upmarket family stories
▪️Horror: Psychological! Ghosts!
Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPixJumping on this @bookendslit #MSWL pile of awesomeness! I'm still desperate for my contemp YA updated Girl: Interrupted (NOT SFF for this). Mental health, mental health, mental health.
Also seeking MG SFF.
I'd love to see some new adult space opera with #ownvoices elements! twitter.com/AgentJessicaA/…
I’m in @bookendslit team! I’m dying to see more kidlit non-fiction (pb and mg), and more adult mystery novels. ALSO would love to add an illustrator or author/illustrator to my list. #MSWL
I'm all caught up on queries and working my way through all January submissions. Eager to find my next new project!
PB fiction & non-fiction
MG non-fiction & humorous fiction
Adult Mystery, Thriller, Literary & Upmarket #MSWL #QueryUpdate
I’m actively seeking submissions in:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Humorous middle grade fiction
Middle grade non-fiction
All picture books (fiction & non-fiction)
We’re sharing our 2020 Must Haves graphics over at @bookendslit. Here’s mine. I’d love to see a query from you! #MSWL
I also love mysteries and thrillers that gravitate towards dark horror elements, like THE WHISPER MAN. One of my top reads so far this year. #MSWL