Samantha Wekstein


Literary Agent at Writers House. Also assisting Al Zuckerman. Please email with your query letter and first chapter (attachment).

Manhattan, NY

Writers House

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 21h

Really in the mood for something similar to Blood Red Road by Moira Young. #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · Feb 12

I want submissions with strong women/girls, but strong doesn't necessarily mean "kickass" all the time. There are so many ways we show our strength--whether it be physical or mental. #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · Jan 10

Did ya'll know that I love Kdramas? Some favorites are Boys over Flowers, You're Beautiful, 49 Days, Shining Inheritance, Coffee Prince, and Dream High (but I've enjoyed many others). Please send me anything in this vein #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · Jan 2

#MSWL slow burn romance is my favorite type of romance across YA and adult.

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 29 Dec 2017

Rewatched The Sandlot last night and I want an MG summer friend group book that gives me the feelings of the movie in 2018 #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 29 Nov 2017

#MSWL A diverse YA with the flavor of Dance Academy.

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 10 Nov 2017

Story elements I DON'T want: Drug addiction, hard-boiled cops/detectives, divorce, adult thrillers, business tycoons, historical nonfiction, memoir, angels, devils, heaven, hell, biblical retellings, adult literary anything, picture books without illustrations. #antimswl #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 26 Oct 2017

#MSWL Please no more bad guys that are modeled after Donald Trump.

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 4 Oct 2017

#MSWL A modern Joey and Pacey, maybe in a unique setting?

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2017

#MSWL authors who used to write HP fanfic and now write original fiction. You are my people.

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2017

Books where YA characters are forced to make tough, almost impossible decisions. #mswl

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2017

Adult historical fiction focusing on the female perspective #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2017

YA with female gangs, guilds, or adventure squads #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2017

High fantasy YA with a unique magic system #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 12 Sep 2017

Middle grade book about a kid from a big family #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 3 Aug 2017

#MSWL A middle grade like the movie, A LITTLE PRINCESS. Give me all the feelings!