Since I feel like my agent resources are scattered all over—my agency page, MSWL, here, etc.—I thought I'd create a website that I can easily update with things like conference appearances & bragging on client news.
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V specific #MSWL: I'm obsessed with bizarre feats of strength & stories of athleticism (Free Solo, The Barkley Marathons); I would read a novel based on this @runnersworld story. The relationship drama!! Or narrative nonfic about anything like this.
Do any '90s kids remember @NealShusterman's MINDSTORMS books? They were a Scholastic Book Fair purchase. Twilight Zone for kids, basically; stories like a kid on a plane trying to outrun the sunrise as the sun goes nova ENTHRALLED 6th grade me. What I'm saying is #MSWL.
I am ~so impressed~ with #DVpit today. If I ❤️ your pitch, you can sub to me through the link in my pinned tweet. If I miss yours, you can still sub to me! I'm all over the horror today: hauntings, gothic, anything you can comp to Ari Aster or Jordan Peele. #MSWL
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnThe boyfriend & I have gone down a YouTube rabbit hole of Fountains of Wayne videos that segued into Mazzy Star & then REM vids & now we are weeping.
On that note, I am very much not a fan of romance or mushy books, but if someone could write an angsty, romantic YA that captures the swoony ‘90s energy of “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star, well... that person should send it to me. #MSWL
Soon, my clients will all either be writing or on sub, so I'm hungry to sign a new author. (Yes, I do have a few fulls to read; I'm getting to them!) I'd give my proverbial right arm for a big-hearted middle grade right now. Something a little magical, like HELLO, UNIVERSE. #MSWL
I started THE RADIUM GIRLS right before this whole business began, which has been weird, but wow, what a stunning, horrifying book. It will enrage, then enrage you more that workers are similarly fighting for humane rights 100 years later. (Also, #MSWL: nonfiction like this.)
Stephanie Stein @stephlysteinWould love a killer middle grade mystery.* Spooky/supernatural, cozy, and Westing Game puzzle-style varieties all encouraged. #mswl
*no actual murder required
I've been dying for this ever since I became an agent. It's on my permanent #MSWL, but doesn't hurt to reiterate it here! Send me your comps to THE WESTING GAME, GREENGLASS HOUSE, & THE PARKER INHERITANCE!
I’m mostly staying out of #PitMad today, mostly, but please query me if you think we’re a good fit. Right now I’d love to see something YA or A that’s really lyrical & literary, something with a super lush, immersive setting. & as always I’m dying for MG. #MSWL
Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintempleGreat list! I want it to be about 10x longer tho 😩
*makes a blood sacrifice in hopes of having an inbox full of queer horror submissions* twitter.com/tornightfire/s…
& if you’re looking for an agent for that queer horror... *points at self* #MSWL
Oh, hello! At long last, my #MSWL page is up! I will try to keep this as up to date as possible. (I also regularly tweet things I'm looking for here.) Check it out:
#amagenting #amquerying #WritingCommunity
My fever-addled self also rewatched HEREDITARY today & it reminded me of a #MSWL I’ve mentioned before: horror that deals with grief (in both children’s & adult lit). Horror that’s intertwined with grief. Like HEREDITARY, THE BABADOOK, A MONSTER CALLS. Please & thank you. 🖤
I'm hungry for middle grade. I would also love more literary YA. & I would love an adult memoir/nonfic with an amazing hook (think MY BRAIN ON FIRE, EDUCATED, or FULL BODY BURDEN, not that summer you spent nannying in Europe [I'm sorry but I see so many queries like this]). #MSWL
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This is wildly wrongheaded. In light of this, I’d be really happy to see MG BIPOC twists on THE WIZARD OF OZ & THE SECRET GARDEN in my query box. #MSWL
Good morning, y'all! I have updated my #MSWL on my agency page to include more specific language about what kind of horror & sci-fi I am looking for as well as what I'm not looking for at this time. Check it out!
I am looking for light sci-fi with personal stakes. I've mentioned these before but these are the big examples I keep coming back to: NEVER LET ME GO by Ishiguro. It's about interpersonal relationships/coming of age—but also it's about cloning.
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnIn light of #SFFpit today (& because I'll have an updated #MSWL on my agency page soon), I feel like it's a good time for a little thread to reiterate what kind of sci-fi queries I'd love to see in my inbox.
I am not the right person for hard sci-fi or sci-fi with world-ending stakes. Generally I don't connect with stories set in space, war stories, kingdoms pitted against each other, etc.