Julie Gourinchas
@juliegrnchs
Literary Assistant
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ she/they. assistant @BLM_Agency . writer, editor, cheap wine enthusiast. neurodivergent. an "absolute literary nobody." #BlackLivesMatter . views mine.
10 MSWL

yea yea we're all sick of Greek myth retellings but WHAT IF: a retelling of Tiresias's life (and death)??? clairvoyant blind prophet ... transformed into a woman for 7 years (trans myth! trans myth!!!) ... occupying the liminal space between humanity and godhood ... #mswl pls ๐Ÿ™

Julie Gourinchas
@juliegrnchs
Literary Assistant
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ she/they. assistant @BLM_Agency . writer, editor, cheap wine enthusiast. neurodivergent. an "absolute literary nobody." #BlackLivesMatter . views mine.
10 MSWL

tbh ... a historical fiction intrigue novel that has the vibes and grit and tragedy of Brel's Dans Le Port D'Amsterdam ... I want it #mswl
youtube.com/watch?v=OjYtY1โ€ฆ

Julie Gourinchas
@juliegrnchs
Literary Assistant
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ she/they. assistant @BLM_Agency . writer, editor, cheap wine enthusiast. neurodivergent. an "absolute literary nobody." #BlackLivesMatter . views mine.
10 MSWL

just want more dark academia storylines tbh ... more Secret History, murdery, lush and twisty stories set against the backdrop of stifling academia, bonus points if it's historical (1940s or 60s would be fascinating, pls) ty and good night #mswl

Julie Gourinchas
@juliegrnchs
Literary Assistant
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ she/they. assistant @BLM_Agency . writer, editor, cheap wine enthusiast. neurodivergent. an "absolute literary nobody." #BlackLivesMatter . views mine.
10 MSWL
Julie Gourinchas
@juliegrnchs
Literary Assistant
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ she/they. assistant @BLM_Agency . writer, editor, cheap wine enthusiast. neurodivergent. an "absolute literary nobody." #BlackLivesMatter . views mine.
10 MSWL

more (positive) neurodivergent rep of personality disorders, pls. I say this all the time, but I've had enough of people with BPD and bipolar disorder being portrayed as unstable, unreliable, or nefariously manipulative. give me joy, give me therapy, give me growth. #mswl

Julie Gourinchas
@juliegrnchs
Literary Assistant
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ she/they. assistant @BLM_Agency . writer, editor, cheap wine enthusiast. neurodivergent. an "absolute literary nobody." #BlackLivesMatter . views mine.
10 MSWL

more books about the rage of teenage girls feat. gothic vibes, pls (like YELLOWJACKETS meets SHARP OBJECTS ๐Ÿ˜) #mswl

Julie Gourinchas
@juliegrnchs
Literary Assistant
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ she/they. assistant @BLM_Agency . writer, editor, cheap wine enthusiast. neurodivergent. an "absolute literary nobody." #BlackLivesMatter . views mine.
10 MSWL

just for ref there are many people in UK publishing who are still intricately entwined with the """gender critical""" movement (a proven hate campaign against trans individuals). my DMs are open if you'd like to know more. I will always do my utmost to protect
#mswl #amquerying

Julie Gourinchas
@juliegrnchs
Literary Assistant
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ she/they. assistant @BLM_Agency . writer, editor, cheap wine enthusiast. neurodivergent. an "absolute literary nobody." #BlackLivesMatter . views mine.
10 MSWL

anyways, in response to the recent transphobic hullabaloo and the incorrect accusation flung at YA twitter: is now a good time to say that @JJBker is looking for some SFF YA and I personally (his first reader) would love to see some trans rep in the inbox? ๐Ÿ˜Ž #mswl

Julie Gourinchas
@juliegrnchs
Literary Assistant
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ she/they. assistant @BLM_Agency . writer, editor, cheap wine enthusiast. neurodivergent. an "absolute literary nobody." #BlackLivesMatter . views mine.
10 MSWL
Saskia Leach
@saskialeach_
Literary Assistant
๐Ÿ“– Agentโ€™s Assistant at @KNLitAgency ๐Ÿ’ฌ "You chose looks. I chose books." ๐Ÿ“š
1 MSWL
10 Queries

I am looking for hooky cosy crime and historical fiction set in/around WW2.

Morally grey, complex and flawed characters are a plus!

#mswl

Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living at @janklownesbit . Shorter & quieter in person. Opinions mine, but we can negotiate custody. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
2 MSWL
1 Tips

Just spent way too long engrossed in someone's 543-page dissertation on the purpose and prevalence of "like" across various national dialects of English, so this is now an official #MSWL call to any linguist whose work might interest the general public and not just nerds like me

Noah Grey Rosenzweig
@ng_rosenzweig
Literary Assistant
either reading a book or dreaming about writing one. big dog guy. proud(ish) to be from NJ. tweets my own. literary assistant @RossYoon (he/they)
4 MSWL

While I am on the lookout for these things always, and you are certainly welcome to query me, I am *not* a full fledged agent and so will be working collaboratively with someone else from my agency, just for transparency's sake.

Noah Grey Rosenzweig
@ng_rosenzweig
Literary Assistant
either reading a book or dreaming about writing one. big dog guy. proud(ish) to be from NJ. tweets my own. literary assistant @RossYoon (he/they)
4 MSWL

Non-fiction wise, I love an in-depth examination of an issue that we're currently dealing with (EMPIRE OF PAIN is a perfect example). A fresh take on the climate crisis that I wish I had found myself is WARMTH.

Noah Grey Rosenzweig
@ng_rosenzweig
Literary Assistant
either reading a book or dreaming about writing one. big dog guy. proud(ish) to be from NJ. tweets my own. literary assistant @RossYoon (he/they)
4 MSWL

Anything that deals with, examines, or plays with gender โ€” I want to see it. YA, NA, and A are all welcome. I want to read stories from disabled writers, from queer writers, from Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian writers.

Noah Grey Rosenzweig
@ng_rosenzweig
Literary Assistant
either reading a book or dreaming about writing one. big dog guy. proud(ish) to be from NJ. tweets my own. literary assistant @RossYoon (he/they)
4 MSWL

Noah Grey Rosenzweig @ng_rosenzweig

A #MSWL mini thread since I'm just dipping a toe into the querying world. ๐Ÿงต

I love all fiction, with a soft spot for magical realism (think 100 YEARS, of course!). Lit fic, spec fic, and sci-fi are also high on my list. Fantasy like BLACK LEOPARD. Psych fiction that slowly unravels, like RED PILL. And not always, but sometimes, a great love story.

Catherine Bradshaw
@__cbradshaw__
Literary Assistant
Assistant to Susan Ginsburg at Writers House. For submissions to Susan: query and 10 pages to sginsburgsubmissions(at)writershouse(dot)com Opinions are my own.
4 MSWL

#MSWL commercial and literary fictionโ€”particularly voice-driven narratives in ~unique~ settings filled with emotionally compelling characters!

Catherine Bradshaw
@__cbradshaw__
Literary Assistant
Assistant to Susan Ginsburg at Writers House. For submissions to Susan: query and 10 pages to sginsburgsubmissions(at)writershouse(dot)com Opinions are my own.
4 MSWL