Amanda Jain

Literary Agent

BookEnds Literary Agency

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

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
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#MSWL for my NF writing friends. I am always, always open to stories about food and drink, especially those with a bit of a quirk to them like this!

Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last by Wright Thompson goodreads.com/book/show/5323… via @goodreads

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

#MSWL for my #amquerying nonfiction friends. I'm always looking for books on material culture like Lara Maiklem's MUDLARK, Kassia St. Clair's THE GOLDEN THREAD, and Glenn Adamson's FEWER, BETTER THINGS.

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips
Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips
Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

#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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips
Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips
Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.
305 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

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