Aiden Siobhan
@aiden_png
Literary Agent
Aiden Siobhan | they/them | associate agent @LDLAInc | seeking MG & YA | #AMMR9 | UNCSA ‘23 | 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈
13 MSWL

Hyper-specific MSWL:
- I’m still looking for trans & queer horror! Think Saltburn, Bodies Bodies Bodies, Hell Followed w/ Us
- villain protagonists & love interests
- SFF dark academia
- competitions, heists, trials/games (including sports/clubs!)
- disability & mental health rep

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
13 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.*

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 💚| any pronouns ⚧️ | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 📖 |
13 MSWL

Things we’d love to see from marginalized voices:

Romance/romcoms (queer/qbipoc/bipoc)
Fantasy (would love to see unique magic systems)
MG (esp. MG horror like The Nest)
Dark academia
Magical realism
Indigenous gothic/horror
Unique spins on hist. romance

querymanager.com/query/QueryPam

Nivia Evans
@NiviaEvans
Editor
Senior Editor at Orbit/Redhook. PW Star Watch Superstar 2020. Openly Black. I read things...all the time.
39 MSWL

Edinburgh Seven x Historical Fantasy x Dark Academia #mswl

Kendall Berdinsky
@klberdinsky
Literary Assistant
agent assistant @ DG&B 👩🏻‍🏫 👩🏻‍💻 rom-com and Austen obsessive | OPEN to queries | she/her | no DM queries please!
13 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!

Rachel Neely
@Rachel_Neely_
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @MushensEnt . Here (almost exclusively) for book chat 📚and cute cat photos 🐈‍⬛
13 MSWL

3. A dark academia gem because I will forever ❤️ a college/uni setting!

Megan Frayser
@megan_frayser
Literary Agent
13 MSWL

I’d love to see:

🏔️a thriller involving high altitude mountaineering
🌊a thriller set in the North Sea
🥀 dark academia story involving botany
🍄cottagecore and cottagegore stories

Catherine Ross
@ThingsCatSays1
Literary Agent
Fantasy Writer ✨. Lover of all things paranormal. Lawyer. Literary Agent Apprentice with @corvisierolit
13 MSWL

Would love to see more books with dark academia setting/ competitive high stakes, romance and/or magic woven into the plot

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

For MG, YA, + adult, I'd love dark (whimsical for MG) academia stories, heavily inspired by folklore and/or lovecraftian elements #mswl

Morgan Hughes
@mohughes22
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @FinePrintLit 📚 Diet Coke Obsessed🥤 she/her
13 MSWL
Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
47 MSWL

late night #mswl but things I would love to see more of in my inbox:

- speculative circuses and carnivals, esp with a historical/gothic thread
- *actual* dark academia, not just campus settings
- cowboys, esp if ft. gothic vibes
- cli-fi horror

thank youuuuuu 👻💕

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
13 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

Ultimately, if the vibes are dark academia, witchy, creepy forests, poisonous plants, gothic (whether horror or historical!), or anything with a charismatic leader and a cult, it’s right up my alley.

Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
Literary Agent Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen
113 MSWL
45 Tips

Just got off a marvelous phone call with an editor and we both realized: MY KINGDOM FOR A DARK ACADEMIA x HEIST or CON mash-up please #MSWL

Katie Gisondi
@GisondiKatie
Literary Agent
sub rights associate and lit agent at @LDLiterary 🤗
22 MSWL

dark academia with casual fantasy elements aka magic quills and self boiling pots and closets that pick your outfits.... yeah thats my shit #mswl

Leah Nova Moss
@LeahNovaMoss
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @stevenliterary | Library Youth Associate | Professional Bookworm She/hers
13 MSWL

Just a few things that I would love to see more of in my query manager inbox:

-Dark academia stories 🎓📚
-Stories with glimmering ballrooms and beautiful dresses 💃🩰
-YA pirate adventures 🏴‍☠️⚔️
-Enemies to Lovers Romances ☠️💗

#MSWL #writingcommunity #amquerying #kidlit

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

#MSWL I've wanted this for a long time and I finally found the words to ask for it correctly:

Dark academia but replace "academia" with e-sports or TTRPG (or cosplay or con)

Yes, this will be on the mswl update I'm working on.

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

#MSWL an adult psychological horror novel that features dark academia or a secret society at a college

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
11 MSWL

2. YA fiction. Original fantasy, romantasy, psychological thrillers, dark academia, horror, sci fi & heart-pounding adventure. Worlds to get lost in, characters who have chemistry! Surprises and revelations!

FBA
@FelicityBryan
Literary Agency
Award-winning independent literary agency based in Oxford.
10 MSWL

I’m particularly in the mood for astrology-inspired fantasy, courtly intrigue, a witchy romance, myth & fairytale retellings, sapphic romantasy, undercover assassins, life or death trials and anything dark academia...