Maggie Sadler
@msadler_writing
Literary Agent
storyteller | editor | literary agent apprentice | wilderness urchin | otherwise charming
4 MSWL

I also have a secret soft spot for any MG equestrian-oriented adventure filled to the brim with nostalgia, beautiful settings, and diverse characters! 🦄

Maggie Sadler
@msadler_writing
Literary Agent
storyteller | editor | literary agent apprentice | wilderness urchin | otherwise charming
4 MSWL

In MG I'm hoping to find:
🌱Adventures of self-discovery
🌱Complex themes like cultural identity, family struggles, gender issues, or climate change
🌱Focused world-building
🌱Unconventional settings
🌱Endearing and introverted protagonists
🌱Subtle, graceful writing
#MSWL

Eric, Book Publisher
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one fiction book at a time! ☺️ Tag me if you have book recs!
14 MSWL
8 Tips

(Thread 3/7) #Fantasy -> Action and Adventure: We mainly want thrilling stories, with disasters, expeditions, survival stories, anything with space and aliens, treasure hunts, technology, or with romantic elements. #MSWL

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

Generally, I’m looking for YA contemporary, thriller, mystery, horror, historical fiction, high fantasy, and sci-fi stories.

In MG, I’m looking for contemporary, action/adventure, mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi stories. #mswl

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor at @DisneyBooks ; formerly @01FirstSecond & more ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ she/her
114 MSWL
6 Tips

(GNs) 🌟Middle grade humor with a big heart—I’d particularly like to explore careers outside of policing that nonetheless lend themselves to multiple adventures over the course of a series
▫️Think: Dog Man, InvestiGators #MSWL

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor at @DisneyBooks ; formerly @01FirstSecond & more ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ she/her
114 MSWL
6 Tips

🌟Authentic, own-voices rep of characters w/ marginalized & intersectional identities in stories of adventure, romance, friendship, joy, & personal growth. Especially but not exclusively:
▪️Protags w/ disabilities &/or neurodivergences
(cont.) #MSWL

Maeve is coarsely misinterpreting Bone Frenzy
@mmmlysaght
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @CoppsLiterary ★ Here for MG-Adult graphic novels, Sci-fi, Fantasy, That👏Gay👏Shit👏 ★ She/her ★ Closed to submissions
22 MSWL

In MG in particular, I’m looking for:

🔭Adventure and puzzle stories set outside America

🧜‍♀️Diana Wynne Jones-esque grammatical magic

Page Turner Literary Agency
@PageTurnerLit
Literary Agent
Page Turner Literary reps authors & illustrators who work in children’s literature. A book can inspire a child. A child can inspire the world. 🏳️‍🌈 (he/him)
4 MSWL

I open to #queries on Jan 17-Feb 17. Here's my #MSWL
#PB anything goes for fiction. For NF STEM
#MG for fiction horror, contemporary, adventure, HF. For NF field/nature guides
#YA horror, contemporary, retellings, HF, romance. For NF cookbooks, STEM, Inspirational
(1/2)

Ramona Pina
@PinaRamona
Literary Agent
She/Her🇨🇻🇯🇲🌟Book Hoarder 🌟host @podcasthollow 🌟DIY enthusiast 🌟Writer 🌟Literary Agent @bookendslit 🌟 QueryManager.com/rpina
9 MSWL

#MG
•Feel good adventure stories amongst friends like the Goonies.
•Quests with female protagonists that display bravery and perseverance that’s not in spite of gender.
•Solving age old mysteries that no one thought were real. Bring me prepubescent Indiana Jones.

Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
Junior Agent at High Spot Literary 📖 📚 ✨ I don't tweet often...but when I do...be ready for some average posts 🌺💥 🍩 queries are OPEN
5 MSWL

Mystery/adventure such as Da Vinci Code/ National Treasure. The Holiday but make it a book. Fairy tale retelling. Magical realism. 🌟✍️⭐️

Alice S-H
@alibelle
Literary Agent
Founder & Literary Agent at @ASHliterary . Dogs & books, mostly. Never knowingly out-lipsticked. Views my own. She/her. It's Alice, never Ali. No DM queries.
72 MSWL
21 AskAgent

Across all ages I want the unhinged adventure energy from Pirates of the Caribbean 2, specifically the mill wheel chase which remains one of my favourite sequences. #mswl

(Not the right gif, I got bored of scrolling.)

Alice S-H
@alibelle
Literary Agent
Founder & Literary Agent at @ASHliterary . Dogs & books, mostly. Never knowingly out-lipsticked. Views my own. She/her. It's Alice, never Ali. No DM queries.
72 MSWL
21 AskAgent

🎄 Alice S-H 🎄 @alibelle

Hello! Happy 2022! I will be back at my desk tomorrow morning and am excited to dive into what’s already shaping up to be an exciting year, over 300 (!) assistant applications, AND I’ll be opening to queries. Ahead of that, let’s do a #mswl thread.

I’m looking across picture books (author-illustrator only) to YA including graphic novels. I love romcoms, friendcoms, adventures and intriguing magic. I am not a fit for most horror, sci-fi, anything to do with emergencies on planes or the pandemic, or animal POVs. #mswl

Liz Sellers
@lizsellerss
Assistant Editor
assistant editor @BerkleyPub | cat mom, ex-trombone player, em dash enthusiast | @NYUPublishing & @FloridaState alum | wv raised | opinions are mine! | she/her
6 MSWL

(i’d also like to see some genre blending romventures that combine romance/action and adventure/mystery/comedy. love pointing to DIAL A FOR AUNTIES; it’s so good)

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
25 MSWL
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I💙Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill 👽 “Ali-ens." ⚾️🎨🎭📚
178 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

#MSWL when I reopen in January, one thing (not the only thing) I'll be looking for is a lot of genre stuff that is very either funny or satirical or slightly weird, or quirky. Think genre+this. Scifi, fantasy, romance, speculative, thriller, action/adventure, horror--kid & adult.

BookEnds Literary
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
43 MSWL
53 AskAgent
127 Tips

Time for another #MSWL! "For middle grade, take her on quests with female MCs that display bravery and perseverance that’s not in spite of gender, and on feel good adventures amongst friends like the Goonies." @PinaRamona
bookendsliterary.com/submissions/

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

For MG, I’m looking for:
contemporary
humor
action/adventure
mystery
science fiction
fantasy

I’m especially interested in stories that tackle difficult topics in compassionate, thoughtful ways. Bonus for a strong voice! #mswl (5/7)

Lauren Younker
@LaurenNYounker
Editor
Acquisitions Editor for @_PineapplePress 🍍📚 | pronouns: she/her | lyounker@rowman.com | MSWL: Lauren Younker | profile photo by @anthony7245
1 MSWL
Jim McCarthy
@JimMcCarthy528
Literary Agent
Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. Query me at QueryManager.com/JimMcCarthy
59 MSWL
105 AskAgent
10 Queries
7 Tips

#MSWL: I love seeing so many YA submissions, but I’m especially hungry to see more middle grade—whether that’s comedy, horror, adventure, fantasy, historical, or just a sweet, quiet, lovely contemporary (I love a challenge).