Devon Halliday

@devonrhalliday

Currently scouting at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. Happy to answer any publishing industry questions! #askaformeragent

Brooklyn, NY

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 24 Sep 2019

A few other things that catch my eye: Stick figure art. Characters that get away with it, Ripley-style. The phenomenon of feeling “overwhelmed” in modern life. Panoramic stories. Point of view with a twist. Soap operatic drama w/ the intentionality of classic literature.
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Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 24 Sep 2019

I’m also very open to essay collections—personal writing with broader societal criticism or analysis. Or writing that straddles the line btwn fiction and nonfiction.
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Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 24 Sep 2019

For nonfiction, I’d love a KIDS THESE DAYS focused more narrowly on a niche but enlightening issue. I’m increasingly on the lookout for books about millennials and climate, but interested in anything backed by research and told with accessibility & style.
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Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 24 Sep 2019

Upmarket and literary fiction focused on nuanced relationships between distinct characters. These can be set in any time and place, but I’m especially excited to see #ownvoices stories that introduce the reader to an unfamiliar and under-represented perspective.
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Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 24 Sep 2019

Climate change, ship-in-a-bottle stories, video game stories, anything inspired by this: ogn.theonion.com/preview-the-la…
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Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 24 Sep 2019

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday

Happy #MSWL day, #amquerying #writers! In no particular order, a list of what I’d be psyched to see in the inbox:

Literary speculative fiction like SEVERANCE by Ling Ma or STATION ELEVEN. Particular weakness for apocalypse, dystopia, unusual storytelling structures, branching possibilities or timelines (RUSSIAN DOLL, Detroit Become Human)... #mswl

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 28 Aug 2019

As the news continues to plunge off the deep end, it occurs to me: what if the apocalypse did happen, and the only survivors were the type of people who said “If X happens I’m moving to Canada”? Post-apocalyptic fiction set in Canada please #mswl

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 24 Aug 2019

Currently #amreading #OnEarthWereBrieflyGorgeous by Ocean Vuong. A lot of beautiful lines in here. I’m always interested in linguistic experimentation rooted in some higher narrative purpose #mswl

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 10 Aug 2019

Should have read #Severance by #LingMa much sooner. Grounded apocalypse, decisive millennial protag, calm lucid reckoning w/ modernity: aka everything I go for. Ardently recommended, also #mswl for any #writers out there

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 14 Feb 2019

Happy Valentine's Day #amquerying #authors! I'm a sucker for a good love story in any genre. Bonus points if the relationship conflict comes from intrinsic flaws in the characters and not silly, avoidable misunderstandings. #mswl

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 13 Feb 2019

Would definitely watch this show. Might read this book, if it went easy on the sitcom humor and went hard on the what-is-the-meaning-of-true-connection-in-the-midst-of-lies-and-misrepresentation
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