Trisha de Guzman
@trishadeg
Editor
🇵🇭 Filipino immigrant and Editor at Farrar Straus Giroux Books For Young Readers @mackidsbooks @fiercereads #WNDB #POCinPub
35 MSWL

MIDDLE GRADE:
--Queer coming of age with strong friendships and maybe first love
--High-spirited adventures, realistic OR fantasy
--Realistic fiction about a character dealing with mental health difficulties and finding a light at the end of the tunnel

Kaitlyn Katsoupis - closed to queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
276 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
372 Tips

SUPER picky with Adult right now! Mainly contemporary, graphic novel, & historical. Fantasy worldbuilding MUST be on point & want more non-American/English storylines

Para romances not at top of my list
Looking for rom-coms, but selective
#querytip #amquerying #writingcommunity

Kaitlyn Katsoupis - closed to queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
276 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
372 Tips
Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
Junior Agent at High Spot Literary 📖 📚 ✨ I don't tweet often...but when I do...be ready for some average posts 🌺💥 🍩 queries are OPEN
11 MSWL

ENGLISH BOARDING SCHOOLS/ MANOR HOUSES. Portal fantasy in the vein of Stardust or Narnia. Pure fantasy -think LOTR. Anything with a tournament. Lighter crime/mystery set in a small English village. Historical romance that Julian Fellowes would be proud of.

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL
Alice S-H
@alibelle
Literary Agent
Founder & Literary Agent at @ASHliterary . Dogs & books, mostly. Never knowingly out-lipsticked. Views my own. She/her. It's Alice, never Ali. No DM queries.
85 MSWL
21 AskAgent
Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Africanfuturism that comps Nnedi Okorafor
✨Trans or nonbinary rep in SF or contemp fantasy that comps LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS by Ryka Aoki
✨Characters that struggle to deal with people & their feelings, like Martha Wells’s Murderbot or Margaret Rogerson’s Vespertine
#MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Character driven Cli-fi or Science Fantasy based on locales where colonization & socioeconomic disparities have caused or compounded the effects of climate change.
✨Reimaginings of classics from different cultural perspectives like WHAT SOULS ARE MADE OF by Tasha Suri
#MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Dark academia w/ high personal stakes and rich settings
✨Asian-inspired SF/tech-fantasy crossover in the vein of Xiran Jay Zhao.
✨Fantasy inspired by South Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and mythologies
#MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Aro-ace rep and meaningful platonic relationships
✨Fantasy or SF with non-western settings and cultures
✨Anti-colonialist, -caste, -patriarchy, -establishment, etc. with driving plots and strong characters
#MSWL

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
57 MSWL
1 AskAgent

In speculative fiction (light sci-fi, horror, fantasy), I need worlds that I can settle into easily.

Fresh takes on classic tropes, dynamic characters, unique magic systems, atmospheric writing & undeniably high stakes ✨Think: R.F. Kuang, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Rory Power

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samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
57 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Romance has been such a joy to work on, so I’d love to see more! Especially in the YA space—think: Jenny Han, Sandhya Menon, Jason June & Adiba Jaigirdar ❤️‍🔥

And I will ALWAYS love a little bit of romance in my fantasy 🥰

Will never be sick of it, I swear.

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Emily Forney
@EmilyKaitlinnn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit • Vampire Enthusiast • Pop culture writer • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
29 MSWL
16 AskAgent

✨taps mic✨

I am open to queries. I repeat: I am open to queries.

What do I want? Who knows. I mean, I do know. Maybe some fae, some smutty fantasy romance, maybe some gay witches, I don’t know let’s also throw in a himbo or two.

I am open to queries.

That is all.
#mswl

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her 🏳️‍🌈🇧🇷🇵🇱 #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
22 MSWL

i would love to see:
✨ BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodivergent, undocumented, historically excluded voices
✨ adult fiction set in latin america (esp brazil) across genre, own voices
✨ MG fantasy feat. non-western folklore and high personal stakes

#MSWL

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
she/her. mg & ya literary agent. founder of 501c3 NPO @_DiverseVoices (#DVpit/#DVart, DVcon & more). submissions: bethphelan.com/submissions
118 MSWL
125 AskAgent
27 Tips

It’s 2022! A reminder that I’m open to queries and looking for all sorts of MG and YA, contemporary and fantasy. I have high hopes of finding some great new clients this year. And I finally updated my page here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/beth… #mswl

Sam B. Farkas
@SamBFarkas
Literary Agent
Foreign Rights & Agent at Jill Grinberg Literary. History dork. Gritty fanatic. Licorice connoisseur. She/her. Writer rep’d by @patricianels
33 MSWL

That is not the case for YA, though! I really, really want romantic fantasy (or "romantasy").

Give me pining and angst and love triangles. The rush of first love. All that good stuff.

#MSWL

Sam B. Farkas
@SamBFarkas
Literary Agent
Foreign Rights & Agent at Jill Grinberg Literary. History dork. Gritty fanatic. Licorice connoisseur. She/her. Writer rep’d by @patricianels
33 MSWL

I will remain open to Adult SFF, but given that I have many wonderful clients writing in that space, it won't be my focus this year.

#mswl

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

I am eager for more high-concept sci-fi and fantasy with literary and upmarket feel. Examples of my favorites in this space include THE POWER by Naomi Alderman, THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson Walker, and THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern.

Claire Friedman
@clairefriedman8
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @inkwellmgmt // claire@inkwellmanagement.com// Doesn't fully understand how to operate the Tweeter
12 MSWL

Grounded fantasy/ genre! I can read books like THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE, ADDIE LARUE, SERPENT & DOVE, or THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY again and again -- anything with a lush setting, a little (or a lot) of romance, and high stakes has my name all over it.

Hannah VanVels Ausbury ❄️⛄️
@hannahvanvels
Literary Agent
📚✏️Literary Agent @belcastr | Editor | Writer | #RevPit | Devoted German shepherd & cat mom | She/her | QueryMe.Online/HannahVanVels☕️🍷
41 MSWL
55 AskAgent
58 Queries
3 Tips

In Middle Grade, I'd love to see:
🧢Fantasy inspired by myths, folklore, or legends—especially if it's not European
🧢Historical that centers POC stories
🧢Contemporary with an environmental bent
🧢Horror with ghosts, creepy crawlies, and witches
🧢 Earth-based sci-fi