Rachel McMillan
@rachkmc
Literary Agent
book gusher! agent! scribbler ( Harper Collins) Toronto πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
9 MSWL

#MSWL i'd love to see a modern riff on Bell, Book and Candle!

witches and magic are in

I love the relationships in the Holroyd family. You could do a book on Gill, one on brother Nicky, one on the eccentric and delightful aunt.

create a WHOLE world b/t humans+ magic

Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews β€˜22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
12 MSWL
Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews β€˜22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
12 MSWL

I’m drawn to family stories, especially sibling dynamics and multigenerational sagas. I also love a quirky story with a specific setting or niche community.

Sherri Wilson Johnson
@swj_thewriter
Literary Agent
Author. Wife. Mom to peeps & dogs. Jesus, not Religion. Beach lover. DoO / Assoc. Literary Agent at #gardnerliterary . Self-publishing Coach.
12 MSWL

#amQuerying #authors , we're looking for Christian books on family life β€” really unique and/or extraordinary takes on parenting and family. No DMs. See submission guidelines: rachellegardner.com/submissions #MSWL #InspyBooks #WritingCommunity #amagenting

Mara Cobb
@MaraCobbWrites
Literary Agent
Junior Agent at Martin Literary Management. "Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good." -William Faulkner
12 MSWL

On my #MSWL are SEL books, books with authentic neurodivergent rep, funny/quirky books, Christian, holiday themed books that focus on holidays outside of Christmas/Halloween, found family/adoption.

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. πŸ’€ 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.

Naomi Eisenbeiss
@bonsai26
Literary Agent
Lit agent @inkwellmanagement // bonsai enthusiast // queries to submissions@inkwellmanagement .com
12 MSWL
Hannah Andrade
@hhandrade93
Literary Agent
πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | literary agent with @Bradford_Agents | book reader | tea drinker
5 MSWL
Laura Apperson
@LCatAp
Editor
Editor, @alcovepress . Writer, avid coffee enthusiast. Flautist @BKWindSymphony . She/her.
15 MSWL

Agents, I'm looking forward to hearing from you! I'm mainly acquiring in: self-help, psychology, family and relationships, sociology, and memoir, and less broadly, in health and wellness; careers and lifestyle; general inspiration; history; and mind/body/spirit. (12/12)

Julia McCarthy
@thejumbles
Editor
Editor at Atheneum (S&S) by day, purveyor of dad jokes by night, eternal sea hag. My tweets are my own. she/her πŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Avatar @NicoleGoux bit.ly/juliabooks
101 MSWL

Just finished Legends & Lattes and my heart couldn’t be warmer, so of course cozy fantasy with found family is shooting to the top of my #MSWL for both MG and YA ✨

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress β€’ opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For thrillers, I love complicated family dynamics, twisted female friendships, and tense mother daughter relationships.
I like dual POV or time periods- think THE SUNDOWN MOTEL. Big fan of Lucy Foley and Wendy Walker. Would love to see more locked room thrillers as well.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
239 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

I know I'm closing to queries tomorrow, but authors keep me on your list for a "rowdy family book," preferably middle grade but YA might work too. Think in the spirit of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever or Cheaper by the Dozen. #MSWL

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

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private πŸ‘οΈ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- I would also love a contemporary take on AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters - Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography - Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

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

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private πŸ‘οΈ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters
- Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography
- Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🀠 | opinions mine but I can share
16 MSWL
15 AskAgent

I'd LOVE a fantasy sports book with strong found family vibes, especially queer found family. Like a magical FENCE or BLUE LOCK or, truthfully THE FOXHOLE COURT (sans the problematic elements) (2/5)

Christine Goss
@cgossagent
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at @tpurcellagency . Thoughts and opinions are my own.
12 MSWL

Aladdinβ€” but make it romantasy with messy family subplot and LGBTQ+ #ownvoice #mswl

Transatlantic Agency
@TransLitAgency
Literary Agency
North American, full service literary agency with agents in the U.S. & Canada covering adult & children's markets. Over 700 bestselling, award winning clients.
12 MSWL

After closing this summer for the first time ever, Senior Agent @Cforde_litagent is ready to open for submissions again!

She will be open for submissions from November 6th to December 6th 2023!

Find more details in the attached graphics.
#mswl #queryme #pitchme #litagent

Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
182 MSWL
45 AskAgent
105 Tips

Contemporary #YA with a literary voice about ordinary teens dealing with life, family, relationships, friendships falling apart, sexuality, mental health, or recovery. A blend of genre and literary would be best of all.

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Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop, an imprint of @penguinteen and @penguinkids ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites She/her #WNDB #POCinPub
31 MSWL

YA:
-BIPOC rom-coms with great depth
-books that pull readers in for the hook(s), but make them stay for the relatable, tear-jerking emotional arcs
-sweeping historical and family dramas
-new adult / first year of college stories
-Gossip Girl-esque thrillers

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop, an imprint of @penguinteen and @penguinkids ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites She/her #WNDB #POCinPub
31 MSWL

MG:
-coming-of-age tween dramas featuring middle school antics, family dynamics, puberty, first crushes, and general self-discovery
-multi-POV ensemble stories, light mysteries, and rooted fantasy