James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker... @bookendslit (he/him)
115 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

I've been on a #horror kick and would love some more in my inbox. I tend to gravitate towards psychological horror, or ghost stories. #MSWL

Think Jennifer McMahon, Hill House, Paul Tremblay.
I'm not one for demons and creatures or what have you.

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Westend. Qualitรคt kommt von Qual. 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music. โค Berlin โค
75 MSWL
1203 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

I'd love to see supernatural & ghost stories, adult or YA. Bring on the eery, haunting, or Gothic. #MSWL

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

#MSWL - #MG: I will always want more creepy AF middle grade. Always and forever. Give me lyrical voices and atmosphere for *days* and I will love you. Ghost stories with a twist. Creepy carnivals. Alternate worlds a la Coraline. GIMME GIMME PLZ.

Cate Hart
@CateHart
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Harvey Klinger. YA author. Kid wrangler. Galactic Princess. Addicted to the Foo Fighters. Need More Cowbell!
89 MSWL
31 Queries
13 Tips

Iโ€™d love to see some horror but more psychological, ghosts, family secrets ala The Haunting of Hill House. YA or A. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™ Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
63 MSWL
2 Tips

No matter the time of year, I ALWAYS want to read more stories about witches, ghosts, mermaids, and other magical beings. Spooky and spoopy stories are welcome. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ #MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . โœจ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
158 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

Spooky PBs! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ–คโœจ๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽƒ

Ghosts, haunted houses, cobwebs. I would die for a picture book about rusalka.

See How to Make Friends with a Ghostย for my spooky book crush, as well as an upcoming picture book called The Ugly Doodles by my client @vwicker2478. #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette
@AlyssaJennette
Literary Agent
I ask a lot of questions. Painfully earnest. Art school grad (MICA '10). Literary agent at @StonesongNYC . Silence is not peace.
196 MSWL
165 Queries
5 Tips
Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
168 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

Lastly (I think), ghost stories, for MG/YA/adult. Did anyone out there also grow up with Kathryn Tucker Windham's Jeffrey books? Give me ghost stories for people who grew up loving the Jeffrey books. #MSWL

Stacey Graham
@staceyigraham
Literary Agent
Literary agent and author whose reviews include "ok" and "arrived in great condition." Moonlights in antiques. she/her threeseasagency.com
99 MSWL
14 AskAgent
20 Queries
27 Tips

**I am closed to queries until April 2020**

#MSWL day! Top of the list:
- ghost stories (adult/MG)
- weird nonfiction
- how-to books (adult/kids)
- smooching books

Other wishlist-y things found here: agentstaceygraham.com

Plenty of time to write, see you in April!

Michelle Witte
@michellewitte
Literary Agent
Publishing professional and mental health advocate. I write craptastic books. Some people think I'm funny. You should probably be worried about those people.
171 MSWL
18 Tips

But not just ghost stories, but anything dark and creepy. I just watched We Have Always Lived in the Castle (which is fantastic, btw), so creepy/gothic with an unreliable narrator is a plus. #MSWL YA/MG only.

Alyssa Jennette
@AlyssaJennette
Literary Agent
I ask a lot of questions. Painfully earnest. Art school grad (MICA '10). Literary agent at @StonesongNYC . Silence is not peace.
196 MSWL
165 Queries
5 Tips

#MSWL You know how ghosts are often described in Victorian-era clothes? I'd love a creepy book that links all the Victorian ghosts back to death-centric rituals/obsessions of that era--the hair rings, eating ashes, etc.

Nicole Fiorica
@NicoleFios
Editor
Editor at McElderry Books. Watches too much TV. she/her. Opinions my own.
13 MSWL

I can't deny that fall is coming because I just added ghosts to my #mswl (in addition to romps, romance, and dark fantasy). 'Tis the season! nicolefiorica.wordpress.com/mswl/

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @ktliterary & U of MN pub and lit lecturer (opinions my own) // I believe books make people better people // she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
87 MSWL
2 Tips

As we approach Sept, let me just publicly declare: Iโ€™m all onboard with the spooks. Murder mysteries, ghost stories, what have you. BUT. My main focus is still an engaging, funny voice and an examination of some kind of culture (geographic, hobby, sport, familial, etc.) ๐Ÿ‘ป #MSWL

Stacey Graham
@staceyigraham
Literary Agent
Literary agent and author whose reviews include "ok" and "arrived in great condition." Moonlights in antiques. she/her threeseasagency.com
99 MSWL
14 AskAgent
20 Queries
27 Tips

Felt cute. Might raise the dead later. IDK.

Today when I opened the antique shop, I found books & boxes a'tumbled. This isn't the first time I've given the shop the side-eye but now may blame the new 19th-c doll. Or not. It could be literary raccoons.

#MSWL ghost stories!

Loan Le
@loanloan
Editor
Senior Editor at @AtriaBooks . Request latest editor's list below. Author of YA๐Ÿ“•SOLVING FOR THE UNKNOWN (2023) + A PHO LOVE STORY (@Simonteen).
23 MSWL

I really want a literary ghost novel. Ex. An adult version of the YA Novel "A Certain Slant of Light"(Whitcomb) would be perfect. #MSWL

Ruoxi Chen
@jruoxichen
Editor
a big horse with wings about to eat europe. hugo award-winning editor of science fiction & fantasy @TorDotComPub . member of @PocPub . opinions my own. (she/her)
20 MSWL
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 ๐Ÿ“š Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens ๐Ÿ‘ฝ rock!
237 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#MSWL someone write me a paranormal legal thriller, with a series in mind, with a hotshot young attorney who gets help from the ghost of former detective who canโ€™t let his work go even in death (or something along those lines).

Christa Heschke
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
78 MSWL
13 Tips

So, I mention that I like horror of the downright creepy variety. This will give you a sense of what that would be. As soon as I saw the trailer for this game I almost evil laughed ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’€ supermassivegames.com/games/man-of-mโ€ฆ #MSWL #YAhorror #ghostship #manofmedan @SuperMGames

Claire Harris
@claire_m_harris
Literary Agent
thriller fanatic, rom com addict, acquiring literary agent @psliterary - she/her
53 MSWL
24 AskAgent

A #MSWL for #NationalParanormalDay: I'd love some nonfiction about ghosts at the moment. Think GHOSTLAND, only even spookier! Creepy exploration of ghost stories and where they come from (but also so scary it gives me chills)