Lydia Silver
@LydiaRSilver
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent at Darley Anderson @DA_Childrens and @Illustration_DA . Big into book-hunting, binge-watching, and overly-ambitious baking. She/her.
15 MSWL
Jennifer Weis
@JenniferWeisRYA
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent at @rossyoon Fiction and Nonfiction Titles jenniferweis@rossyoon .com In search of suspense/thriller, bookclub, women's fiction she/her
9 MSWL

Contemporary new adult writers, are you the next Elin Hilderbrand or Liane Moriarty? Can't wait to see what comes in this week! (4/4).

Alexander Te Pohe
@AlecTePohe
Editor
Editor @EntangledPub | Contributor: To Hold The Clouds | #RabbleReviews | YA writer | poet | 29 | Māori | trans man | bi | Pronouns: He/Him | Icon: @WoudiM
2 MSWL

I'd love to see more submissions from trans women and trans feminine folks. I'm currently considering YA, NA, and adult romance books. I love fantasy, contemporary books, and women's fiction. I'm not too keen on horror, thrillers, and suspense #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2010 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2010 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Authentic contemporary YA like Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi, Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith, We Are Okay by Nina LaCour, and The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.” @agentvicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
she/her. mg & ya literary agent. founder of 501c3 NPO @_DiverseVoices (#DVpit/#DVart, DVcon & more). submissions: bethphelan.com/submissions
112 MSWL
125 AskAgent
27 Tips

I’ve been getting thru my requested submissions and looking for more!

#mswl:
YA grounded thrillers, high concept contemporary with a speculative twist
MG non-portal fantasy, speculative twists, intergenerational stories

Everything with and by marginalized people please!

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
7 MSWL

For MG, I’m looking for:
contemporary
humor
action/adventure
mystery
science fiction
fantasy

I’m especially interested in stories that tackle difficult topics in compassionate, thoughtful ways. Bonus for a strong voice! #mswl (5/7)

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
7 MSWL

For YA, I’m pretty wide open in terms of genre:
contemporary
thriller
mystery
horror
high fantasy with a unique magic system
historical fiction about underrepresented experiences
science fiction
#mswl (2/7)

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Cosplay/ Cake/ 🇲🇽🇩🇪
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

On the totally other end of the spectrum, I want YA and especially MG contemporary graphic novels! I want heartbreaking friendships and first crushes and discovering yourself and coming into your own.

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Cosplay/ Cake/ 🇲🇽🇩🇪
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

I want werewolves (same vibe as above). I also want very atmospheric settings. Like manor houses in the country, but it could be contemporary or historical.

Brit E. B. Hvide
@bhvide
Editor
(twice) Hugo award-nominated senior editor with Orbit Books. Writer. Mom. 🇸🇬🇳🇴🇺🇸 (she/her) Opinions are my own.
83 MSWL

I am HERE for hyper-specific ownvoices fantasy inspired by Southeast Asian cultures, please!

The Singaporean contemporary fantasy of my dreams:

Jim McCarthy
@JimMcCarthy528
Literary Agent
Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. Query me at QueryManager.com/JimMcCarthy
59 MSWL
104 AskAgent
10 Queries
7 Tips

#MSWL: I love seeing so many YA submissions, but I’m especially hungry to see more middle grade—whether that’s comedy, horror, adventure, fantasy, historical, or just a sweet, quiet, lovely contemporary (I love a challenge).

BookEnds Literary
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
42 MSWL
53 AskAgent
127 Tips

Happy Tuesday! Here's your BookEnds #MSWL for today: "In YA & MG, Naomi is always on the hunt for strong fantasy with edgy themes and exciting, realistic voices . . . contemporary stories featuring powerful friendships. "
@NaomisLitPix
bookendsliterary.com/submissions/

BookEnds Literary
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
42 MSWL
53 AskAgent
127 Tips

Happy Thursday! Here's your BookEnds #MSWL for today: "She tends to gravitate toward contemporary fiction more than historical, unless the story focuses on underrepresented events or perspectives in history." @RachMBrooks
bookendsliterary.com/submissions/

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Associate Agent & Social Media Mgr. @bookendslit Debut: GOOD NIGHT, OPPY w/ Graham Carter (@boydsmillskane, 9/14/21). Pre-Order links below! Sitcom Junkie.
87 MSWL
18 AskAgent
5 Tips

I’d love to find some laugh out loud contemporary and/or some spooky middle grade #graphicnovels #mswl

Also eager to find some fun early reader graphic novels!

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Open to queries.
64 MSWL
16 Tips

Beyond that, some general things I gravitate towards when reading: unreliable narrators, strong sense of place, atmosphere, lush settings (in fantasy AND contemporary/realistic fiction), strong emotional resonance, twists, surprises, literary/lyrical writing. #MSWL

ChristAHH HeschkEEK!
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
57 MSWL
13 Tips

MG/YA: Fantasy is another first love! Everything from contemporary fantasy to high fantasy & epic fantasy. I LOVE unique world-building!
I'd also like lighter, even funny fantasy where the stakes aren't about saving the world, but adventure & characters. More Hobbit than LOTR.

ChristAHH HeschkEEK!
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
57 MSWL
13 Tips

MG/YA: Dark, gritty, issue-driven contemporary is another first love for @DanieleDHunter and me!

ChristAHH HeschkEEK!
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
57 MSWL
13 Tips

MG: I'm VERY open here, from contemporary to any genre you could think of, and the whole range from lower MG to upper! From light, funny, and whimsical, to darker and more serious. I'd also love an MG mystery or horror!