vanessa aguirre
@vnssaguirre
Assistant Editor
🇲🇽🇨🇴 assistant editor @wednesdaybooks /@stmartinspress, fiction editor @strangehorizons , LxP mentorship co-director
8 MSWL
Stuti Telidevara
@StutiTelidevara
Literary Agent
she/her // @ParkandFine // former: @RavenLiterary @orbitbooks @TransLitAgency // opinions own
16 MSWL

I’m going to really dive back into my queries soon & would love to see more big epic fantasy, adult or YA. I’m talking complex, court intrigue, not romance-forward—I am watching House of the Dragon and reading James Islington, and craving something that scratches that itch #mswl

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

there is an entire graphic novel subsection on my mswl page + anything i’m asking for generally, i would love to see as a graphic novel

jynastiealazai.com/wishlist

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

i read 13 graphic novels in 4 days, and i really want to rep more author-illustrators. so, here’s an mswl:
#mswl #kidlitart

🧺 mg camp
🧸 mg contemp with series potential (sunny side up esque)
🎻 ya queer + funny romance
🪈 uncommon family dynamics
📦 modern day ghosts + witches

Hannah Andrade
@hhandrade93
Literary Agent
🇲🇽🇺🇸 | literary agent with @Bradford_Agents | book reader | tea drinker
6 MSWL

I have reopened to queries!* Take a look at my #mswl to see if I'm the right fit for your ms before you send. I'm looking forward to reading your work!

*If you haven't yet heard from me, your ms is still under consideration. Thanks for your patience!

Susan Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
121 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

#mswl give me your regional trash, your gibberish, your weird little ookie oogie boogies. Give me something so beautifully written and solidly regionally rooted that it breaks the world at large. Thank you in advance.

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
17 MSWL

Thank you for all of your submissions! Kristina is now CLOSED to queries (unless you have that nonfiction book analyzing the narrative of the #tradwife ) #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

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
5 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
8 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
17 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 •
5 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