Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈
@draper_claire
Literary Agent
Agent at the Bent Agency // Currently closed to unsolicited manuscripts // Check out my #MSWL by clicking the link below // they/them
111 MSWL
1 AskAgent

(YA/MG genre continued) Like with contemporary, I am especially interested in queer, disabled, and BIPOC protagonists, especially when the books are not issue driven. But above all give me a good, page turning adventure. #mswl

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈
@draper_claire
Literary Agent
Agent at the Bent Agency // Currently closed to unsolicited manuscripts // Check out my #MSWL by clicking the link below // they/them
111 MSWL
1 AskAgent

(YA/MG contemp continued) I am especially interested in queer, disabled, and BIPOC protagonists, especially when the books are not issue driven. #mswl

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈
@draper_claire
Literary Agent
Agent at the Bent Agency // Currently closed to unsolicited manuscripts // Check out my #MSWL by clicking the link below // they/them
111 MSWL
1 AskAgent

For YA & MG contemp., I love fiction where the main character has average, everyday challenges and we see how they overcome them. I love books that are lighthearted and emotionally driven.... #mswl

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
13 MSWL

Contemporary WITCHES and covens. #YA and #MG, but keep it grounded in this world—think: The Craft or Practical Magic. I'm also on board with other #magicalrealism in styles of Laura Ruby, Anna-Marie McLemore, Emily X.R. Pan, Katrina Leno, Ibi Zoboi's American Street #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
13 MSWL

I am 100% a realistic, contemporary #YA lover. I want all your rom-coms, your roms *sans* com, your BFF stories—anything with a unique or fun hook and swoons. Bonus points for SUMMER settings. #MSWL

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
69 MSWL
68 Tips

On my #MSWL: Outstanding, hot contemporary #Fantasy for the Mystic Owl line: cityowlpress.com/queries/#mysti… Emphasis on the romance!

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1725 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
Mara Delgado-Sánchez
@little_mswriter
Assistant Editor
Puertorriqueña. Assistant Editor @stmartinspress | @wednesdaybooks . Tia @lasmusasbooks . Exactly that witch. MFA in Creative Writing. Opinions mine. (she/her)
56 MSWL

Jewish writers! Send me your stories! Light and fluffy contemporary, fantasy! I want to see them! #MSWL

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
154 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

What I'd love to see in my inbox: #YA #romcom by #BIPOC authors. I like realistic contemporaries but could be open to other genres, if done well. Queer, straight, whatever. Send me your swoon-worthy love stories. #mswl

Megan Carroll
@MeganACarroll
Literary Agent
Essex Girl by way of Ireland, Burma & India. Literary Agent at @watsonlittle , @GoldsmithsUoL Alum, TV binge watcher and compulsive reader. 👩🏽‍🦰 (she/her)
14 MSWL

In YA, I’d love to find a big epic love story that’s contemporary and someone writing horror for this age group too. I loved A Good Girls Guide to Murder and would be keen to see anything akin to that.

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
99 MSWL
184 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

I'm looking for a fantastic and smart heist novel, whether set in a contemporary world or speculative. If it has multi-pov or a crew, SIGN ME UP.

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
99 MSWL
184 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

My list is pretty speculative so I'd love more contemporary! Anything that explores platonic and romantic relationships, family, growing up, difficult decisions, etc.

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie for life, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
185 Tips

I like fantasy and fanciful books, but it has to offer something new. High-fantasy YA was my biggest query category in 2020 and had the highest rejection rate as a result. I'd prefer contemporary with a splash, or just something really fresh. #MSWL #querytip

Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi 🏳️‍🌈 I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips

I open to queries on MONDAY! Here is my current #MSWL.
Genres:
Adult scifi, fantasy, horror (pref w/speculative elements)
YA Contemporary, scifi, fantasy
I am temporarily CLOSED to adult romance, and PB&MG.

The details (thread):

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
15 MSWL

When it comes to contemporary, I want something short and moving, like IF I STAY; or kickass and female-forward, like HELLO GIRLS; or romantic, hilarious, and tension-filled, like RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE. I also love NOTEWORTHY, BEFORE I FALL, ON THE COME UP… I’ve got more.

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Consistently feminist, constantly knitting
56 MSWL
10 Tips

Happy new year writers! Here are a few #MSWL 's I am really hoping to see in my inbox in 2021. At the top of my list is big, juicy Contemporary Romance. Give me out of this world chemistry, off the charts humor, and escapism for days

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. I'm actively building my list. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
141 MSWL
68 Tips

Here's my current #MSWL:

In MG fiction: horror, contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, action/adventure, mystery, and humor.

In children’s fiction: picture books (non-rhyming preferred).

Always looking for own voices, diversity, and LGBTQ+!!!

3/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. I'm actively building my list. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
141 MSWL
68 Tips

Here's my current #MSWL:

In young adult fiction: thrillers, psychological suspense, horror, contemporary, mysteries, fantasy, and sci-fi.

Always looking for own voices, diversity, and LGBTQ+!!!

2/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. I'm actively building my list. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
141 MSWL
68 Tips

Here's my current #MSWL:

In adult fiction: thrillers, horror, psychological suspense, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and mysteries (traditional, amateur sleuth, and cozy).

1/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying

Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Bent Agency. I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. She/her
28 MSWL
1 Tips

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds

I’m reopening to queries today! Please see The Bent Agency’s website for full querying guidelines and an overview of what I’m looking for. thebentagency.com/laurel-symonds

I’m on the hunt for: cozy and/or witty YA romcoms, grounded MG and YA fantasy, MG historical fiction from an underrepresented perspective, contemporary MG & YA graphic novels, really quirky nonfiction. In all categories I’m especially seeking projects by and about BIPOC. #MSWL