Patricia Nelson
@patricianels
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, representing YA & MG fiction (all genres), women's fiction & romance. She/her.
70 MSWL
2 Queries
94 Tips

#mswl YA contemp that perfectly captures a specific place, ideally w/ a big dose of weird. Something like Alison Umminger's AMERICAN GIRLS.

Lauren Plude
@laurenplude
Editor
Acquiring Editor, Amazon Montlake. I drink too much coffee & read the last chapter of a book first.
11 MSWL

PLUS, I’d love to see some contemporary romances with jet-setting/exotic destination settings. #MSWL

Lauren Plude
@laurenplude
Editor
Acquiring Editor, Amazon Montlake. I drink too much coffee & read the last chapter of a book first.
11 MSWL

In contemp: Billionaires, bad boys, romantic comedy, Cinderella stories (& other fairytale retellings), and multicultural romances. #MSWL

Erica Bauman
@Erica_Bauman
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @AevitasCreative , writer, cat lady, musical theater superfan, TV watcher, donut obsessed, she/her. All views are my own.
148 MSWL
17 Tips
Deborah Nemeth
@DebNemeth
Editor
Fey editrix, history geek, armchair sleuth, hobbit matriarch. She/her.
97 MSWL
12 Tips

Wilderness-set contemp romance, romantic suspense or mystery. Alaska. Rockies. Smoke jumpers, biologists, bush pilots, forest rangers #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary . @aalitagents communications committee. Avid quilter. Still not Elena. Open to queries. She/her.
103 MSWL
3 AskAgent
196 Tips

I say this a lot but: Contemporary MG and YA with a well-executed, creative splash of something extra (sci-fi, fantasy, etc.) #mswl

Jennifer Ung
@JenPanda
Editor
executive editor @ quill tree books/harpercollins. professional dog meme generator. (thoughts are my own.) she/her.
7 MSWL
6 AskAgent

my perennial #mswl: funny, sad, and emotionally true contemporary YA starring POC protagonists, written by #ownvoices

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen , she/her, 47% caffeine by volume. Opinions my own, and I do have a lot of them. 🌈
213 MSWL
34 AskAgent

Contemporary YA with a big, crazy, sweeping plot. Think Where'd You Go, Bernadette for teens. #MSWL

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Lover of TV, movies, and books. Slow runner. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
216 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

Pop culture addicted YA contemporary for the snapchat generation #MSWL

Annie Bomke
@ABLiterary
Literary Agent
Literary agent, pizza lover, dance fiend, park enthusiast, and that's just the beginning. There are no limits to what I can do. (She/her.)
151 MSWL
24 AskAgent
42 Queries
25 Tips

I want YA with an authentic voice, whether it's contemporary, mystery, historical, literary, commercial, sad or funny. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen , she/her, 47% caffeine by volume. Opinions my own, and I do have a lot of them. 🌈
213 MSWL
34 AskAgent

Also always looking for beautiful queer YA love stories--contemporary, yes, as well as queer MCs in other genres! #MSWL

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen , she/her, 47% caffeine by volume. Opinions my own, and I do have a lot of them. 🌈
213 MSWL
34 AskAgent

Starting off #MSWL day with an evergreen one: contemporary YA with a weird/unreal twist (magical realism or Eternal Sunshine-esque light SF)

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
153 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

Love stories that are heavy in plot, often historical could be contemporary (i.e. One Day, Me Before You, Maybe In Another Life) #mswl

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

Smart, empowering contemporary realistic stories with well-written commercial voices. #MSWL

Caitie Flum
@caitief
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Liza Dawson Associates. Thoughts are my own. Huge nerd, musical theater lover
79 MSWL
49 AskAgent
62 Queries
27 Tips

❀️ πŸ’› πŸ’š πŸ’™ πŸ’œ all genres - YA contemp, YA SFF, book club, romance, thrillers, historical fiction, ALL OF IT. Especially #ownvoices #MSWL

Caitie Flum
@caitief
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Liza Dawson Associates. Thoughts are my own. Huge nerd, musical theater lover
79 MSWL
49 AskAgent
62 Queries
27 Tips

Contemporary YA: something w/ great sense of place, like THE SERPENT KING by @jeffzentner. Bonus if you make me cry like TSK does too #MSWL

Erica Bauman
@Erica_Bauman
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @AevitasCreative , writer, cat lady, musical theater superfan, TV watcher, donut obsessed, she/her. All views are my own.
148 MSWL
17 Tips
Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips
Shannon Hassan
@ShannonHassan
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency @MarsalLyonLit ; Board member @DairyArts .
14 MSWL
11 Tips
Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
906 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Can't acquire right now but I would be interested in a contemporary middle grade that features "Southern" abuse. #mswl