Sian Ellis-Martin
@sianellismartin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @BlakeFriedmann . 📚 Can always be found near the snacks. (she/her)
48 MSWL

General themes I enjoy: coming-of-age, relationships, sexuality, family, race, class, love and sex. The general drama and complexities of life. Life is messy and I like books that are too!

Sian Ellis-Martin
@sianellismartin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @BlakeFriedmann . 📚 Can always be found near the snacks. (she/her)
48 MSWL

Also platonic relationships – parents, siblings, friendships. 👯‍♀️ I’m desperate to find a big sweeping novel, something multi-generational like Pachinko or that tracks a relationship through its timeline like Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 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.

Morgan Hughes
@mohughes22
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @FinePrintLit 📚 Diet Coke Obsessed🥤 she/her
48 MSWL

BIG NEWS 🚨 I'm now using QueryManager!! Please send me your stories using the link below😁If you previously used our submissions email, you do not have to resubmit!!

Query Me: QueryManager.com/morganhughes
#MSWL :
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Elinor Davies
@Elinor22Mair
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency @MMLitAgency
48 MSWL
Rachel McMillan
@rachkmc
Literary Agent
book gusher! agent! scribbler ( Harper Collins) Toronto 🇨🇦
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 ‘22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
48 MSWL
Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews ‘22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
48 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.
48 MSWL

#amQuerying #authors , we're looking for Christian books on family life — 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
48 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. 💀 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
48 MSWL
Hannah Andrade
@hhandrade93
Literary Agent
🇲🇽🇺🇸 | 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 🇧🇷🇺🇸 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 • 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 📚 Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens 👽 rock!
240 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 👁️ 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 👁️ 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
18 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)