Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult & YA Fantasy & Sci Fi ⟡ SFWA ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara #WeNeedDiverseBooks
30 MSWL

One #MSWL item I really hope someone picks up on is a Black version of UTOPIA AVENUE feat. Magical Realism in Motown or the golden age of Rap. MR/Fabulist or Contemporary Fantasy stories based in historical music scenes like UTOPIA AVENUE shouldn't be limited to white writers.

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult & YA Fantasy & Sci Fi ⟡ SFWA ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara #WeNeedDiverseBooks
30 MSWL

#MSWL Contemporary fantasy or magical realism that comps ADDIE LARUE or THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY from a BIPOC perspective

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult & YA Fantasy & Sci Fi ⟡ SFWA ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara #WeNeedDiverseBooks
30 MSWL

#MSWL Anything that blends the genres of Speculative Sci-Fi with Contemporary Fantasy/Magical Realism

⟡ Anything that comps THE MURDERBOT DIARIES by Martha Wells

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/

Caitlyn Averett is on hiatus
@craverett
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Jimmy Patterson | rep’d by @SharonBelcastro | diverse books advocate | she/her (opinions my own)
19 MSWL

Some #MSWL things:

1) MG fantasy, please! Especially myth-based, w/a strong focus on character, & a beautiful world/setting.

2) Contemporary MG/YA with LGBTQ+ characters.

3) MG graphic novels!

4) Underrepresented voices.

5) YA or MG that deals w/grief and/or mental health.

Sharon Pelletier
@sharongracepjs
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @DGandBTweets | ranch dressing enthusiast | besotted aunt | prologue assassin | she/her
62 MSWL
22 Tips

Think THE NIX with a more reasonable word count, J. Ryan Stradal-type regional flavor but by/from/reflecting a wide array of people and communities. I gravitate strongly to contemporary over historical but do love a good multigenerational tale. #MSWL

Chip Rice
@WCRice3D
Literary Agent
Literary agent @WordLinkInc . Husband and father. Fan of undiscovered voices. Faith, sports, nature, coffee & conversation. Currently CLOSED to queries.
12 MSWL

As in adult fiction, my YA interests are broad, so please feel encouraged to try me with anything contemporary for teen readers, including rom-coms. Select works of MG fiction will also be considered. #MSWL

Chip Rice
@WCRice3D
Literary Agent
Literary agent @WordLinkInc . Husband and father. Fan of undiscovered voices. Faith, sports, nature, coffee & conversation. Currently CLOSED to queries.
12 MSWL

I usually prefer contemporary or near-historical realism, but will sometimes consider speculative fiction, fantasy, psych thrillers, lite dystopian, literary horror, and paranormal (especially dealing with ghosts). #MSWL

Kiki
@kianangu
Literary Agent
YA/Adult Fiction Agent at DMLA. Half-hour Comedy Writer. Hobbit degenerate. She/her. I smile a lot/make inappropriate jokes 🌈🦄 Deliverer (Death Stranding).
152 MSWL
25 AskAgent
21 Tips

Hear me out: Drumline or step team YA contemporary but make it thriller/mystery?? Obvi, Black & queer!! #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

Hey #AmQuerying writers, I’m closing to queries on June 1 for the summer, but will be open to #MSWL items (see below) through this link: QueryManager.com/AshleyBlake/MS…

✨Queer &/or BIPOC romance (rom com & contemp)
✨Contemp/upmarket/WF
✨Mystery w/ WF (think FINLAY DONOVAN)

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

“Did you elevate the Jane Austen retelling? Plots with new twists, takes, and contemporary relevance are the stories I want to see.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Kurestin Armada
@kurestinarmada
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @RootLiterary . Specializes in science fiction, fantasy, & graphic novels for all ages. (Mainly client news/updates only account)
56 MSWL
137 AskAgent
2 Queries
20 Tips

My list is pretty fully of geniuses at the moment but there are some things I've been wanting to sign for an age--maybe you can help me out? #MSWL

- adult space opera
- MG mystery (sff/contemp)
- series-friendly GN
- YA/MG horror GN
- anything like IN OTHER LANDS, pls, I'm dying

Kiki
@kianangu
Literary Agent
YA/Adult Fiction Agent at DMLA. Half-hour Comedy Writer. Hobbit degenerate. She/her. I smile a lot/make inappropriate jokes 🌈🦄 Deliverer (Death Stranding).
152 MSWL
25 AskAgent
21 Tips

Y’all know the drill! I want a character driven coming-of-age contemporary YA centered around a queer BIPOC girl that feels like Sour by Olivia Rodrigo. #mswl

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
Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
270 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

Hello, 2021, and hello to writers seeking representation this year. Happy New Year! Here's what I'm looking for...a new year, a new #mswl thread...

Hello, everyone: I did a #mswl tweet at the start of this year, and it's all still true. I'm particularly excited to find YA thrillers and mysteries, and middle grade anything: series, contemporary, fantasy, etc.

Joanna Moult
@JoannaMoult
Literary Agent
Co-founder of Skylark Literary, a specialist children's & YA literary agency & creative consultancy. Trying not to drink too much tea. (She/her)
7 MSWL
40 AskAgent
Elisa Houot
@ElisaHouot
Literary Agent
Junior agent at @seymouragency YA author
3 MSWL

#MSWL As Summer gets closer, I would love to read a sweet YA contemporary novel with romance, friendship, the beach and ice-cream🤩🌞🍨
#amagenting #writingcommmunity #YA #amquerying

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult & YA Fantasy & Sci Fi ⟡ SFWA ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara #WeNeedDiverseBooks
30 MSWL

#MSWL for #A or #YA #F fantasy for #BVM with BIPOC characters facing magic in contemporary settings like Lovecraft Country or The City We Became.

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 #APIpitch, 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 #POC #API