BookEnds Literary Agency
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
James McGowan @jmcgowanbks📣 I opened to queries for adult fiction and nonfiction. Here are some things that I can’t shut up about that have me excited to dig into new stories.
QueryManager: querymanager.com/query/jmcgowan pic.twitter.com/1bipTxRbnS
Here's the image of things I can't shut up about #MSWL:
I’ve opened to picture books. I’ve missed my PB community. (Go easy on me.)
I’ll be prioritizing authors and/or illustrators from marginalized communities, books with side-splitting humor, and fascinating nonfiction (that’s not a bio).
Querymanager.com/jmcgowan - #MSWL
I like sarcasm and humor. I like nonfiction narratives that read like fiction. I like books that deal with current issues, but that teach you the history of a thing. Have you read IMMUNE by Phillipp Dettmer? Fascinating!
In nonfiction, when in doubt, try me. #MSWL
This year, I'm focusing on growing my #nonfiction list. I'd love to work on popular science, social science, and food books. Voicey writing. Think Mary Roach, Adam Grant. Climate, space, the ocean, biology. Mental health, personality science. Cookbooks! Chemistry of cooking #MSWL
The second season of #TasteTheNation is out, and this is just to say… #MSWL!! Any nonfiction that celebrates culture through food like this is for me 🍽
I am super interested and passionate about #scicomm and would love to find more experts interested in writing on their fields — for adults and children! #nonfiction #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
Working on projects that communicate cutting edge science in exciting ways. He’d love to see projects on psychology, astronomy, biology, ecology, and climate. Think: Adam Grant, The End of Everything or Finding the Mother Tree. #mwl (4/4)
James McGowan @jmcgowanbksJames is newly seeking adult nonfiction projects that explore history, social sciences, and popular science. He enjoys reads that center in on and expand little known aspects of history, like The Address Book or works by Patrick Radden Keefe. He particularly enjoys books… #mswl
that tie history into current events like How the Word is Passed. He’d love to work on projects that discuss food, food insecurity, the education system, mental health, or race. Additionally, as a self-proclaimed science nerd, James is excited about the possibility of… #mswl
I’ve had a blast working in kidlit nonfiction lately that I’ve decided to keep expanding my NF list. Today I opened to adult #nonfiction and it’s website official. (Image text in threads)
I’d love to connect! #MSWL
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
Ashley Congdon @AshleyCCongdon@jamerrson What themes, topics, styles, etc. excite you right now for picture books? #askagent
Is it fair to say everything? If I had to choose, non-fiction is most exciting to me right now, and I’m especially looking for some climate/environment related stuff. But I always love funny pbs. #MSWL
I'd love to find more PB NF-- things like THE SEA BOOK or SEA BEAR. I like little known history and people, or climate/science geared topics. #MSWL
James McGowan @jamerrsonIt's #MSWL day! (pt. 2) (Children's Fiction)
My door will always be open to picture books, running the gamut.
Fiction, non-fiction, funny, heartwarming, STEM, arts, anything. #MSWL