Lauren Abramo


VP, Literary Agent, & Rights Director at @DGandBTweets she/her

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 22 Nov 2019

Here are a handful of the very specific things I'd like to find for my client list (more over at the #MSWL site!): a journalistic dive into MLMs; contemporary romance w/ protagonists/love interests who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or disabled; MG fiction by #actuallyautistic authors

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 22 Nov 2019

Here are a handful of the very specific things I'd like to find for my client list (more over at the #MSWL site!): fun & fluffy YA; political/social justice nonfiction about the sex work industry; a criminal justice-oriented look at marijuana legalization and decarceration

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 22 Nov 2019

Just updated my listing at #MSWL with all the things I'm looking for for my client list! Writers looking for agents, I hope you'll check it out! Thank you, as always, to the fine folks of @ManuscriptWList! #amquerying…

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 19 Nov 2019

Meredith Ireland @MeredithIreland

Writers Hotline: how can we help you today?

Me: I have a book deal!!!

WH: Lol

Me: ... no seriously

WH: omg, did you announce it on Twitter

Me: not yet

WH: do it!!!

Also, because I know a lot of people think of me for sad, serious YA (and yes, please do keep sending me that!), I also do fun and funny and fluffy, and I would love to see so much more of it, querying writers, please. #MSWL

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 11 Apr 2019

I have just realized that one of my absolute favorite things in middle grade is suspicious, secret architecture in weird old houses. Secret passage? Yes, please. Hidden staircase? Thank you, ma’am. Mysterious hallway to nothing? I’ll take two. So, you know, #MSWL for that.

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 29 May 2018

Now that I'm thinking about Mercutio, the character who (fortunately briefly) made me want to be an actor, #MSWL for a contemp R&J YA with Mercutio as the protagonist. He's the perfect fictional teen AND uses his dying breath to make a bad pun. What's not to love?

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 23 May 2018

And as always, I'm most eager for underrepresented voices across all categories I represent. By underrepresented voices, I personally mean writers from marginalized communities that are not well represented in publishing, including multiply marginalized writers. #MSWL

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 23 May 2018

But not every book needs a romantic interest of any kind. Romance isn't something everyone has/wants. I love friendship stories. I love found family stories. Have a book that understands that friendship is as fraught and rewarding as any other relationship? Please query me. #MSWL

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 23 May 2018

Speaking of romance, we need more romance that doesn't glorify persistence. Give me heroes who take no for an answer. Give me active affirmative consent. My favorite tropes are enemies-to-lovers and what I like to think of as "whoops I'm in love with my BFF." #MSWL

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 23 May 2018

I badly want your contemporary adult romance with heroes and/or heroines who are from marginalized communities. I know traditional romance publishing has not always been welcoming, and I respect authors who prefer to self-publish, but if you want to try, I want to try. #MSWL

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 23 May 2018

Do you have a novel or reported nonfiction on the things I can't stop thinking about, like Morgellons, the Tamam Shud case, the Voynich manuscript, Hinterkaifeck, and the Sodder children? Gimme. ESPECIALLY if it's a novel inspired by Jestyn. Please. #MSWL

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 23 May 2018

Very actively looking for fiction by #actuallyautistic authors with autistic protagonists, especially in middle grade, especially contemporary fiction. #MSWL

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 23 May 2018

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo

I've (finally!) updated my #MSWL page. #amquerying writers, please stop on by to see what I'm looking for!…

My #MSWL includes, among other things: MG/YA fiction & adult fic/NF by authors who are: trans and/or non-binary or otherwise not cis, disabled and/or #actuallyautistic, and/or Indigenous. Including any intersections thereof, & whether or not the work focuses on identity.

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 1 Apr 2018

Heartily recommend Wild Wild Country, which is fascinating on so many levels. Also #MSWL for any manuscript (fiction or non) with a central character as compelling and nuanced and complex and aggressively self-possessed as Sheela.

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 3 Nov 2017

Really want to see more romance novels that don't glorify persistence. Dudes who take no for an answer. Active affirmative consent. #MSWL