Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

Vibes:

Bodies of water. Mean Girls. Worms. Reality tv. Y2K. School settings where we actually learn stuff. Social media addiction. Capitalism and how it relates to [blank]. Pyramid schemes. Cults. Instant reaction, especially alongside capitalism. Gay stuff.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

MISC:

路 Scifi horror like Dead Space or The Thing.

路 Hell's Kitchen or Chopped but make it cannibalism.

路 A mannequin or marionette horror.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

MIDDLE GRADE:
I am only open to MG horror.

路 Mascot or unsettling horror. FNAF, Poppy Playtime. Hello Neighbor. Momo. Creepypasta. SCP Foundation.

路 I will not rest until I get a MG horror based on a board game or video game.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 I鈥檇 love a comp to Her, the relationships that loneliness creates, the reliance on color throughout the story, and the intimacy with what doesn't actually exist.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Raw, unflinching, queer yearning and desire in the vein of These Violent Delights. I want prose and characters that hurt. Send me characters that would claw off their flesh and tear out their bones to make a gift box for their heart and give it to the person they love.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Satire!! Particularly, I鈥檇 love to see a story like The Menu that discusses the sex work industry, or a feminist satire on age-queerism.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Hivemind stories. It鈥檇 be cool to see stories from the pov of a sentient forest, an entire town, an ocean, or a lighthouse with a story all of its own.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Uncanny childhood stories like Brutes or Earthlings.

路 Also, Uncanny Valley. Send me that.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Girls conducting experiments on boys, girls struggling with homoerotic friendships, girls obsessed with perfection, give me all the girls doing all the girl things. Questioning their gender, their life, their partners. Think: Suture, My Husband, Bunny, or Boy Parts.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Obsessed, stir-crazy, life-questioning, unhinged main characters. If you have something inspired by or comparable to Sayaka Murata, I want to read it.

路 Send me depraved, completely amoral or immoral characters like Lapvona.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Cannibalism as a metaphor. That鈥檚 it. That鈥檚 the tweet.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Toxic love. Toxic relationships. Toxicity as intimacy.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Dark academia! I want the critique, the obsession, the exploration and longing for knowledge at all costs. I'd love to see it outside of a fantasy setting, novels like The Secret History and If We Were Villains. (Fantasy dark academia is *not* an automatic no from me)

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Give me the beauty in the mundane, similar to that of Okay Days.

路 Let me fall into wondrous, literary narratives in the vein of Piranesi, This Is How You Lose The Time War, and The Starless Sea.

路 If you have a novel that closely comps Battle Royale, I want to read it.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Classics reimagined through marginalized perspectives. Send me deconstructed versions that center marginalization, or retellings that celebrate what couldn鈥檛 be spoken about at the time it was written.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Gothic stories that discuss and encapsulate issues such as philosophy, humanity, racism, sexism, sociopolitical, and/or economic status while set against a luscious, atmospheric backdrop.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

LITERARY, GOTHIC, and WEIRD FICTION:

路 Religious trauma along the lines of The Monk and A Dowry of Blood, especially religious trauma as it relates to being trans/queer.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Cyber horror that takes place solely over direct messages, texts, online transcripts, servers, forums, etc. works in the vein of Follow Me Back, Several People are Typing, The Sluts, Searching, and Missing.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Atmospheric horror that forms a cold sweat on my body like a second skin. I want to forget that I鈥檓 in my bed or at my desk. Make me want to look up from my shoulder but I can鈥檛 because I鈥檓 too captivated by your pages to move.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 馃挌| any pronouns 鈿э笍 | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 馃摉 |
39 MSWL

路 Meta stories that pay homage to movies like Scream.

路 Takes on twisted nostalgia.

路 Fresh ideas on haunted houses.

路 Campy slashers that feel like watching Friday the 13th and Sleepaway Camp all over again.