Jonah Heller
@jrheller87
Editor
Editor of PB, MG, YA. Rarely Here. MSWL: tinyurl.com/jonahmswl Pub History: tinyurl.com/PMJRHeller Unagented Queries as Requested: querymanager.com/jrheller
2 MSWL

Fiction Editor Accepting Unagented MIDDLE GRADE Queries Until October 15th. Submit here: querymanager.com/jrheller

Standalone Novels: Contemporary, SF & F, Magical Realism. No thank you to everything else. No resubmits.

Due to volume, a personalized response is unlikely.
#MSWL

Saskia Leach
@saskialeach_
Literary Assistant
📖 Agent’s Assistant at @KNLitAgency 💬 "You chose looks. I chose books." 📚
11 MSWL
1 AskAgent
10 Queries

🦊 Cosy Crime 🕵️

I’d absolutely love cosy crime from *any* period, whether contemporary like Janice Hallett and Richard Osman, traditional Golden Age murder mystery, or historical crime. The more suspects and red herrings, the better!

#MSWL

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
89 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips
Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • she/they • queer • neurodivergent • CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

for graphic novels, i’m looking for contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror in a wide variety; both ends of the spectrum are wanted! sweet contemporaries, cozy fantasy—but also dark, twisty SFF and horror that delves into navigating trauma

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • she/they • queer • neurodivergent • CLOSED TO QUERIES
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

overall, i will be accepting:

ADULT:
•fantasy
•horror
•contemporary
•romance
•novels-in-verse
•graphic novels

YA:
•fantasy
•horror
•sci-fi
•thriller
•contemporary
•novels-in-verse
•graphic novels

Jen Nadol
@jennadol
Literary Agent
Author, agent, mom, chapstick addict theunteragency.com
2 MSWL

My updated #MSWL is live. I'd love to add some great new clients (to join my existing great clients❤️) and dig into projects together! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jen-…

Jennifer Chen Tran
@jenchentran
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @FolioLiterary and @FolioJr . Former art major, publishing attorney, cheese lover, aspiring humorist. @AuthorsGuild member.
19 MSWL
38 AskAgent
38 Tips

#MSWL: My adult #fiction list will be smaller but think upmarket #BookClub fiction or domestic suspense--something that will keep me up at night. Really enjoyed Angie Kim's Miracle Creek. Has to feel #contemporary, braiding together issues of social import & identity.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2257 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/

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Latine/x voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Marginalized and underrepresented voices in contemporary YA
✨Adult literary fiction steeped in post colonial cultural identity with a touch of the inexplicable
✨BIPOC Mystery with speculative or fantasy elements.
#MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Contemporary fantasy steeped in a music scene set during the Motown era or the golden age of Rap with a touch of magic. #BVM
✨LGBTQIA+ voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Spirited Away and everything Studio Ghibli are evergreen #MSWL comps for me.

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨K-pop group by day, magic-wielding vigilantes by night.
✨Black and BIPOC voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.
✨Contemporary fantasy and speculative fiction from a BIPOC perspective.
#MSWL

Megan Carroll
@MeganACarroll
Literary Agent
Essex Girl feat. Ireland, Burma & India. Literary Agent at @watsonlittle , @GoldsmithsUoL Alum, TV binge watcher & compulsive reader 👩🏼‍🦰 (she/her)
20 MSWL

And also, contemporary MG that’s full of adventure, humour and heart. There can be fantasy elements but I tend to love real(ish) world settings.

Megan Carroll
@MeganACarroll
Literary Agent
Essex Girl feat. Ireland, Burma & India. Literary Agent at @watsonlittle , @GoldsmithsUoL Alum, TV binge watcher & compulsive reader 👩🏼‍🦰 (she/her)
20 MSWL

BUT, I’d especially love to find contemporary commercial YA (horror, thriller, romance etc.) that is really nailing whatever genre it is - in a fun and interesting way.

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

Everything listed on our website still applies, but I really want to see contemporary GNs in MG & YA, contemporary novels in MG & YA, & YA & adult thrillers. #MSWL Send to Query Manager before Sept. 1, or query me when I open again. #WritingCommunity #Amquerying @seymouragency

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

-contemporary fantasy in YA or MG
-MG whimsical fantasy a la Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli
-YA or MG high fantasy with a unique magic system / based on mythologies underrepresented In literature / that subverts the tropes of the genre

#mswl 3/4

Brian Geffen
@Brian_Geffen
Editor
Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. He/him
58 MSWL

And for MG contemporary, I'm on the hunt for affecting, voice-y middle grade with a hooky premise, friendship, and emotional depth--coming-of-age books that tow the literary-commercial line like Dan Gemeinhart's and Erin Entrada Kelly's books! #MSWL

Brian Geffen
@Brian_Geffen
Editor
Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. He/him
58 MSWL

Or a dash of speculative in contemporary is great too! For YA fantasy, I love swoony, action-packed stories with fresh magic systems and diverse worldbuilding #MSWL.

Brian Geffen
@Brian_Geffen
Editor
Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. He/him
58 MSWL

I'm usually specific with my wish list and comps, but I'm going to try something more general here, because I love seeing the unexpected in my inbox. For YA contemporary, send me the feels! Love stories! Coming of age stories focused on identity! Quirkiness OR grittiness! #MSWL

Brian Geffen
@Brian_Geffen
Editor
Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. He/him
58 MSWL

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen

3/ 2019 #MSWL Agents: 1st and always, I want to curate a list of authors (and books) that accurately reflects the world around me--one that is filled with diverse creators and content--and support them in our shared goal of creating more mirrors (and portals) for kids and teens.

Agent friends! Since I was closed to submissions for a while, I want to declare that I am/have been BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Please send your clients' amazing projects my way. I'm particularly eager to find more YA contemporary and fantasy, plus MG contemporary. #MSWL

Irene Vázquez
@capaciousmood
Assistant Editor
assistant editor & publicist at @LevineQuerido // poet & journalist // TAKE ME TO THE WATER @bloofbooks Oct. 2022 // words in @OxfordAmerican , @MuzzleMagazine
1 MSWL