H.AlOmari
@inkbyomari
Editor
✨📖 Editor 📑✨ @shaherazadshelf || ☪️🕊️revert || 🇵🇸💍 تحيا جنين
18 MSWL

Historical Fiction • romance, war & conflict (e.g. Palestinian). Open to ancient to near modern time periods.

Non-fiction • some Islamic history, memoirs (esp. reverts to Islam)

H.AlOmari
@inkbyomari
Editor
✨📖 Editor 📑✨ @shaherazadshelf || ☪️🕊️revert || 🇵🇸💍 تحيا جنين
18 MSWL

Dystopian • overreacting govts, secret societies, collapse, revolution, apocalyptic (esp w/ religious themes)

Romance • any of the above, historical, contemporary, enemies to lovers, childhood sweethearts, love triangles, no explicit content, would love halal

H.AlOmari
@inkbyomari
Editor
✨📖 Editor 📑✨ @shaherazadshelf || ☪️🕊️revert || 🇵🇸💍 تحيا جنين
18 MSWL

Sci-fi • space opera, aliens, monsters, romance

Fantasy • high/epic/second-world, retellings, mythical creatures, *limited* magical systems, time travel, academia, romance

H.AlOmari
@inkbyomari
Editor
✨📖 Editor 📑✨ @shaherazadshelf || ☪️🕊️revert || 🇵🇸💍 تحيا جنين
18 MSWL
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
40 MSWL
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Ok million dollar idea for whoever wants to write it: Phantom of the Opera meets Love Island—a murderous misanthrope haunts the set of a raunchy reality show. #mswl

Samiha Hoque
@hijabi_soldier
Editor
💫 Earth/Environmental Sci. grad turned Acquiring Editor @shaherazadshelf 🇧🇩 Bengali-American Muslim with a passion for books, justice, & religion.
6 MSWL

I've updated my #MSWL ! It's gotten a bit smaller (due to my 2024 goals to focus on middle grade books).

Note: I accept unagented submissions until Jan. 14.
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/samiha-hoque/

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
18 MSWL

Sleep is important but...I stayed awake dreaming of a compulsively readable thriller about a famous woman's descent into madness, drawing heavily from Perfect Blue and Black Swan. Agents if you have it, send it. #MSWL

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
18 MSWL

Please someone send me a grownup Veronica Mars. I'm talking that hard boiled-but-not, sassy detective with a heart of gold. A cast of secondary characters that capture your whole heart and a star-crossed romance with an HEA wouldn't hurt either. #MSWL

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
6 MSWL

Normally I am not a sports romcom type of person, but as someone who used to fence, I would love to see a romcom centered around fencing #mswl 🤺

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
18 MSWL

I am not a good fit for:
- Sorry no straight romcoms at this time
- Procedurals
- Misogyny
- Anything that leans too literary
- Stories centering around police officers or military
- Gore, body horror
- Erotica
- High Fantasy
- Space operas
- Childrens fiction (MG, YA, PB)
#MSWL

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
18 MSWL

Agents if you think you have a project that would be a good fit for Graydon House’s list please do reach out.
#MSWL

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
18 MSWL

Agents:
- Sweeping love stories
- Feminist takes on old tropes
- Voices from underrepresented groups
- I love stories that keep me guessing, voice-y narratives, and immersive, atmospheric settings
- Light grounded Sci-fi elements
#MSWL

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
18 MSWL

Agents:
- LGBTQ+ stories—including romcoms
- Twisty, gripping with surprising endings (think Mary Kubrica or Seraphina Nova Glass)
- Stories with light fantasy or gothic elements, mild horror, and/or magical realism
- Quirky female-driven fiction
- Juicy dramas
#MSWL

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
18 MSWL

Agents: I am actively looking to add to my roster of talented authors.
- Book club-worthy fiction that skews commercial
- Woman’s fiction
- Historical fiction from diverse perspectives
#MSWL

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi 🏳️‍🌈. She/they. Views my own. 🇲🇦/ 🇦🇺
53 MSWL

Reminder that spooky is for all year round, not just for October. Agents, send me your horror books #MSWL

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop, an imprint of @penguinteen and @penguinkids ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites She/her #WNDB #POCinPub
31 MSWL

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
-airier, unique, dynamic MG and YA GNs whose art feels purposeful, like this book HAS to be in graphic novel form to shine

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop, an imprint of @penguinteen and @penguinkids ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites She/her #WNDB #POCinPub
31 MSWL

SELECT PBS:
-curated list of lyrical, heartfelt personal stories

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop, an imprint of @penguinteen and @penguinkids ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites She/her #WNDB #POCinPub
31 MSWL

YA:
-BIPOC rom-coms with great depth
-books that pull readers in for the hook(s), but make them stay for the relatable, tear-jerking emotional arcs
-sweeping historical and family dramas
-new adult / first year of college stories
-Gossip Girl-esque thrillers

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop, an imprint of @penguinteen and @penguinkids ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites She/her #WNDB #POCinPub
31 MSWL

MG:
-coming-of-age tween dramas featuring middle school antics, family dynamics, puberty, first crushes, and general self-discovery
-multi-POV ensemble stories, light mysteries, and rooted fantasy

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop, an imprint of @penguinteen and @penguinkids ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites She/her #WNDB #POCinPub
31 MSWL

Promotions mean a new #MSWL !!

I'm looking for contemporary and light fantasy MG and YA fiction + the select picture book, with a focus on character-driven marginalized stories that center around joy and hope.🧵