P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1969 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/

Tasneem Motala
@seraphecda
Literary Agent
assistant agent at the rights factory and avid ygo
16 MSWL

low stakes teen romance. give me contemporary life problems and teen drama tinted by culture and mental health issues, like in the netflix series never have i ever.

Regan Winter
@reganmwinter
Editor
associate editor @LittleBrownYR // karaoke star // she/her
13 MSWL

Agents!!! I’m eager to talk to you. I love contemporary stories of all kinds with characters that jump off the page. While I’ll look at (almost) everything, I’m especially leaning into younger, illustrated projects right now. Let’s chat! #mswl

Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
153 MSWL
68 Tips

If I missed your #LatinxPitch, 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 #diversity #MSWL #BVM #illustrators

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Agent at the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Lifelong New Yorker and forever bookworm. she/her
65 MSWL
10 Tips
Sarah Grill
@SarahGrill1
Editor
Associate Editor @StMartinsPress . she/her. Avid dog-spotter and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.
24 MSWL

#MSWL In YA: Ever on the hunt for my light-hearted Jewish rom-com. Particularly interested in the trend toward more traditional mysteries (see TRULY DEVIOUS, GOOD GIRLS, ACE OF SPADES) with a strong investigative drive. Always have room for smart, high-concept contemp retellings.

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

In YA, I’m always looking for a great contemporary voice that makes the everyday heartbreaks, secrets, and revelations feel epic. Remind me why being a teenager is hard but in so many ways the most true versions of ourselves.

Clara Chuiton ✨
@LiteraryClara
Literary Agent
literary associate at Oslwanger Literary // romance writer // mother to a cat // 💫 OPENING TO QUERIES 09/13 💫// pp by @makowwka
8 MSWL

ADULT ROMANCE (1/2)

🌹 Low-stakes, realistic contemporary romances

🌈 LGBTQ+ rep! Bi and lesbian women! Trans characters!

🏛️ Historical romances set in unusual settings

🌸 Diverse, funny, and voice-y rom-coms!!!

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at Martin Literary. ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
129 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

MIDDLE GRADE
I really love finding a good magical MG novel, but I’m open to a wide range here. Voicey contemporaries, mystery, magical realism/contemporary fantasy, graphic novels, historical fiction, verse, epistolary. When in doubt, send it my way! #MSWL

Kristin Ostby
@kristinostby
Literary Agent
Agent at Greenhouse Literary Agency. She/her/hers.
10 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1969 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Unique, genre-blending romance novels. For example, I wish I had worked on The Plus One by Sarah Archer or any of Roselle Lim’s breathtaking romantic contemporary fantasy novels. Give me an adult rom-com in space, or with magic. Let’s get weird and swoony.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I'm still keen to see psych thriller - as long as it has a killer hook or strong contemporary issue to hang the pitch on. #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

In contemporary fiction, I'm always looking for love stories. At the moment I'm particularly looking for urban love stories and books that play around with 21st century dating culture. #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips
Paloma
@AgentPaloma
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @Einstein_Lit , opinions are my own, 🇦🇷, ENG/ESP, icon by @avery_helm 💛 Live to make life better, abolish prisons and the police!
10 MSWL

Please can someone make a version of the “you meet and fall in love with a pop star” contemporary romance novel but with a takurazuka actress pls and thank you #MSWL

Allison Remcheck
@allisonremcheck
Literary Agent
Professional reader and literary agent at Stimola Literary Studio. @StimolaLiterary
10 MSWL

For YA, I love contemporary coming of age, fantasy grounded in reality, near-future dystopia, and high-concept speculative. Psychological thrillers that push the envelope. Truly twisty mysteries. Literary ghost stories. #MSWL

Allison Remcheck
@allisonremcheck
Literary Agent
Professional reader and literary agent at Stimola Literary Studio. @StimolaLiterary
10 MSWL

For MG, I’m looking for a great voice, and a great main character who could potentially carry a series. These could be contemporary, or light fantasy. #MSWL

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
70 MSWL
21 Tips

In YA, I want, as always, emotional and/or charming contemporary novels, particularly along the lines of FOOLISH HEARTS or THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA or ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS. Also always love a nerdy rom-com! #mswl

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
787 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

So now that you have some concepts, let's talk books I have loved that I am #MSWL for writing comps/voice combs/vibeness

If you are writing a YA contemporary romance, the vibe I seem to hit best is this for #MSWL *Some of my favorite books are not yet published, but if you have read @keliswrites then she is in this group too.

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 #amquerying #amwriting folks!

Just a friendly reminder that I am desperately seeking some more contemporary stories in the adult, YA & MG space.

My detailed #MSWL can be found here: bit.ly/3iZE47U 🖤