Nina Leon
Literary Agent
Junior Agent at High Spot Literary 📖 📚 ✨ I don't tweet often...but when I ready for some average posts 🌺💥 🍩 queries are OPEN

Mystery/adventure such as Da Vinci Code/ National Treasure. The Holiday but make it a book. Fairy tale retelling. Magical realism. 🌟✍️⭐️

Haley 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)

Finally, I adore reading retellings of classics and fairytales, and I would love to rep them, too! Bring me your takes on Jane Austen, Hans Christian Andersen, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and (need I say it) Wonderland. Anything you can think of! #MSWL

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

I would love to see a gothic fairytale retelling of Rappaccini's Daughter in my inbox. #MSWL

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙 - ON HIATUS
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • she/they • queer • neurodivergent CLOSED TO QUERIES until 1/10/2022
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a quick FYI for my #mswl:

i love retellings (fairytale, mythology, etc.) and am always happy to see them in my box!

HOWEVER, i *do not* like super obvious retellings. they HAVE to be subtle for me to like them - think ACOTAR and ACOMAF, CINDER, or FOR THE WOLF

Theresa Cole
Acquiring Editor for 🦉 @CityOwlPress and #MysticOwlBooks . 🦉 INFJ Addicted to 🌞sunshine, ☕️coffee, 🏍motorcycle riding, and ⛺camping.
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#mswl I'd also love a twist on mythology, gods, curses, legends, fairy tales... Put a spin on the stories we already know.

The Blair Partnership
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | 📝
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I’m fascinated with folklore, fables, fairy-tales, mythology – anything which works these elements into its narrative will definitely grab my attention, whether that’s in the crime/thriller, historical or literary space #mswl

Kristine Swartz
Book editor, bread baker, BTS stan. Opinions are my own. She/her.
Lisa Green Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
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I'd like a fairytale gender swap. Let's have a helpless male prince who needs saving by the female knight. If it's sexy, adult, and 50-75K send it here:… #MSWL

Sarah Guan
Works in the book trade: Hugo Award-nominated Senior Editor of adult & YA speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
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angeline rodriguez
book editor @HachetteUS @orbitbooks , ajena 🪐🇻🇪, some words @dailydot @WeAreMel @polygon

FOLKLORE, MYTH, and FAIRYTALE-inspired stories that tell the old tales from new perspectives, deify new gods, and give the monster their say. Would particularly love to see non-european inspirations here (but also yrs of Latin say I am a SUCKER for the greco-roman canon🏺)#mswl

Caitlin White
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀

Literary or fairytale #retellings – but they have to really stand out and bring something new. Bonus for more under-the-radar or lesser-told tales or mashups. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary . @aalitagents communications committee. Avid quilter. Still not Elena. Closed to queries. Mostly here to share good news. She/her.
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I call my taste "timeless meets timely" meaning I like books that lean into a genre or trope but spin it for a modern reader. Fairytales? Princesses? Magical creatures? Sci-fi adventures? Great! Update it. #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth
I escape into books for a living. History geek, armchair sleuth, avid traveler, proud mama, hobbit. She/her.
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Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth

Carina Press is holding a pitch event on Nov. 30 for our Adores line of LGBTQ+ contemporaries. For this line, we don't require the full manuscript to submit, nor do we require you to have an agent. And we're providing feedback on requested submissions!…

For Carina Adores, some of the tropes that will grab my eye include attraction of opposites, cross class, fake relationship, marriage of convenience, enemies to lovers, secret agenda, second chance, road trip, forced proximity, fairy tale retelling. Low angst stories only. #MSWL

Mandy Hubbard (she/her)
Literary Agent
Author of eleven novels. Founder of Emerald City Literary. Follow me for book talk… stay for pictures of my cows.
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Gianna Lakenauth
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
Thao Le
Literary Agent
*on maternity leave* Literary Agent posting client updates and news! Check website for more info & how to submit (pls don't email/dm queries). Icon by Caleb.
281 MSWL
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Current mood: MAJOR Halloween vibes.👻🎃🪦 I want all things spooky, eerie, haunted. My favorite type of read at the moment is Emily Carroll's fairytale-esque horror graphic novels and Mexican Gothic. I devoured Netflix's Haunting of Hill House and can't wait for the next. #mswl

Cassie Mannes Murray
Literary Agent
Literary agent @howlandlit . Book & literary publicity @pinestatepub , @bullcitypress & Mindbuck Media. Writer with BAE Notable & Pushcart nom. CNF MFA @uncwcrw .
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christina orlando @cxorlando

okay, you’ve got a book deal to retell a story that ISNT king arthur, robin hood, shakespeare anything, or jane austen anything. what story are you writing?

This is my favorite prompt. If you’re writing a retelling that is queer, unexpected, just plain ol’ weird, or using an obscure fairytale from literally any culture but especially non-western, I totally want it in my inbox. #MSWL


Thao Le
Literary Agent
*on maternity leave* Literary Agent posting client updates and news! Check website for more info & how to submit (pls don't email/dm queries). Icon by Caleb.
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I would want to rep the picture books by Ko Moon-young in the kdrama It's Okay To Not Be Okay. I love her dark and emotional fairytales 🖤🖤🖤 #mswl