In Adult, Ernie is looking for:
A few things I'm not looking for: Greek mythology or derivative adaptations, ghosts or supernatural/paranormal, graphic physical abuse, glorification of racist themes.
NOTE: Ernie DOES NOT represent Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children's, Women's Fiction, Romance, Non-fiction, faith-based/religious manuscripts, poetry, short stories, novellas, chapter books, graphic novels, or erotica. Ernie is also not considering previously published or self-published books at this time.
A note regarding marginalization: In every genre he accepts, if protagonists and POV characters are from a marginalized group, Ernie prefers stories told by writers who share that marginalization. Public acknowledgement of a writer's marginalization is NOT a pre-requisite, as the privacy and safety of every writer is paramount. However, false and misleading claims of a marginalization are unaccaptable. With all that being said, submissions where neither the author nor any POV characters identify with a marginalized group will not be excluded from consideration. Honesty is always the best policy, and if writing from one's own experience is not something you believe is important, I may not be the right agent for you.