Lauren is CLOSED to queries
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her.
560 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

Can't do #pitdark today but I *WANT* you to query me with:

--spooky MG
--dark academia in YA/Adult
--grounded, scary YA Fantasy
--thrillers/suspense in YA/Adult
--Adult Horror

I am especially keen to find these written by BIPOC! We need more of those voices on shelves! #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2135 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Luscious sci-fi and fantasy middle grade like The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill and Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee.” @agentvicente  #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
806 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

So shoutout to @mishma on this: give me fake dating fun but like in magical bookshop; or best friend's road trip before witch college starts.

Why does fantasy always have to be so end of the world serious? Give Ted Lasso/What We Do in the Shadows vibes #MSWL

Alexandria Brown
@alexandriab_11
Editor
🌯 PhD Candidate. MFA. Writer. CEO/Editor @RAPubCollective . Bernese Mountain Dog Mom. I don't answer DMs. 🍦 Contact me here: alex@risingactionpublishingco.com
4 MSWL

Also if you've written a YA Thriller or Horror, I'd love to see it. As well, select YA Fantasy will also be considered. YA with a quirky unique cast of characters is a yes, please!

#WritingCommunity #amquerying #MSWL

Ian Shea
@LiteraryIan
Literary Agent
Associate Agent for @MaximusLiterary . He/Him
20 MSWL

Today feels like a good day to randomly put my #MSWL out there. I love horror, fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian futures, etc. I’m not looking for any kind of romance or love story and a few other genres. My full wishlist is in my pinned tweet. Looking forward to hearing from you! 😀

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, Terp🐢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWekste…
137 MSWL
124 Queries
86 Tips

#MSWL More cozy fantasy in the vein of THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA.

Pam Gruber
@Pamlet606
Literary Agent
Literary agent @IGLABooks . See also: avid window shopper, skilled pie maker, amateur DnD player, and crazy cat lady. QueryManager.com/PamGruberIGLA
16 MSWL

And in adult, captivating voices, grounded fantasy, and settings that feel like a character themselves (in either realistic or speculative works)

Pam Gruber
@Pamlet606
Literary Agent
Literary agent @IGLABooks . See also: avid window shopper, skilled pie maker, amateur DnD player, and crazy cat lady. QueryManager.com/PamGruberIGLA
16 MSWL

In YA I’m looking for contemporary from underrepresented voices, grounded fantasy/horror/magical realism – always stories that have an engaging commercial plot, and deeper themes #MSWL #YA

Pam Gruber
@Pamlet606
Literary Agent
Literary agent @IGLABooks . See also: avid window shopper, skilled pie maker, amateur DnD player, and crazy cat lady. QueryManager.com/PamGruberIGLA
16 MSWL

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606

I am trying out Query Manager! Please submit to me at QueryManager.com/PamGruberIGLA

I’m particularly eager for MG – contemporary stories, stories with a dash of magic, and more literary fantasy (the sort of books that are magical for kids and their adults) #MSWL #MG

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
18 MSWL

Some of my favourite fantasy authors: Robin Hobb, Sharon Shinn, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jacqueline Carey, Charles de Lint, Guy Gavriel Kay, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Brian McClellen. If your fantasy feels like theirs, then send it to me! #MSWL

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
86 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

tl;dr When I took a fantasy literature class in college, it started with British folklore, then King Arthur then LOTR. These are still the foundations of most fantasy stories. Why?

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
86 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

I'd also love to see historical fantasy (which is hard because you have to world build AND do tons of research, I know) about very specific times and places that aren't England during medieval times.

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
86 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

Further, our fantasy now is very heavily influenced by Tolkien and he set out specifically to write a "mythology for England". And what I'd love to see is a "mythology of [X non-western] country." (2/?)

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
86 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

An update to an on-going #MSWL. I love non-western fantasy. And some people seem to think "just making it up" is non-western. It's not. So much of the fantasy we are familiar with is rooted in European folklore (fairies, dwarves, etc). 1/?

Katie Blagden
@KatieBlagden
Literary Agent
Associate Agent, Literary at The Bright Agency. Book club contributor on The Graham Norton Book Club. Doodler. opinions my own
2 MSWL

For my personal #MSWL I adore a wide range of genres but especially sci-fi, fantasy, horror and romance (or any mix of the above!) Particular interest in stories with LGBTQ+, disabled and diverse characters. Incidental representation a plus - no more bury your gays pls! #WMPitch

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, Terp🐢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWekste…
137 MSWL
124 Queries
86 Tips

And middle grade high fantasy too, especially featuring Queer or BIPOC main characters. #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, Terp🐢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWekste…
137 MSWL
124 Queries
86 Tips

More high concept high fantasy in the YA space. I get a lot of plots that feel familiar and therefore unpitchable. I want something with a really strong hook. #MSWL

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." ⚾️🎨🎭📚
186 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
31 Tips

#MSWL someone I 💜 & his brother grew up in Miami & would escape on their little outboard motor boat into the ocean to fish or scuba dive. When life at homes not perfect, the ocean's a great escape. Give me historical 1960s Miami, two brothers, the ocean. Realistic or fantasy...