Rebecca Podos
@BeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Senior Agent at the Rees Literary Agency. Lambda Award-winning author, sometimes. FROM DUST, A FLAME out now, AT MIDNIGHT up next. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
128 MSWL

- Queer contemp and historical fiction with gorgeous prose and a strong hook
- Queer and/or BIPOC romance across categories. Steam (in adult) is welcome but not required!
- Cozy mysteries for millennials
- SFF with a strong romantic element, or romance with a strong SFF element

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
158 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips
Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
28 MSWL

#mswl 2024 vibes.
*This is an incomplete list of things I love, not an absolute. If you think you have something I'd love, please send it.*

Kendall Berdinsky
@klberdinsky
Literary Assistant
agent assistant @ DG&B 👩🏻‍🏫 👩🏻‍💻 rom-com and Austen obsessive | OPEN to queries | she/her | no DM queries please!
15 MSWL

Since it's still January, time for an updated 2024 #MSWL ! I'm currently really on the lookout for psychological thriller (a la Riley Sager), mysteries (cozy and whodunnits please), and light horror (nothing too gory, I want to sleep at night). Dark academia a plus as well!

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

#MSWL contemporary paranormal; contemporary romance; cozy & light fantasy; dark academia; gothic literature; romantic comedies; folklore reimaginings; quirky and spooky middle-grade; cozy horror; 'b-list' horror; sapphic; cozy mystery; romantasy; whodunit; grounded sci-fi

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For cozy mysteries, I’m usually looking for a bookstore or tea shop setting, or other general cozy feels here. I like to see a well rounded community that feels every bit a part of the story as the protagonist.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

I acquire a few genres between our two imprints, but to break it down:

Crooked Lane:
thrillers, historical mysteries, cozy mysteries, and horror.

Alcove Press:
historical fiction, magical realism, speculative fiction, romcoms, bookclub fiction, and romantasy.

Bethany Jett
@BetJett
Literary Agent
Assoc Lit Agent, Boymom x3, Milspo🇺🇸 🙏🏻 💖 #INFJ ✨ I live in a world of books, but I’m literally allergic to them. #colophony | AALA SCBWI
18 MSWL

Future #MSWL & QM update:
I have less than 40 undecided queries/submissions. I plan to reopen mid-late January to a few genres. This info is not on my website or MSWL page yet— it’s just a head’s up and I hope it’s helpful!

✨ ADULT FICTION✨
• contemporary romance - think Emily Henry but low spice or Melissa Ferguson
• upmarket / book club
• cozy mysteries

✨ NONFICTION✨
- same as what’s on website -

✨ KIDLIT ✨
• PB/MG/YA - classic-style with a literary bent. Secret Garden. Bridge to Terabithia. Winnie-the-Pooh.
• PB - humorous character-driven series

‼️Not looking for SEL or rhyme.‼️

Focused Artists
@FocusedArtists
Literary Agency
Executive Director at Focused Artists/ Director of Media Rights, Translation Rights Agent, Jr Lit Agent at Context Literary Agency/ Latiné
5 MSWL
Carol Woien
@CWoien
Literary Agent
Representing Women's Fiction, Mysteries, Romance at Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Accepting queries at blueridgeagency.com.
16 MSWL
1 Tips

Open for queries! #MSWL #cozymysteries #womensfiction #domesticsuspense #traditionalmysteries #amquerying
Think Dixie Mary Carter, Shari Lapena, Riley Sager, Debbie Macomber, Danielle Steel, Nicholas Sparks & quirky cozies! I read & reply within 3 mos.

Elisa Houot
@ElisaHouot
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @seymouragency Agent littéraire
19 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Adult: I want romance and mystery! Especially, cozy mystery ✨ Small-town romance, enemies-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, second chance, any romance, I'm here for it!

Michelle Hauck
@Michelle4Laughs
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Storm Literary Agency | Author Birth of Saint Series | she/her |
12 MSWL

I'm hoping for cozy mystery set outside the US and/or diverse. I am open to all Adult Mystery now, but I prefer locked door, cozy, or more traditional mystery over crime stories.

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
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'm looking for cozy mysteries with younger protagonists, geared towards millennial audiences. I'd love to see a wider range of settings and premises for series, so if you have something that's unique, send it over!" @claire_m_harris #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

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

"Send me thrillers (legal, medical, political, etc.) and mysteries (cozy, private eye, police procedural, etc.)"
@CurtisPSLA #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Kristin Ostby
@kristinostby
Literary Agent
Literary (but not particularly Twitterary) agent at Greenhouse. Former children's book editor (S&S, PRH). She/her.
20 MSWL
Dawn Dowdle
@blueridgeagency
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Representing Mysteries, Romances, Picture Books, Middle Grade Mysteries, True Crime and Cookbooks. blueridgeagency.com
49 MSWL

#MSWL Picture books (prefer 700 words or less), Middle Grade (NO fantasy or sci-fi), Cozy Mysteries (prefer female protagonists & at least 70K words), Mysteries, Category Romance, Amish Romance, Travel Nonfiction, & Cookbooks.

Ronald Gerber
@RGerberAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent & rights manager at Lowenstein Associates. Kew Gardens resident. Full-time Bruce Springsteen fan. Opinions are my own.
23 MSWL
6 Tips

Hey all! We're looking for more cozy mysteries in our query inbox, especially from BIPOC and other underrepresented writers. Check out our submission guidelines here: lowensteinassociates.com/submissions/
#mswl #amquerying #amwriting

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
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'm looking for cozy mysteries with younger protagonists, geared towards millennial audiences. I'd love to see a wider range of settings and premises for series, so if you have something that's unique, send it over!"
@claire_m_harris #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/