Samantha S. Fabien

Literary Agent

Root Literary

✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Disney has been supplying some of my favorites for ages, but I can't stop listening to the soundtrack so....

#MSWL for MG with #Encanto vibes! And also, obviously, all the Moana and Coco vibes too!

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent
samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Ok, ok, ok, I think I’ve gone on enough. For more details into my #MSWL, visit samanthafabien.com/mswl

I can’t wait to see your amazing stories! 💛

6/6

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Miscellaneous things I’d love in my inbox? 📥

• horror pied piper reimagining!
• queer Dorian Gray
• queer MG 💚
• sex-positive, body positive YA rom-coms
• BIPOC witches, seers, and mediums
• BIPOC in and writing crime fiction & speculative fic
• isolated thrillers

5/

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

In speculative fiction (light sci-fi, horror, fantasy), I need worlds that I can settle into easily.

Fresh takes on classic tropes, dynamic characters, unique magic systems, atmospheric writing & undeniably high stakes ✨Think: R.F. Kuang, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Rory Power

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samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

I’d love to see more crime fiction! 🔪🖤

If it reads like a true crime doc or headline, I’m into it. 🚫 police, gov’t officials, detectives (past or present).

I also love speculative twists and psychological elements like Riley Sager, Vera Kurian, & Tiffany D. Jackson!

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samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Romance has been such a joy to work on, so I’d love to see more! Especially in the YA space—think: Jenny Han, Sandhya Menon, Jason June & Adiba Jaigirdar ❤️‍🔥

And I will ALWAYS love a little bit of romance in my fantasy 🥰

Will never be sick of it, I swear.

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samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

New year, time to share a new #MSWL thread of things I’d love to see this year.

I am actively looking for: Adult, YA & MG.

And I am eager to support commercial and high stakes stories featuring BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disability, and neurodiversity representation.

(A thread)

1/?

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

hi, just tweeting out that since #JulieandThePhantoms was canceled and I've been thinking about it ever since... 😭

#MSWL for a fun YA ghost story with similar feel-good vibes and messages about healing through your grief 💛

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Hi #amquerying #amwriting folks!

Just a friendly reminder that I am desperately seeking some more contemporary stories in the adult, YA & MG space.

My detailed #MSWL can be found here: bit.ly/3iZE47U 🖤

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

hi #amquerying & #WritingCommunity folx,

i’d love to see more:

• contemporary stories for MG-Adult
• rom-coms, especially in YA (queer & diverse). I want a BIPOC f/f story so badly!
• twisty YA thrillers and horror (& adult, always!)

#mswl

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

OK, can we have more romances where the love interest doesn't have "rippling abs" or "taut muscles," but is instead curvy, warm, soft, and teddy-bear like pls? #MSWL

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Karen Huger Stan Account @BigRedBunni

Yallllllllllllllllllll 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/of0v7sx06s

Alright so someone write this romance for me pls. Idk anything else that happens. Just this scene and the internal monologue of the MC as per the comments 😂 #mswl

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Thank you to the #amwriting community for your feedback about how to improve my #MSWL.

I've now added specific MSWL & anti-MSWL pdfs on my website. All feedback is welcome, as I think of the best way to add more detail to the "similar to" section.
samanthafabien.com/mswl

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent
samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

• gothic and horror in MG, YA, and Adult that haunts you with its writing as much as the subject matter (not one for gratuitous gore)

• contemporary fantasy with fresh hooks, strong character dynamics, immersive worlds, & romance subplots.

also see:
samanthafabien.com/mswl

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

hi all ~ putting out a call for #mswl items I want to see more of:

(especially featuring marginalized POVs & casts by marginalized writers!)

• contemporary romance/ rom-coms in YA & Adult with wit, heat, humor & heart

• thrillers/mysteries/suspense in YA & Adult 1/?

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent
samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent
samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Hi all, back again with a #MSWL update.

I'd LOVE to get my YA romance list to match my adult romance list. @camilliemill and @chloe_liese have spoiled me rotten with inclusive, swoony romances.

For YA romance, I want all of the BIPOC rep, disability rep, and LGBTQIA+ rep 😍🤗