P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1944 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"If you have a contemporary family drama set in the Midwest (especially in my home state of Wisconsin), please send it my way." @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Tasneem Motala
@seraphecda
Literary Agent
assistant agent at the rights factory and avid ygo
9 MSWL

low stakes teen romance. give me contemporary life problems and teen drama tinted by culture and mental health issues, like in the netflix series never have i ever.

Regan Winter
@reganmwinter
Editor
associate editor @LittleBrownYR // karaoke star // she/her
12 MSWL

Agents!!! I’m eager to talk to you. I love contemporary stories of all kinds with characters that jump off the page. While I’ll look at (almost) everything, I’m especially leaning into younger, illustrated projects right now. Let’s chat! #mswl

Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
149 MSWL
68 Tips

If I missed your #LatinxPitch, send query & 1st 5 pages to: QueryManager.com/QueryLynnetteN… #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. #YA: thriller, horror, SFF, mystery, & cont. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #PB #diversity #MSWL #BVM #illustrators

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Agent at the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Lifelong New Yorker and forever bookworm. she/her
64 MSWL
10 Tips
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 In YA: Ever on the hunt for my light-hearted Jewish rom-com. Particularly interested in the trend toward more traditional mysteries (see TRULY DEVIOUS, GOOD GIRLS, ACE OF SPADES) with a strong investigative drive. Always have room for smart, high-concept contemp retellings.

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.

Clara Chuiton ✨
@LiteraryClara
Literary Agent
literary associate at Oslwanger Literary // romance writer // mother to a cat // 💫 OPENING TO QUERIES 09/13 💫// pp by @makowwka
8 MSWL

ADULT ROMANCE (1/2)

🌹 Low-stakes, realistic contemporary romances

🌈 LGBTQ+ rep! Bi and lesbian women! Trans characters!

🏛️ Historical romances set in unusual settings

🌸 Diverse, funny, and voice-y rom-coms!!!

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at Martin Literary. ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
128 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

MIDDLE GRADE
I really love finding a good magical MG novel, but I’m open to a wide range here. Voicey contemporaries, mystery, magical realism/contemporary fantasy, graphic novels, historical fiction, verse, epistolary. When in doubt, send it my way! #MSWL

Kristin Ostby
@kristinostby
Literary Agent
Agent at Greenhouse Literary Agency. She/her/hers.
8 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1944 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Unique, genre-blending romance novels. For example, I wish I had worked on The Plus One by Sarah Archer or any of Roselle Lim’s breathtaking romantic contemporary fantasy novels. Give me an adult rom-com in space, or with magic. Let’s get weird and swoony.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I'm still keen to see psych thriller - as long as it has a killer hook or strong contemporary issue to hang the pitch on. #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

In contemporary fiction, I'm always looking for love stories. At the moment I'm particularly looking for urban love stories and books that play around with 21st century dating culture. #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips
Paloma
@AgentPaloma
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @Einstein_Lit , opinions are my own, 🇦🇷, ENG/ESP, icon by @avery_helm 💛 Live to make life better, abolish prisons and the police!
10 MSWL

Please can someone make a version of the “you meet and fall in love with a pop star” contemporary romance novel but with a takurazuka actress pls and thank you #MSWL

Allison Remcheck
@allisonremcheck
Literary Agent
Professional reader and literary agent at Stimola Literary Studio. @StimolaLiterary
10 MSWL

For YA, I love contemporary coming of age, fantasy grounded in reality, near-future dystopia, and high-concept speculative. Psychological thrillers that push the envelope. Truly twisty mysteries. Literary ghost stories. #MSWL

Allison Remcheck
@allisonremcheck
Literary Agent
Professional reader and literary agent at Stimola Literary Studio. @StimolaLiterary
10 MSWL

For MG, I’m looking for a great voice, and a great main character who could potentially carry a series. These could be contemporary, or light fantasy. #MSWL

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
69 MSWL
21 Tips

In YA, I want, as always, emotional and/or charming contemporary novels, particularly along the lines of FOOLISH HEARTS or THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA or ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS. Also always love a nerdy rom-com! #mswl

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
786 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

So now that you have some concepts, let's talk books I have loved that I am #MSWL for writing comps/voice combs/vibeness

If you are writing a YA contemporary romance, the vibe I seem to hit best is this for #MSWL *Some of my favorite books are not yet published, but if you have read @keliswrites then she is in this group too.

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books— she/her✨📚🌗
41 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Hi #amquerying #amwriting folks!

Just a friendly reminder that I am desperately seeking some more contemporary stories in the adult, YA & MG space.

My detailed #MSWL can be found here: bit.ly/3iZE47U 🖤