Humor

Kortney Price @kortney_price · 4d

Kortney Price @kortney_price

These elements can include character, theme, atmosphere, grit, style, voice, setting, world building.....any craft element that you want to highlight.

For example, "My story combines the humor of Shannon Hale's Austenland with the heart and action of Kenneth Oppel's Airborn in this MG role playing adventure gone wrong" (#MSWL, btw)

beth phelan @beth_phelan · 5d

I would also like to see some heart-achey MG contemporary that doesn’t shy away from big issues. Socially and politically engaged, with humor and joy and hope but also courage and realness and empathy. #MSWL

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Apr 14

I love a cozy with humor or snark. Cozies, despite the murder and criminals, are not dark, and I want to feel like I can follow this fun sleuth and their voice for many books to come. #MSWL

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 4

#MSWL any age/genre with humor like Buffy, Firefly, or Psych. I like it sassy, and I like it clever.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Apr 2

"Health, Wellness, Humor, Sports, Pop Culture, Pop Science, Pop Psychology." @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 23

"Essay collections, particularly humor though I’m open to anything that’s really compelling." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl/

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · Mar 7

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth

I am super interested in acquiring romcom manuscripts this year, especially ones that are tightly written with snappy dialogue! #MSWL twitter.com/CarinaPress/st…

My interest in lighthearted romance and romcoms extends to male/male romance and romantic suspense and capers, of all heat levels, and historical & paranormal romances too. I'm also interested in humorous cozy mysteries. Make me laugh! #MSWL

Ben Grange @BLGrange · Mar 6

All of your Middle Grade contemporary novels with humor and heart and pre-teen troubles. #MSWL

Kelly @YAFantasyFan · Mar 2

I still desperately need a Women's Fiction or Romance or even just Contemporary like The Bold Type! Friendship and female bosses galore! And HUMOR! All the laugh out loud lines, please! #MSWL

Julia McCarthy @thejumbles · Mar 1

I really want to work on a darkly humorous Baba Yaga story. That’s all I ask. #MSWL

Colleen Oefelein @eerie_o · Feb 25

#MSWL for YA:
~ a FAUST retelling
~ a plot that brings to mind Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
~ Grumpy antiheroes who can't seem to be evil (despite how they try) / humor is a plus!

#amquerying
Query instructions: jdlit.com/colleen-oefele…

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 23

"Non-fic that explains big ideas & large concepts in ways that are accessible, fun, and humorous." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl/

Cyle Young @cyleyoung · Feb 15

I would love to see some humorous picture book manuscripts! #MSWL #kidlit #kidlitart #picturebook

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 9

I am seeing lots of agents #MSWL quirky humor and MG. I love this too! What editor friends are in the market for off-beat humor done well?!

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 8

"Health, Wellness, Humor, Sports, Pop Culture, Pop Science, Pop Psychology." @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Feb 1

I want a middle grade humor book. My favorite is THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON. Give me something quirky and offbeat, but still kid friendly. #MSWL

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Jan 31

I absolutely love quirky #MG. Really looking for a special project that addresses a serious issue but with incredible humor and heart. I love stories that make me smile through my tears! #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jan 26

"Essay collections, particularly humor though I’m open to anything that’s really compelling." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl/