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Mr. T.S. Ferguson

Jennifer Azantian Literary Agency


Twitter: TeeEss

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from Patrick (admin)
Mar 07, 2022 6:54 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from tayslaysdragons
Dec 18, 2021 9:24 pm

FQ: 11/12/21
Nudge with offer of rep: 12/1/21
Polite step aside: 12/17/21

MG fantasy 48K
from KathrynFaye007
Dec 13, 2021 10:06 pm

FQ: 24 AUG 2021
ER: 13 DEC 2021

I'm glad he responded but I'm disappointed at the rejection.

UPPER MG Contemporary Fantasy - 61k
from MandyMBallard
Dec 13, 2021 2:39 pm

FQ: 8/26/21
ER: 12/13/21

90k Dark YA Speculative
from ksmccann
Dec 08, 2021 9:01 am

@KathrynFaye007. I stalked his Twitter feed. He made a recent comment that sounded like he was unemployed, but he is still listed at Azantian. He also has been suffering tremendous foot pain lately. That can really affect a person's productivity. Still, a hundred days is long enough to send a polite "Hidey-ho, did my query get lost?" And always remember that publishing is a sloooow business.
from KathrynFaye007
Dec 05, 2021 2:06 pm

This query is over 100 days old. On Twitter he said that he responds to everyone but I haven't received any response so far. Has anyone just CNRed their queries? I'm trying to figure out what to do.
from AshShees
Oct 27, 2021 10:00 pm

FQ: 9/4/2021
Rejection: 10/27/2021
YA F 108K
from Katydidnt
Oct 25, 2021 4:05 pm

EQ: 7/28/2021
Nudge w/offer of rep: 10/19/2021
Full request: 10/25/2021

84k YA fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 18, 2021 10:55 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 17, 2021 4:11 pm

Thanks BJepsonBrown
from BJepsonBrown
Oct 17, 2021 6:45 am

His Twitter is
from MrTakoDerci
Oct 15, 2021 1:53 pm

@robinkmoore I'm not sure whose wishlist this is, but it's not TS Ferguson's. He's tweeted that he's on MS Wishlist under editors (I guess he's still working on getting an agent profile set up) and while there may be some overlap, this doesn't match his profile at all.
from tanyacarinae
Oct 14, 2021 7:58 pm

Rejected full after an offer from another agent, but explained exactly why he was passing and said he wasn't surprised I had an offer already. Super helpful.

59K YA Horror
from tomntex4
Sep 30, 2021 9:53 am

FQ 9/24/21
FR 9/7/21
68K satire
from robinkmoore
Sep 28, 2021 4:02 pm

This is by no means exhaustive. I am always surprised by the stories that steal my heart!
Explorations of love, friendship, or familial bonds against fantastic backdrops
Obscure retold fairy tales
Women and girls in STEM
Quirky middle grade
Modernized mythologies
Psychological horror/thrillers with speculative elements
Literary and/or near-future science fiction
Historical fantasy
Magical realism
Internally consistent (preferably non-Medieval European) epic fantasy
I am currently open for children's graphic novels (young reader through YA) across genres. I'm looking for emotionally complex projects from contemporary to fantasy and everything in-between, with a particular soft spot for inter-generational stories, immigrant stories, and magical realism. If you can make me feel like THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER, you'll have me. The illustrations are stunning and the characters leap off the page, making you care about them from moment one. Other recent favorites are GHOSTS, THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY, PUMPKINHEADS, and REAL FRIENDS.

I'd love to find some creepy or spooky stories that are still age-appropriate like CORALINE. Stories that don't forget how hard it was to be young but told with a whimsy that undercuts those hard times like in a lot of Roald Dahl's work. Stories that dig into the deeper questions like A WRINKLE IN TIME and THE GIVER. Lyrical stories like THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON. And well-written adventures like GREGOR THE OVERLANDER and HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE. I think the most difficult thing to get right in middle grade is remembering just how complex a time it was. I know a middle grade is hitting the right notes for me when, even if I'm loving the read, I have that subtle fear of never wanting to be twelve-years-old ever again!

The most important thing I'm looking for is a great voice (especially in MG and YA). Though I'm predominantly interested in stories with a speculative element, a recent master-class in incredible voice that is worth mentioning is THE HATE U GIVE. Another book that reminded me of being a teen and also touched on difficult topics, though I wish it went even further, was TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. In SFF, I like well-crafted worlds like in STEELHEART and GRACELING, fresh takes on well-trodden tropes like in THE FIFTH WAVE and LEGEND, and beautiful, heartbreaking stories like THE BOOK THIEF. Young adult is also a prime place to explore those very real, yet heightened teen emotions. I think it may be my favorite age group for a psychological thriller with speculative elements or a good group mystery where something very weird is going on and the setting is viscerally engaging with the characters.

I'd love to find a transportive fantasy with an incredible sense of place that pulls me in from the first page like A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC or THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS. YA crossover and found family like in RED RISING. Beautiful, literary writing (always) like in NEVERWHERE, OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, and THE NIGHT CIRCUS. If you can make me connect in a long-form story the way Ken Liu did in The Paper Menagerie (and pretty much his entire short-story collection), you'll have me. And, of course, sprawling, well-thought-out epics like THE WAY OF SHADOWS and THE NAME OF THE WIND. I like dark epics, but they don't have to be dark for me to enjoy them. In SF and psychological horror (no straight horror please, my imagination is scary enough), I'm looking for grounded stories that look at the "what ifs" within our minds, our social circles, our cultures, and our world. Some of my favorite novels are ones that make a seemingly small change and follow that to their unavoidable ends or show me a future that feels so surreal, yet so inevitable.

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