Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
108 MSWL
92 AskAgent

Middle grade or YA contemporary stories - without romance or with it in the background. Stories like: American Street, The Hate You Give, Tiny Pretty Things, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, Ghost, Harbor Me, Watch Over Me, and From the Desk of Zoe Washington.

Andie Smith
@andiesmithbooks
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @BookerAlbertLit | Co-Founder @sunandspines | YA Author | Autoimmune Advocate | Disney Lover | Proud Cat Mom (she/her)
11 MSWL

1. Adult Contemporary/Romance: I love a gushy romance or a strong feel-good contemporary with a bittersweet ending. I'm a big fan of second-chance romance (bonus points if it's dual timeline). If it's comp'd to Emily Henry or Taylor Jenkins Reid, I want to see it. (2/8)

Andie Smith
@andiesmithbooks
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @BookerAlbertLit | Co-Founder @sunandspines | YA Author | Autoimmune Advocate | Disney Lover | Proud Cat Mom (she/her)
11 MSWL

#MSWL 🧵 before I open to queries on Friday!
I will be open to most genres of YA and Adult including but not limited to contemporary, romance, thriller, speculative, dystopian, issue-driven, fantasy, eco-fiction, sci-fi. Here's some things I'll be keeping my eye out for. (1/8)

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

My bookshelf is 50% character-driven sff/speculative/spooky, 50% realistic contemporary/historical (coming-of-age romance, mystery/thriller, action-adventure, and verse novels), mostly by BIPOC, queer, or traditionally underrepresented folks, & my taste very much reflects that.

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

#MSWL Agents, I've been seeing some fantastic YA sff subs. I'll never say no to sff that captures my heart, but I'm also on the lookout for gorgeously written verse/prose, layered coming-of-age (historical or contemp) esp if it weaves in queer romance and/or mystery/suspense.

Keir Alekseii
@KeirAlekseii
Literary Agent
Associate🔥Agent for @jenazantian | Cat wrangler 🐈‍ | 🇹🇹 gyal | Intersectional feminist✊ | #ADHD | she/they bi/pan 🌈 | Opinions my own. Layout @ana_scribe
75 MSWL
5 AskAgent

I just played/finished Venba (takes less than 90min, maybe less than an hour?)

A/YA Cozy Fantasy or YA Contemporary like this please #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“I want to read contemporary YA with GOSSIP GIRL or RIVERDALE levels of drama.”
Maria Vicente #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Andie Smith
@andiesmithbooks
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @BookerAlbertLit | Co-Founder @sunandspines | YA Author | Autoimmune Advocate | Disney Lover | Proud Cat Mom (she/her)
11 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I want unique, genre-blending romance novels. 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."
@ericsmithrocks #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Kayla Cichello
@SeriousKayla
Literary Agent
Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Open to PB - YA. See website for query info. Native Texan. Hook 'Em Horns. Beach Lover. Banana Bread Baker. All opinions = mine.
4 MSWL

Fall 2023 #MSWL
YA thrillers or rom-coms with a fresh twist
MG magical realism or high concept action/adventure
Illustrators or author/illustrators

Select Adult manuscripts in upmarket fiction and contemporary romance

Awkward/ridiculous/LOL in any genre

#amquerying

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
11 MSWL

I have so, so much fantasy right now but zero of it contemporary. So, if you have any contemporary fantasy or paranormal stories, I'm interested. #mswl

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 📚 Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens 👽 rock!
240 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips
Michelle Lindo Rice
@mlindorice
Literary Agent
Lit.Agent @LCSLiterary - AALA and SCBWI member querymanager.com/query/LCSLiteraryServices R, WF Author. Editor. AKA @ZoeyMJackson
26 MSWL

I am now a member of #SCBWI , I am eager to see some picture books from author/illustrators and contemporary MG. #AmQuerying #AmAgenting #KidLit #WritingCommunity - I'll soon update my #MSWL on all my pages.

Jemiscoe Chambers-Black
@Jemiscoe
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @AndreaBrownLit -Authors & Illustrators. Wife, mom of 3, MFA grad, & former Asst. Director for film & TV. querymanager.com/query/Jemiscoe
26 MSWL

Not sure if you know this about me, but I LOVE 💗 stories. I will ALWAYS be open to adult Romance in my inbox. In ALL subgenres—contemporary, romcom, fantasy, stories w/speculative elements.

But I’m also open to other age groups & genres. Here’s a little more of my #MSWL

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL
Katie Greenstreet
@ktgreenst
Literary Agent
Dog mom, Duke fan, expat. Recovering lawyer turned agent @paperliterary
50 MSWL

On the contemporary side, I want a sharp, provocative story like LUSTER and a character study equal parts hilarious and heart-piercing, as in WRITERS AND LOVERS and STANDARD DEVIATION.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“I am looking for compelling novels by contemporary literary fiction writers.”
@agentvicente #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
39 MSWL
16 Tips
Greyhaus Literary Agency
@greyhausagency
Literary Agency
Literary Agent with the Greyhaus Literary Agency in the Puget Sound Area. Representing exlusively romance and women's fiction!
58 MSWL
83 Tips

#MSWL @greyhausagency Looking for traditional contemporary romances. If your story is for a series line, make sure identify how it fits that line. If it is a single title, stories should have characters that all readers can connect to with a strong conflict and a HEA.

Lucy Irvine
@lucyirvine93
Literary Agent
Literary agent, children's, YA, & SFF @PFDAgents | My personality is 90% yelling about fictional characters | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏳️‍🌈(she/her)
8 MSWL

Hi #amquerying writers! I've just updated my #MSWL with a few more specific areas in which I'm looking to grow my list - I'd LOVE to see more in the romance space (both contemp and fantasy), & would love a cozy fantasy! Submission details & full page here:
petersfraserdunlop.com/agent/lucy-irvine/