About Ali

Literary Agent | Spencerhill Associates | Twin-mom + 1. 

I like to stay up late. I wish I could sleep in. And I drink coffee to support my bad habits. Yet there’s productivity in my sleep-depriving ways. I love my wonderful clients (Go #TeamSpencerhill!) and make it a point to work hard to see them succeed. I also can’t wait to discover who might join that list, and wonder if that somebody might be you. One thing I do know, authors come in all stages of development, and no matter where you are on your journey, I hope you might find me a sympathetic and helpful voice as you learn and develop your craft. You’ll find a Q&A on this site if you have questions, and I’m also active on Twitter (@HerringAli) offering #writetips and just in general being uber chatty.

TO QUERY me, please USE THIS ONLINE form: http://QueryManager.com/Ali. I do not consider queries sent to my email address or the Spencerhill general email account. I only answer queries sent to my personal email if I’ve requested them via a contest or you have a referral. Do not make me ERASE you a la Arnold Schwarzenegger. I’ve been known to occasionally forego the “form” query response and give feedback too, and while time doesn’t always permit this, I wish I could do it for everyone.

Writers. Keep writing.


11 responses to “About Ali

  1. Ugh– going back to requery using the query manager form! Thanks!


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  3. Arakaki Soto

    If I queried 7 months ago and got a rejection, but now your Twitter #MSWL matches exactly what I have, can I query again (and reference your tweet)?


  4. H.

    Hi Ali— I was just wondering whether you’re open to LGBT genre fiction, so long as it fits with your MSWL criteria? Thanks!


  5. Hi Ali, I’ve been eagerly awaiting Sept 6th with intent to query you with my SF manuscript, which is currently under review by two different editors that I pitched at a conference. However, your Twitter profile says “closed to queries.” Is that still the case? If I submit to you through the Spencerhill Query Manager, will that lead to the big ERASE, Schwarzenegger-style?

    Thanks! Sincerely, Bria Burton


  6. I like your style, Ali.
    You seem like a genuinely caring, decent person.


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