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

At the risk of seeing my inbox explode... #amquerying folks I am not getting enough Adult Romance submissions! Please send all the contemporary and historicals my way (I'm not the best match for Rom Suspense or Paranormal) #mswl

Deeba Zargarpur
@deebazargarpur
Editor
๐Ÿ“š Editor S&S @SalaamReads @simonteen @simonKIDS โœ๐Ÿฝ Writer ๐Ÿ’ซ All opinions are my own ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ #reading : BLOOM
15 MSWL

i'm really in the mood for sweeping and treacherous contemp fantasy/fantasy/scifi plsssssss. i wanna see a world with advanced magic AND tech. where you at?? #MSWL

Steven Salpeter
@StiSal
Literary Agent
Agent at @CurtisBrownLtd in NYC. Reader. Audience member. I only speak for myself and not my employer.
8 MSWL
Megan Manzano ~ Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Kidlit Agent @ D4EO Literary โ€ข Freelance Editor โ€ข #RevPit Editor โ€ข Former #Pitchwars Mentor โ€ข (She/Her) โ€ข Latinx
74 MSWL
155 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

I'd really love to see more MG, more queer rom coms, more contemporary fantasy or contemporary with spec elements.

It's been harder for me to get sucked into higher fantasy.

#MSWL

Kelly is using Query Manager now!
@LitAgentKelly
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @reesagency . Twitter Valkyrie. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.โœŒ๐Ÿป
238 MSWL
217 AskAgent
40 Queries
115 Tips

Also really looking for some amazing African mythology and cultural beliefs/customs via contemporary fantasy, historical fantasy, or just plain fantasy. #MSWL Saw one in my box and am saving it to circle back. Iโ€™d love more!!!

Ruqayyahโท ๐Ÿ‚
@rsdaud
Editorial Assistant
editorial assistant at little brown young readers. professional fangirl. actual north african โตฃ. opinions my own. #RAMNATION
3 MSWL

#MSWL I am looking to see more light contemporary middle grades from Black authors and authors with a Middle East/North African background. Please send my way :)

Ashley Hearn ๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . โœจ Ig: _ashleyhearn. ๐Ÿ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent

As a Southern person, working at a Southern publisher, I'd love to find Southern storiesโ€”in everything from contemporary to genre fiction! Particularly BIPOC and/or queer southern stories! #MSWL

Ashley Hearn ๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . โœจ Ig: _ashleyhearn. ๐Ÿ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent

In contemporary, I'd like to find sweet, slice-of-life stories, found family and platonic love (queer friend groups!), and stories with a strong sense of place. #MSWL

Naomi Davis, literary agent
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at BookEnds Literary @Bookendslit She/Her. I laugh & love relentlessly. Autism parent. Author-me repped by @4triciaskinner
188 MSWL
177 AskAgent
154 Tips

#MSWL in all the contemporary YA (or MG) I read, I like to see boys being feminists and practicing healthy relationships and consent. ALWAYS queer-positive. I'd also love to see a #nonfiction proposal talking directly to boys about feminism and consent.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1629 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
177 Tips

โ€œGraphic Novels: contemporary young adult and middle grade, graphic memoirs, graphic nonfiction.โ€ @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Zabรฉ/Z.R. Ellor
@ZREllor
Literary Agent
MAY THE BEST MAN WIN (Roaring Brook, May 18th 2021) + fantasy books | associate agent @JDLitAgency | queryme.online/ZabeEllor | rep: @RedPenKaitlyn | he/him
191 MSWL
3 AskAgent
28 Tips

#MSWL I'm now open to adult contemporary fiction, both commercial and upmarket. I want witty beach reads, elements of suspense/thriller, family secrets, and books about rich people behaving badly

Sarah Grill
@SarahGrill1
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor @StMartinsPress . Mizzou alumni and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.
11 MSWL

Also, here's a handy #MSWL! Eager for book club fiction, suspense, contemporary YA, and diverse voices. manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/saraโ€ฆ Please note: unless I directly request something and outside of #PitMad, I am only accepting agented submissions!

Katie Shea Boutillier
@AgentShea
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips

Looking for both YA and adult contemporary stories of #ownvoices and #POC. Raw, honest voices. Real emotions, with a commercial hook. Please query me. I am always, always on the hunt for great storytellers. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1629 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
177 Tips

โ€œI read widely in YA, and enjoy just about every genre in it. I love moving contemporary reads, thrilling sci-fi, and lush fantasy.โ€ @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
751 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

So let's talk graphic novel #MSWL ahead of me opening on 6/1. Below are just a small sample of some of my talented clients and their work.

For graphic novels, art is such a big part of it for me. pic.twitter.com/nePULFddzM

But you don't have to be an illustrator to give me graphic novels. I also love script only graphic novels #MSWL.

One thing I have noticed about my taste is I read for escape. I lean towards fantasy, or contemporary-elevated (which is not my regular every day).

Trisha de Guzman ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ
@trishadeg
Editor
Associate editor at FSG Books For Young Readers (@mackidsbooks), ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Filipinx immigrant, she/her #WeNeedDiverseBooks #POCinPub
26 MSWL

MIDDLE GRADE

- gentle contemporary romances about queer young people falling in love for the first time
- historical fiction highlighting overlooked events or individuals from marginalized groups
- contemporary novels about POC immigrants/second generation Americans

#MSWL

Trisha de Guzman ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ
@trishadeg
Editor
Associate editor at FSG Books For Young Readers (@mackidsbooks), ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Filipinx immigrant, she/her #WeNeedDiverseBooks #POCinPub
26 MSWL
Trisha de Guzman ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ
@trishadeg
Editor
Associate editor at FSG Books For Young Readers (@mackidsbooks), ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Filipinx immigrant, she/her #WeNeedDiverseBooks #POCinPub
26 MSWL

YOUNG ADULT

- contemporary stories that take a tongue-in-cheek approach to deconstructing toxic gender norms
- ripped-from-the headlines contemporary novels with literary writing and whipsmart sociopolitical commentary

#MSWL

Kenzi Melody โœจ๐Ÿ’œโœจ๐ŸŒ™
@Kenzi_Melody
Literary Agent
Aspiring author, Agent @ C.Y.L.E, SM manager. Lover of fashion, animals, and perfectly brewed tea. If itโ€™s not Aestheticโ„ข๏ธ, Iโ€™m not doing it. #writingcommunity
10 MSWL

1.) MAGIC REALISM. Give me contemporary stories with magic or historical tales with a mythological/fairy tale emphasis! Iโ€™m especially interested in diverse mythologies (or my old favorite, anything Celtic). #MSWL