Sarah Grill
@SarahGrill1
Editor
Associate Editor @StMartinsPress . she/her. Avid dog-spotter and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.
24 MSWL

#MSWL coming of age stories that flirt with danger, suspense, and death. Juicy adult novels that explore the sinister side of friendships, relationships, and lost innocence (bonus points for alternating timelines). See: THE GIRLS, MY DARK VANESSA, YOU WILL KNOW ME, SECRET HISTORY

Sarah Grill
@SarahGrill1
Editor
Associate Editor @StMartinsPress . she/her. Avid dog-spotter and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.
24 MSWL

All right folks, fall is upon us so it's time for an #MSWL refresher. Agent friends old & new, I'm always down for a catch-up, so don't hesitate to reach out if any of this strikes your fancy!

Melinda S. Collins AKA LurchzPrincess
@MelindaSCollins
Editor
Associate Editor w/ City Owl Press. Love my tall man & lil munchkin. Fueled by coffee, wine, and rock ‘n roll. She/Her
25 MSWL

I'm still on the hunt for a fabulous #PNR and #UF. Romance is required & I do prefer a lot of HEAT. 😉

Please review the #MysticOwl guidelines and query me via the link in my profile. All paranormal creature types are welcome! #readytobewowed #MSWL

cityowlpress.com/queries/#mysti…

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

Always a quick way to my heart in any form are dogs, desserts, and true crime. And a few recent favorite “for fun” reads have been Mexican Gothic, Malibu Rising, The Other Black Girl, Luck of the Titanic, Solutions and Other Problems, and Finlay Donovan Is Killing It.

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

NOT at the top of my list right now are non-fiction, picture books, gross out humor, books set in space, books set during a theater production, or books centered around a mass shooting. Not knocking any of it, just not right for me!

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

On the speculative side of YA, give me a world or a circumstance I’ve never seen before. I love high-stakes, plot-driven fantasy and sci-fi, where the world enhances the story more than is the focus.

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

I’d love to find thoughtful and fresh YA thrillers, books that go beyond the mystery to question the character’s views or the status quo. Think Tiffany Jackson, Kara Thomas, Courtney Summers, or the show Cruel Summer.

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

In YA, I’m always looking for a great contemporary voice that makes the everyday heartbreaks, secrets, and revelations feel epic. Remind me why being a teenager is hard but in so many ways the most true versions of ourselves.

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

For graphic novels both MG and YA, give me your messy, flawed, embarrassing, relatable coming-of-age. Think Roller Girl, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Invisible Emmie, El Deafo, Stargazing, Check Please.

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

Again in MG, I’d love to find more grounded or just slightly speculative adventure stories. Spies, detectives, quest and adventure seekers. I’m a sucker for a good competition!

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

On the more fantastical side of MG, I love weird! Send me the stories that Henry Selick would turn into animated movies.

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

In MG, I love heart-tugging, honest voices that are either grounded or have a slight magic touch. Think Tae Keller, Karina Yan Glaser, Rebecca Stead.

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

It’s that time of year when fall submissions start flying, so here’s a little #MSWL thread! Big picture, I’m acquiring MG and YA novels and graphic novels in all genres and am always looking for more underrepresented voices in all categories.

Kristine Swartz
@KristineESwartz
Editor
Book editor, bread baker, BTS stan. Opinions are my own. She/her.
11 MSWL

More explicit romances with high concept hooks. Let's crank up the 🔥🔥! #MSWL

Kristine Swartz
@KristineESwartz
Editor
Book editor, bread baker, BTS stan. Opinions are my own. She/her.
11 MSWL

Angsty, harsher stories--romance or otherwise--because I've got lots of pent up pandemic frustration that needs an outlet! Maybe it's time for me to explore thrillers? 🧐 #MSWL

Kristine Swartz
@KristineESwartz
Editor
Book editor, bread baker, BTS stan. Opinions are my own. She/her.
11 MSWL
Cheryl B. Klein
@chavelaque
Editor
Editorial director at @LEEandLOW ; author of THE MAGIC WORDS, HAMSTERS MAKE TERRIBLE ROOMMATES (out 9/28), & more; toddler mom. Opinions my own. She/her. #BLM
41 MSWL
3 Tips

Putting this out in the world: I love big “look books” like this & I would love to do one by a BIPOC illustrator focusing on a BIPOC community. If you’re such an illustrator & you love character, scenes, & details, hit me up! #mswl

Sara Schonfeld
@SaraSchon
Editor
Associate Editor HarperCollins @KTegenBooks . Superhero fan, nerd, cookie lover. Author of BIRTHDAY ON MARS! Rep @marchsoloway
31 MSWL

Only Murders in the Building as a YA is exactly what I want in my inbox #mswl

Melinda S. Collins AKA LurchzPrincess
@MelindaSCollins
Editor
Associate Editor w/ City Owl Press. Love my tall man & lil munchkin. Fueled by coffee, wine, and rock ‘n roll. She/Her
25 MSWL

I'm still on the hunt for a fabulous #PNR and #UF, preferably with a lot of HEAT.

Please review the #MysticOwl guidelines and query me via the link in my profile. All paranormal creature types are welcome! #readytobewowed #MSWL

cityowlpress.com/queries/#mysti…

Theresa Cole
@TheresaMCole
Editor
Acquiring Editor for @CityOwlPress and Mystic Owl Press. Addicted to sunshine, coffee, motorcycle riding, and camping. Submit - QueryManager.com/TCole
24 MSWL
1 Tips

If your story fits #MyticOwlBooks submission guidelines, please send your query! I need more #PNR under 75k! #MSWL