Jennifer March Soloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
164 MSWL
45 AskAgent
81 Tips
Replying to @marchsoloway

P.S. Yes to the #MSWL

Although I’m also very eager to find happy, funny stories with strong family relationships that, while not perfect, are loving and healthy for the most part.

Samantha Wekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, Terp🐢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: Pitch to…
137 MSWL
124 Queries
86 Tips

Character focused ensemble casts with uplifting, earnest, funny plot lines like Ted Lasso or Our Flag Means Death. #MSWL

Thérèse Coen
Literary Agent
Rights Director + Agent @hardmanswainson . Belgian emigrant with suspicious inflection.

And on the middle grade and YA side, I want funny, I want adventure, I want completely new, never-seen-before characters and settings, I want high-concept romances, lots of friendship and heart, just phenomenal stories and journeys all over🚀🌴

P.S. Literary Agency
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2131 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Actively seeking fun / funny gift books, especially with a lifestyle twist to them. Open to a really wide range of topics on this one, so be creative!” @claire_m_harris #MSWL

New Year, New Bryn!
Author, blogger, optimist, kidney donor, rescue dog lover. Executive editor, Hallmark Publishing at #hallmarkchannel . she/her
4 Tips

We’re open to light and funny stuff but also more serious, poignant, and heartfelt themes (also good movie material). With romance I’m looking for a good conflict on both sides. #MSWL #HallmarkPublishing

Dana Chidiac
Senior Editor at Holt BFYR. I spend a lot of time thinking about how things—words, streets, yarn, and food—fit together. Tweets are mine.

FUNNY PICTURE BOOKS ABOUT BLACK AND BROWN KIDS PLEASE THANKS #mswl (this tweet comes apropos of nothing except it's what my brain is always screaming)

Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator, @aalitagents member ☕️ 🇵🇷🧩📚 #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf 💖💙💜 She/her/ella #SarysPosse
130 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

- Adventure stories with strong friendship groups, think City Spies or The Last Day of Summer.
- Fantasy in the vein of Tristan Strong, or Aru Shah.
- Horror, horror, horror! Creepy, crawly, funny & subversive. Think The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (4/6) #mswl

Erin Clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // opinions my own // she/her
157 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

MG across the board: Heartwarming & funny contemporary, mysteries, humor, horror, adventure, or some blend of all those. Touches of magic.

Jessica Mileo
Literary Agent
Lit. Agent at @Inkwellmgmt | #BlackLivesMatter |🇨🇺 in publishing | 🌈 She/Her | My opinions are my own
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
2 Tips

-- ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING -- Love me a ~quirky~ murder mystery that's funny and heartfelt. I'd love to see this across age groups.

Jessica Mileo
Literary Agent
Lit. Agent at @Inkwellmgmt | #BlackLivesMatter |🇨🇺 in publishing | 🌈 She/Her | My opinions are my own
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
2 Tips

-- TURNING RED -- Give me all the coming of age middle grade novels and graphic novels! The more embarrassing, funny, relatable, the better.

Jessica Mileo
Literary Agent
Lit. Agent at @Inkwellmgmt | #BlackLivesMatter |🇨🇺 in publishing | 🌈 She/Her | My opinions are my own
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
2 Tips

Re: period & puberty discourse from #TurningRed, I'm actively looking for middle grade novels that addresses these topics! Give me all the earnest (slightly cringe but still funny) coming of age MGs that grapple with these 'taboo' issues or just include them! #amquerying #mswl

Carolina Ortiz
🇨🇱❤️💜💙 Editor @ Harper Children's | @PocPub Co-Director | @LatinxinPub Mentorship Co-Director | Lover of bookstores y tequila| She/Her| Avi @emcormar
5 AskAgent

There's so much to love about #TurningRed but one of the many things it does well is explore puberty for girls in a really engaging way. I desperately want to see this in the MG space, give me books that deal with puberty for girls in all its awkward and funny ways #MSWL

Margaret Sutherland Brown
Literary Agent
Book Agent @FolioLiterary . Big on books, NYC, mothering two tiny boys, margaritas, skiing, seasons + empathy. She/Her.
1 Tips
Tiffany Shelton (she/her) on hiatus until 2022 🎄
Editor & Manager, Acquisitions Outreach @StMartinsPress • Foodie • Tattoo + Tea Addict • Siren of Sass • Opinions are mine • 🇯🇲🇮🇳🇨🇳 • no unsolicited mss
107 MSWL
2 AskAgent
2 Tips
Asia Harden
Editorial Assistant
editorial assistant at FSG BYR (@mackidsbooks) ☆ @columbiapubcrse & @olemiss alum ☆ 1908 ☆ grace upon grace ☆ all thoughts my own

More in YA…
- edge-of-your-seat mysteries
- character-driven multi-generation stories
- smart, funny, emotional characters in the upper YA space like Fangirl or Emergency Contact

Erica Bauman
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @AevitasCreative , writer, cat lady, musical theater superfan, TV watcher, donut obsessed, she/her. All views are my own.
148 MSWL
17 Tips

-eerie & haunting atmospheric horror where the source of the fear reflects something deeper. No gratuitous violence/gore—I want to be creeped out, not grossed out.
-swoony, sharply funny romcoms w/ chemistry that sizzles

Reeves Hamilton
Literary Agent
Literary agent at the Vertical Ink Agency, looking for innovative sci-fi and speculative upmarket fiction. See the website for query guidelines.

#mswl SF (broadly defined) & speculative literary. But weird. I want more weird. Absurdity. Humans with two heads and shit. Stuff that's funny & dark. Books that go too far.

Andrea Morrison
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Writers House, MFA from @ColumbiaSOA , would love to see work at

I’m open to queries again & I’ll be sending out some #mswl requests here and there! The first is for more #ya; I’d love to see rom-coms, family dramas, friends sticking together. I love dramas but I’m also in the mood to laugh right now; pls bring on the funny! #amwriting

Rachel Stark
Editor at @DisneyBooks ; formerly @01FirstSecond & more ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ she/her
114 MSWL
6 Tips

🌟Campy, fun, & funny stories for middle graders & teens that fully commit to the bit while maintaining a strong heart at their core
▫️Think: Lumberjanes, Cucumber Quest
🌟Early reader GNs w/ unforgettable characters, particularly human protagonists, & a strong sales hook #MSWL

Alex Arnold
Senior Editor of YA, MG, & picture books @quirkbooks

In picture books and board books, I’m looking for concept-driven, funny, sweet, and joyful read alouds that you’d immediately identify as a perfect baby shower or new baby gift