James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

Hello Book Creators of Twitter. I seem to be the last agent to tell you fine folks what I'd like to see in my inbox this year. Allow me... #MSWL

First, QueryManager link: QueryManager.com/jmcgowan

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips
James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

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 🍽

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

Some favorites: FAKE BLOOD, BE PREPARED, I just read Garlic & The Vampire which was quirky and a ton or fun.

Bad Guys will always be a favorite. Of course Narwhal and Jelly. I’m only human. #MSWL

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

I’d love to find some laugh out loud contemporary and/or some spooky middle grade #graphicnovels #mswl

Also eager to find some fun early reader graphic novels!

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
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7 Tips

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

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

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

Querymanager.com/jmcgowan

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

Anything with the vibes of Only Murders in the Building #MSWL — dark but humorous mysteries with cool, fun hooks

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

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
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

James McGowan @jmcgowanbks

James 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

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

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

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips
James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

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

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

I'm all caught up on queries and on top of submissions. Dying for a great suspense or crime novel in the vein of Ruth Ware, or Tana French and Attica Lock. #MSWL
querymanager.com/query/jmcgowan

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

Illustrators:
I remain open to witty and expressive artists, especially those with aspirations to write.
#MSWL 4/4

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

Horror / Speculative:
Grounded horror or speculative fiction that is creepy and unsettling, but rooted in the real world.
Think LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND, and THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD.
Other Favorites: Jennifer McMahon, Simone St. James and Alex North.
#MSWL 3/4

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

Mystery/Crime: Think Tana French, Attica Locke, Steph Cha and SA Cosby
Domestic Suspense: Think Ashley Audrain, Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware
#MSWL 2/4

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

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.

querymanager.com/query/jmcgowan

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

I’m dying to find an adult novel (submission) that chains me to my computer until I’m done reading. Specifically a dark, twisty, suspenseful novel. (Recent favorites: The Push, Blacktop Wasteland, Attica Locke, Leave the World Behind) #MSWL

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
108 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips