Miriam Cortinovis
@chamomeriam
Literary Agent
🏳️‍🌈🇮🇹 || they/she || associate agent at @arthouselit || freelance reader || Writing & Publishing MA || writing: @chamomewrites
16 MSWL

all of this, queer & BIPOC & underrepresented voices are highly prioritized 👁️

D. Ann Williams
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
she/they associate agent @EmeraldCityLit Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
16 MSWL
12 AskAgent

#MSWL Update Thread:
All-Ages:
☑️ BIPOC
☑️ Queer/Trans
☑️ ND
☑️ Disability
☑️ Religions & spiritual beliefs that are underrepresented in publishing
☑️ Intersectionality

The world we live in is diverse. Books written for kids in the 21st century should reflect that

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
16 MSWL

#MSWL Definitely in my nostalgia era: would love to see fun teen spy/heist/secret society books like I read ten years ago! I *adored* Ally Carter's lively plotlines and would love to see new takes with similar levels of fun/adventure, especially from BIPOC and queer authors!

Rebecca Matte
@RebeccaLMatte
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Contract Manager at @Bradford_Agents . NYC DOE Lawyer. Author in Progress. Always a nerd. She/her.
15 MSWL
68 AskAgent

And, on that note: I open to queries on Monday, July 1. I feel like I should update my #mswl accordingly, but be prepared, it's a mish mash:

1) Romances with BIPOC, queer and disabled leads. I'm dying for joyful books that touch on real world challenges without dwelling.

Rebecca Matte
@RebeccaLMatte
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Contract Manager at @Bradford_Agents . NYC DOE Lawyer. Author in Progress. Always a nerd. She/her.
15 MSWL
68 AskAgent

First I want to reaffirm what I'm about. I'm OBSESSED with my clients and their writing. I want more than anything for them & their books to succeed. That is my job.

I not only support but celebrate ALL authors, and especially BIPOC, disabled, neurodiverse, queer & trans authors

vanessa aguirre
@vnssaguirre
Assistant Editor
🇲🇽🇨🇴 assistant editor @wednesdaybooks /@stmartinspress, fiction editor @strangehorizons , LxP mentorship co-director
8 MSWL
Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
68 MSWL

in terms of GENRES and NARRATIVES, I love:

- dark academia
- horror
- gothic, esp. regional gothic
- character-led literary fiction
- historical + alternate history, particularly 19th and 20th century and particularly focused on international, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ stories

#mswl

Alexandria Brown
@alexandriab_11
Editor
🌯 PhD Candidate. Jewish. Author. CEO/Editor @RAPubCollective . Bernese Mountain Dog Mom. No DMs pls. 🍦 Contact me here: alex@risingactionpublishingco.com
18 MSWL

I’m looking for female-driven/LGBTQIA+/BIPOC-driven thrillers, especially if they’re messy, messy characters. I love a good ensemble cast and odd dynamics. Do you have a DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES / REAL HOUSEWIVES-esque thriller. #amquerying

Alexandria Brown
@alexandriab_11
Editor
🌯 PhD Candidate. Jewish. Author. CEO/Editor @RAPubCollective . Bernese Mountain Dog Mom. No DMs pls. 🍦 Contact me here: alex@risingactionpublishingco.com
18 MSWL

Here's a bit of an overview of my #MSWL . Comedies! Hilarious family drama and/or funny situations characters get themselves into. Anything that makes me laugh out loud! If it’s got a comedic element with a strong female, BIPOC or LGBTQIA+ protagonist, PLEASE! #amqueryng

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
16 MSWL

#MSWL I’d love to see some YA, NA, or Adult projects set on the set of a non-U.S. TV show/movie!

Probably not reality show based (unless the show has a an all BIPOC cast) so more that the set is just the setting w/the heart of the story elsewhere.

Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian • She/Her • ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) • #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
15 MSWL

I realized I haven’t updated my #mswl in a while, so here’s what I’m currently on the hunt for:

🗡️ BIPOC romantasy
💜 queer contemporary romance (drown me in tropes!)
🐉 myth retellings with a twist
🇨🇦 Canadian authors
🧭 Dan Brown-esque mystery/thrillers

Bonnie Swanson
@BB_Swann
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @Tpurcellagency she/her I also write PB for littles & YA romance w/a magical twist! **CLOSED TO QUERIES!**
4 MSWL
2 AskAgent

Mark the date!! On 6/1/24 I will open to queries! #bipoc authors only this time. Stay tuned for an updated specific #MSWL .

Thais Afonso
@LitAgent_Thais
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Azantian Literary Agency I Currently open to queries from BIPOC authors I She/Her
16 MSWL
Thais Afonso
@LitAgent_Thais
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Azantian Literary Agency I Currently open to queries from BIPOC authors I She/Her
16 MSWL

I’m already open to queries from BIPOC authors, and I’ll stay open solely to BIPOC authors for the next two months. Y’all can submit to me here: QueryManager.com/ThaisAfonso

Catherine Ross
@ThingsCatSays1
Literary Agent
Fantasy Writer ✨. Lover of all things paranormal. Lawyer. Literary Agent Apprentice with @corvisierolit
16 MSWL

Hi everyone!! I am open to queries starting today! 🥳🥳

Below are some themes and genres that I’m particularly looking for right now. Im so excited to read your stories!
querymanager.com/query/2999

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
16 MSWL

#MSWL Would love some nouveau riche casts in material too! Probably most interested in international settings for Adult work, though happy to see U.S. settings too especially in YA.

MG, YA, NA/Adult welcome. Genre mixing or SFF w/same vibes welcome! Would love BIPOC casts!

Alex Grana
@alexmgrana
Literary Agent
writer. jd. horror lover. associate literary agent w/ corvisiero literary agency. she/her
16 MSWL

Hi, all! I’m open to queries again starting today! Here are some specifics about what I’m on the hunt for but you can read my longer wishlist (and access my query form!) here: corvisieroagency.com/alexandra-grana.html

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

YA and upper MG contemporary continue to be my first priority! Lyrical prose, novels-in-verse, “dark and gritty,” “issue-driven,” character-driven, voice-y. I want to feature LGBTQIA+ voices, BIPOC voices, disability and chronic illness, mental health and neurodivergence, grief.

Mara Hollander
@MAGHwrites
Literary Agent
she/her. associate agent @FinePrintLit and SFF writer. ✡️. Hoyas 🏀. Nationals ⚾️. Recovering Nagano '98 apologist 🥈⛸.
16 MSWL

I made some tiny updates to my #MSWL to reflect a few more things I'm excited to see (and maybe remove a few things that haven't been working for me). If you comp What Happened in Skinner, please query me!!
litagentmara.com/mswl/

Rebecca Podos
@BeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Senior Agent at the Rees Literary Agency. Lambda Award-winning author, sometimes. FROM DUST, A FLAME out now, AT MIDNIGHT up next. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
128 MSWL

- Queer contemp and historical fiction with gorgeous prose and a strong hook
- Queer and/or BIPOC romance across categories. Steam (in adult) is welcome but not required!
- Cozy mysteries for millennials
- SFF with a strong romantic element, or romance with a strong SFF element