Heather Osborn
@HeatherOsborn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Spencerhill Associates. Pop culture fan. RPG video gamer. Romance junkie. K-Pop enthusiast. Stay.
13 MSWL

6. Guys, I'm being super vulnerable here, but? I just can't quit contemporary omegaverse romance. I am determined to sell one to NY. Preferably with a terrible pun on the word Knot in the title.

Ashley Reisinger
@Awritesinger
Literary Agent
Book Hoarder | Canadian, eh? | Assistant Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Opinions My Own | She/Her
34 MSWL

MIDDLE GRADE

I’m very selective with MG and am primarily looking for heartfelt, lyrical contemporary right now. I am also open to speculative fiction in MG with a preference for contemporary fantasy—I have a soft spot for quirky or snarky characters/voices in this space.

Ashley Reisinger
@Awritesinger
Literary Agent
Book Hoarder | Canadian, eh? | Assistant Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Opinions My Own | She/Her
34 MSWL

SFF
-lower SFF/accessible worldbuilding
-contemporary fantasy (whether light and fun or dark and spooky)
-magical academies/dark academia
-thought-provoking sci-fi
-near future or tech focused sci-fi (versus space operas)

Ashley Reisinger
@Awritesinger
Literary Agent
Book Hoarder | Canadian, eh? | Assistant Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Opinions My Own | She/Her
34 MSWL

YOUNG ADULT

In YA, I am open to a wide variety of genres. Specifically. I’m looking for:

Romance
-contemporary with a strong hook
-laugh-out-loud romcoms
-speculative twists (timeloops, vampires, magic, ghosts, etc.)

Ashley Reisinger
@Awritesinger
Literary Agent
Book Hoarder | Canadian, eh? | Assistant Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Opinions My Own | She/Her
34 MSWL

-Adventure and/or heist roms (the more bonkers, the better)
-Contemporary romance/rom coms (though it needs to have a strong voice and strong hook)
-Nerdy/fandom romances (comic con, cosplay, fanart/fanfic, D&D, etc.)
-sports roms (particularly BIPOC and/or LGBTQ)

Erin Niumata
@ecniumata
Literary Agent
SVP/Literary Agent Folio Literary Management. MA Creative Writing, Doctoral Researcher, wife, mom, cancer survivor, Member @aalitagents She/Her 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇧🇸🇳🇿
24 MSWL
6 Tips

I am now open for one week: Upmarket/Literary and Commercial contemporary thrillers: twists, dash of horror, big stakes, great characters, complex issues, tight story lines. Next week I open to another genre. Submit here: QueryManager.com/ErinNiumata #mswl

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
13 MSWL

These are not every #MSWL item I’ve ever posted (since some of those are broad) but just the specific things in the image below (and also 🧵'd in tweets below), so if you have something that fits an item on this list, feel free to send it my way on the link at the end of this 🧵:

Miriam Cortinovis
@chamomeriam
Literary Agent
🏳️‍🌈🇮🇹 || they/she || associate agent at @arthouselit || freelance reader || Writing & Publishing MA || writing: @chamomewrites
13 MSWL

with my maybe pile depleted, I'm looking for more delicious queries in my inbox, namely

🦴fantasy horror (pls!)
🦴queer YA contemp
🦴retellings (non-Western, no fairytales)
🦴woman w/ big sword (I've been BEGGING)
🦴arthurian lore re-imagined
🦴YA sci-fi

#mswl #querying

Erin Niumata
@ecniumata
Literary Agent
SVP/Literary Agent Folio Literary Management. MA Creative Writing, Doctoral Researcher, wife, mom, cancer survivor, Member @aalitagents She/Her 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇧🇸🇳🇿
24 MSWL
6 Tips

Next Friday, 19th of July, I will be open for Upmarket/Literary and Commercial contemporary thrillers with twists, a dash of horror, big stakes, great characters, complex issues, tight story lines. NO COSIES #amquerying #thrillerbooks #MSWL

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
13 MSWL

And might as well note when I reopen I'll also be looking for fun, bonkers, glitzy, exciting New Adult contemporary & rom-com w/out speculative elements too!

I'd love to see some really unexpected, out-of-the-box stuff! Nice mashups of the weird and the fun with romance. #MSWL

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
13 MSWL

#MSWL Something I'll be looking for when I reopen are ✨cozy New Adult fantasies✨ that blend fun, speculative elements, & romance w/spice.

I'll be looking for lots of variations including genre mixing, romcoms at magical colleges, contemporaries w/protagonists who have magic...

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

Okay, I freaking love Ren Faires and I would love to see a Ren Faire contemporary YA #MSWL

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

I love mermaids and I would love to see a fun contemporary with professional mermaids! #MSWL

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

Ahead of opening to queries this week, I am going to retweet some of my #MSWL tweets. This month I am really looking to find more YA novels, particularly hoping to find a fantasy or more contemporary coming of age romances.

Greyhaus Literary Agency
@greyhausagency
Literary Agency
Literary Agent with the Greyhaus Literary Agency in the Puget Sound Area. Representing exlusively romance and women's fiction!
61 MSWL
83 Tips

#MSWL @greyhausagency is actively looking for traditional romance and women's fiction. VERY interested in Contemporary and certainly ALL writers in Series/Category writing. @romancewriters @HarlequinBooks @Write4Harlequin @entangledpub @TulePublishing

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
13 MSWL

Behold! Here's my highly attractive handwriting illustrating the ✨new categories✨ I'll be open to when I reopen to queries!

I'll soon also be looking for New Adult Contemporary, New Adult Thrillers/Mysteries, & New Adult Horror/Horrormance (not too gruesome though!) #MSWL

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
13 MSWL

Craving #mswl

🕯power hungry scholars (I never tire of academic settings)
🕯whimsical cozy fantasies w/ a contemporary feel (romance isn't needed but appreciated)
🕯 fantasy sci-fi blends
🕯 laugh-out-loud fantasy
🕯 sapphic fantasies
🕯 shapeshifters or winged monsters

Jynastie Wilson
@jynastiewilson
Literary Agent
freelance editor | asst. literary agent at @lcsliterary 🍉 black latinx | author acct: @jynastiealazai
13 MSWL

i read 13 graphic novels in 4 days, and i really want to rep more author-illustrators. so, here’s an mswl:
#mswl #kidlitart

🧺 mg camp
🧸 mg contemp with series potential (sunny side up esque)
🎻 ya queer + funny romance
🪈 uncommon family dynamics
📦 modern day ghosts + witches

Jynastie Wilson
@jynastiewilson
Literary Agent
freelance editor | asst. literary agent at @lcsliterary 🍉 black latinx | author acct: @jynastiealazai
13 MSWL

my inbox is clearing up & this summer i’m looking for:

🪼 mg/ya queer sports
🐠 ya/adult tragic queer romances
🐳 mg marginalized contemporary (think front desk)
🐋 mg/ya/adult indigenous authors
+ any of the above in graphic novel form

[ #amquerying #mswl ]

Laura Mazer
@lauramazer
Literary Agent
Literary agent, Oaklander. Overenthused about toile. Queries go to: submissions@wsherman.com.
13 MSWL