Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult #F , #SF , and #MR ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Rep: @MichRichter1 ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara
21 MSWL

⟡ Fantasy that blows me away with a brand new, entirely unique magical system.

⟡ IP MAN meets THE MAGICIANS with magic martial arts schools or clans instead of a magic university.

⟡ Mars rovers meets Battlebots (thanks, @MichaelMammay).

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult #F , #SF , and #MR ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Rep: @MichRichter1 ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara
21 MSWL

⟡ Fantasy that comps Peaky Blinders or Harlots or both.

⟡ Fantasy with cultural roots like BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF by Marlon James.

⟡ Adult Asian-based or Asian-American fantasy.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult #F , #SF , and #MR ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Rep: @MichRichter1 ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara
21 MSWL

⟡ Time travel stories with strong characters at their heart, think 11/22/63 by Stephen King or KINDRED by Octavia Butler.

⟡ Black version of UTOPIA AVENUE featuring Magical Realism in Motown or the golden age of Rap.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult #F , #SF , and #MR ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Rep: @MichRichter1 ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara
21 MSWL

⟡ SF 'one room'–style mystery set in the future, where near-ageless conniving matriarch is the prime suspect in deaths of all her adult offspring. Like Speculative KNIVES OUT flipped on its head.

⟡ LGBTQIA+ Adult Fantasy or Sci-Fi.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult #F , #SF , and #MR ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Rep: @MichRichter1 ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara
21 MSWL

⟡ Rescue mission from poor/dying Earth upward through each distinct orbiting level of society to the uppermost/richest hardest-to-penetrate level. Think race/gender-flipped SENLIN ASCENDS meets Altered Carbon S1.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult #F , #SF , and #MR ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Rep: @MichRichter1 ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara
21 MSWL

⟡ Contemporary fantasy or magical realism like BIPOC ADDIE LARUE or THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY.

⟡ Anything that comps SPACE SWEEPERS, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, Maniac (Netflix), or Warrior (HBO Max).

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult #F , #SF , and #MR ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Rep: @MichRichter1 ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara
21 MSWL

Okay, it's Saturday night and I'm feeling like there's no better time to drop these here. They're in no order whatsoever. I just kept writing things down. Here goes... #MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

Gretchen Schmid
@gl_schmid
Assistant Editor
dance enthusiast, amateur violinist, french translator, and assistant editor @vikingbooks , @penguinbooks , & @penguinclassics
2 MSWL

This pandemic and the general greyness of life rn (see my last tweet lol) has made me obsessed with reading ambitious epics with happy endings. Diana Gabaldon, Ken Follett, Deb Harkness...agents, pls send me your upmarket adult historical fantasy/romance! #mswl

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @PSLiterary . Author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS. Next, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress). Loves @BeautyBritches . Rep: @jenazantian .
159 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Oh. Oh my.

One of my authors sent me an adult rom-com with splashes of ✨FANTASY and MAGIC✨.

Querying writers, please send me stuff like this. I want these surprising genre-blends so bad. #MSWL.

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
250 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
347 Tips

Things I need more of in my query box:

MG Contemporary

Adult/YA Rom-Com

POC Historical

LBGTQ+ Historical

#amagenting #querytip #amquerying

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
*semi-hiatus* Literary Agent: kidlit(PB, MG, YA, GN), adult SFF & Rom. Check website for submission link (pls don't email/dm queries). Icon by @sethpuertoluna
281 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein

While it's still pitch dark outside by 5:30, I'd be extremely down for a middle grade ghost story, agent friends #MSWL

YES!!! I'm always a fan of ghost stories. MG horror, YA horror, even the occasional adult horror... Halloween and spooky things are my jam! #mswl

Elena Giovinazzo
@elenagiovinazzz
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, more specifically, Vice President at Pippin Properties, Inc.
10 MSWL
1 Tips
Carlisle Webber
@carliebeth
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @FuseLiterary 📚 Princess on the outside, villain on the inside 🖤 She/her, Ms. 👸🏼
107 MSWL
10 Tips
Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
125 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

I'd love to see in my queries:

- Atmospheric, woodsy, lush horror like THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING (YA, A)
- Domestic/psychological thrillers by BIPOC authors (A)
- Scavenger hunts (MG, YA, A)
- Eerie spec fic in isolated settings (CATHERINE HOUSE, THE WATER CURE)

#MSWL

Kiki
@kianangu
Literary Agent
YA/Adult Fiction Agent at DMLA. Hobbit degenerate. She/her. I smile a lot/make inappropriate jokes 🌈🦄💜 DATING INDIA, on Liz Alper’s grid.
143 MSWL
25 AskAgent
20 Tips

I would LOVE a queer adult WF or genre work that could be compared to Michaela Coel’s Chewing Gum #MSWL

Rachel Mann
@rachelphilippa
Literary Agent
Editor turned agent at Jo Unwin Literary Agency - submissions now open. Freelance editing too.
12 MSWL

Rachel Mann @rachelphilippa

While we're all locked up reading and writing / glued to social media, I thought I might do a thread about the kinds of submissions I'm looking for, because it worked pretty well last time...

My submissions are now reopen – #mswl below. Could be v. crudely summarised as: minoritized voices & stories/ creepy/ funny/ weird/ playful/ radical/ internationalist/ commercial middle-grade/ bold YA/ non-white genre fic/ bold adult non-fic/ anything else you like. Send away!

Jill Saginario
@jill_saginario
Editor
Acquisitions Editor, Spruce Books and Managing Editor, Sasquatch Books
2 MSWL

YA and emerging-adult nonfiction about wellness and self-improvement with a fun voice or visual elements. I particularly would love to see wellness mss that are sensitive to class/economic limitations! #MSWL

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

I love a closed-system story: think submarine or generation ship. How do you survive and navigate conflicts when there's no escape? #MSWL

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

I'm a sucker for a great first-contact SF with really interesting aliens and the real sense of discovery of a new world—but with a real understanding of the conflicts of colonialism. THE SPARROW is the goal here. #MSWL

Hannah Bowman
@hannahnpbowman
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Prison abolitionist (christiansforabolition.org). Student theologian. Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.
70 MSWL
40 AskAgent
6 Tips

Solar system or galaxy-spanning space opera. (NO humanoid aliens though!) Big story, big scale, big worldbuilding. Lotsa spaceships. #MSWL