Francesca Riccardi
@friccar_
Literary Agent
Literary agent @KNLitAgency
39 MSWL

My current Wishlist:

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš–οΈ A contemporary novel centred around a courtroom drama
πŸ”ͺ A female serial killer thriller with series potential
⚑️ High concept crime, historical, or bookclub with a strong feminist and/or speculative angle

#MSWL

Angela Kim
@angelakim_
Editor
Also κΉ€λ―Έλ‚˜ πŸ‡°πŸ‡· Associate Editor @berkleypub @penguinrandom and HSP. Never not obsessed with my dog. She/her. All opinions are my own!
14 MSWL

I acquire contemporary romance, book club fiction, suspense, thriller, and mystery in the commercial and upmarket space. Would love to see more diverse suspense and thriller in particular!

Amy Bishop-Wycisk
@abwycisk
Literary Agent
Pronounced why-zick. NYC. Literary agent at @trellislit . Opinions my own. Cat mom; fast talker; Garamond enthusiast; she/her. @SUNYGeneseo alum.
34 MSWL
8 Tips

And I'm always happy to see bighearted book club fiction, social horror, narrative nonfiction in the history and science categories, and YA! The best way to get to me is via Query Manager - I'm not currently accepting queries via e-mail unless specifically requested! (/end)

Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews β€˜22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
39 MSWL
Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
619 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

At the top of my wishlist right now:

- Adult Book Club Fiction
- Romantasy for YA or Adult
- YA Thriller/Horror

Come query me! #mswl

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | mountain biking | writing
62 MSWL
28 AskAgent
23 Tips

Adult:
Upmarket, commercial/literary fiction, book-club fiction, magical realism, rom-com/women’s fiction crossover, historical, mysteries that are fun and light with a genre blend, science fiction (whether five-minutes-in-the-future or epic), fantasy, and romantasy.

Esty Downes
@estywrites
Literary Agent
associate literary agent @arthouselit β€’ βœ‘οΈπŸ“šπŸŒˆπŸ“ editor @SouthRevBooks β€’ SCBWI β€’ sweet + ungovernable β€’
39 MSWL

I’d love some in my inbox please? #MSWL
🩷 cozy cottagecore romantasy
πŸ“š book club fiction
πŸ€ͺ wacky picture books
πŸ‘€ anything by BIPOC authors
πŸ—£οΈ literary fiction

Kendall Berdinsky
@klberdinsky
Literary Assistant
agent assistant @ DG&B πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» rom-com and Austen obsessive | OPEN to queries | she/her | no DM queries please!
15 MSWL

In book club fiction I'd love to see women who gaslight, girlboss, and gatekeep, historical fiction similar to Taylor Jenkins Reid, and/or female-led retellings.

Mara Cobb
@MaraCobbWrites
Literary Agent
Junior Agent at Martin Literary Management. "Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good." -William Faulkner
39 MSWL

Going into 2024, I would love to acquire clean (light romance/no or minimal cursing) YA fiction of any genre except fantasy. I am also seeking clean adult commerical romance/romcoms and compelling book club fiction. #MSWL #authorcommunity #amquerying

Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
619 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

When I reopen to queries, my top 3 #MSWL items will be…

❀️ YA Romantic Fantasy
πŸ‘€ Suspense / Thrillers - YA & Adult
🌟 Upmarket Book Club Fiction

Keep an eye out for my reopening announcement! In the meantime, you check out my PM profile here:

publishersmarketplace.com/members/lspieller/

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
39 MSWL

🧡 Submission details can be found on the HS LA website, but I am especially keen to see in my #MSWL :

-book club and literary fiction, especially if featuring people going through difficult circumstances or written by Irish authors. E.g Shuggie Bain or My Name is Leon.

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
27 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private πŸ‘οΈ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- I would also love a contemporary take on AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters - Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography - Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
27 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private πŸ‘οΈ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters
- Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography
- Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Ukrainian CanadianπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ No unagented submissions please πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ All opinions are my own
39 MSWL

Agents: I am actively looking to add to my roster of talented authors.
- Book club-worthy fiction that skews commercial
- Woman’s fiction
- Historical fiction from diverse perspectives
#MSWL

Olivia Maidment
@liv_maidment
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @MMLitAgency | she/her
9 MSWL

I've given my what I'm looking for a bit of a tidy up. If you are a writer of literary, upmarket, and book club fiction seeking representation, I'd love to hear from you! #MSWL #amwriting #amquerying
madeleinemilburn.co.uk/agents/olivia-maidment/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I'm on the lookout for upmarket/commercial/book club fiction highlighting childless (and happy about it) adults AND stories about co-parenting."
@readbystephanie #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Hannah Todd
@PalindromeTodd
Literary Agent
Literary agent @MMLitAgency . Grotesquely optimistic. All views my own. ✨ No pitches via DM please ✨ She/her
21 MSWL

And as always, I'm still looking for commercial fiction across the board but predominantly in crime/thriller, accessible book club and romance spaces. Make me laugh, cry or scared to read at night!
madeleinemilburn.co.uk/submissions/

Emily Forney
@EmilyKaitlinnn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit β€’ Undiscovered National Treasure β€’ Neighborhood Book Bimbo β€’ emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
58 MSWL
16 AskAgent

Adult Book Club fiction

I want to capture what Greta Gerwig does on screen, but in book form. Stories about young women reclaiming their stories, confronting their family legacies, and exploring their identities. Coming of age stories past adolescence.

Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
619 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips
Rachel McMillan
@rachkmc
Literary Agent
book gusher! agent! scribbler ( Harper Collins) Toronto πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
9 MSWL

#MSWL
+value-based fiction (fic that will appeal to faith-based + gen market readers)
+upmarket and book club fiction
+historical fiction with a unique hook/ setting
+hallmark type holiday romance
+books about books, bookstores, libraries, writers
+compelling bio fic