Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
626 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips
John Baker
@JJBker
Literary Agent
Enthusiastic Agent at @BLM_Agency : Likes SFF&H and anything Boris wouldn't, Welsh Rugby, Indie bands I heard about way later than you. He/Him. Opinions mine.
8 MSWL

A more horror-tinged KALA by Colin Walsh would be an incredible place to start. Or The Craft X PENANCE by Eliza Clark. God, those were two excellent books.

John Baker
@JJBker
Literary Agent
Enthusiastic Agent at @BLM_Agency : Likes SFF&H and anything Boris wouldn't, Welsh Rugby, Indie bands I heard about way later than you. He/Him. Opinions mine.
8 MSWL

Daniel Carpenter @DanCarpenter85

Forget Dark Academia, you know what we need? Dark Townies. Fucked-up kids doing weird rituals whilst working awful retail jobs, or lurking behind the bars in ancient pubs...

#MSWL , I grew up in a nothing rural-adjacent market town and god lord, we searched and hoped to uncover dark conspiracies and spookiness most foul. We didn't find any, so send me some if your book is in that world.

Alex Grana
@alexmgrana
Literary Agent
writer. jd. horror lover. associate literary agent w/ corvisiero literary agency. she/her
2 MSWL

Hi, #amquerying writers! I’m closing to queries next Wednesday 7/17 to catch up on my inbox. Check out my current #mswl for what I’m looking for now, and know that I plan to reopen to queries by September.

Jennifer Weis
@JenniferWeisTWA
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent at The Weis Agency Looking for thrillers, book club fiction, and narrative nonfiction. Plot comes first. jweis@theweisagency.com she/her
11 MSWL
Jennifer Weis
@JenniferWeisTWA
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent at The Weis Agency Looking for thrillers, book club fiction, and narrative nonfiction. Plot comes first. jweis@theweisagency.com she/her
11 MSWL

#MSWL I'd love to see more non-fiction in my inbox! I'm looking for provocative and well-told narrative non-fiction, whether it's about politics, psychology, or business. Find me on QueryTracker if we'd be a good fit!
#amagenting
querytracker.net/agent/10781

Erin Niumata
@ecniumata
Literary Agent
SVP/Literary Agent Folio Literary Management. MA Creative Writing, Doctoral Researcher, wife, mom, cancer survivor, Member @aalitagents She/Her 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇧🇸🇳🇿
22 MSWL
6 Tips

Next Friday, 19th of July, I will be open for Upmarket/Literary and Commercial contemporary thrillers with twists, a dash of horror, big stakes, great characters, complex issues, tight story lines. NO COSIES #amquerying #thrillerbooks #MSWL

Olivia Maidment
@liv_maidment
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @MMLitAgency | she/her
10 MSWL

I’m really keen to find some new writers of literary, crossover, and book club fiction to join my list at @MMLitAgency this summer. If your project feels like it could be a good fit, I’d love to hear from you 😊

madeleinemilburn.co.uk/agents/olivia-maidment/

#mswl #amwriting #amquerying #litfic

Brandy Vallance
@BrandyVallance
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Barbara Bova Literary Agency & Award-Winning Author. Open to queries 1/1/24 http://barbarabovaliteraryagency.com
2 MSWL

Hey, amazing writers! I’ll be closing to queries on July 17. I’d love to see your query before then! Please use Query Manager: querymanager.com/query/3215 / brandyvallance.com / barbarabovaliteraryagency.com #mswl #amquerying #amwriting #WritingCommmunity

Brent Howard
@BrentMHoward
Literary Agent
Agent at Gramercy Literary, brent@gramercyliterary.com Former editor @ Penguin RH #MSWL Thrillers, suspense, horror, history, journalism, military & politics
2 MSWL

Strong storytelling skills are as important in nonfiction as they are in fiction. Structure and language are key.

Brent Howard
@BrentMHoward
Literary Agent
Agent at Gramercy Literary, brent@gramercyliterary.com Former editor @ Penguin RH #MSWL Thrillers, suspense, horror, history, journalism, military & politics
2 MSWL

Journalists who have deeply covered their field, infiltrated a story and can write about in-depth better than any other person.

Brent Howard
@BrentMHoward
Literary Agent
Agent at Gramercy Literary, brent@gramercyliterary.com Former editor @ Penguin RH #MSWL Thrillers, suspense, horror, history, journalism, military & politics
2 MSWL

For nonfiction, platform is important. Academics who own their subject, who’ve done more thinking and research about it than anyone else, stand out. But your writing chops are what makes it sellable.

Brent Howard
@BrentMHoward
Literary Agent
Agent at Gramercy Literary, brent@gramercyliterary.com Former editor @ Penguin RH #MSWL Thrillers, suspense, horror, history, journalism, military & politics
2 MSWL

FOR NONFICTION, I acquired history for years as an editor. I love big, bold, definitive books that shake up how we think of a person or event.

Brent Howard
@BrentMHoward
Literary Agent
Agent at Gramercy Literary, brent@gramercyliterary.com Former editor @ Penguin RH #MSWL Thrillers, suspense, horror, history, journalism, military & politics
2 MSWL

I don’t represent children’s picture books, but for the sake of my eight-year-old son, I’m open to chapter books for kids and teens. (He loves the Alex Rider series and I introduced him to old school Gordon Korman!)

Brent Howard
@BrentMHoward
Literary Agent
Agent at Gramercy Literary, brent@gramercyliterary.com Former editor @ Penguin RH #MSWL Thrillers, suspense, horror, history, journalism, military & politics
2 MSWL

I don’t represent romance, but would I turn down one that I immediately recognized as spectacular? No. Will I receive many? Not kidding myself.

Brent Howard
@BrentMHoward
Literary Agent
Agent at Gramercy Literary, brent@gramercyliterary.com Former editor @ Penguin RH #MSWL Thrillers, suspense, horror, history, journalism, military & politics
2 MSWL

I love dark crime thrillers, literary horror, suspense, complex espionage tales, genre mash-ups, whether they feature female or male protagonists.

Brent Howard
@BrentMHoward
Literary Agent
Agent at Gramercy Literary, brent@gramercyliterary.com Former editor @ Penguin RH #MSWL Thrillers, suspense, horror, history, journalism, military & politics
2 MSWL

I love atmosphere. A historical setting is a plus.

Brent Howard
@BrentMHoward
Literary Agent
Agent at Gramercy Literary, brent@gramercyliterary.com Former editor @ Penguin RH #MSWL Thrillers, suspense, horror, history, journalism, military & politics
2 MSWL

FOR FICTION, I’m drawn to exceptional writing, high-stakes, tightly plotted stories with momentum, unforgettable characters who leap from the page.

Brent Howard
@BrentMHoward
Literary Agent
Agent at Gramercy Literary, brent@gramercyliterary.com Former editor @ Penguin RH #MSWL Thrillers, suspense, horror, history, journalism, military & politics
2 MSWL

Summer reading means my Summer #MSWL ! Writers querying agents, listen up—as an agent, I represent both fiction and nonfiction. #amquerying

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
2 MSWL

I plan to reopen by the end of summer, and once I do I'll probably stay open for a few months and then close again for a few months to get caught back up on subs. And then open again for the same. That tends to be my pattern.