Josephine Hayes
@josephine_hayes
Literary Agent
Agent at The Blair Partnership. Currently looking for exciting and adventurous children's stories. @TBP_agency
4 MSWL

New term, new #mswl for subs! Send me your middle grade/teen/YA fiction with all or some of the ingredients below:
Unexpected plot twists
Contemporary or historical settings
Uplifting love stories
Non-traditional heroes
A sprinkling of magic ✨✨
#ThursdayMotivation #writing

Kari Erickson
@ohhelloitskari
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Rights Associate @HillNadell by day. Freelancer by night. Reader 24/7. QueryMe.Online/KariErickson
1 MSWL
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)
137 MSWL
68 Tips

If I missed your #PitMad pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. #YA: thriller, horror, SFF, mystery, & cont. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #PB #ownvoices #diversity #MSWL #BVM querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com

Ann Leslie Tuttle
@AnnLeslieTuttle
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @DGandBTweets ; specializing in romance/women’s fiction/Southern Gothics and Middle Grade. Former editor.
28 MSWL

#MSWL. Since it is #PitMad today, I am actively seeking women’s fiction, rom coms, MG, historical and contemporary romances, thrillers, mysteries and stories with a strong sense of place, especially those set in the South. My query address is atuttle@dystel.com.

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @ Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her
15 MSWL

Neurodiversity in fiction! I’m looking for a broader representation of the human experience in fiction, so bring me your contemporary adult and YA fiction by or featuring neurodiverse individuals with honesty, reality and heart. #MSWL

Hope Bolinger - DEN RELEASES in 9 DAYS!
@HopeBolinger
Literary Agent
Multi-published award-winning YA novelist🌹literary agent🌹 I write for @illuminate_ya and @INtensepub
2 MSWL
45 Tips

Hi #writingcommunity! I would love to see more Ace rep and platonic rep in YA fiction. If you have a YA contemporary or YA magical realism with either of these as a strong element in the story send the first three chapters and a proposal my way #MSWL

Hope@cyleyoung.com

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

"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/

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
190 Queries
30 Tips

In contemporary romance I’m especially hungry for a story where gender expectations are subverted, so something like a celebrity with a female bodyguard or a prince who is saved by a princess (ahem, Harry and Meghan anyone?). #mswl 4/

Jackie Williams
@JackieYWilliams
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @KnightAgency | Write of Passage Mentor Cohort 5 | Newsletter: jackiewilliams.substack.com
2 MSWL

Wow. Just finished @BoysStateMovie and it's fantastic.

The friendships, power grabs, and how it's a microcosm of our current political climate is just so good.

Would love to see a contemporary YA that takes place at Girls State #mswl

youtu.be/E1Kh_T5ZBIM

Shannon Hassan
@ShannonHassan
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency @MarsalLyonLit ; Board member @DairyArts
13 MSWL
11 Tips

#MSWL🌟
I'm searching for more Middle Grade—Contemporary, historical, or magical realism stories that touch your heart, or your funny bone. Memorable characters, diverse perspectives. #kidlit #MG

Claire Harris
@claire_m_harris
Literary Agent
thriller fanatic, candy addict, acquiring literary agent @psliterary - she/her
17 MSWL

Where are my Midwest writers? Ope, didn’t see you there! If you have a contemporary family drama set in the Midwest (especially in my home state of Wisconsin), please send it my way. #MSWL

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. woman on the go. she/her 🏳️‍🌈🇧🇷🇵🇱 #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

✨ books calling out white supremacy, toxic masculinity, the "isms"
✨ coming of age stories feat. characters and communities of color
✨ charming yet murderous women (contemporary + historical fiction) (5/7)

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. woman on the go. she/her 🏳️‍🌈🇧🇷🇵🇱 #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

a late-summer update to my #MSWL for the #amquerying folks! dying to read:

✨ non-western gothic horror + underrepresented folklore/mythology with deep emotional relationships + rich world-building
✨ contemporary fiction feat. central/south american characters/culture (1/7)

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
116 AskAgent
26 Tips

i am still closed and catching up on lots of reading, but.... if you have a YA or MG with monsters rooted in underrepresented mythologies/cultures/folklore/history (#ownvoices only please)... well, i'd like to see that. can be fantasy or contemporary! #mswl

Julia P. McCarthy
@thejumbles
Editor
Associate Editor at Atheneum (S&S) by day, purveyor of dad jokes by night, eternal sea hag. My tweets are my own. she/her 🇧🇷🇺🇸 Avatar by lovely @NicoleGoux
75 MSWL

Hi! I’m putting it out into the universe that I‘d love to acquire more middle grade novels! I want to find strong personalities and big hearts, stories about finding confidence and discovering friendship, magical stories, contemporary tales, amplifying marginalized voices. #MSWL

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)
137 MSWL
68 Tips

I would LOVE to see middle grade contemporary stories about families, friendship, or broken friendships. Bonus points for humor and/or mischievous main characters. #MSWL #LGBTQ+ #BIPOC #amquerying #WritingCommunity

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

Updated my #MSWL page! This fall (HOW IS IT ALREADY FALL!!) I'm especially looking for (agented) sharply funny fiction, heartfelt contemporary YA, and diverse thrillers & suspense.
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sara…

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

“Young Adult: Contemporary that reads like super fun fan fiction, magical realism novel with gorgeous prose, experimental formats.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

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

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

Danielle Burby
@DanielleBurby
Literary Agent
Agent at Nelson Literary Agency. Gryffindor. INFJ. Cat lady. Fan of Virginia Woolf, bad reality TV, and the Oxford comma. (She/her) 🌈
35 MSWL
11 Tips

Hey querying authors, I'm really carving some fresh middle grade on my list right now. Please query me with your fantasy, contemporary, magical realism, and own voices protagonists. I'm excited to see what you've all been working on! #mswl