BookEnds Literary Agency
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
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
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
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
#WRITETIP / #MSWL—
Ilove a good 2nd person/interactive picture book and Jory John’s I WILL CHOMP YOU is one of my favorites. Buford is a little mad he got no cake, though.
My best tip for writing these: have a very… instagram.com/p/B19EaQWHPvR/…
Lastly, I'm always looking for picture books. Of the funny and whimsical variety. #MSWL
There have been a ton of picture books in my inbox lately and I am loving it. #MSWL
L'homme sans Pantalon @buddhatreeFebruary 26, 2015. Never forget 🦙 pic.twitter.com/JVTsjW7CjU
Still think there’s a picture book in this. And if I missed it, please direct me to where I can purchase a copy #MSWL
James McGowan @jamerrsonClearly I love animal protagonists, but humans welcome, too 😂 #MSWL As a rule, not one for appliances or food as the main character. It’s just not for me.
Also, CHICKENS. I am dying for that chicken picture book. I’ll know it when I read it, I think. #MSWL
James McGowan @jamerrsonI’m looking for picture books like Elise Parsley, Tammi Sauer and Ryan T Higgins. I prefer humorous, silly or witty picture books. Things kids (okay I) can read over and over again and still laugh. #MSWL pic.twitter.com/Q0Nhc6GGqJ
Clearly I love animal protagonists, but humans welcome, too 😂 #MSWL As a rule, not one for appliances or food as the main character. It’s just not for me.
James McGowan @jamerrsonNot all of them were pubbed this year, but every one of them is *exactly* the type of story I’d like to build my list with.
I’m looking for picture books like Elise Parsley, Tammi Sauer and Ryan T Higgins. I prefer humorous, silly or witty picture books. Things kids (okay I) can read over and over again and still laugh. #MSWL
Lastly, as a PB writer... PBs! I have a stupid sense of humor so anything funny like Elise Parsley or Jason Carter Eaton. One of my favorites is RL Stine’s LITTLE SHOP OF MONSTERS. #MSWL