Samantha ๐ŸŒน

@samanthashnh

โœž ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น literary agent & foreign rights manager. also, the ultimate hype womanโ„ข๏ธ โœจ

New York, NY

Laura Dail Literary Agency

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · Jan 3

I want to concentrate on building my adult list.

Send me your romances, contemporaries, grounded fantasies, historical fiction (feeling the 1920s these days), thrillers/mysteries, speculative, and contemporary stories.

Oh, and horror! But nuanced horror. #MSWL.

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · Jan 1

Hi, is it too soon to ask for more adult projects in my queries?

Iโ€™d love a book set in 1920s and more dark academia books ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค— #mswl #historicalfiction #darkacademia

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 12 Dec 2019

Guys, although I removed it from my #MSWL, I still love reading about cults and secret societies. The genre really doesn't matter: thriller, contemporary, speculative, etc.

Have fun with it, but also please keep sending ๐Ÿ™ƒ

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 5 Dec 2019

OK, so I just updated my #MSWL.

And just as a warning, y'all....it's long.

I'm not sure if it is more or less helpful now...

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 2 Dec 2019

So apparently, View Park-Windsor Hills, CA has one of the largest communities of middle- and upper-class African Americans.

Um hi, can someone write this book for me to read? Is the world ready for a bougie black family drama? Am I adding this to my #MSWL?! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 20 Nov 2019

OK.... #MSWL
I really want a swoony but also laugh-out-loud, millennial rom-com. Let's add some awkward Tinder/OKC dates leading to the inevitable meet-cute.
Maybe queer? ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 28 Oct 2019

To everyone participating in #DVPit โ€” hi! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ I am actively and aggressively in search of diversity for my list. If I โค๏ธ your tweet, please include #DVpit in subj line. If you feel your project is in line with my #MSWL, query anyway!

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 10 Sep 2019

I am hungry for a twisty thriller. Throw in some magical realism and supernatural elements if you want. Just please, no police, lawyers, and/or government officials as characters. They usually take all of the fun out of solving the mysteries myself! #MSWL

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 18 Jul 2019

I love dynamic, supportive, and funny friend groups a la Freeformโ€™s #TheBoldType and Netflixโ€™s #SomeoneGreat. I would love a book in any genre featuring this element in some way, shape, or form #MSWL

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 31 May 2019

Would love a thriller written by a POC or featuring POC characters #MSWL

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 27 May 2019

Would love a rom com featuring POC characters and how their families tie into it all. I want them defying stereotypes, but loving, respecting, and owning their culture. #MSWL

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 25 May 2019

Just found out that people from the Ivory Coast are called Ivorian. Now I want a fantasy set there. #obscuretaste #MSWL

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 19 May 2019

Just watched @booksandlalaโ€™s video about things she liked in books. Now I desperately want a book with a smart, well-executed revenge plot in adult fiction or YA (maybe with an ensemble cast???) #MSWL

samantha ๐ŸŒน @samanthashnh · 3 May 2019

In a poem, @Danez_Smif said, "there are no amber alerts for the amber-skinned girls." And now, I desperately need a badass thriller/suspense with POC about this. #MSWL