Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor at @DisneyBooks ; formerly @01FirstSecond & more ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ she/her
114 MSWL
6 Tips

That's the stuff that never changes! And here are the specifics about what I'm particularly looking for right now.

IN GRAPHIC NOVELS
🌟Young adult contemp romance w/ substance, especially centering characters w/ marginalized identities
▫️Think: Heartstopper, Pumpkinheads #MSWL

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
Editor @tinyrepbooks @duttonbooks . Bronx bred. Weirdo. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. IG: bamtastic07
23 MSWL

Kinda vague, but I always want smart, original, voicey, atmospheric fiction about art, music, fashion, dance, that brings in contemporary issues

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
Editor @tinyrepbooks @duttonbooks . Bronx bred. Weirdo. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. IG: bamtastic07
23 MSWL

Speaking of wishlists, I am also looking for more family stories, sibling stories, stories about inheritance and legacies (but it has to have a contemporary component)

Kim
@kim_lindman
Literary Agent
associate literary agent + social media @StonesongNYC this account's for lurkin' and workin' opinions mine ⛏
53 MSWL
8 Tips

novels with contemporary settings need to contain at least one of the following elements: mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, or any kind of speculative something

Saint (S.T.) Gibson UPDATES
@s_t_gibson
Literary Agent
Author of A DOWRY OF BLOOD + agent at Speilburg Literary, Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, she/they. Rep: @Literary_Tara .✨ 💌 saint.substack.com
26 MSWL

IN FANTASY

✨ Atmospheric, character-driven contemporary fantasy like THE RAVEN CYCLE
✨ High fantasy with intricate religious, magical, and sexual worldbuilding like KUSHIEL'S DART
✨ Fantasy romance in the vein of Grace Draven and Naomi Novik
✨ Gothics of all subgenres

Saint (S.T.) Gibson UPDATES
@s_t_gibson
Literary Agent
Author of A DOWRY OF BLOOD + agent at Speilburg Literary, Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, she/they. Rep: @Literary_Tara .✨ 💌 saint.substack.com
26 MSWL

IN ROMANCE

❤️‍🔥Queer and polyamorous love stories of all kinds
❤️‍🔥Inclusive historicals that feel like KJ Charles or Cat Sebastian
❤️‍🔥Witty contemporary romances in the vein of Talia Hibbert
❤️‍🔥Moody erotic romances a la Sierra Simone or Tiffany Reisz

Page Turner Literary Agency
@PageTurnerLit
Literary Agent
Page Turner Literary reps authors & illustrators who work in children’s literature. A book can inspire a child. A child can inspire the world. 🏳️‍🌈 (he/him)
8 MSWL

#GN horror, contemporary, HF, retelling, mythology
#CB/early readers anything goes for fiction. For NF STEM, Bios of little know historical figures

I love books that show all the brilliant colors of my community 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ and underrepresented voices

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#queries #MSWL

Page Turner Literary Agency
@PageTurnerLit
Literary Agent
Page Turner Literary reps authors & illustrators who work in children’s literature. A book can inspire a child. A child can inspire the world. 🏳️‍🌈 (he/him)
8 MSWL

I open to #queries on Jan 17-Feb 17. Here's my #MSWL
#PB anything goes for fiction. For NF STEM
#MG for fiction horror, contemporary, adventure, HF. For NF field/nature guides
#YA horror, contemporary, retellings, HF, romance. For NF cookbooks, STEM, Inspirational
(1/2)

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
67 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

I'm so excited to open back up to queries next week (1/18!)! My online #mswl continues to be a great place to find out what I like, and I'm definitely looking for thrillers that make me go 😱, historicals that make me go😭🥰, and contemporary fiction that makes me go 🧐😍

Carolina Ortiz
@pushthepanorama
Editor
🇨🇱❤️💜💙 Editor @ Harper Children's | @PocPub Co-Director | @LatinxinPub Mentorship Co-Director | Lover of bookstores y tequila| She/Her| Avi @emcormar
42 MSWL
5 AskAgent

Contemporary💫 Give me your stories that focus on being 1st/2nd gen stories, multigeneration BIPOC family, returning to the homeland, and/or international settings with local protags

Kari Sutherland
@KariSutherland
Literary Agent
Agent at KT Literary; Book Lover; Parent; Co-author of The Menagerie series; (Former) Traveler. Jigsaw Puzzler. Veronica Mars extra. She/her
4 MSWL
17 AskAgent

Genres I'm on the hunt for:
MG fantasy, MG literary contemporary, YA humor, YA fantasy, YA rom-com, Upmarket Women's fiction.
#MSWL - international settings, folktale re-imaginings, funny friendship banter, twisty YA thrillers, multiple POV, found family.

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent at @PSLiterary helping make book dreams come true from The Maritimes. 📚🌊🏳️‍🌈🤷🏻‍♀️
178 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

YA #MSWL

🪞 psychological horror
👬 LGBTQ+ romance
🎸 historical fiction ft. music subculture
👩🏼‍🦼 contemporary stories

formats: prose, novels-in-verse, graphic novels, experimental structures

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
213 MSWL
34 AskAgent

😂 Make me laugh! Note I am not one for super zany young MG or grossout humor, but I love self-aware wryness or a bit of quirk
😭 & make me cry, especially with contemporary MG about family, friendship, & kids figuring out their place in the world #MSWL

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
213 MSWL
34 AskAgent

😈 Ruthless schemers with a secret squishy marshmallow heart of gold (Roy Mustang vibes, basically)
🌃 YA contemporary fantasy with vintage Holly Black/Curse Workers vibes
👀 Narrators that knock big ol' holes in the fourth wall #MSWL

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
213 MSWL
34 AskAgent

... a broad range of MG & YA fiction and graphic novels--fantasy (my first & greatest love as a reader), historical, romance, some great humor, and high-concept contemporary (especially with a framing device such as epistolary elements, then-and-now timelines, etc.) #MSWL

Analieze🎄is CLOSED to Queries!✨❤️
@author_analieze
Literary Agent
Writer💕| Associate Literary Agent @HKLiterary : A, YA, MG, PB & Illustrators | Former @Disneyland Cast Member🐭💚| analiezecervantes.com
32 MSWL
1 Tips

In YA, I’d love to see:
☀️RomComs—enemies to lovers from diverse voices
☀️Contemporary—stories that deal with illness. Funny heart-warming stories that build on friendship & family
☀️Mystery/Thrillers👀—please
☀️Sci-fi—with a romance thread
☀️LGBTQ—centered on love/growth

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Analieze🎄is CLOSED to Queries!✨❤️
@author_analieze
Literary Agent
Writer💕| Associate Literary Agent @HKLiterary : A, YA, MG, PB & Illustrators | Former @Disneyland Cast Member🐭💚| analiezecervantes.com
32 MSWL
1 Tips

In MG, I’d love to see:
☀️Contemporary stories about family and friendship.
☀️Innocent crushes
☀️Mysteries with a commercial hook
☀️Sci-fi
☀️Diverse Voices
☀️I really enjoyed reading Esperanza Rising

(4/9)

Ramona Pina
@PinaRamona
Literary Agent
She/Her🇨🇻🇯🇲🌟Book Hoarder 🌟host @podcasthollow 🌟DIY enthusiast 🌟Writer 🌟Literary Agent @bookendslit 🌟 QueryManager.com/rpina
9 MSWL

For #YA contemporary, it’s the same idea minus going space bound & magical realism. Cultures are magical to me and there are so many to learn from. Show me transparency on love and intimacy in EMBROIDERIES, and the burden of familial obligations in IT ALL COMES BACK TO YOU.

Ramona Pina
@PinaRamona
Literary Agent
She/Her🇨🇻🇯🇲🌟Book Hoarder 🌟host @podcasthollow 🌟DIY enthusiast 🌟Writer 🌟Literary Agent @bookendslit 🌟 QueryManager.com/rpina
9 MSWL

For #YA SciFi, fantasy and contemporary, I love a trope where the younger generation is showing the older one a new way to thrive. Break generational trauma like in THE INHERITANCE OF ORQUIDEA DIVINA, and rebel to outer space to follow your own path in BINTI.

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

We love YA contemporary with big emotional hooks, whether they be rom-coms or coming-of-age. Think COUNTING DOWN TO YOU, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN, WE ARE OKAY, GIRL IN PIECES. #MSWL