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Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Aug 6

I'm in awe of truly funny writing. It's harder than it seems, and I love seeing it work on the page. #MSWL

Carlisle Webber @carliebeth · Aug 1

Though I'm known for my love of dark books, I also love light, funny YA and MG, including romcoms. #MSWL #WishlistWednesday

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Jun 22

A few ideas we have (but by no means limited to):
-A light, funny love triangle
-Second-change romance featuring divorced mom with tweens/teens
-Military characters, firefighters, maybe an inspiring male teacher? #MSWL

Bibi Lewis @Bibi_Lewis · Jun 6

I really want to see more rom-com's in my inbox! Smart, funny, with an emphasis on well developed characters. #mswl

Joanna MacKenzie @joannamackenzie · Jun 5

My summer #mswl: mothers with secret lives; Midwest stories with a strong sense of place; character driven mysteries and thrillers (maybe starring mothers with secret lives); fish out of water narratives, both serious and funny (maybe with something Polish).

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · May 31

Adult Contemporary/Romance Writers! I would like to sign a project that reads like Bridget Jones/Crazy Rich Asians/The Hating GAme--funny, fast paced, and clued in to social questions. #MSWL

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · May 23

A #MSWL from me: I would really LOVE to receive some really smart, funny Contemporary YA submissions. Books that make you laugh AND think. Along the lines of, i.e.: "I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE," or "WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI," or "THE LAKE EFFECT."

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · May 4

I want more funny books in general. All ages, all genres. #mswl

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · May 4

The Mary Sue @TheMarySue

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I want a vampire book that reads like this show. Funny, sweet, and from the POV of the vampire, *not the victim*--or at least not the victim alone. Another great example is BLOOD SUCKING FIENDS: A LOVE STORY by Christopher Moore. #MSWL

ellen @ellencormier · Apr 26

Wow, agent friends. I'm really tweeting you a lot, huh? But this is the cutest things I've ever heard of and I need it to be a smart, funny, pignant, nuanced YA novel so... #sorrynotsorry #mswl

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Alex Borbolla @Alex_Borbolla · Apr 25

I’ve been getting a lot of dark YA lately—which I love!—but I’m also interested in sweet, funny MG that may or may not make me cry #MSWL

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Apr 19

In MG & YA, I'm focusing on high-concept contemporary that's sweet, funny, and layered, the kind of book that deals with a couple different kinds of relationship including the MC's feelings about themselves. #MSWL

beth phelan @beth_phelan · Apr 16

I love my YA contemporary list and still WANT MORE! Something a little offbeat, surreal, defffffinitely funny. Maybe surrounding a small thing/event that gets blown out of proportion/snowballs... Peculiar communities, histories... Maybe urban legends?? #MSWL

beth phelan @beth_phelan · Apr 16

beth phelan @beth_phelan

Gonna drop a few #MSWL tweets as I’ve been going through my queries this weekend (sorry if you’re still waiting on a response—I’m getting there!) and trying to listen to what my gut is craving. I’m focusing on MG and YA, so let’s get started:

I would really love some character-driven YA fantasy that is both dark AND funny. Especially if there is a big eclectic cast and truly unique magic. Voicey characters but still high stakes and a world with details that awe, from city life to wildlife. #MSWL

Elizabeth Bewley @ElizBewley · Mar 23

I'm hoping to read some smart, funny, romantic YA stories soon. The ones that remind me of John Hughes movies. Writers, query me! I love young love. #MSWL

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Mar 22

#MSWL YA Historical Mystery! Whether it's fun & funny (think MISS FISHER) gothic, noir, procedural or lawless... get at me!

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Mar 19

March #MSWLMadness continues today at BookEnds! My #MSWL post is live (check out the other agent posts too while you're there 😉) bookendsliterary.com/2018/03/19/rac…

Sarah Davies @SarahGreenhouse · Mar 10

Read this on my flight yesterday & loved it. Like The Science of Breakable Things, this kind of smart, perceptive, funny, poignant MG is top of my #MSWL. Thanks @CarolineAbbey!

Kelly @LitAgentKelly · Mar 8

Also still looking for my Bridget Jones meets Tinder romance! Make it real, make it funny, make it relatable, and make me laugh! 😊 #MSWL

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