Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they ๐ŸŒฟ literary flรขneuse @BLM_Agency . ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ in ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
63 MSWL

Julie Gourinchas @literaryfey

hello! it's been a minute โ€” so here's a quick #mswl for any #amquerying authors. ๐Ÿงตโ™ฅ๏ธ

first, I'm someone who's always been gripped first by VOICE, WRITING STYLE, and PROSE. so I'm looking for:

- anything in the book club, upmarket, literary spaces
- lush, poetic writing โ€“ or sparse, bare prose
- deep and intricate world/lore-building (when applicable)

#mswl

Susan Velazquez
@susanvcolmant
Literary Agent
Publishing professional, Texas native, and Oxford comma supporter. Chingona como mi madre.
35 MSWL

I am ONLY looking for YA/New Adult/Adult stories in romance, rom-coms, romantasy, upmarket/book club fiction, and women's fiction. OK to cross into the magical side of speculative (time travel, time slip, parallel universe stories a la THE SEVEN YEAR SLIP by Ashley Poston)

Morgan Hughes
@mohughes22
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @FinePrintLit ๐Ÿ“š Diet Coke Obsessed๐Ÿฅค she/her
5 MSWL

BIG NEWS ๐Ÿšจ I'm now using QueryManager!! Please send me your stories using the link below๐Ÿ˜If you previously used our submissions email, you do not have to resubmit!!

Query Me: QueryManager.com/morganhughes
#MSWL :
morganchughes.com/mswl/

Elinor Davies
@Elinor22Mair
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency @MMLitAgency
5 MSWL
Francesca Riccardi
@friccar_
Literary Agent
Literary agent @KNLitAgency
5 MSWL

My current Wishlist:

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš–๏ธ A contemporary novel centred around a courtroom drama
๐Ÿ”ช A female serial killer thriller with series potential
โšก๏ธ High concept crime, historical, or bookclub with a strong feminist and/or speculative angle

#MSWL

Angela Kim
@angelakim_
Editor
Also ๊น€๋ฏธ๋‚˜ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท 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 โ€˜22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
5 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
625 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/womenโ€™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 โ€ข โœก๏ธ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“ editor @SouthRevBooks โ€ข SCBWI โ€ข sweet + ungovernable โ€ข
5 MSWL

Iโ€™d love some in my inbox please? #MSWL
๐Ÿฉท cozy cottagecore romantasy
๐Ÿ“š book club fiction
๐Ÿคช wacky picture books
๐Ÿ‘€ anything by BIPOC authors
๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ literary fiction

Kendall Berdinsky
@klberdinsky
Literary Assistant
agent assistant @ DG&B ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป 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
5 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
625 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

When I reopen to queries, my top 3 #MSWL items will beโ€ฆ

โค๏ธ YA Romantic Fantasy
๐Ÿ‘€ Suspense / Thrillers - YA & Adult
๐ŸŒŸ 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.
5 MSWL

๐Ÿงต 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 ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ 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 โ€™20s, โ€™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 ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ 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 โ€™20s, โ€™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 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukrainian Canadian๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ No unagented submissions please ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ All opinions are my own
5 MSWL

Agents: I am actively looking to add to my roster of talented authors.
- Book club-worthy fiction that skews commercial
- Womanโ€™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/