Kayla Lightner

Literary Agent

Ayesha Pande Literary

Rights Manager+ Agent @ Ayesha Pande Literary. Loves books, hates cantaloupe. Sometimes tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.

Kayla Lightner
@LightnerKayla
Literary Agent
Rights Manager+ Agent @ Ayesha Pande Literary. Loves books, hates cantaloupe. Sometimes tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.
9 MSWL

Hi folks, a quick lunchtime #MSWL: While I absolutely love narrative nonfiction, I am positively dying to see more literary and upmarket speculative fiction (especially from BIPOC authors!!!) in my query inbox.

Kayla Lightner
@LightnerKayla
Literary Agent
Rights Manager+ Agent @ Ayesha Pande Literary. Loves books, hates cantaloupe. Sometimes tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.
9 MSWL
Kayla Lightner
@LightnerKayla
Literary Agent
Rights Manager+ Agent @ Ayesha Pande Literary. Loves books, hates cantaloupe. Sometimes tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.
9 MSWL

Super random #MSWL, but I want a NF book about the social/cultural history of taking/sending nudes! How they are still super taboo but also increasingly common (Cuz there'll be a point in the not so far future where execs, political leaders, errbody has nudes floating around...)

Kayla Lightner
@LightnerKayla
Literary Agent
Rights Manager+ Agent @ Ayesha Pande Literary. Loves books, hates cantaloupe. Sometimes tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.
9 MSWL

Hi #amwriting and #amquerying community! After a bit of a hiatus, I’ll be opening to queries next Friday, 11/20! 🥳🎉🎊

If you got any good stuff that aligns with my #MSWL, send it my way:

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kayl…

Kayla Lightner
@LightnerKayla
Literary Agent
Rights Manager+ Agent @ Ayesha Pande Literary. Loves books, hates cantaloupe. Sometimes tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.
9 MSWL

This sounds like the beginnings of a book that I would love to read #mswl

nytimes.com/2020/03/17/mag…

Kayla Lightner
@LightnerKayla
Literary Agent
Rights Manager+ Agent @ Ayesha Pande Literary. Loves books, hates cantaloupe. Sometimes tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.
9 MSWL
Kayla Lightner
@LightnerKayla
Literary Agent
Rights Manager+ Agent @ Ayesha Pande Literary. Loves books, hates cantaloupe. Sometimes tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.
9 MSWL
Kayla Lightner
@LightnerKayla
Literary Agent
Rights Manager+ Agent @ Ayesha Pande Literary. Loves books, hates cantaloupe. Sometimes tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.
9 MSWL

Ok, so...screw it. This is part #MSWL, part “the Manuscript that got away”. In 2018 someone sent a fantasy ms to one of our associates about a female protag. who was competing against her 4 older brothers to be named her dictator father’s successor (1/3)

Kayla Lightner
@LightnerKayla
Literary Agent
Rights Manager+ Agent @ Ayesha Pande Literary. Loves books, hates cantaloupe. Sometimes tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.
9 MSWL