✨Caroline J. Trussell is open to queries✨
@carolinejtrulit
Literary Agent
junior literary agent with @metamorphlitag , mental health advocate/warrior, reader, indie/self pubbed author. INFJ & Capricorn😇 (she/her)
12 MSWL

I would really like to see stories with complicated family dynamics where blood is not necessarily thicker than water #MSWL

Tanera Simons
@tanera_simons
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Darley Anderson📚 📖 All views my own.
11 MSWL

Speaking of toxic, I raced through SUCCESSION and love how it confronts our obsession with wealth while exploring the rot it creates within family/friends/relationships (8/12)

Tanera Simons
@tanera_simons
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Darley Anderson📚 📖 All views my own.
11 MSWL

Friendship and family dynamics endlessly fascinate me, from the juicy drama of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES to the more wholesome GRACE AND FRANKIE (5/12)

Ash Stann 🌙
@ashtynwrites
Editor
Freelance Editor for @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress | Writer | Retired Book Blogger and bookseller | Lover of Happily Ever Afters 💗 Tweets are my own. she/her
6 MSWL

Across all genres, I’m looking for:
-LGBTQIA+ representation
-neurodiversity
-representation of physical disabilities or chronic illness
-racial or cultural diversity
-unique or non-traditional family units (including found families)
-imperfect characters trying their best

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

I also love stories featuring relationships—the good, the bad, and everything in between: friendship and found family, “friend break-up”, complicated family dynamics. And I adore romance (especially LGBTQIA+!), but prefer it as a subplot.

Christa (Heschke) Cifelli
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
77 MSWL
13 Tips

More specifics:

-Witches!

-Magical libraries

-Secrets and lies—and the aftermath when the truth comes out!

-Ensemble cast comedies like OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH (but not pirates)

-Stories that mix magic & mystery (HOTEL MAGNIFIQUE)

-Family bonds, especially sisters

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. 💖💜💙 Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

Things I DO love/DO want to see: fun settings that push the story along (museums, resorts, amusement parks, public transit, etc.), wholesome cinnamon rolls, anti-capitalist themes, non-western mythology, school trips, smashing the patriarchy, found family, cozy fantasies

#MSWL

Elisa Houot
@ElisaHouot
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @seymouragency Agent littéraire
12 MSWL

Elisa Houot @ElisaHouot

I am opening back up to queries today! Time for an updated #MSWL 🧵 QueryManager.com/ElisaHouot

I am always looking for Picture Books (non-rhyming)! I tend to prefer funny stories and stories that focus on family, but I love a good unexpected narrator!

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

I’m a total sucker for found family in any setting. Epic fantasy, space opera, I don’t mind. Just give me
those heartfelt 'with-you-to-the-end-no-matter-what vibes' #MSWL

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
9 MSWL

#MSWL a beautifully written PB/MG/YA touching upon and shedding light on Korean American history. Something like one of my favorite films, 말모이 Mal-Mo-E, weaving humor, nuanced characters, complicated family dynamics beating w/love, & a spirit of resistance against the odds.

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
senior editor @BloomsburyPub . Bronx bred. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. She/her. IG: bamtastic07
32 MSWL

Specifically, I'm looking for complex family sagas that span decades (must include a contemporary component). Stories about friendships and the ways those bonds build and sometimes fracture. Sibling stories. Novels about home, belonging, lineage, legacy, and inheritance. 3/10

Sophia M. Ramos
@sophiamreads
Literary Agent
she/her | literary associate @newleafliterary | books, chisme, existential dread, etc. | opinions are my own 🇨🇺🏳️‍🌈
9 MSWL

I will go for messy family stories before I go for messy friendship stories. I’m especially keen on complicated love-hate sibling relationships.

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
30 MSWL

Friendships are the new romance! I want stories showing found family and friendships through their ups and downs #mswl

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
30 MSWL

On the YA side I want more SFF that features friend groups over “the chosen one” trope - I love a chaotic but loving found family! #mswl

Amy Giuffrida is closed to queries
@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.
95 MSWL
92 AskAgent

This is the first time I am open to Picture Books! I am selectively looking for: whimsical and funny stories, especially those that showcase diversity. Family and friendship themes are my favorite. It's a plus if you are an author/illustrator, but not a must.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2358 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I really love literary fiction that takes you into small worlds and communities where I'm an outsider. Give me a glimpse inside a complex family, or a workplace."
@ericsmithrocks #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2358 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Send me family sagas that recontextualize intergenerational trauma from a modern perspective."
@ceciliaclyra #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Coming-of-age stories. Child and teen protagonists. Novels exploring childhood, friendship, family drama. Characters realizing how pivotal life moments completely fucked them up. #MSWL

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
58 AskAgent
2 Tips

I am passionate about representing under or misrepresented voices and stories that contribute to a larger cultural conversation whether explicitly (e.g., a nonfiction title on social justice) or subtly (a comedy of manners about a mixed-raced Latinx family)…

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
140 MSWL
58 AskAgent
2 Tips

I can’t get enough of: family sagas, female friendships, edgy psychological suspense, closed-setting novels, anti-heroines, smart romances, comedy of manners, found family, genre-blend romcoms, and change-one-thing-in-our-world speculative fiction.