Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
18 MSWL

27. UNDEAD GIRL GANG by @ms_lilyanderson

I LOVE this book. It’s funny, it’s witchy, it has teeth—and it’s also about friendship 💜 The vibes are just perfect.

(Ahem #MSWL for anything comped to this book for those reasons)

Finished 6/10

Shannon Snow
@ssnow_lit_agent
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at CMA, Inc. Bring #romancenovels #ya #historical #suspensenovels #psychologicalthrillers #spacestories #dystopians , #poc and more! Love it all!
11 MSWL
1 Tips

#mswl I’m really wanting to find a great YA where one of the MCs is transgender. If it’s cute or funny or lighthearted, all the better. Although it can also have its serious parts too. #WritingCommnunity #amwriting #amquerying #amediting

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1868 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 psliterary.com/submissions/

C.H. Armstrong (Cathie)
@C_H_Armstrong
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @TPurcellAgency (thepurcellagency.com) rep’ing #Rom #WF #YA & #Suspense . Amazon Bestselling Author of ROAM. #WritingCommunity
19 MSWL
2 Tips

#MSWL #A #WomFic: In this genre, I need to you tomake me gasp, cry, or LOL in your opening pages. MAKE me want to turn the page. Make me impatient for your full submission. I love sibling relationships, family secrets, and quirky characters w/funny or serious storylines.

Joanna Moult
@JoannaMoult
Literary Agent
Co-founder of Skylark Literary, a specialist children's & YA literary agency & creative consultancy. Trying not to drink too much tea.
7 MSWL
40 AskAgent
Catherine Laudone
@CatherineLaud
Editor
Associate Editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and freelance editor on the side. Author rep’d by @DorianMaffei . Lover of all things chocolate.
55 MSWL

#MSWL: Agents, I’d love to find a picture book that is both charming and funny. So many sad submissions in my inbox lately that I’m in need of a good laugh. #PictureBooks

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. 🇰🇷✡️. she/her #currentlyreading : arsenic and adobo by mia p. manansala
31 MSWL
7 AskAgent

for RRP MG, i want snarky, funny, action-adventure 📚 featuring young BIPOC & deeply rooted in ✨mythology & magic ✨

here too i'd love to see even more intersectional protagonists & stories that subvert the typical RRP formula, like the upcoming SERWA BOATENG! (4/6)

#mswl

Andrew Nurnberg Associates
@nurnberg_agency
Literary Agency
International literary agency with a distinguished list of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s authors, specialising in foreign rights.
5 MSWL
Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Replying to @LaurenGraceBFYR

I like funny but I like substance. There needs to be a big hook and layers, multiple ways in to what makes it something that will stand out in an overcrowded picture book market. #picturebooks #MSWL

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
166 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I would jump through hoops for submissions by Jewish #BIPOC authors, for picture books, chapter books, middle grade and YA. I'd love joyful stories, romances, fantasies, quirky and funny, and... whatcha got? #MSWL #writingcommunity

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing
35 MSWL
4 AskAgent
15 Tips
Aneeka Kalia
@neeks_kalia12
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at @vikingchildrens , PRH. Indian-American. Expert slice-and-bake cookie maker. Amateur soccer player. Opinions are my own. She/her.
8 MSWL

Agents, I love picture books (please keep sending them to me) but I'd love to add some funny, contemporary middle grade to my upcoming lists! #mglit #MSWL

Maggie Rosenthal
@RosenthalMaggie
Editor
Reader + eater. Associate editor @ Viking Children's Books. Find me where the snacks are. She/her.
4 MSWL

I'm in the mood for MG! Please send me something spooky, send me something funny, send me something full of adventure, send me something that makes me think. And as always, would love to see subs by marginalized creators across genres. Ready to fall in love with some MG! #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.
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent

I’m really craving joyful and funny stories at the moment. Would love to see more in my queries, particularly from marginalised voices. Romance, friendships, adventure, all with a side of LOL. #mswl

LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor for the Mystic Owl line of City Owl Press
37 MSWL
4 Tips

Where's my hot, dark, and funny PNR? Do you have it? If it's got an HEA or HFN and is under 75K Send it here, please: QueryManager.com/LisaGreenQueri… #MSWL

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (closed to unsolicited submissions). she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) & @DV_con . abolish police. JKR is a TERF. opinions are my own.
108 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

2. Older YA, especially if you have a story about a teen who elects not to go to college
3. Hopeful, funny, romantic
4. Emotionally-fraught, grounded thrillers and mysteries
5. Paranormal!!
6. Experimental, inventive storytelling

#mswl cont ⬇️

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
115 MSWL

💫 Paranormal adult rom com. I’m still on the hunt for a vampire or witchy rom com, and queer it if you got it. I’m talking charming, quirky, funny, steamy, tropey, just add witches and/or vamps. Easy peasy. 🤩🧛🏻‍♀️🧙🏻‍♀️#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.
1868 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 psliterary.com/submissions/

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.
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent

I am really craving some laugh-out-loud children's books. I want to see hilarious picture books, side-splitting chapter books and MG, and funny, cute YA. Also includes graphic novels!

QueryManager.com/ASH_Literary

#mswl

Léonicka
@leonicka
Literary Agent
she/her 🇭🇹 | Check out @TheFOLD_ . Literary Agent at @TransLitAgency . CLOSED TO QUERIES. All glory to God ✝️
80 MSWL
41 AskAgent
5 Tips

I REALLY want chapter books (for age 6 - 8 ) about funny, clever, creative, mischievous, active kids getting into all manner of high kinks and shenanigans. #mswl