Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
63 MSWL

some things I am *not* looking for atm (an anti-MSWL if you will):

- crime or military anything
- contemporary romance
- [usually] first-person voice (I'm sorry – it's a hard sell for me, but not impossible!)
- high/epic fantasy
- space-faring sci-fi (unless the hook is fresh!)

Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
63 MSWL

I'll add more as I go, but I want to highlight again how much VOICE, PROSE, + ATMOSPHERE are really the things that draw me into a story. I want to hear your character's voice ringing in my head. I want to feel the mist curling at my ankles. I want to live in your world!!

#mswl

Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
63 MSWL

- magical realism
- literary fiction that feels *playful* and *joyful* about the genre, rather than snobbish and gatekeep-y. I have no fear of the weird or wacky, so long as it has something intelligent and important to say.
- fiction about unconventional relationships

#mswl

Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
63 MSWL

- anything set in a part of the world different to the US, Canada, or the UK (or, if set in the UK, set in the north of England, northern Ireland, rural spaces, etc)
- fresh, different takes on monster stories (vampires!!!! pls) that explore aspects of humanity

#mswl

Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
63 MSWL

- folklore and mythological retellings, particularly non-Eurocentric/non-Greco-Roman/non-Christian traditions
- neo-western
- unconventional, unreliable, unlikeable narrators and central characters
- trans and queer joy, but also trans and queer rage
- diverse perspectives

#mswl

Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
63 MSWL

- speculative fiction
(I prefer grounded, literary sci-fi + fantasy. few secondary worlds, but rather our world steeped in liminal magic and/or technology. anything creepy, toothy, gritty, strange, something that sends a shiver down your spine.)
- steampunk everything

#mswl

Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
63 MSWL

in terms of GENRES and NARRATIVES, I love:

- dark academia
- horror
- gothic, esp. regional gothic
- character-led literary fiction
- historical + alternate history, particularly 19th and 20th century and particularly focused on international, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ stories

#mswl

Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
63 MSWL

Julie Gourinchas @literaryfey

hello! it's been a minute — so here's a quick #mswl for any #amquerying authors. 🧵♥️

first, I'm someone who's always been gripped first by VOICE, WRITING STYLE, and PROSE. so I'm looking for:

- anything in the book club, upmarket, literary spaces
- lush, poetic writing – or sparse, bare prose
- deep and intricate world/lore-building (when applicable)

#mswl

Thais Afonso
@LitAgent_Thais
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Azantian Literary Agency I Currently open to queries from BIPOC authors I She/Her
11 MSWL
Vicky Weber
@vickyweberbooks
Literary Agent
Assoc. Lit Agent at @tpurcellagency ❤ Children's Books Author + Publishing Coach - Repped by @eastwestlit 🇵🇷
8 MSWL

#MSWL

-More illustrators or author/illustrators, especially marginalized
-Poetic, lyrical PBs (but not rhyme) with lots of layers and heart
-Creepy, spooky ghost stories (Adult/New Adult)
-Gorgeous prose but highly commercial concepts across the board

vanessa aguirre
@vnssaguirre
Assistant Editor
🇲🇽🇨🇴 assistant editor @wednesdaybooks /@stmartinspress, fiction editor @strangehorizons , LxP mentorship co-director
7 MSWL

day 999 of asking for the messiest, most unhinged romance!! i need people to look at these characters and be like oh you deserve each other but only bc no one else would be able to deal with you #mswl

Focused Artists
@FocusedArtists
Literary Agency
Executive Director at Focused Artists/ Director of Media Rights, Translation Rights Agent, Jr Lit Agent at Context Literary Agency/ Latiné
16 MSWL

Happy Friday! Two more days to get your queries in! #mswl

Esty Downes
@estywrites
Literary Agent
associate literary agent @arthouselit • ✡️📚🌈🍓 editor @SouthRevBooks • SCBWI • sweet + ungovernable •
11 MSWL

Y’all, if I tweet about #MSWL and it connects somehow to your work, by all means, please feel free to send my way. querymanager.com/query/ArtHouseLitSubmissions

Jynastie Wilson
@jynastiewilson
Literary Agent
freelance editor | asst. literary agent at @lcsliterary 🍉 black latinx | author acct: @jynastiealazai
11 MSWL

my inbox is clearing up & this summer i’m looking for:

🪼 mg/ya queer sports
🐠 ya/adult tragic queer romances
🐳 mg marginalized contemporary (think front desk)
🐋 mg/ya/adult indigenous authors
+ any of the above in graphic novel form

[ #amquerying #mswl ]

Thais Afonso
@LitAgent_Thais
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Azantian Literary Agency I Currently open to queries from BIPOC authors I She/Her
11 MSWL

Still waiting for the dating your enemy's sibling rom-com to hit my inbox #MSWL

Ashley Reisinger
@Awritesinger
Literary Agent
Book Hoarder | Canadian, eh? | Assistant Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Opinions My Own | She/Her
20 MSWL

These are GOLD. I need all of the reverse tropes in my life ASAP, please and thanks!!! #MSWL

Susan Velazquez
@susanvcolmant
Literary Agent
Publishing professional, Texas native, and Oxford comma supporter. Chingona como mi madre.
35 MSWL

I have another thread with my #mswl pinned on my profile so you can review that but generally speaking I am open to fantasy and romantasy right now!

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Westend. Qualität kommt von Qual. 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music. ❤ Berlin ❤
78 MSWL
1203 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

I am ALWAYS on the lookout for exciting nonfiction projects. Really looking for narrative nonfiction about science, pop culture, and history. Not looking for memoir, (unless you are a well known musician or member of a well known band 😁😎). #MSWL

Susan Velazquez
@susanvcolmant
Literary Agent
Publishing professional, Texas native, and Oxford comma supporter. Chingona como mi madre.
35 MSWL

in rom-coms, i really love hijinks. i love fake dating but i love mistaken identity, i love the dancing around declarations of love like in this clip. i want to be like "oh boy oh boy how are these rascals gonna get out of this one"

Susan Velazquez
@susanvcolmant
Literary Agent
Publishing professional, Texas native, and Oxford comma supporter. Chingona como mi madre.
35 MSWL

also a romance trope i find that i really, really hate especially in heterosexual dynamics is the MMC "taking care" of the FMC but it's really just him bossing her around and taking control of her life even if it's doing something ostensibly nice like cleaning their room