Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
226 AskAgent
331 Tips

#mswl generational stories of parenthood and family with non-binary and/or trans characters in the commercial or historical adult fiction genre (ie. heavy with plot!)

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
9 MSWL

Adult SF: Becky Chambers, Peter F Hamilton, Kim Stanley Robinson, Kate Elliott, Mary Robinette Kowal, Emma Newman

Urban fantasy: Kim Harrison, Charles de Lint (6/7)

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
9 MSWL

Adult fantasy: Jacqueline Carey, Brian McClellan, Samantha Shannon, Pierce Brown, Guy Gavriel Kay, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Josiah Bancroft, Tamsyn Muir, Fonda Lee, Sharon Shinn, Steven Erikson, Peter S Beagle (5/?)

Laura Crockett
@LECrockett
Literary Agent
😷 Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Opinions my own. 🧷 she/her
145 MSWL
24 AskAgent
322 Queries
88 Tips

Some Good News @somegoodnews

"I knew there was a special soul behind that wall." ❤️🥺

Thank you Giorgio and Emil for reminding us what pure neighborly love and kindness looks like.

📹: giorgio_lp_ on TikTok pic.twitter.com/eFxo0lWbc8

#mswl A or YA. Music has such healing powers, brings people together. I’ve always wondered about musical neighbors sharing walls (wouldn’t it be neat if...?) & finally meeting (a meet cute, a healing remedy like these two) or never meeting @ all but finding peace w one another...

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
114 MSWL

💫 Adult magical realism from Latinx creators. Think the gorgeous, atmospheric, queer af writing of Anna-Marie McLemore and Samantha Mabry, but age it up into adult fic. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
114 MSWL

💫 I’d love a messy dysfunctional mother/daughter adult contemporary in the vein of VERY NICE, or a family saga a la THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD, I’m here for it, particularly if you’re a BIPOC author or have a queer story in this realm! #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
114 MSWL

💫 Paranormal adult rom com. I’m still on the hunt for a vampire or witchy rom com, and queer it if you got it. I’m talking charming, quirky, funny, steamy, tropey, just add witches and/or vamps. Easy peasy. 🤩🧛🏻‍♀️🧙🏻‍♀️#MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
114 MSWL

💫 Upmarket adult contemporary a la Emma Straub, Kiley Reid, Celeste Ng, Brit Bennett. Gorgeous writing, conversation starters, messy relationships, sisterhoods, friendships. Beyond the divorcée book club fic. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1836 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Diverse adult fiction set in the fashion industry with popping visual imagery and lots of smart character-driven drama. Flagships, offices, shops, etc. welcome!" @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor for the Mystic Owl line of City Owl Press
27 MSWL
4 Tips

Would love to see ghosts, horror, or haunted house that includes a strong romantic thread. adult or NA only Query me at QueryManager.com/LisaGreenQueri… #MSWL #querytrenches

Kevin
@OConnor_Lit
Literary Agent
2 MSWL

Authors: I’ve updated my #MSWL! 📚 I'm primarily looking for smart adult nonfiction in science, tech, history, and serious biography. Also looking for fiction and nonfiction in middle grade and picture books. More info: tinyurl.com/3xk85yra

samantha s. fabien⚜️
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books— she/her✨📚🌗
37 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✨📚🌗
37 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/?

Andrea Somberg
@andreasomberg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Harvey Klinger Inc. andreasomberg.com harveyklinger.com Facebook: tinyurl.com/y7h3tjwo
25 MSWL
1 Tips

Would love to find more speculative fiction that verges on horror, whether adult, MG or YA #MSWL

Kelly is CLOSED to queries!
@LitAgentKelly
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @reesagency . Twitter Valkyrie. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.✌🏻
243 MSWL
217 AskAgent
40 Queries
115 Tips

I know I’ve been dubbed the Pirate Queen of YA Fantasy, but really...i dont want pirates anymore unless it’s in adult fantasy/historical. Sorry to break some hearts. 💔🏴‍☠️#mswl

Kelly is CLOSED to queries!
@LitAgentKelly
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @reesagency . Twitter Valkyrie. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.✌🏻
243 MSWL
217 AskAgent
40 Queries
115 Tips

Adult Romance where she falls in love with the completely WRONG person first, and then falls in love with the RIGHT person, as they patiently win their heart over because they’ve loved them for years, and the MC realizes exactly how manipulative their last relationship was! #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1836 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Calling all writers specializing in laughter and love! I’m now officially accepting submissions for adult rom coms. My sweet spot is big on the com, light to medium on the rom.” @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
114 MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake

Can I get a sapphic YA rom that is essentially an ANNE OF GREEN GABLES retelling but with Anne and Diana admitting they’re totally gone for each other please and thank you. 👩🏼‍🦰👩🏻🌈💜 #MSWL

Also, an adult version of this? Historical rom with Anne as a young career woman in Charlottetown or wherever and Diana still unmarried much to her mother’s horror because oops she’s in love with Anne and she’s got to go to the city to profess her love right the hell now. #MSWL

Alexandra Levick
@AllieLevick
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Writers House, LLC. I believe in books. Always learning. Opinions are my own. She/Her.
84 MSWL
52 AskAgent
25 Tips

Also #amquerying really looking for *grounded* SF&F right now—MG, YA, A.
✨Usually not the right match for high fantasy.
✨Love to be based in myth/folklore/etc.
✨Love to be grounded with a clear emotional arc.
✨My tastes tend quite literary for Adult.
#MSWL

Kelly Thomas
@KellyThomasLit
Literary Agent
Junior Literary Agent at Serendipity Literary Agency. Lover of dogs, books, Christmas trees and the ID station... in that order.
2 MSWL

I’m actively looking for a fast-paced mystery/thriller/crime manuscript with twists, turns & jaw dropping moments: MG, YA or adult. Send a query with the first 50 pages of the MS to kellyt@serendipitylit.com. #MSWL #crimefiction #thriller #mystery #crime @The_CWA @EdgarAwards