Lina Langlee

Literary Agent

The North Literary Agency

Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

Okay, I’m open for submissions again! My #mswl currently includes dark academia, horror, big emotion romance, anything high concept - MG and up. I love folklore and myths from around the world. If I love the voice I’ll tag along for anything!

thenorthlitagency.com/our-friends-in…

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

For the UK #amquerying crowd: NOW would be a very good time to send me fun contemporary MG, magical realism MG, YA romance, YA horror or other YA/crossover SFF.
#MSWL
thenorthlitagency.com/hit-the-north/

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent
Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

Seeing a lot of 'timely' manuscripts (read 'dystopian') in our submissions inbox when all I want is ESCAPISM.

I want your fluffy romances, the book equivalent of a Bollywood film, feel-good cosy stuff with a great hook that make you WANT to stay in.
#mswl
katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

So, what I want is:
- A strong voice and clear concept that grabs you immediately
- Straightforward language
- Age appropriate story

If this is you and you are writing funny, magical, adventure or detective MG stories pleeease send in!
katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/

#querytip #mswl

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

- A mismatch between themes and reading level e.g. younger story told in advanced language
- Adopting 'young' style in dialogue but not in the rest the of narrative
#querytip #mswl

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

Common issues that mean I'll pass on a manuscript:
- Story/writing style/word choices more suited for an older readership
- The 'call of action' coming too late / too much exposition
#querytip #mswl

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

I've been trawling our subs inbox for great middle grade. I thought I'd share some observations:
- Firstly, we don't get sent enough of it!
- Seeing a lot eco themes, historical, & animal protagonists - Not enough contemporary
- A lot of Upper MG, not enough Lower
#querytip #mswl

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

Getting some traction for an old #mswl tweet so thought I should update with what I am actively looking for RIGHT NOW: Crime and psychological thrillers with a very, very, very clear hook, and wonderful MG - warm, funny, contemporary, magical - anything with a great voice!

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

BBC One @BBCOne

Where is Elizabeth?

#ElizabethIsMissing, adapted from Emma Healey's best-selling novel, is coming to @BBCOne & @BBCiPlayer on Sunday 8th December at 9pm. pic.twitter.com/jPJh1TuEeu

Gosh, watching this trailer made me remember how much I love this book.
Authors, if anyone is working on a timeslip mystery or something for fans of ELIZABETH IS MISSING in general, please do send in.
#MSWL #WritingCommunity

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

Recently started listening to Lucinda Riley's Seven Sisters series in audio, so am naturally updating my #MSWL to ask for big, emotional, multigenerational, historical/dual timeline stories with a strong thread of history/art/astrology or similar:
katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

Doing a #mswl call out to say that I am on the lookout for something dark and creepy with a reeeeeally strong hook. Edge of my seat stuff.
No biggie, right? 💁‍♀️
submissions@katenashlit.co.uk
#writingcommunity #amwriting

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

So... right NOW would be a good time to send me contemporary YA. I'm prowling the submissions inbox for a strong voice and interesting relationships. katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/
(SFF - I see you, I love you, I respect you, but I am not looking for you at the mo) #mswl #amquerying

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent
Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

Right, (like a lot of other people) I've finished reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (🤯) and I'm adding high-concept novels to my submissions wishlist!
Subs guidelines: katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/
#askagent #literaryagent #MSWL #amquerying #amwriting

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

KA Whitfield @Whit_Writes

@katenashagent @LinaLanglee #AskAgent Do you have a MSWL?

Wishlists are tricky because they are always changing BUT, I would definitely like to sign some ‘uplit’, a good crime procedural series and a bunch of YA. And I would love to see more diversity in all the aforementioned categories! #AskAgent

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent
Replying to @JeannaLStars

Oh, it is difficult to say what you are NOT looking for because you sometimes surprise yourself (or rather, a great submission surprises you)! Things I'm looking for at the moment includes 'uplit', great police procedural and contemporary issue-driven YA. #AskAgent