Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

This weekend I inhaled NOTHING TO SEE HERE by Kevin Wilson (TY @gracetowery for the rec!). It is SO MY BRAND. If you could comp your MS to it, please send it my way: a funny, dark, character-driven story with a weird twist (in this case, kids who spontaneously combust!). #mswl

Jemiscoe is CLOSED to QUERIES! ๐Ÿท
@Jemiscoe
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @AndreaBrownLit -Adult, YA, MG, & Illustrators. Writer. Wife, #mother of 3, MFA grad, & former Asst. Director for film & TV. Closed to queries.
14 MSWL

I want a YA or Adult Rom-Com that is so cute, funny, and steamy. If yours includes an interracial relationship, I'll be your best friend! And when it comes to love stories, I am especially open to LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC. #MSWL

Tara Gilbert ๐Ÿ‘ปโœจ๐Ÿ”ฎ
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | ๐ŸŒˆshe/they | โœจMagic | Gemini/Cancer โ˜ผ Pisces โ˜ฝ Capricorn โ†‘
213 MSWL
33 AskAgent
25 Tips

More middle grade! I tend to love MG novels that have a classic feel to them that will be loved for generations to come or MG with series potential like Percy Jackson! Would love something with puzzles. Funny voices. Literary voices. #MSWL

Clelia Gore
@MadmoiselleClel
Literary Agent
VP of Martin Lit + kid lit agent. Optimist, lover of things lovely, crooked smiler. French-Peruvian-American living in Singapore for a bit! Mama to ๐ŸŒบโœจ
82 MSWL
16 Tips

One of my agent bucket list items is to represent picture books + middle grade with Jewish characters, themes, situations--fiction + nonf. Help me make my mother-in-law proud! Especially interested in Own Voices author-illustrators of PBs and funny contemporary mg here! #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1663 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 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 psliterary.com/submissions/

Ashley Hearn ๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . โœจ Ig: _ashleyhearn. ๐Ÿ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent

HUMOROUS VOICES! A lot of the contemporary I read and acquire has a witty/ funny narrator, and an author with a gift for humor (see: Cece in @SoniaHartl1's HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME). Please, please send me your funny books! #MSWL

๐Ÿงผ Lauren Spieller ๐Ÿ–
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.
500 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
78 Tips

And finally...

5. MG with a Big Hook! I like funny books and magical books and sad books and creepy books. In other words, I'm open to any genre, as long as it has a fun, snappy premise that'll get a kid's attention!

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

Thought of another #MSWL: A rewatch of Palm Springs got me thinking about time loops & interconnected timelines. Iโ€™d love to see something that truly blows my mind in the way NEVERWORLD WAKE or MIDWINTERBLOOD did. Serious, funny, romantic, super dark, all of the above?

desiree โœŠ๐Ÿฝ NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE โœŠ๐Ÿฝ
@swindlesoiree
Literary Agent
they/them | desert creature | lit agent @ TBA opinions mine || queries open, please no unsolicited dms
2 MSWL

i want a book about one of those stage-show psychic mediums, but it's organized and mostly run by their ghost companions, and mostly funny as they rehash all the petty issues they're carrying instead of confronting their real baggage with the living #MSWL

Laura Bradford
@bradfordlit
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Bradford Literary Agency. I made it myself. *she/her*
46 MSWL
42 AskAgent
2 Tips

...Stories of Black joy (any age), funny, escapist YA, forced proximity survival stories (stranded on an island? plane crash in the mountains? snowed in? Any age. I loved Baby Island AND Six Days, Seven Nights) 4/

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @ Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her
15 MSWL

Laughs. I need laughs. You need laughs. We all need laughs. Whether youโ€™ve got quirky nonfiction criticism, dark humor, funny illustrated guides to getting by in life, or a novel that will have me laughing so hard I cry send it to me! #MSWL

Tara Gilbert ๐Ÿ‘ปโœจ๐Ÿ”ฎ
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | ๐ŸŒˆshe/they | โœจMagic | Gemini/Cancer โ˜ผ Pisces โ˜ฝ Capricorn โ†‘
213 MSWL
33 AskAgent
25 Tips

My #3 #mswl I cannot stress enough--I need YA and adult RomComs. Super funny, super cute, super smart, and full of emotion like RWRB. I really need a David & Patrick (from Schitt's Creek) romance. #romancelandia where you at?

Shannon Hassan
@ShannonHassan
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency @MarsalLyonLit ; Board member @DairyArts
13 MSWL
11 Tips

#MSWL๐ŸŒŸ
I'm searching for more Middle Gradeโ€”Contemporary, historical, or magical realism stories that touch your heart, or your funny bone. Memorable characters, diverse perspectives. #kidlit #MG

Claire Harris
@claire_m_harris
Literary Agent
thriller fanatic, candy addict, acquiring literary agent @psliterary - she/her
18 MSWL

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! #MSWL

Sarah Grill
@SarahGrill1
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor @StMartinsPress . Mizzou alumni and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.
13 MSWL

Updated my #MSWL page! This fall (HOW IS IT ALREADY FALL!!) I'm especially looking for (agented) sharply funny fiction, heartfelt contemporary YA, and diverse thrillers & suspense.
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/saraโ€ฆ

Alice Williams
@alicelovesbooks
Literary Agent
Agent for children's book writers and illustrators. Alice Williams Literary is open for submissions!
7 MSWL
Tori Sharp is open to queries!
@NovelTori
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency โญ๏ธ Full-time make-believer ๐Ÿฐ MG graphic memoir JUST PRETEND, 5/18/21 from Little, Brown! ๐ŸŒป Rep: @btaylorbooks ๐Ÿ‘‘
6 MSWL

#mswl Iโ€™d love to see chapter books and MG and YA stories with humor that works on multiple levels -- funny for young readers and funny in a more nuanced or ironic way when they reread it years later.

Savannah Brooks ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸคŽโค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
@slbrooks91
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats ๐Ÿ€ // she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
66 MSWL
2 Tips

Adult: I'm technically open to it, because who knows what I'll find, but it's a super hard sell. I'm only interested in #ownvoices projects that walk the line of being funny and lighthearted while still adding to a larger sociopolitical conversation.

Savannah Brooks ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸคŽโค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
@slbrooks91
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats ๐Ÿ€ // she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
66 MSWL
2 Tips

For MG fiction, my interests fall heavily on the action-adventure scale, especially stories informed by non-western mythology and folklore. Loud and funny is a better fit than quiet and contemplative. In nonfiction, I love topics that kidsโ€”and Iโ€”can geek out about.

Ruta Rimas
@TheRRascal
Editor
Executive editor @RazorbillBooks New mama+Cats+mountains+books. tweetles mine. Am in a perpetual state of โ€œhow does this work?โ€
4 MSWL

Would love a spooky/funny middle-grade ghost story. Or a terrifying one for YA. #mswl #ya #mg