Amanda Jain

@wensday95

Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Apr 1

I will always, always geek out over all kinds of #archaeology. Maritime archaeology? Yep. Experimental archaeology? Definitely. If you're working on a nonfiction book in any subdiscipline, I will always want to see it. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Mar 3

#MSWL always, always for more narrative nonfiction of all types and pop science. Send me your lovelies!

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jan 23

Amanda Jain @wensday95

#mswl for my nonfiction writing friends:

*I'm currently devouring Patrick Radden Keefe's SAY NOTHING & would love to find a book in this vein. History or history / true crime that reads like a thriller.

*PopScience that takes a deep dive into a subject. Think SPYING ON WHALES.

Books that investigate class, race, or identity in America. Deirdre Mask's THE ADDRESS BOOK looks at these constructs from an original and fascinating angle.

Always books on books, art, or material culture. I'm itching to read Kassia St. Clair's THE GOLDEN THREAD. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jan 23

#mswl for my nonfiction writing friends:

*I'm currently devouring Patrick Radden Keefe's SAY NOTHING & would love to find a book in this vein. History or history / true crime that reads like a thriller.

*PopScience that takes a deep dive into a subject. Think SPYING ON WHALES.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jan 10

I've received some great nonfiction queries this week for books about overlooked / misunderstood historical women. Keep 'em coming! #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 29 Aug 2019

Evergreen #mswl: Books about food and drink. Fiction. Nonfiction. All of 'em. Please.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Mar 2019

So, as you can see, my nonfiction tastes are pretty varied, and I'm open to seeing a range of projects. If you have something you think would be a great fit, you can find my submission guidelines and upload your materials at QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Mar 2019

MEMOIR: I'm interested in memoirs that have a really interesting hook like Rachael Hanel's WE'LL BE THE LAST ONES TO LET YOU DOWN. Sarah Smarsh's HEARTLAND bowled me over with its writing, and I'm looking forward to reading Casey Gerald's THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Mar 2019

But I would love to see some projects that open up this space and give a wider perspective. Books like Rahawa Haile's forthcoming IN OPEN COUNTRY and Edward James Mills' THE ADVENTURE GAP are great examples. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Mar 2019

TRAVEL / THE OUTDOORS / THE WORLD AT LARGE: Who doesn't love a good armchair exploration? Bonus points if it makes me laugh or combines travel with history. Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz are favorites of mine... #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Mar 2019

MATERIAL CULTURE: The subject I studied in grad school, and a topic near and dear to my heart. Lara Maiklem's MUDLARK, Marilyn Johnson's LIVES IN RUINS, Glenn Adamson's FEWER, BETTER THINGS, and Samuel Redman's BONE ROOMS are all great examples. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Mar 2019

Steve Brusatte's THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS, Deborah Blum's THE POISON SQUAD, Sang-Hee Lee's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH HUMANKIND, or Nick Pyenson's SPYING ON WHALES, I'd love to see it. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Mar 2019

POP SCIENCE: I love pop science that takes me on a deep dive into a subject I don't know a lot about, or that takes a look at the scientists themselves. If you have something like Rob Dunn's NEVER HOME ALONE, Brian Keating's LOSING THE NOBEL PRIZE... #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Mar 2019

Super, SUPER interested in books that explore women's history and tell me the stories left out of my school textbooks. Books like Margot Lee Shetterly's HIDDEN FIGURES, Denise Kiernan's THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY, or Mallory O'Meara's THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Mar 2019

HISTORY: Super, long-time history nerd right here. I would love to see some projects like David Grann's KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, Anna-Lisa Cox's THE BONE AND SINEW OF THE LAND, or David Randall's BLACK DEATH AT THE GOLDEN GATE. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Mar 2019

So, if you have a project like Michael Twitty's THE COOKING GENE, John T. Edge's POTLIKKER PAPERS, Ronni Lundy's VICTUALS, Edward Lee's BUTTERMILK GRAFFITI, or Asha Gomez's MY TWO SOUTHS, send it! #mswl