Kat Kerr

@thekatsmews

Literary Agent at DMLA, writer, foodie, theatre nerd. ESTP. Horribly mundane person. All views my own. 💖💜💙🇰🇷QueryMe.Online/katkerr

Florida, USA

Donald Maass Literary Agency

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · May 9

I’m still looking for my Black Mirror comp! Had some close ones, but still no dice. Although now, I’m leaning more towards stories like San Junipiero or Hang the DJ as opposed to dark and grim. Still twisty, but more full of heart. #mswl

Speculative

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · May 9

However, I would be interested in retellings from classics not often covered. Some examples I’d love to see retold are Picture of Dorian Grey, Jekyll and Hyde, Faust, Korean/East Asian legends and fables, and Mesopotamian myths. #mswl

Retellings 2/2

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · May 9

I’d love something that echos shows like Everything’s Gonna Be Okay or On My Block, or books such as Pachinko, Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Such a Fun Age, and The Book of Unknown Americans. #mswl

Literary 3/3

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · May 9

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews

It’s another social-distancing Saturday so I’ve decided to do a thread on some things I’d like to see in my inbox because...why not? Buckle up guys, here comes my #mswl

During this whole time, I’ve been catching up on a ton of K-Drama and I. Am. Obsessed with opposites-attract such as CLoY, My Secret Romance, and Oh My Ghost. I’d love to see something like these featuring POC in my inbox bc I’m not letting go of these feels. #mswl

Romance

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 16 Nov 2019

Teenage Dirtbag comes up on my playlist and I now want to read a f/f YA Contemporary Romance embodiment of this song. #mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 15 Jul 2019

Don't have a MS that fits one of my #mswl but wondering if we'd still be a great fit? Feel free to check out my submission interests and guidelines at maassagency.com/kat-kerr and query me!

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 15 Jul 2019

With SF, I'm still looking for my Black Mirror comp leaning towards creepy, literary speculative that plays more on technology than it does hard SF. For reference, my fav BM episodes: San Junipero, Entire History of You, Nosedive, Hang the DJ, and Black Museum. #mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 15 Jul 2019

I am also still looking for works of creative nonfiction that address issues not often talked about: from family dynamics to social justice, anything that explores those hard-to-define gray areas of our lives and that will really make me stop and think. #mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 15 Jul 2019

I am so hungry for nonfiction!! I'm still looking for a travel book that doesn't read like an anthropological study, but rather something that captures the lives and cultures of others in all its beauty. Something that gives us a glimpse without the Western lens. #mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 15 Jul 2019

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews

Happy Monday, everyone! Today is brought to you by the letter "M" so I figured, why not do some #MSWL! (See, what I did there? Yeah, no one ever said I was cool.)

So, if you have a MS that matches something I'm looking for, please query me! I'd love to see it in my inbox.

When it comes to literary, I actively search for #ownvoices works, but especially those from the POC, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ communities. I'm not really looking for Americana stories right now. Nothing wrong with being the next John Steinbeck, it just wouldn't be for me. #mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 1 Jun 2019

Just finished watching #AlwaysBeMyMaybe on Netflix and I just need to say:

We need more romcoms featuring POC
We need more romcoms featuring POC
We need more romcoms featuring POC
We need more romcoms featuring POC
We need more romcoms featuring POC

#mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 9 Mar 2019

Also with nonfiction, I am on the lookout for stories that raise awareness regarding social issues, particularly in the area of LGBTQIA+ rights and undoc. immigrants/dreamers. These are two issues very close to my heart and I will fight tooth and nail to advocate for them. #mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 9 Mar 2019

Within nonfiction, I would love a food-travel-culture book that doesn't read like an anthropological study, focusing the story through a humanitarian lens. #mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 9 Mar 2019

As a Korean-American, I'm on the hunt for anything that showcases my culture and heritage. I want to boost our stories across genres: contemporary, historical, SF/F...again, own-voices only. #mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 9 Mar 2019

I am hungry for an adult multicultural literary novel. I am looking for something that not only addresses the cultural and generational divide, but also our very real flaws as human beings. Must be own-voices. #mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 2 Jan 2019

Natasha Ngan @girlinthelens

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I read this review and could only think about how I must now add more gay to everything. Please send me all the gay using my query link right here 👇🏼.

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#MSWL

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 26 Sep 2018

And while on the topic of my nostalgia, I'd love a SF/F reminiscent of things like Cowboy Bebop, FMA:Brotherhood, or even Magic the Gathering. Let your geek flag fly! #MSWL

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 26 Sep 2018

I used to love playing Skies of Arcadia and would love to see a MS featuring Air Pirates that will feed my gaming nostalgia. #MSWL