Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian β€’ She/Her β€’ ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) β€’ #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
15 MSWL

Gosh, one more #mswl note:

πŸ“– I will happily consider books that were originally self-published or fanfiction
πŸ“– I love webcomics and fan artists and dream of acquiring something that started on apps like Manta or Tappytoon or something original from a popular fandom artist

Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian β€’ She/Her β€’ ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) β€’ #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
15 MSWL

And for anyone curious on my editorial approach (& whether I might be the right editor for you):

✍️ I worked for Wattpad for 4+ years and heavily favour fast-paced commercial fiction
✍️ I am a copyeditor at heart; internal consistency is king
✍️ I prioritize authorial intent

Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian β€’ She/Her β€’ ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) β€’ #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
15 MSWL

For a sense of my #mswl acquisition taste (besides books on my own list):

πŸ“šThese Deathless Shores by P.H. Low
πŸ“šThe Prospects by KT Hoffman
πŸ“šPsyche & Eros by Luna McNamara
πŸ“šFourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
πŸ“šHench by Natalie Zina Walschots
πŸ“šFake Dates & Mooncakes by Sher Lee

Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian β€’ She/Her β€’ ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) β€’ #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
15 MSWL

And perhaps a helpful anti-mswl (aka what I am not the right editor for):

❌ young adult books (Random House Canada only publishes adult fiction and non-fiction)
❌ hard science fiction (I read it personally, but can’t acquire it)
❌ horror (I am easily scared)

Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian β€’ She/Her β€’ ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) β€’ #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
15 MSWL

Bonus points for my #mswl include:

⏳ time travel
πŸ”₯ dragons
πŸ’– happy endings
πŸ“• YA crossover potential
πŸͺ early hooks (chapter one, page one)
πŸ“£ voice/character-driven plots
🟒 accessible worldbuilding
πŸ–ŒοΈ character art

Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian β€’ She/Her β€’ ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) β€’ #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
15 MSWL

I realized I haven’t updated my #mswl in a while, so here’s what I’m currently on the hunt for:

πŸ—‘οΈ BIPOC romantasy
πŸ’œ queer contemporary romance (drown me in tropes!)
πŸ‰ myth retellings with a twist
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canadian authors
🧭 Dan Brown-esque mystery/thrillers

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
906 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Murder at a Truse crime conventiom. Couch sleuths galore! Maybe pair with my Elle Woods/Dapne murder mystery #MSWL

Katie Gisondi
@GisondiKatie
Literary Agent
sub rights associate and lit agent at @LDLiterary πŸ€—
26 MSWL

I don't see enough queer monster romances or paranormal romances!! where are my vampire boyfriends and trans merpeople and werewolf lesbians? #mswl

C.L. Geisler
@clgslr
Literary Agent
thriller author - rep’d by @kissedbyink | associate literary agent @arthouselit | she/her
31 MSWL

craving something in an extremely isolated setting #mswl

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
38 MSWL
16 Tips

Lisa loves finding picture books that surprise her with unexpected approaches, big emotions and voice-y writing. Find out more about her #MSWL below! @planningforsun corvisieroagency.com/lisa-gouldy.html

Catherine Ross
@ThingsCatSays1
Literary Agent
Fantasy Writer ✨. Lover of all things paranormal. Lawyer. Literary Agent Apprentice with @corvisierolit
10 MSWL

If your book features complex female friendships, secrets resurfacing, and can be comped to Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, I would love to see it!
#WritingCommmunity #MSWL

Bonnie Swanson
@BB_Swann
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @Tpurcellagency she/her I also write PB for littles & YA romance w/a magical twist! **CLOSED TO QUERIES!**
4 MSWL
2 AskAgent

Mark the date!! On 6/1/24 I will open to queries! #bipoc authors only this time. Stay tuned for an updated specific #MSWL .

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
906 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Also #MSWL for Daphne from SCOOBY DOO or Elle Woods in a YA murder mystery.

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
906 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

#MSWL but I would love teens resistance: housing banned books in lockers/backpacks, making side hustles (hair braiding/slime/candy) underground, also standing up against unfair dress codes! You can combine with other elements of my #MSWL like homecoming mums!

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
906 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Alrighty, that's all the graphics I have made right now. Remember, these can be MG or YA or in graphic novel form, and marginalized voices are welcome to run with these ideas as well. I actually think some of these might be better explored through those lens!

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
906 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

This next one is a #IYKYK type #MSWL : I love that British narration style--almost Neil Gaiman-esque feel--that features quirky shops. Id' love to see an MG or YA with elements like this.

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

Focused Artists CEO Kristina Sutton Lennon updated her #mswl today! Be on the lookout as she plans to open to queries for 1 week ONLY soon (🀫TBD in June πŸ˜‰). Stay tuned!

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
906 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Mermaids, Take 2 #MSWL . This one is all fun, summer, contemporary vibes, but people who work as professional mermaids. If you watch MERPEOPLE on netflix, I want the fun, summer, YA version #MSWL

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
906 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Genre mashups! Like taking the beats from a romance or women's fiction, and bringing them to a fantasy world. Or the high fantasy tropes and taking them to comic con. This is just one example in the pic, but so many ways to play with this! #MSWL