Gretchen Schmid
@gl_schmid
Editor
dance enthusiast, amateur violinist, french translator, and associate editor @vikingbooks & @penguinbooks
4 MSWL

in honor of Valentine's Day, putting it out into the universe that I would absolutely LOVE to acquire a smart, fun contemporary romance in translation (à la Helen Hoang, Casey McQuiston) 💘 #mswl

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
56 MSWL
2 Tips

For MG, I would love to see contemporary stories like FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON, STARFISH, and VIOLETS ARE BLUE. I’d also love to see more light fantasy projects inspired by non-western mythology! #MSWL

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
56 MSWL
2 Tips

For graphic novels, I want all the high concept contemporary or magical stories with bold, beautiful art. If you can comp your projects to HILDA, THIS WAS OUR PACT, NEW KID, or any Pixar short, please send it to me. #MSWL

Kate Nash
@katenashagent
Literary Agent
Literary agent.
15 MSWL
222 AskAgent
33 Queries
15 Tips

I am on the lookout for romance with all the feels, contemporary, epic or timeslip, and hooky female-led crime and thrillers #mswl

Paige Terlip
@PTerlip
Literary Agent
Dog lover. Book hoarder. Outdoor enthusiast | Associate Agent @AndreaBrownLit | Children's Lit. MA & MFA from Simmons | she/her
10 MSWL
1 Tips

✨Kids who love to bake and cook.
✨Contemporary fantasy and books that showcase magic in our world.
✨Specifically adult: a fresh take on a crime procedural with a female lead (bucking tropes and stereotypes).
✨Multigenerational storytelling and ancestral magic.

Kelsey Sullivan
@KSullivanEditor
Editor
Associate Editor at Disney Hyperion @disneybooks // She/Her
1 MSWL

Agents! I’m excited 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 MG and YA. Let’s chat! #mswl

Sara Megibow
@SaraMegibow
Literary Agent
She/Her Literary Agent at KT Literary. Reading, parenting, table top gaming, baking challah, hiking and wine tasting. Always LGBTQIA+ friendly!
17 MSWL
13 AskAgent
298 Queries
525 Tips

Just updated my #MSWL -

"Romance! All the romance novels! Queer, BIPOC, contemporary, paranormal, historical, adult and young adult, series and stand alone. Is it romance? Bring it on!"

more details here:
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sara…

Annalise Errico
@AnnaliseErrico
Literary Agent
📚 Assistant Agent at Ladderbird Literary Agency 🌿 Open to submissions 🌈 She/Her
17 MSWL

YA! I'm focusing in on upper YA this year that appeals to the crossover/new adult space. I am looking for YA mysteries/thrillers; graphic novels; fantasies (see above); historical; and contemporary! Anything above I'd love to see in an YA-appropriate setting!

Annalise Errico
@AnnaliseErrico
Literary Agent
📚 Assistant Agent at Ladderbird Literary Agency 🌿 Open to submissions 🌈 She/Her
17 MSWL

Contemporary! Any fiction that features a queer/BIPOC character finding their way in life, especially in that new adult space, is for me! Think "Luster", "Such a Fun Age", or "It's Been A Pleasure, Noni Blake"

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/SFF at Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE out *now* and FROM DUST, A FLAME out 2/22/22. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
118 MSWL

Otherwise in YA, I'm looking for:

—Contemp fiction with a fresh POV, gorgeous prose, and a strong hook

—Fantasy featuring diverse characters, mythologies, and beasties, from Baba Yaga to the Bái Zé; any creature that lives outside the mainstream and in the shadows

Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary/GenderQueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
205 MSWL
214 AskAgent
181 Tips

Kritika H. Rao (she/her) @KritikaHRao

Woke up and realized I didn't because it's not that kind of epic fantasy, no swords here, and felt a lot better until it hit me this is debut year and panicked for other reasons 🙃

I love VERY DIFFERENT fantasy. The more genre-bending the better. Kritika's books blend epic fantasy (no swords!) with a touch of sci fi, STRONG sense of place, & strong contemporary relevance. If you're wondering what I mean by "very different fantasy" on #MSWL - add this TBR!

MJ Johnston
@FictionalMJ
Editor
Editor at Sourcebooks. Adult Fiction. Can be frequently heard saying "yes, I read books for a living" and "yes, I know guac is extra.” (she/her)
20 MSWL

Need an upbeat novel or contemporary mystery with the specific vibe of the Catskills episodes of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, adult simon says and Susie traipsing around with a plunger included #mswl

Michelle Richter📚
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. @PacePublishing alum. @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
51 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

Swoony friends/rivals to lovers contemp. romance brings me joy. Think Emily Henry, Farah Heron, Beth O'Leary, Denise Williams. #MSWL

Juliana McBride
@juliananotabot
Literary Agent
Believer in transcendent stories, magic, and finder of husband’s lost keys.
1 MSWL
Norma
@normajeanesays
Assistant Editor
assistant editor | writer | sometimes actor | founding member of @LatinxinPub and @PocPub | BTS! BTS! | Swiftie in training | messaging and data rates may apply
58 MSWL
25 AskAgent

My white whale (I have been asking for years!) is an atmospheric traditional contemporary mystery in the vein of Louise Penny and Suzanne Chazin. Bonus points if the author and characters are both marginalized! #MSWL

Eric, OPEN for MS queries
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
19 Tips

(🧵4/7) ❤️ #Romance: Any can apply, but here are the subgenres/themes we want the most:
-Historical romance, contemporary, and romantic suspense novels.
-We also accept romantic comedies, LGBTQ+, young adult/new adult romance, etc.
If you don't see your genre, please apply. #MSWL

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
21 MSWL

Generally, I’m looking for YA contemporary, thriller, mystery, horror, historical fiction, high fantasy, and sci-fi stories.

In MG, I’m looking for contemporary, action/adventure, mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi stories. #mswl

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

🌟Upmarket contemporary YA romance with substance, centering characters of traditionally marginalized identities
▫️Think: Furia, Felix Ever After, The Music of What Happens #MSWL

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

🌟Contemporary middle grade stories that take a “light and bright” approach to social change, solidarity, and self-discovery
▫️Think: Front Desk, From the Desk of Zoe Washington, George #MSWL