Saskia Leach
@saskialeach_
Literary Assistant
📖 Agent’s Assistant at @KNLitAgency 💬 "You chose looks. I chose books." 📚
11 MSWL
2 AskAgent
10 Queries

💕 Romance 🏳️‍🌈

Including LGBTQ+ romance, YA romance and romantic comedy. I would love an adult Heartstopper or Love Frankie, as well as rom com that is laugh-out-loud funny.

#MSWL

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing
53 MSWL
28 AskAgent
19 Tips
Natalie M. Lakosil
@Natalie_Lakosil
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, making my way through adventures in agent land. She/her
26 MSWL
30 AskAgent

PB:
funny picture books by queer, BIPOC, marginalized authors that have nothing to do with identity. Give me the next CREEPY UNDERWEAR or DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS or PENGUIN PROBLEMS or LLAMA DESTROYS THE UNIVERSE

illustrators and author-illustrators

Natalie M. Lakosil
@Natalie_Lakosil
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, making my way through adventures in agent land. She/her
26 MSWL
30 AskAgent

MG:
funny, heartfelt action-adventure featuring queer, BIPOC, marginalized voices, ideally with some magic or fantastical elements

Lydia Silver
@LydiaRSilver
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent at Darley Anderson @DA_Childrens and @Illustration_DA . Big into book-hunting, binge-watching, and overly-ambitious baking. She/her.
22 MSWL

For younger readers, I want clever, funny and an immediate hook. I’m particularly interested in author/illustrators and graphic novel creators for this area, but I’d love to see them in other spaces too!

Michael Buckley
@whatsupbuckley
Editor
Finn and the Subatomic Slip and Slide is out now! Insta @whatsupbuckley michaelbuckleywrites.com Opinions are brilliant and my own.
6 MSWL

Still seeking fun, bedtime story picture books @POWkidsbooks - please! No more rhyming books, rain forest, farms, books with agendas. Picture books are an art form YOU SHOULD LOVE. Think quirky, funny, modern, sweet and emotional. Pro-tip - no board books, mg or ya #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2261 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/

Kristin Ostby
@kristinostby
Literary Agent
Literary (but not particularly Twitterary) agent at Greenhouse. She/her/hers.
18 MSWL

And, finally, and in perpetuity until I find it, give me a funny, commercial middle-grade mystery series told in first person by a BIPOC lead! #MSWL

Kelly Dyksterhouse
@KellyDHouse
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, The Tobias Literary Agency, Kidlit, Hiker, Writer, Professional Daydreamer, MFA from VCFA. AALA. SCBWI She/Her
13 MSWL
Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
21 MSWL

#mswl

Thinking of how much of my grandmother was the matriarch of my family, I’d love to see a sweet/funny middle grade novel (any genre) with a substantial grandparent-grandchild dynamic!

Saint (S.T.) Gibson UPDATES
@s_t_gibson
Literary Agent
Author of A DOWRY OF BLOOD + agent at Speilburg Literary, Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, she/they. Rep: @Literary_Tara .✨ 💌 saint.substack.com
26 MSWL

A #MSWL update; I'm opening the floodgates to paranormal romance. If you have a fresh take on PR (moving away from supernatural detectives and government officials preferably), I want it in my inbox. It could be funny, angsty, or somewhere in between!

querymanager.com/query/saint

Amy Dixon
@amydixonbooks
Editor
🍿Popcorn eater, coffee drinker 📚Writer of stories 🌳Editor @starryforestbks 🏰 Headmistress, Abominable Academy of Brutish Beasts
4 MSWL

A day off means a day for reading #kidlit! I'm jumping into my @starryforestbooks inbox & can't wait to read your funny, inspiring, beautiful stories! If you've been thinking about querying us, today's the perfect day! #amquerying #pb #cb #MSWL #amwriting manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-…

Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
168 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
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, Terp🐢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWekste…
137 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

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

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

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
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2261 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/

New Year, New Bryn!
@BrynDonovan
Editor
Author, blogger, optimist, kidney donor, rescue dog lover. Executive editor, Hallmark Publishing at #hallmarkchannel . bryndonovan@bryndonovan.com she/her
41 MSWL
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
@chidiaqian
Editor
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.
29 MSWL

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)

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

MG:
- 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
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // opinions my own // she/her
161 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.