By Agents

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 2h

Thank you to the TikTok video my kids were watching this morning. May I please have a contemporary YA set in a boarding school. Could be bubbly, could be broody. You do you. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 3h

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn

As the holidays approach, some news:

I'll be closing to queries Dec. 1 - 31. I have a pile of queries & subs to catch up on, so please add yours to it before Dec. 1 if you wish!

#amquerying #amagenting #WritingCommunity

While I'm at it, a quick #MSWL of things I would love to see right now:

- Big-hearted contemporary MG
- MG horror
- A domestic thriller
- YA thriller/horror
- YA/A speculative/light sci-fi (think Black Mirror)
- MG/YA/A with a culinary theme

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 5h

“I’m in the mood for some 1920s/1950s upmarket fiction with vivid historical settings.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

samantha🌻 @samanthashnh · 22h

OK.... #MSWL
I really want a swoony but also laugh-out-loud, millennial rom-com. Let's add some awkward Tinder/OKC dates leading to the inevitable meet-cute.
Maybe queer? 😇🏳️‍🌈

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 1d

“Within culture I’m looking for diverse takes on current events, politics, niche cultures and interesting voices.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 1d

Can I have a horror novel about a young girl who carries around a doll (like a modern day American girl doll type doll - not old school creepy). And wherever she goes, bad things happen—but is it the girl or the doll? #MSWL SCARE ME. MAKE ME QUESTION THINGS.

Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈 @AgentShea · 1d

I love this!! Please think of me if you feel you have a story that will fit at Heartdrum. #querytip #pubtip publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/ch…

Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramo · 1d

Meredith Ireland @MeredithIreland

Writers Hotline: how can we help you today?

Me: I have a book deal!!!

WH: Lol

Me: ... no seriously

WH: omg, did you announce it on Twitter

Me: not yet

WH: do it!!! pic.twitter.com/LOLsoNZ2Wy

Also, because I know a lot of people think of me for sad, serious YA (and yes, please do keep sending me that!), I also do fun and funny and fluffy, and I would love to see so much more of it, querying writers, please. #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 1d

In honor of Holly Black's Queen of Nothing release today, I'd love more fantasy with complicated court politics like this series. Other examples, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkowski, and Crown Duel/Court Duel by Sherwood Smith. #MSWL

Dawn Dowdle @blueridgeagency · 1d

#MSWL Looking for J. A. Jance style with a fresh voice. blueridgeagency.com

Serene *closed to queries* @serenemaria · 1d

General PSA that I'm only looking for projects in the sci-fi/fantasy genres on the YA side, not adult. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 1d

Would love a YA where a Korean teenager sees her life as a mirror to her favorite Korean soap opera. Grew up watching these with my best friend, and think it could be unique set up. High humor, some romance, a whole lotta' drama, & strong plot. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 2d

"I love powerful personal stories, especially from essayists. Some of my favorite essayists include Nicole Chung and Michele Filgate." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl