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

I'm really keen to see some more cosy fantasy submissions in my inbox. A hug in book form please. I want characters you would die for by the end, kindness, warmth, platonic friendships, found family, love in all it's forms... #MSWL

Saribel P.
@nylota
Literary Agent
πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·/πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί|She/Her|Literary Associate @GalltZacker | Proud nerd and Kidlit advocate| All thoughts are my own
8 MSWL

Hyper-specific I LOVE: Ensemble Casts; Found family; QPR (queerplatonic relationships); Time travel/multiverse jumping; witch covens as femme solidarity; Non-traditional sports (roller derby, parkour, pro wresting); Tabletop RPGs (and it doesn’t just have to be D&D!)

Saribel P.
@nylota
Literary Agent
πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·/πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί|She/Her|Literary Associate @GalltZacker | Proud nerd and Kidlit advocate| All thoughts are my own
8 MSWL

YA and up: Family dramas that make you LOL or weep, no in between; Cute romances; kids trying to find their people and find themselves on the way; All sorts of spec-fic; all kinds of horror; cyber/solar-punk, with an emphasis on the punk; books that will radicalize kids

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
she/her. mg & ya literary agent @galltzackerlit . founder 501c3 NPO @_DiverseVoices (#DVpit/#DVart, DVcon &more). closed to unsolicited submissions.
127 MSWL
125 AskAgent
27 Tips

Stories where the protagonist builds their own community/family. 🫢🏼

Books that will radicalize teens/kids. πŸ“’

Truly escapist fantasy with a world I become absolutely obsessed with! 🀯

Experimental (but not tooooo gimmicky) storytelling that just works! πŸ‘πŸΌ

#mswl

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) πŸ«€
66 MSWL
8 AskAgent

Looking for #YA and #MG with big, complicated family dynamics like #Succession, but kids, think: dramedy. Please though, nothing with tons of POVs #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2474 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Send me books with food at the center, especially as a way to enter a culture, family history, etc."
@ceciliaclyra #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Megan Carroll
@MeganACarroll
Literary Agent
Essex Girl ft. Ireland, Burma & India. Literary Agent at @watsonlittle , @GoldsmithsUoL Alum, pro-choice, TV binge watcher & compulsive reader πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ¦° (she/her)
24 MSWL

A funny, heart-warming, layered family drama with an ensemble cast that clash socially, politically, or culturally etc. and has an interesting setting - like a Pakistani Muslim husband and an English Catholic wife who own a fish & chip shop in Salford with their seven children...

Andrea Morrison
@AndreaAgency
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Writers House, MFA from @ColumbiaSOA , would love to see your work. andreasubmissions@WritersHouse.com
6 MSWL

Time for another #mswl! I’d love, love, love to see some new juicy rom-com and family comedies/dramas in the #ya space. #yalit #booktwitter #books #amwriting #amquerying #amreading #writer #writers #writerslife

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2474 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Family stories are like catnip to me, whether family of origin, family of partnership, or found family."
@ceciliaclyra #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2474 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2474 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I love picture books about family traditions/cultural traditions, especially when there is food, cooking, baking, or recipes involved."
@adriamgoetz #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent is closed 2 queries
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
176 MSWL
68 Tips

I have NEWS!!! I’ve added adult nonfiction to my list! I’d love to see proposals for: memoirs, spirituality/New Age, self-help, health/fitness, parenting/family, motivational/inspirational, & business. MUST be an expert & have a platform. #MSWL #WritingCommunity 1/3

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
178 MSWL
12 Queries
71 Tips

Two specific #MSWL items that will be on my list when I reopen to queries:
1, survivors of family "reunification" programs (like Building Family Bridges), fictionalized or NF accounts
2, fiction that explores the unique friendships between gay men and lesbians

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2474 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Seeking generational stories of parenthood and family with non-binary and/or trans characters in the commercial or historical adult fiction genre (ie. heavy with plot!)"
@carlywatters #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Ariele
@ArieleStewart
Literary Agent
favorite words: superfluous/chortle. favorite things: books/cheese/being Millie's mom. Agent @unitedtalent . views my own.
4 MSWL
Kristina Sutton Lennon
@FocusedArtists
Literary Agent
Executive Director at Focused Artists/ Director of Media Rights, Translation Rights Agent, Jr Lit Agent at Context Literary Agency/ LatinΓ©
3 MSWL
Kendall Berdinsky
@klberdinsky
Literary Assistant
agent assistant @ DG&B πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» rom-com and Austen obsessive | OPEN to queries | she/her | no DM queries please!
9 MSWL

I’m on the lookout for family sagas, new adult-ish protagonists, and anything that explores the human experience with nuance.

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
213 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

I love YA that in its surface is about monsters or magic but is actually about family or community or growing up #mswl

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
153 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

Fiction #mswl

I mostly read to be entertained. I like to read about topics of class, social issues, motherhood/domestic issues, family, ambition, love, family, tragedy, and desire.

I liked LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY, SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU, THE GUNCLE 1/2

Taj McCoy (she/her) says buy LOVE TIMES INFINITY!!
@tajmccoywrites
Literary Agent
Author, Agent (@reesagency), & Consultant. Out: SAVVY. Next: ZORA, 04.25.23 (MIRA), EVEN IF THE SKY IS FALLING, May 2023 (HQN). Rep: @Jemiscoe . πŸ–€πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
13 MSWL

On the kidlit side, I'm looking for lovable introverts, pride in culture and identity, angsty crushes, teachable moments, belonging, and emotional range. Hints of magic, family businesses, best friend groups, complicated home situations, and underdogs are welcome. #MSWL