Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 11, 2019

Agent Looking for Clients – James McGowan – BookEnds

James McGowan

BookEnds Literary Agency

James’ Manuscript Wish List Favorite 

James is seeking submissions in adult literary and upmarket fiction, mystery, thrillers, and suspense including, but not limited to, psychological and domestic suspense/thrillers, literary and upmarket thrillers, and historical mystery. He is also accepting submissions in all sub-genres of Young Adult fiction, and is actively looking for Picture Books. 

James is actively looking for #ownvoices and diverse characters and stories in all genres.He’s eager to find an adult fiction with the same feel as Station Eleven, The Road or The Book of M. He loves all things dark and creepy in adult fiction, and all things funny and silly in picture books.

James is actively looking to find more “boy books” in all genres, stories that would engage a male audience, especially Young Adult fiction with a male POV. This does not mean he is only seeking male POV.

Some of James’ favorite authors include Celeste Ng, Edwidge Danticat, Jesmyn Ward, and Tana French on the adult side; Jason Reynolds and Sabaa Tahir in YA; and picture book authors like Jason Carter Eaton, author/illustrator Elise Parsley, and our very own Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to http://QueryMe.Online/jmcgowan

To submit to James, please go to the following link: http://QueryMe.Online/jmcgowan

Twitter: @jamerrson         Website

Fiction: Children’s, Crime, Family Saga, General, Horror, Literary, Mystery, Picture Books, Thriller, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary YA, Contemporary Young Adult, Diversity, Domestic Suspense, Multicultural, Psychological Thrillers, Speculative Fiction, Suspense

I’d like the next…

Adult: Tana French, Celeste Ng, Edwidge Danticat, Yaa Gyasi

YA: Jason Reynolds, Sabaa Tahir

Picture Books: Jason Carter Eaton, Josh Funk, Jory John

Shows: Stranger Things, How to Get Away With Murder.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks, Kathy!


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