Jeremy Szal Joins JJLA

Jeremy Szal has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency.  Let him introduce himself:


“I’m a writer of science-fiction, fantasy, and occasional horror, as well as reviews, articles, and essays. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Abyss & Apex,, Grimdark Magazine, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, The Drabblecast, and multiple anthologies. My work has been adapted into audio and translated into Polish, Arabic and Chinese. I have a BA in Film Studies and Creative Writing from the University of New South Wales.


“In 2015, I was a Finalist for Writers of the Future Q3. I have also worked on a short film as a film producer.


“I am also the fiction editor and audio producer for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa, where I have worked with hundreds of talented authors and narrators, from Hugo and Nebula award winners and film actors, to new never seen before voices. These include George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, Christopher Priest, Joe R. Lansdale, Robin Hobb, Kim Stanley Robinson, Joe Abercrombie, and others.


“My favourite authors and sources of literary inspiration include Joe Abercrombie, Iain M. Banks, Paolo Bacigalupi, George R. R. Martin, Pierce Brown, Stephen King, and Michael Grant. Favourite film directors include Bong Joon Ho, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Sion Sono, Park Chan-wook, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, and Martin Scorsese.”






Accused mass murderer Kira Vijov used to be a respected Rogueman, enforcing the law across the Intergalactic Sprawl. Now, stripped of his rank, he’s just another exiled gun for hire and only his sister Ashby believes he didn’t massacre all those people. Still a Rogueman at heart, all Kira remembers is waking up inside an impenetrable vault among blood and bodies, with the memory of a colossal ship in the sky.

When that same ship appears on the other side of the galaxy and people start to vanish, including his sister, the Sprawl comes to Kira for help. He agrees to hunt down the killers who destroyed his life and took Ashby. But the locals make their own rules on the edge of the galaxy, and Kira is going to need dangerous allies to survive. Even if it means getting his hands dirtier than a Rogueman ever should. As the mystery unfolds and his past with it, Kira starts to question his own innocence. He’ll have to decide between saving his sister and uncovering a terrible secret that’s been decades in the making. A secret of which he might just be part.



Jeremy’s website is here:


John Jarrold said: “I see roughly thirty-five submissions every week.  When one jumps out, it’s wonderful.  THE ROGUE GALAXY did that on the first page and continued to involve and fascinate me throughout. Jeremy’s future universe is wonderful and the story and characters are exceptional.”


• May 31st, 2017 • Posted in News