Kay Cornett
@kcornett_agent
Literary Agent
literary agent at @BirchLiterary | MFAW from @saic_news | ⤹ Read my submission guidelines + MSWL | *opinions are my own
7 MSWL
16 AskAgent

(2/3)
↬ Literary Fiction retellings ft. classic authors: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stoker, du Maurier, Austen, etc.
↬ Historical Fiction
↬ True Crime: well-researched + in the same vein as In Cold Blood
#MSWL #amquerying #WritingCommunity #writing #askagent #writersoftwitter

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 crime fiction like Louise Penny, Sue Grafton and Janet Evanovich."
@CurtisPSLA #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

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

#mswl: a cosy crime set in the Netherlands or Denmark (like Seaside Hotel but with a body); a hospital-set saga (like Charité or New Nurses); and anything set in a hotel or involving a sea monster.

Saskia Leach
@saskialeach_
Literary Assistant
📖 Agent’s Assistant at @KNLitAgency and Secretary of the AAA Bridge Committee 💬 "You chose looks. I chose books." 📚 #RespectRomFic
12 MSWL
2 AskAgent
10 Queries

#amwriting & #amquerying writers, I'm looking for contemporary cosy crime in an unconventional setting, a character-driven WW2 story with female espionage (think Heather Morris), and a Lucy Foley-esque locked room psychological thriller that revolves around toxic friendship #mswl

Justin Nash
@JustinNashLit
Literary Agent
Managing Director @KNLitAgency . Literary agent & history geek. Emotional depth, clever ideas & immersive worlds are my thing. Current wants in the pinned tweet.
4 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Some of my #MSWL: a historical in a tight social group (e.g. Viking War band, a WW1 trench or Arctic exploration), retro crime (50s to 70s), historical with light touch fantasy (gods/the supernatural) or a Cold War thriller set in East Germany #amwriting & #amquerying

Lauren Scovel
@lauren_scovel
Literary Agent
She/her. Junior agent at @LGLiterary . Cat mom. Shipwreck enthusiast.
9 MSWL

Other miscellaneous things I love (related to books): lesser-known history, politics ("nerd sports"), pop science, shipwrecks, and true crime

Kristen Terrette, Literary Agent (Open to queries)
@KTerrette
Literary Agent
Literary Manager @Martinlit . Author. Smiling in the chaos b/c of Jesus. Called Mama by 3 but only birthed 2 kids.
4 MSWL
Julia Silk
@juliasreading
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @GreyhoundLitAg . Books, cats, daughters. Never knowingly underdressed. I don't care who you are, it's all about the stories.
3 MSWL
Claire Harris
@claire_m_harris
Literary Agent
thriller fanatic, rom com addict, acquiring literary agent @psliterary - she/her
53 MSWL
24 AskAgent

If you’re a journalist with a story to tell, whether you’re exposing unjust systems in America or shining light on an unsolved crime, I want to bring attention to issues and people *not* always in the spotlight. #MSWL

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
322 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

A few #mswl bits I'll be on the hunt for in 2023: fun mystery/crime (think Finlay Donovan or Sunshine Vicram), horror (Stephen Graham Jones, Grady Hendrix), journalistic + narrative nonfiction (Patrick Radden Keefe, Jane Mayer, Erik Larson), and pop science (Brusatte, Imbler)!

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 crime fiction like Ian Rankin, Chevy Stevens, Patricia Cornwell, and Lee Child."
@CurtisPSLA #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

SLA Literary Agency
@SLALondon
Literary Agency
A boutique literary agency with international reach, Susanna Lea Associates has offices in London, Paris and New York. instagram.com/sla_agency/
1 MSWL

📣CALLING OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS📣
We have recently updated our London wish list following the arrival of our new agent @theresecoen. Looking for both adult and children’s fiction.
Check out our list here: susannalea.com/about/london/l…

Looking forward to reading!!
#MSWL #amquerying

Julie Fergusson
@Julie_Fergusson
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency .
5 MSWL

Crime/thriller. A strong hook. A killer plot. Impossible-to-ignore characters. Think simmering tension and unbearable suspense. (Not currently looking for police procedurals.) #mswl

Anissa Dorsey
@AnissaDorsey777
Literary Agent
Lit Agent for Graphic Novels and Prose of various genres and demos. Prepping pitches and Taking Queries at QueryManager.com/2099 NOW. MSWL to come... Right?!
2 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 crime fiction like Louise Penny, Sue Grafton and Janet Evanovich."
@CurtisPSLA #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Kristen Terrette, Literary Agent (Open to queries)
@KTerrette
Literary Agent
Literary Manager @Martinlit . Author. Smiling in the chaos b/c of Jesus. Called Mama by 3 but only birthed 2 kids.
4 MSWL

Someone send a book with a protag like Niecy Nash in Rookie: Feds! So beautiful, smart, funny, and quick witted, but also finding killers. #mswl #CrimeFiction @ABCNetwork @TheRookieFeds @NiecyNash

Hannah Todd
@PalindromeTodd
Literary Agent
Literary agent @MMLitAgency . Grotesquely optimistic. All views my own. ✨ No pitches via DM please ✨ She/her
21 MSWL

The one thing I AM missing in the crime fiction space is a US series/titles. I'd love a rural US setting with a small town detective by an author with experience living in the States. Immerse me in the life & ensure the characterisation and mystery is still at the forefront #mswl

Roz Foster
@RozFoster
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Frances Goldin Literary Agency. Fiction: email query & first 15 pages to rf@goldinlit.com Nonfiction: email query and proposal.
12 MSWL
1 Queries
7 Tips

Seeking literary fiction w genre element. Literary speculative, crime, thriller. Unique hooks & new views. Linguistic & storytelling mastery, high personal stakes, psychological depth. Kazuo Ishiguro, Katie Kitamura, Ted Chiang, Emily St. John Mandel, Tana French. More⬇️ #MSWL

Emmy Nordstrom Higdon
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 lit agent @WCA_LitAgency 📖 advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA 🐕‍🦺 recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿ clients #SpineSquad 📘
178 MSWL
12 Queries
71 Tips

11/ @LouRaguse's true crime book VANISHED IN VERMILLION comes out soon, and I would LOVE to do more non-fiction crime stories. If you have read, watched, or listened to something true crime, I probably have, too. And if I haven't, please tell me about it.

Saskia Leach
@saskialeach_
Literary Assistant
📖 Agent’s Assistant at @KNLitAgency and Secretary of the AAA Bridge Committee 💬 "You chose looks. I chose books." 📚 #RespectRomFic
12 MSWL
2 AskAgent
10 Queries

🩸 Crime 🚓

Likewise, crime with a standout quality is always welcome, whether police procedural, historical crime, detective, psychological crime or crime thriller. Nothing overly gratuitous please!

#MSWL