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.
64 MSWL

- folklore and mythological retellings, particularly non-Eurocentric/non-Greco-Roman/non-Christian traditions
- neo-western
- unconventional, unreliable, unlikeable narrators and central characters
- trans and queer joy, but also trans and queer rage
- diverse perspectives

#mswl

Kelly Dyksterhouse
@KellyDHouse
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, The Tobias Literary Agency, Kidlit, Hiker, Writer, Professional Daydreamer, MFA from VCFA. AALA. SCBWI She/Her
25 MSWL

I am so excited to be opening to queries again! I will be open beginning tomorrow, June 3-June 10. #amquerying #writers , my #MSWL remains much the same but this month I am especially on the hunt for #YA and #mg genre fiction from diverse perspectives.

Emily S. Keyes
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
100 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

I am going to open again to queries next Monday. I would really like to see a romance (either YA or mainstream adult) that will sweep me away, a character I will fall in love with in chapter 1, and to add more diversity to my list overall. #mswl QueryManager.com/1621

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them 🏳️‍🌈 Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

...fantasy romance/romantasy and obvs anything with horror elements. I also really want queer norm worlds, accessible fantasies and diverse casts (please give me more disability rep in fantasy!) 7/

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them 🏳️‍🌈 Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

MG Fantasy: I honestly really love it all, but am really wanting a magic school with diverse cast and magical creatures (esp dragons!!)

MG Horror: Again I love it all, but would love a summer camp setting, haunted house/school, monster hunters and sentient natural settings 4/

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

-Disability, in both fiction and nonfiction

-Diverse cultures, holidays, traditions, identities (THE PROUDEST BLUE by Ibtihaj Muhammad, YOU ARE THE COLOR by Rifk Ebeid)

For both—again, open to any format/premise here!

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
49 MSWL
Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
53 MSWL

We are back open & I've updated my #mswl and genres I'm looking for. Anything not on the drop-down menu, I am not accepting at the moment.

querymanager.com/query/weaverliteraryagency

Angela Kim
@angelakim_
Editor
Also 김미나 🇰🇷 Associate Editor @berkleypub @penguinrandom and HSP. Never not obsessed with my dog. She/her. All opinions are my own!
14 MSWL

I acquire contemporary romance, book club fiction, suspense, thriller, and mystery in the commercial and upmarket space. Would love to see more diverse suspense and thriller in particular!

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

In YA and Adult:

- Fantasy rooted in folklore and culture, featuring diverse characters, myths, and monsters
- Horror as a vehicle for exploring identity, otherness, and trauma
- Fresh genre crossovers/subgenres like cozy sci-fi, horror romance, literary historical fantasy, etc.

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them 🏳️‍🌈 Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

I love genre blends like sci fantasy and strong horror elements. I also really want to see queernorm worlds, accessible fantasies and diverse casts.

For YA specifically, I'd love to see retellings! 5/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them 🏳️‍🌈 Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

First I'm looking for Adult, YA and select MG. I'll start with MG since it is the shortest!

MG Fantasy:

I love all these fantasy here, I would love to see magical creatures, especially dragons. A magic school with diverse cast? Send it my way! 2/?

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
27 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

In ADULT 💘Romance:
* Dark or Light*
* HEA required (even if the HEA not everyone's preferred HEA)
* Please indicate the heat level/sensuality in query
* Includes but not limited to: LGBTQ / work from diverse authors / chars with diverse backgrounds

- Esp. Settings in Alaska, Nat'l Parks, Outdoors, Wilderness, etc)
- Romantic Mystery
- Romantic Suspense
- Inspirational Romance (especially suspense: kidnappings, cold cases, witness protection, etc)
- RomCom
- Contemporary
- Historical (including Regency/England early 1800's)
- Paranormal (light/grounded in real world)
- Fantasy (light/grounded in real world), no fae, no dragons.

#MSWL March 2024

Ciara Smith
@ciarasmithwrite
Literary Agent
AuDHD, disabled, and LGBTQIA+. She/her/they/them. Writing screenplays and editing books. Literary Agent Apprentice @ Corvisiero Literary Agency
53 MSWL

#mswl ok but hear me out. A League of Their Own but for esports. Where feminism isn't *the plot* and it's a quirky good time. I know it's different from my usual but somebody have that for me? (And of course filled with diversity lol)

Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews ‘22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
53 MSWL
Aiden Siobhan
@aiden_png
Literary Agent
Aiden Siobhan | they/them | associate agent @LDLAInc | seeking MG & YA | #AMMR9 | UNCSA ‘23 | 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈
53 MSWL

YA & MG:
- I am looking for fast paced, high stakes adventures in all genres!
- fantasy and horror in particular — send me your gothic, psychological, magical tales
- diverse stories & queer romance
- clever, voicey protagonists and villains!

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | mountain biking | writing
62 MSWL
28 AskAgent
23 Tips

I'm very open to #diversity of every kind. It's such a given in my house (with gay kids), and my sales list is very diverse, so I didn't really think about specifying that. I'm sorry for any confusion.
#MSWL

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

I am DYING to find a diverse ensemble cast series that could comp shows like One Tree Hill, The O.C., or 90210 in my inbox.

Super specific #MSWL I know, but damn I loved those shows with their gossip, romance, friendship, and family.

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
33 MSWL

I'd love to see standalone stories that address difficult and/or weighty topics in age-appropriate, compassionate, and thoughtful ways, and that are ultimately hopeful, as well as stories that increase the diversity of experiences reflected in MG literature. #mswl

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
43 MSWL
1 Tips

Finally, some of my favorite books last year were by trans, genderfluid, and Native American authors. While I'm always looking to support diversity, I hope to see more stories from creators who don't often cross my desk (or my bookshelf)—with Palestinian voices top of mind #MSWL