Sarah Guan @🏡
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade (edits adult & YA speculative fiction @erewhonbooks ). @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. All views my own. (she/her)
148 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
angeline rodriguez
@gelrdrgz
Editor
book editor @HachetteUS @orbitbooks , ajena 🪐🇻🇪, some words @dailydot @WeAreMel , h town vicious, views my own
11 MSWL

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
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
16 MSWL

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
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie for life, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
188 Tips

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
@DebNemeth
Editor
Freelance fiction editor for indie authors and Carina Press. History geek, armchair sleuth, hobbit. She/her.
97 MSWL
12 Tips

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! twitter.com/Write4Harlequi…

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
@MandyHubbard
Literary Agent
Founder of Emerald City Literary Agency, author of 11 novels. World domination, one book at a time. She/her. #Gosounders
47 MSWL
22 AskAgent
1 Tips
Gianna Lakenauth
@GLakenauth
Editorial Assistant
EA at Knopf BFYR. New cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
5 MSWL
Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
*semi-hiatus* Literary Agent: kidlit(PB, MG, YA, GN), adult SFF & Rom. Check website for submission link (pls don't email/dm queries). Icon by @sethpuertoluna
281 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

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
@cassmannes
Literary Agent
writer. working on a book about southern shame & girlhood. literary agent @howlandlit . query me 💌. designs @ecotonemagazine . mfa @uncwcrw . she / her.
7 MSWL
1 Tips

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

Submissions(@)howlandliterary(.)com

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
*semi-hiatus* Literary Agent: kidlit(PB, MG, YA, GN), adult SFF & Rom. Check website for submission link (pls don't email/dm queries). Icon by @sethpuertoluna
281 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

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

Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her.
532 MSWL
61 AskAgent
2 Queries
86 Tips

I'd love to see more upmarket/literary fantasy in my inbox, a la TEN THOUSAND DOORS, UPROOTED, A DARKER SHADE. I'm particularly drawn to books that play with fairytales and folklore, but I'm looking for anything that draws me in w/ great characters and excellent writing. #mswl

Kenzi Melody ✨💜✨🌙
@Kenzi_Melody
Literary Agent
Aspiring author, Agent @ C.Y.L.E, owner at @WriteStage . Lover of fashion and perfectly brewed tea. If it’s not Aesthetic™️, I’m not doing it. #writingcommunity
10 MSWL

1.) MAGIC REALISM. Give me contemporary stories with magic or historical tales with a mythological/fairy tale emphasis! I’m especially interested in diverse mythologies (or my old favorite, anything Celtic). #MSWL

Priyanka Krishnan
@mspriyanka
Editor
Senior Editor @orbitbooks . Formerly of @HarperVoyagerUS and @randomhouse . @MedillSchool alum. Views are my own. She/her.
21 MSWL

I am never going to stop loving fairytale-inspired stories like SPINNING SILVER. I want dark woods and woodsy magic, monsters that aren't what they seem, characters who take their destinies into their own hands, romance and danger, and a HEA #MSWL 3/

Priyanka Krishnan
@mspriyanka
Editor
Senior Editor @orbitbooks . Formerly of @HarperVoyagerUS and @randomhouse . @MedillSchool alum. Views are my own. She/her.
21 MSWL

I am never going to stop loving fairytale-inspired stories like SPINNING SILVER. I want dark woods and woodsy magic, monsters that aren't what they seem, characters who take their destinies into their own hands, romance and danger, and a HEA #MSWL

yiling theytriarch
@captainsteph
Assistant Editor
if every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn’t have hot dogs. asst editor @HarperChildrens . steward of @hcpunion . podcast host @CharacterRev . opinions my own.
28 MSWL
11 AskAgent
Samantha Wekstein is closed to queries
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators I rep: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to submissions@thompsonliterary.com
121 MSWL
124 Queries
78 Tips
Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her.
532 MSWL
61 AskAgent
2 Queries
86 Tips

I'd love to find a dark fairy tale retelling in the vein of UPROOTED that plays with form/timeline/expectations. Looking for MG/YA/Adult! #mswl

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
*semi-hiatus* Literary Agent: kidlit(PB, MG, YA, GN), adult SFF & Rom. Check website for submission link (pls don't email/dm queries). Icon by @sethpuertoluna
281 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

I'm also a fan of soulmate, modern setting, magic/fairytale, and coffeeshop and flowershop AUs. #mswl