Amanda Jain


Literary Agent @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 5

I'd love to see some more dual timeline novels in my query inbox. Send 'em over! #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 4

I'm way behind in these, but here, finally, is another visual #mswl. A few books from my current TBR pile that give you an idea of what I'd love to see in my query inbox.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · May 9

Warm weather is finally here, and I'd love to see some fun, summery, laugh-out-loud romcoms in my query box! Send 'em if you got 'em! #MSWL

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · May 1

I'd love to see some more mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels in my query box! I'm in a murdery mood, so whaddaya got for me? #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Mar 28

Here is March's visual #mswl, a pile of books on my TBR list that are great examples of the types of projects I'm looking for in my query box. Send 'em if you got 'em!

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Mar 8

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 · Mar 8

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 · Mar 8

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 · Mar 8

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 · Mar 8

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 · Mar 8

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 · Mar 8

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 · Mar 8

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 · Mar 8

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