Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Jennifer Herrington of Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

Jennifer Herrington is a literary agent with Harvey Klinger Literary Agency.

“I am currently building a diverse list of authors and illustrators. I represent picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, and adult genre fiction. No matter the genre or age group, I am looking for books that make feel (whether it’s laugh or cry or both!), distinctive voices, and character-driven stories that revolve around tough issues.

Illustrators:

She seeks creators that illustrate any age group from picture book, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels.

Picture Books:

“I am looking for heartfelt, funny, whimsical picture books that can revolve around big kid issues such as grief, bullying, being different, friends, etc. I especially love clever or new concepts or fresh twists on classics and STEAM concepts in a contemporary or fantasy world.”

Middle Grade:

“I am looking for high concept MG with a great hook. While I love adventurous, smart, out-of-the-box characters with schemes, friends, family, living and processing through a life crisis, I am also drawn to quiet characters and quiet topics like a first crush. Send me books on friend breakups, frenemies, or enemies. I love to laugh and cry while I fall in love with the characters.”

  • Contemporary
  • Paranormal/Fantasy – ghosts, witches, fresh mythology, superheroes
  • Horror
  • Mystery
  • Graphic novel

Young Adult:

“I am on looking for unique concepts or a fresh twist on classic tropes or tales. High concept YA with a strong hook.”

  • Feel-good contemporaries or contemporaries that represent real-world issues
  • Contemporary romance (love tropes!)
  • Paranormal or fantasy (not high fantasy) with solid world building. I especially love mythologies that haven’t been explored. Give me a twist on ghosts, witches, vamps, shifters, or superheroes.
  • Snort-worthy romantic comedy
  • Mystery
  • Horror – prefer scary versus bloody
  • Graphic novel

Adult Fiction:

“I am looking for out-of-the-ordinary plots with engaging and realistic characters trying to navigate the adult world.” Specifically seeking:

  • Romance with a fresh twist on trope-driven plots. Sweet to spicy.
  • I am open to contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy romance.
  • Gut-busting RomCom
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Fresh cozy mysteries (think outside-the-box amateur sleuths)
  • Graphic novel

Currently, I am not a good fit for:

Thriller
Suspense
Murder mystery
Political
High fantasy
Sci-Fi
Adult horror
Historical
Nonfiction

My MWSL is: https://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jennifer-herrington/

 

 

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