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✨📚🌗
41 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✨📚🌗
41 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✨📚🌗
41 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✨📚🌗
41 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✨📚🌗
41 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✨📚🌗
41 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✨📚🌗
41 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✨📚🌗
41 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✨📚🌗
41 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✨📚🌗
41 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✨📚🌗
41 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 😍🤗

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

The first time I saw the cover for @reneewauthor’s LOVE IS A REVOLUTION, I was stunned. I’d never seen a MC look like me until then. When I read FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA, I felt seen.

I want a fabulous plus size MC with Lizzo vibes living her best life and taking center stage.

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

I really really want some dark academia/secret society/cult books. Whether it’s gothic and horror, fantasy or mystery, I NEED this in my life. ‼️‼️

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

Until I find them, I desperately want BIPOC witches and/or psychics!! Each culture has its own mythology that deserves to be showcased. Let’s dive deep!

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

In YA & MG, I’m being pickier than ever. There are so many great books in this space!! Anything I take on has to really stand out in this competitive market.

If you’re using comps, I want to know how they are alike AND different 🥰🤗

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

I am continuing to scream into the void for POCs writing/centered in horror, thrillers, mysteries, and suspense. I want the Mexican Gothic, Jordan Peele, Alexis Henderson vibes

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

ROM COMS OR CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE. Let’s make it queer, inclusive, diverse. If fans of Talia Hibbert, Helen Hoang, Alexis Daria, or Casey McQuiston would read it—I want it!

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

I really want some relatable women’s fiction about millennials finding their way in the world, taking the wrong paths and learning as they go. I want to see relationships tested —familial, friendships, romantic etc.

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

As of November 1, I’m re-opening to queries. Please send via QM: querymanager.com/samanthafabien

As a refresher on my #MSWL, here’s a thread of what I’m looking to add to my list!

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

OK so I’m closed to queries until November 1, but PPL PLEASE.

Send me all the things with the same vibes of Practical Magic, The Craft, & The Covenant. Make it fresh, delve into the history, make me feel like it’s Salem circa 1690 even if it’s in present day. 🔮✨🌙🖤

#mswl