Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her.
538 MSWL
67 AskAgent
2 Queries
89 Tips

One of the things I'm interested in doing A LOT MORE OF when I reopen to queries on 9/1/21 is ADULT fiction, specifically:

Adult Suspense
Adult RomCom
Adult SFF/H.

So if you're writing any of these, *please* query! #mswl

Bethany Fulk Hendrix
@bethanyfulk
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @HollowayLit โ€ข YA writer โ€ข Lover of all things Disney and chocolate
1 MSWL
Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I๐Ÿ’™Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill ๐Ÿ‘ฝ โ€œAli-ens." โšพ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ“š
170 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

I'd love a YA Thriller centered around the theme, "Looks can be deceiving." Ensemble cast. #MSWL

Emily S. Keyes ๐Ÿ˜ท
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY. Sometimes a Literary Agent at Fuse Literary. Always sick. She/her
76 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

#mswl MG or YA NF on "lies" taught in schools (particularly interested in the Civil War, myself. Immigration also a good topic). In honor of James Loewen.

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
315 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips
Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini
@TracyMarchini
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @BookEndsLit | Author CHICKEN WANTS A NAP (available now) & PRINCESSES CAN FIX IT! (2021) | she/her | Join the Quacktory! bit.ly/1DfU0Wk
145 MSWL
144 AskAgent
13 Tips

Hey y'all! I'm closing to queries at the end of the day today to be fair to all the ones I currently have. I hope to reopen again in the Fall (and if you have an upcoming conference link, that will still work!) #MSWL

Leah Pierre
@leahbene
Literary Agent
HTX โœˆ๏ธ PHL | Publishing MA in 21'๐Ÿคž๐Ÿพ | agent @ladderbirdlit โ€ข closed to queries๐Ÿ“š
20 MSWL
59 Queries

YA mystery/suspense:
I want some on both sides of the spectrum: light and dark.

Something in the vein of Sadie, Behind Her Eyes (but YA), and Knives Out. But also something ala On My Block, Outerbanks, or Scooby-Doo, haha.

I love treasure hunts and heists btw!

Leah Pierre
@leahbene
Literary Agent
HTX โœˆ๏ธ PHL | Publishing MA in 21'๐Ÿคž๐Ÿพ | agent @ladderbirdlit โ€ข closed to queries๐Ÿ“š
20 MSWL
59 Queries

Diverse, IR romances and romcoms:

I want both MCs to be POC and the relationship to be multi-cultural &/or multi-ethnic pls! IR can exclude WASP ppl.

For this think Someone Great, Lovebirds, Photograph, Talia Hilbert, Jasmine Guillory, Honey Girl

Leah Pierre
@leahbene
Literary Agent
HTX โœˆ๏ธ PHL | Publishing MA in 21'๐Ÿคž๐Ÿพ | agent @ladderbirdlit โ€ข closed to queries๐Ÿ“š
20 MSWL
59 Queries

Gothic/Dark Academia:

Think Crimson Peak, Edgar Allen Poe, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Mexican Gothic, Ninth House, Ace of Spades, dark Gossip Girl, & Addams Family!

Give me a heavy atmosphere & aesthetic.

How I would KILL for a BIPOC Yellow Wallpaper x Haunting of Bly Manor

Leah Pierre
@leahbene
Literary Agent
HTX โœˆ๏ธ PHL | Publishing MA in 21'๐Ÿคž๐Ÿพ | agent @ladderbirdlit โ€ข closed to queries๐Ÿ“š
20 MSWL
59 Queries

So #writtingcommunity & #amquerying folks, I'll be re-opening to queries September 1st! ๐Ÿ‘€

That means it's time for an updated #MSWL!!

I'm moving away from fantasy right now and want to see the following from BIPOC writers:

Ali Herring (is closed to queries)
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I๐Ÿ’™Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill ๐Ÿ‘ฝ โ€œAli-ens." โšพ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ“š
170 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

#MSLW I've seen queries before w/ worlds where water is scarce. Would love to see something like this in the YA or even MG space when I reopen to queries. You can always put something like "#MSWL For YA drought-world book" or whatever the MSWL is in the referral space.

Tori Sharp ๐Ÿฐ Closed to queries
@NovelTori
Literary Agent
Bestselling graphic memoir JUST PRETEND out now! ๐ŸŒป Professional make-believer! ๐ŸŒˆ Assoc. agent @JDLitAgency ๐Ÿ“š Rep: Brent Taylor @triadaus ๐Ÿ‘‘ #actuallyautistic
13 MSWL
4 AskAgent
A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
90 MSWL
43 AskAgent
11 Queries
80 Tips
Nicole Payne is taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit .
37 MSWL
11 Tips

#mswl Actively looking for historical fiction rich with culture (ie: Egyptian, Asian, Indian). Iโ€™m talking stories with strong, progressive girls or women that seemed to been born in the wrong time. Time travel is also absolutely accepted.

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
786 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips
Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
315 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

A visual #mswl for this fine Friday afternoon. Are you working on something like this? Send it!

Lori Steel
@Bookishsort
Literary Agent
Agent at Raven Quill Literary @Ravenliterary repping PB-YA. #VCFA ; #SCBWI ; #kidlitwomen ; she/her.
9 MSWL
3 Tips

Eagerly seeking upper MG with first love, emerging identities, high stakes, and self-reliance. If there's music, dance, cooking and/or rollerskating - all the better! #MSWL #kidlit

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1938 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

โ€œActively seeking fun / funny gift books, especially with a lifestyle twist to them. Open to a really wide range of topics on this one, so be creative!โ€ @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Tori Sharp ๐Ÿฐ Closed to queries
@NovelTori
Literary Agent
Bestselling graphic memoir JUST PRETEND out now! ๐ŸŒป Professional make-believer! ๐ŸŒˆ Assoc. agent @JDLitAgency ๐Ÿ“š Rep: Brent Taylor @triadaus ๐Ÿ‘‘ #actuallyautistic
13 MSWL
4 AskAgent

I've updated my #mswl and submission guidelines and will be opening to queries again this Monday, 8/23! I am so excited to read more wonderful stories from children's graphic novelists and middle-grade prose authors. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’– jdlit.com/tori-sharp