P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1938 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/

Dina Davis
@DinaJDavis
Editor
Associate Editor at Harlequin Love Inspired. Loves stories: books, fanfiction, TV, movies, videogames. Steelers Fan. World traveler. Adrenaline Junkie. she/her
17 MSWL

For Love Inspired, I'm acquiring contemporary Christian romance (bit.ly/3lVSWEp). Send me your emotional romances full of conflict! I'd especially like to see more from BIPOC authors, authors with disabilities and authors from other marginalized groups. #mswl 3/4

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Author of books | Agent at Rees Literary | Up next: FOOLS IN LOVE, Running Press 12.7.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her 💖💜💙
115 MSWL

💫 In YA or MG, I’m looking for contemporary only: sapphic rom coms, f/nb roms, or super voicey contemporary from BIPOC creators. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Author of books | Agent at Rees Literary | Up next: FOOLS IN LOVE, Running Press 12.7.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her 💖💜💙
115 MSWL

💫 I’d love a messy dysfunctional mother/daughter adult contemporary in the vein of VERY NICE, or a family saga a la THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD, I’m here for it, particularly if you’re a BIPOC author or have a queer story in this realm! #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Author of books | Agent at Rees Literary | Up next: FOOLS IN LOVE, Running Press 12.7.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her 💖💜💙
115 MSWL

💫 Upmarket adult contemporary a la Emma Straub, Kiley Reid, Celeste Ng, Brit Bennett. Gorgeous writing, conversation starters, messy relationships, sisterhoods, friendships. Beyond the divorcée book club fic. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Author of books | Agent at Rees Literary | Up next: FOOLS IN LOVE, Running Press 12.7.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her 💖💜💙
115 MSWL

I’m so excited to open to queries Friday, March 26th, so here are some of my current top #MSWL items!

💫 Diverse romance is at the top of my list. I’m desperate for queer contemporary, historical or rom coms f/f or nb/f), as well as roms by BIPOC creators! All tropes welcome.

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

• gothic and horror in MG, YA, and Adult that haunts you with its writing as much as the subject matter (not one for gratuitous gore)

• contemporary fantasy with fresh hooks, strong character dynamics, immersive worlds, & romance subplots.

also see:
samanthafabien.com/mswl

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 all ~ putting out a call for #mswl items I want to see more of:

(especially featuring marginalized POVs & casts by marginalized writers!)

• contemporary romance/ rom-coms in YA & Adult with wit, heat, humor & heart

• thrillers/mysteries/suspense in YA & Adult 1/?

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1938 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 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

Karen (Greenberg) Smith
@kgreenbergreads
Editor
Associate Editor at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers -- Books. Bagels. Bachelor Nation.
15 MSWL

Agents! With the conversation around the sheer amount of subs we receive, here's what will stand out to me right now: Vibrant, energetic pbs that focus on joy, character, community, & heritage. Super relevant NF for all age groups. Contemp/hist fiction that will sweep me away...

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency 📖 planning @TheFOLD_ 🐕‍🦺 PhD 💻 blogger 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿️ My clients: #SpineSquad 📘 Announcements only! 📣
115 MSWL
12 Queries
52 Tips

1: High-concept contemporary is what’s making my heart sing right now. I recently read SHINE by Jessica Jung and devoured it. That said, hints at the speculative are always special for me. (Focus on hints.)

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary • contact: maria@psliterary .com • 🏳️‍🌈 she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

I will not be content until I have a contemporary series like this on my own middle grade list! Desperately seeking the real-life drama of frenemies, first crushes, and exploring self-identity/expression for 10-year-olds.
#mswl 🌸👯‍♀️💖

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
24 MSWL

With ~everything~, I am really looking for some #contemporary #YA that will make me laugh. I want true LOLs with a bubbly voice. My grabby hands are out! #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

I'd really like to see more contemporary MG and YA as well as adult thrillers and domestic suspense in my box. Please query me here: QueryManager.com/QueryLynnetteN…. #MSWL #WritingCommunity #amquerying

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 #PitMad pitch, 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 #ownvoices #diversity #MSWL #BVM #OwnVoices

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Closed to queries, except by referral.
53 MSWL
16 Tips

#MSWL Alert - I'd love to see more light, fun, contemporary YA and YA romcoms in my inbox, authors. #Ownvoices a plus. Lots of editors looking for these types of stories right now!

Kristy Hunter
@KristySHunter
Literary Agent
Agent @KnightAgency (All views are my own) querymanager.com/query/Kristy_H… Instagram: @kristyshunter She/her
70 MSWL
16 Tips

I'd love to see some more #adult projects in my inbox. #speculative, #contemporary, #historical, #romcom--I'm open to almost ANYTHING, but looking for a great hook & great voice. Something that I'll have hard time putting down #mswl #a (still also looking for #MG & #YA)

Garrett Alwert
@GarrettAlwert
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at @EmeraldCityLit (PB, MG, YA). Currently CLOSED to Queries. He/Him.
14 MSWL
1 AskAgent
1 Tips

Re-opened to queries today and will post a more in-depth #MSWL soon but I'm especially on the hunt for contemporary YA. If you can comp Katie Henry, Ben Phillipe, Nicole B. Tyndall, Becky Wallace, David Yoon or Jeff Zentner, to name a few, send them my way!

Josephine Hayes
@josephine_hayes
Literary Agent
Agent at The Blair Partnership. Currently looking for exciting and adventurous stories. Loves musicals. @TBP_agency
6 MSWL

With Spring on the way, top of my #mswl is heartwarming, diverse, hope-filled contemporary YA romantic fiction - send me your work if it ticks these boxes! 🥀🥀🥀

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary (closed to queries). Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/her. Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
47 MSWL
2 Tips

I’m most actively looking for MG and YA graphic novels by BIPOC creators. I’d love to see contemporary projects or stories with a touch of magic. Would also love to see more nonfiction GNs. #mswl