Hilary Harwell

Literary Agent

KT Literary

Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
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Today’s the day #amquerying folks - I’m officially open to queries again! See pinned thread for my updated #MSWL!

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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And a few perennial #MSWL requests - wilderness stories, a new generation of #horsegirl books (would LOVE to see this from a #BIPOC author), logic, puzzles, whipsmart protagonists, morally grey characters. Can't wait to see great things in the inbox next week (10/25)!

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
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In the #picturebook #PB realm, I'm really focusing on culturally grounded stories from marginalized authors and non-fiction that focuses on lesser known heroes/historical figures/etc. Here I love folklore, non-western mythology, etc. I don't typically tend to gravitate toward -

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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I'm currently being very selective in the #middlegrade category, but here I'd happily take a look at #horror, #mysteries, stories with quirky characters a la client @merrill_wyatt 's Sloane and Amelia in forthcoming TANGLED UP IN LUCK. Also, I love humor in middle grade -

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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For #YA, I'd love to see more psychological #thrillers, #mysteries, #light atmospheric horror. Give me a YA Girl, Interrupted, please. I'd also love to see more #BIPOC and #queer stories that lead with joy here - #romance, #romcoms.

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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Beyond that, some general things I gravitate towards when reading: unreliable narrators, strong sense of place, atmosphere, lush settings (in fantasy AND contemporary/realistic fiction), strong emotional resonance, twists, surprises, literary/lyrical writing. #MSWL

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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As promised, my updated #MSWL thread! First and foremost, I'm looking to partner with folks from traditionally marginalized groups to help elevate their voices.

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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Officially opening back up to queries 10/25 (Monday!!). As promised, an updated #MSWL will be coming later today! Stay tuned! #amquerying #amwriting

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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Getting dangerously close to reopening to queries! Stay tuned for more details and an updated MSWL! #amquerying #agentlife #mswl

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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#MSWL Alert - I'd love to see more light, fun, contemporary YA and YA romcoms in my inbox, authors. #Ownvoices a plus. Lots of editors looking for these types of stories right now!

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
16 Tips
Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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It's come to my query-reading attention that I am a total sucker for #secretsocieties. Send me all your mysterious, secret organization stories, folks. #MG #YA #MSWL

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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I’m open to queries once again, folks! Looking for picture books, chapter books and graphic novels from author illustrators as well as middle grade and young adult projects! See my #MSWL for more about specific projects I’d love to see! And once again, Happy New Year! πŸŽ‰βœŒπŸΌ

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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I won’t be participating in #DVpit today, but I am actively looking to acquire #ownvoices stories written from diverse perspectives! See #MSWL link in bio for more abt my tastes and PLEASE query me! Good luck all!

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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It's starting to feel like fall here in CO, and the season change has me hankering for some creepy #YA reads - atmospheric #horror, grounded, dark #mysteries, psychological #thrillers. Bring it on, writers! #getinmyhead #MSWL

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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esp #ownvoices; Author/Illustrators (PBs, CBs, GNs); #ownvoices Southern Gothic (Cajun/Creole/BIPOC) YA or MG; original, inventive MG fantasy - show me a world no one's ever thought of before. #MSWL

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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I'll be popping in and out of #Pitmad today, so I'm sure to miss some good ones. If you think we'd be a good fit, please feel free to query me: hilaryquery at ktliterary dot com. Things I'm on the hunt for (#MSWL): creepy/spooky/dark MG; alternate history for MG/YA,

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Open to queries.
64 MSWL
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Two Lithuanian-themed submissions in the past week or so - what are the chances? I love it though. My father's side of the family emigrated from there in the early part of last century! #keepemcoming #alsoSwedish #MSWL #Lithuania