Mr. Sherman’s Twitter page
Mr. Sherman’s profile on the Guide to Literary Agents blog
And from that profile: “He is seeking: On the adult side, literary and upmarket fiction running the gamut from contemporary (with an eye toward multicultural or satirical) to speculative (particularly urban/contemporary fantasy, horror/dark fantasy, and slipstream). Brooks also has a weakness for historical fiction and a burgeoning interest in crime fiction. For nonfiction, he is particularly interested in works that focus on current events, history, and pop science/sociology. On the children’s side, he is looking to build a list of boy-focused Middle Grade novels (all subgenres, but particularly fantasy adventure and contemporary), and is open to YA fiction of all types except paranormal romance.
Brooks is specifically seeking projects that balance strong voice with gripping plot lines; he particularly enjoys flawed (but sympathetic) protagonists and stories that organically blur the lines between genres. Stories that make him laugh earn extra points. Recent favorites include WHITEMAN by Tony D’Souza, THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE by Audrey Niffenegger, the Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey, THE THIEVES OF MANHATTAN by Adam Langer, and HORNS by Joe Hill.”
Winners coming up in a few hours...