Tara Gonzalez
@taratgonzalez
Literary Agent
Associate Agent/Social Media at @emliterary . Dota 2 Social Media/Managing. Has an unashamed love for terrible reality dating tv. Cuban-American. She/her.
3 MSWL
rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœ‘οΈ. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

i'm a sucker for: boarding school stories (the soapier the better); stories that take place over 24 hours; generational family stories; & stories that put BIPOC in places where we don't often get to see them (like boarding school, on vacation, the world of ballet, etc) #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1965 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

β€œI really love literary fiction that takes you into small worlds and communities where I'm an outsider. A glimpse inside a complex family, or a workplace.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Stephanie Winter
@readbystephanie
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary . She/Her.
49 MSWL
40 AskAgent
1 Queries

Adult Fiction: Family and friendship stories involving big secrets and twists on the verge of being unearthed. #MSWL

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

Also under beach reads: original and emotional women's fiction, family/sisters/friends, romantic subplot, beautiful setting.
πŸ–οΈπŸŒ΄
#MSWL #amwriting #WritingCommunity

Alexa Jones *is not open to queries*
@ajones_litagent
Literary Agent
Literary agent at WordLink, Inc. @WordLinkInc | she/her πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™β€’πŸ–€πŸ€πŸ’œ | see pinned tweet for #MSWL
2 MSWL
Amy Stern
@AmyRStern
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at the Sheldon Fogelman Agency (my views β‰  theirs). Alum of Bryn Mawr and Simmons CHL. Lover of kidlit, Muppets, comics, camp, reality TV & crit.
24 MSWL
5 Tips

I am now up to date on #TedLasso and here to formally request some middle grade with family relationships like Roy Kent's with Phoebe. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1965 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"If you have a contemporary family drama set in the Midwest (especially in my home state of Wisconsin), please send it my way." @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1965 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

β€œNovels about dysfunctional families. Extra bonus points if they’re wealthy (think HBO’s Succession) because, let’s face it, reading about rich people in trouble is fun. Super extra bonus points if there’s an immigrant angle in there.” @ceciliaclyra #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Clara Chuiton ✨
@LiteraryClara
Literary Agent
literary associate at Oslwanger Literary // romance writer // mother to a cat // πŸ’« OPENING TO QUERIES 09/13 πŸ’«// pp by @makowwka
8 MSWL

ADULT SCI-FI

πŸŒͺ️Stories set in the near future, dealing with the climate emergency (think THIS FRAGILE EARTH)

🌷 Strong romantic subplots!

πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦Strong family bonds!

🌌SPACE! Spaceships!

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at Martin Literary. ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
129 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz

Since I’m now back open to queries, I’d love to share a bit more about what types of projects I’m currently looking for. Buckle up for a #MSWL thread. πŸ’œ

PICTURE BOOKS
In the PB space, I have 3 top priorities:

1. Stories by BIPOC creators in general, particularly family narratives. I love falling in love with a new fictional family!

2. Humor! I need a good laugh. Kids do, too.

3. MAGIC! Send me magical stories!!! ✨

#MSWL

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

I'm always on the lookout for wide-ranging, multi-perspective family dramas (along the lines of Liane Moriarty, or even gentler) - my tastes are very character driven #mswl

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
76 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

DIAL A FOR AUNTIES @thewritinghippo is my latest #MSWL obsession! It's the romcom I'd like to rep: dark AND funny; accessible AND intelligent. I also πŸ’œ how it's the story of a dysfunctional family & a trad b-meets-g love story. Please query me if your work is a comp!

D. Ann Williams πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
8 MSWL

Picture Books #MSWL

Wants:
β˜‘οΈ STEM-based
β˜‘οΈ break down gender stereotypes
β˜‘οΈ variety of family structures

Nos:
🚫 Sports
🚫 Anthropomorphism (objects/animals)
🚫 Issue books, saviorism, or "inspirational" (written to center the dominant narrative of "overcoming" an identity

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips
Jas (is on deadline!?) β›©
@TakahashiPerry
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @ktliterary β€’ MG/YA/Graphic Novels β€’ @DiverseBooks alum β€’ Rep: @KOrtizzle @thejordache at @NewLeafLiterary β€’ πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ β€’ 🎨: @jessmontz
19 MSWL

actually #mswl YA Sky High but only this queer ragtag found family of misfits

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency . All opinions my own.
89 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

I've had this on my shelf for years but never made time for it... which is? very stupid?? because I finally read it and LOVED IT. Dark family secrets, twins, sisterhood... all my favorite things! Send me books like this! #MSWL

Nadia El-Fassi Ω†Ψ§Ψ―ΩŠΩ‡
@chronicles_of_n
Assistant Editor
SFF Assistant Editor (ACQUIRING) @orbitbooks . Fantasy writer. Weightlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/her. Views are my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
11 MSWL

Multiverses and space opera! I love expansive worlds with a close knit cast of characters, like NOPHEK GLOSS. I love the strange and alien, horror in space, and found family tropes. Another recent favourite of mine was THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS. #MSWL

Carlisa Cramer
@carlisajc
Editor
acquisition editor for @jollyfishpress and @fluxbooks β€’ freelance editor β€’ t1 diabetic β€’ aspiring plant person β€’ she/her
3 MSWL

#MSWL I have a love for contemporary MG books with quirky plotlines and lovable characters that you just want to hug as you see them grow. I’d love to see unique family arrangements and unique communities with those characters too.

Kelsy Thompson
@kelsythompson
Editor
writer and freelance editor | acquisition editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress | production editor @ErewhonBooks | ghostwriter @radish_fiction | she/her
7 MSWL

- Other diverse experiences, such as neurodiversity, mental illness, physical disabilities, chronic illness, or non-nuclear/β€œfound” families
- Compulsively page-turning YA thriller with deep emotional engagement
- Immersive YA high fantasy that’s dark, twisty, and queer AF (4/6)