Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

Again in MG, I’d love to find more grounded or just slightly speculative adventure stories. Spies, detectives, quest and adventure seekers. I’m a sucker for a good competition!

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I’m a huge fan of classic detective fiction, everything from Agatha Christie to Raymond Chandler, and really keen to find something in this area, whether more conventional or with a high-concept/speculative twist. Would love a gripping locked-room mystery #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

Specifically, I'd love some regional crime or some small-town mysteries. I'd also love to see some diversity in my detectives (and as much as I love police procedural, I'd also be keen to read some non-police detective characters!) #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I would really like to sign some more crime authors! If you are writing classic detective fiction, police procedurals or literary mysteries, please send it my way. #mswl

Eric, book publisher
@eric5310pub
Editor
Book recommendations + helpful advice for authors!☀️ Spreading happiness every day ☺️ I'm changing the world one book at a time!🌎 #MSWL Follow @5310publishing
7 MSWL
5 Tips

#Thriller & Suspense #MSWL

Any, especially caper, cozies, conspiracy theories, disaster, bumbling detective, revenge, investigative, softboiled, heist, suspense, mystery, crime, thriller, spy, psychological, historical, howdunit, whodunit, and romantic thrillers.

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. She/her. RNA Agent of the Year. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL
4 AskAgent

In crime fiction I'm still on the hunt for a great new regional British crime series. I love atmospheric, character driven, rich crime stories like Tana French. I love modern twists on classic detective fiction. I like locked room mysteries and cosy crime villages.

ZR/Zabé Ellor
@ZREllor
Literary Agent
Indie bestseller MAY THE BEST MAN WIN🏈| SILK FIRE (July 2022)🐉 | ACTING THE PART (Fall 2022)🎥| assoc. agent @JDLitAgency | rep @RedPenKaitlyn | opinions mine
219 MSWL
3 AskAgent
29 Tips
Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/SFF at Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE out 12/7/21 and FROM DUST, A FLAME out 2/8/22. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
97 MSWL

#MSWL A story about a young, intrepid girl detective who *isn’t* killed off to spotlight her less competent male counterparts, whose story nobody asked for anyways 😒

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
16 MSWL
28 AskAgent

So, what I want is:
- A strong voice and clear concept that grabs you immediately
- Straightforward language
- Age appropriate story

If this is you and you are writing funny, magical, adventure or detective MG stories pleeease send in!
katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/

#querytip #mswl

Mari Kesselring
@marikesselring
Editor
Managing Editor of @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress , kid-lit editor/author, listener, animal fan. Yes, I want to meet your dog. Tweets are my own.
20 MSWL
Replying to @marikesselring

I want a middle-grade female protagonist, who has some type of unusual or interesting hobby. A junior DJ? A dirt bike racer? A detective? A pet psychic?!? #MSWL

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

Knives Out was one of my favs this past year, and I would love to see more books like that: murder mystery/detective stories or really any classic subgenre with a contemporary, socially conscious twist. #MSWL

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Detective stories with intriguing protagonists, a multi-layered community, and vivid settings like BLUEBIRD BLUEBIRD or SHETLAND. #MSWL

Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
53 MSWL

i'm probably late on this bandwagon, but if i could get a #MG with some detective whodunnit like #KnivesOut i'd love to work on one*!!! #MSWL

*phony southern accent not required

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Liza Dawson Assoc.
@LizaDawsonAssoc
Literary Agency
Liza Dawson Associates is a full-service literary agency based in NYC.
12 MSWL
2 Tips

Let's start off this Monday with a #MSWL! Liza is craving a novel set in India; whether it be a sweeping romance, a brutal crime saga, a funny detective story, or an armchair traveller's journey.

Amber Caraveo 😻✨
@AmberCaraveo
Literary Agent
Co-founder of the Skylark Literary agency: @SkylarkLit . Loves sunny days, American TV, myths & mysteries, children's books, YA books, all books! (She/her)
11 MSWL
65 AskAgent
Replying to @SCBWI_BI

#A6 I’d love to find an exciting MG mystery/detective story, especially if it’s funny too! I’m also always on the lookout for great YA with an unreliable narrator or an intense and overwhelming love story. #SCBWIchat #mswl

Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries!
@AlyssaJennette
Literary Agent
I ask a lot of questions. Painfully earnest. Art school grad (MICA '10). Literary agent at @StonesongNYC . Silence is not peace.
195 MSWL
165 Queries
5 Tips
ZR/Zabé Ellor
@ZREllor
Literary Agent
Indie bestseller MAY THE BEST MAN WIN🏈| SILK FIRE (July 2022)🐉 | ACTING THE PART (Fall 2022)🎥| assoc. agent @JDLitAgency | rep @RedPenKaitlyn | opinions mine
219 MSWL
3 AskAgent
29 Tips