By Editors

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 22 Aug 2019

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan

i feel like there is all this anxiety surrounding agents' mswl's because i think it can feel like a "skip the line" opportunity, and in some ways it is, but ultimately i think a lot of us are also looking to be surprised and find something in our inbox we hadn't thought of yet.

This applies to editors too: I don't always know what I want to acquire until I read it. If a ms doesn't fit my exact wishlist, a submitting author/agent shouldn't be concerned. I'm most excited by fresh ideas that surprise me. The only limitation is if we pub that genre.

Stephanie Doig @stephaniedoig · 21 Aug 2019

Thinking about The Family Stone (MASSIVELY underrated) and how much I would love to edit a romance with that kind of complex, emotional family dynamic. #mswl

Mackenzie Walton @mackenziewalton · 20 Aug 2019

I'm super jonesing for more F/F romance in my submissions inbox right now, just FYI. #MSWL

Loan Le @loanloan · 20 Aug 2019

If someone has a novel submission that's as visceral and beautiful and hopeful as #TheOA / @The_OA, please send my way. #MSWL #savetheOA #renewtheOA #TheOAisReal

Princess Leah of Alderaan @LeahSpann · 16 Aug 2019

Happy Friday, all! Excited to say that my editorial #MSWL page went live today! I'm only open to agented submissions, but if you want to know what kind of books I'm interested in seeing, give it a look:…

🇵🇭 Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · 15 Aug 2019


Sony’s Stage 6 Films Plots Sequel To Sundance Sleeper ‘Searching’ starring a @CAAM favorite, John Cho.

In light of this amazing news, I'd love a gritty, contemporary YA thriller that, like the excellent film SEARCHING, utilizes the unique quirks and challenges that technology/social media have introduced into our lives #mswl

ellen @ellencormier · 15 Aug 2019

anna borges @annabroges

i can't believe the american education system led me to believe that emily dickinson was some spinster shut in when she was actually busy writing super gay love letters to her brother's wife

Is anyone writing a YA novel about a queer teen's mind being blown upon reading these letters and then petitioning their high school to change the curriculum's portrayal of Emily Dickenson? Because I super want to publish that #mswl

Sarah Shumway Liu @sarahshum · 14 Aug 2019

And so I think I love the web-like drama and very pure emotion and I’d like it intersectional and inclusive in lovely and complicated ways, too. So, yeah, #MSWL! YA, pls. 4/4

Molly Cusick @molly_cusick · 13 Aug 2019

I'm caught up on agented submissions through 7/15! I'm hungry for all kinds of PB, MG, and YA. #MSWL of the moment: funny-sad MG, sex-positive YA, something in the vein of ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING. (Please note: I can't consider unagented subs.)