James McGowan @jamerrson · Oct 8

Ashley Congdon @AshleyCCongdon

@jamerrson What themes, topics, styles, etc. excite you right now for picture books? #askagent

Replying to @AshleyCCongdon

Is it fair to say everything? If I had to choose, non-fiction is most exciting to me right now, and I’m especially looking for some climate/environment related stuff. But I always love funny pbs. #MSWL

Alice Williams @alicelovesbooks · Oct 3

Replying to @SCBWI_BI

#A6 PB: texts with a strong narrative arc, whether funny or lyrical, and a clear theme that young children can relate to. #mswl #scbwichat #scbwicon19

Alice Williams @alicelovesbooks · Oct 3

Replying to @SCBWI_BI

#A6 YA: Send me your funny YA, rom coms, thrillers and big fantasies. #mswl #scbwichat #scbwicon19

Amber Caraveo 🐯 @AmberCaraveo · Oct 3

Replying to @SCBWI_BI

#A6 I’d love to find an exciting MG mystery/detective story, especially if it’s funny too! I’m also always on the lookout for great YA with an unreliable narrator or an intense and overwhelming love story. #SCBWIchat #mswl

Alice Williams @alicelovesbooks · Oct 3

Replying to @SCBWI_BI

#A6 MG: I’m on the lookout for big characters, funny voices and magical worlds. Possibly eco themes. Definitely animals. Always surprises along the way! Stories with universal appeal. #mswl #scbwichat #scbwicon19

Léonicka @leonicka · Sep 26

#MSWL for when I reopen: romcom with emphasis on the comedy. Not just giggling-cute. I want Chidi and Eleanor absurdity level LOLs. Bonus points if the sex scenes are also funny.

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 24

Honestly gimmie anything that’s as ridiculous, funny, and charming as Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #MSWL

Amy Cloughley @AmyCloughley · Sep 24

I’m a Nora Ephron devotee. Send me your smart, funny leading ladies finding their way in life and love. Bonus points for a vivid setting. #mswl

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

the rest of this is ROMANCE ❤️
**rom-coms - and I'd really like to see some diversity here in the characters, their identities, and their backgrounds
**it's gotta be funny but not like slapstick humor - give me witty banter, and funny scenarios that aren't over the top

Margo Claire @margowithan_o · Sep 24

#mswl (for agents) I'm looking for magical realism all along the spectrum from THE NIGHT CIRCUS to Helen Oyeyemi. I'm also looking for funny novels with sharp teeth and voicey novels with international settings (beyond UK, though those are of course welcome)

Emily Seife @e_seife · Sep 24

Funny female writers, MG or YA. 🙏 #MSWL

One Track Literary Agency @onetracklit · Sep 24

#MSWL day! What am I looking for?
-surprising hooks, elements, voices
-conflict and tension from sentence #1
-competent ladies getting stuff done
-mystery type plots with clues and games and twists (The Westing Game is an all-time fave)
-legit funny, laugh-out-loud HUMOR

James McGowan @jamerrson · Sep 24

I'm recently open to middle grade, and I'm primarily looking for funny projects, along the lines of THE BAD GUYS, LIONS & LIARS #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · Sep 24

James McGowan @jamerrson

It's #MSWL day! (pt. 2) (Children's Fiction)

My door will always be open to picture books, running the gamut.
Fiction, non-fiction, funny, heartwarming, STEM, arts, anything. #MSWL

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · Sep 24

there's always room for more MG and picture books on my list, too. contemporary, fantasy, somewhere in between. lots of humor, lots of heart. those MG years are weird, funny, sad, hard, beautiful, and i want to feel alllll of it. take me back. (for better or for worse) #MSWL

Tara Ghoulbert 👻🏳️‍🌈📖🔮 @Literary_Tara · Sep 24

More romance! RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE is my absolute favorite romance EVER. Can someone please send me a romance, but with more than just romance? A romance to hits some hard topics, is funny and heartbreaking all at once, and is queer. #mswl

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 24

I'm dying for more fun, FUNNY, escapist YA with a killer one-sentence concept. The mood is 100% Red, White, & Royal Blue with younger characters. #MSWL