Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

A few specific #mswl bits I'm on the hunt for at the moment: character-driven sci-fi (THE LAST WATCH), gothic horror (THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE), immersive mystery (Attica Locke's Highway 59 series), and journalistic nonfiction (Patrick Radden Keefe is a favorite).

Lori Galvin
@galvinlori
Literary Agent
Literary agent | Aevitas Creative Management | she/her | opinions my own 📚
12 MSWL
1 Tips

I am almost caught up with queries! 😲 In addition to what I have highlighted in my #mswl, I'd love to see more captivating historical fiction as well as gothic fiction. Cozy culinary mysteries too! #HF #GF #amquerying #writingcommunity QueryManager.com/QueryLoriGalvin

samantha s. fabien⚜️
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books— she/her✨📚🌗
37 MSWL
1 AskAgent

• gothic and horror in MG, YA, and Adult that haunts you with its writing as much as the subject matter (not one for gratuitous gore)

• contemporary fantasy with fresh hooks, strong character dynamics, immersive worlds, & romance subplots.

also see:
samanthafabien.com/mswl

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
QueryManager.com/evascalzo | boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, ally, wife, mom, lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA, RWA & SCBWI | all opinions mine | she/her
58 MSWL
444 Queries
32 Tips

In YA: Gothic or horror as long as it’s not too gory. I especially love atmospheric settings and psychological horror/suspense. #MSWL 5/7

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 literary agent: Westwood 📖 planning @TheFOLD_ 🐕‍🦺 PhD (abd) 💻 blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad 📘 This account is announcements only! 📣
90 MSWL
43 Tips

11: Southern Gothic, and/or other regional twists on the genre. Comps: SING UNBURIED SING and the forthcoming SUMMER SONS. Neo-Gothic, like WHITE IS FOR WITCHING.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1833 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Gothic fiction with possibly a modern storyline, too (like THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters).” @carlywatters #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

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
114 MSWL

I’m just saying that I just added “Adult Gothic Romance” to my genres list in Query Manager and I would like some. Make it queer. 🌈🥀 #MSWL

Sam B. Farkas
@SamBFarkas
Literary Agent
Foreign Rights & Agent at Jill Grinberg Literary. History dork. Gritty fanatic. Licorice connoisseur. She/her. Writer rep’d by @patricianels
18 MSWL

Horror! Things that keep me awake at night! If it can comp to MEXICAN GOTHIC or Hill House/Bly Manor (or Pan's Labyrinth, my perennial fave), I want to see it! #mswl

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
106 MSWL
193 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

Monthly reminder that I'd love more of the following stories:

- Southern Gothic

- Small town/isolated settings with a darkness to them and how characters deal with it. Think Sawkill Girls or Burn Our Bodies Down

- Queer found families with various dynamics.

#MSWL

Danielle Egan-Miller
@Daninoel25
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & President @ Browne & Miller Literary Associates; wife, mom, gardener, Scottie lover, Dead Head, intrepid reader, #BeKind
6 MSWL

I am totally into @Servant on @AppleTV
which is dark & twisted & surprising & modern & deliciously gothic. Writers, I'd love to find a book project that gives me similar feels. #MSWL

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
106 MSWL
193 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

Some #MSWL things I've been craving in my inbox:

🌈 Queer MG, especially first crushes
💙 Found family dynamics
🌳 Small towns/isolated settings especially with a speculative element
💀 Southern Gothic
♣️ Stories that involve tarot/playing with fate

Quressa Robinson ❄️☃️(she/her/queen)
@qnrisawesome
Literary Agent
I like good books. I cannot lie. MFA fm @ColumbiaSOA . Fire Nation. Lit agent @ Nelson Literary. Hella Bay. Lover of Dragons. Sith Rights. PW Star Watch Finalist
129 MSWL
1 AskAgent
27 Tips

Once again, I am opening my heart to horror, my first true love. Please give me psychological and creepy, gothic, thrillery, moody and atmospheric, dark. Think Lovecraft Country and Crimson Peak. Get my heart racing, make me hesitant to turn the page. But no gore. #MSWL

Kim Lionetti
@BookEndsKim
Literary Agent
Literary agent of adult and young adult fiction, looking for #ownvoices . Autism mom. British period drama addict. Gosling aficionado. Penn State alum.
60 MSWL
66 AskAgent
25 Tips

I'd like to see something that's a cross between The Haunting of Brynn Wilder and Mexican Gothic. Women's fiction with a lush, gothic setting that's creepy, but doesn't cross quite as far into horror. #MSWL

angeline rodriguez
@gelrdrgz
Editor
book editor @HachetteUS @orbitbooks , ajena 🪐🇻🇪, some words @dailydot @WeAreMel , h town vicious, views my own
11 MSWL

HORROR either in the lush, gothic, Crimson Peakian vein with sputtering candles, twisted family trees, forbidden corridors, etc.; or with a modern-day edge that cuts straight down to the nervy quick of our current moment, and would make Ari Aster or Jordan Peele proud #mswl

Quressa Robinson ❄️☃️(she/her/queen)
@qnrisawesome
Literary Agent
I like good books. I cannot lie. MFA fm @ColumbiaSOA . Fire Nation. Lit agent @ Nelson Literary. Hella Bay. Lover of Dragons. Sith Rights. PW Star Watch Finalist
129 MSWL
1 AskAgent
27 Tips
Nivia Evans
@NiviaEvans
Editor
Editor at Orbit/Redhook. I read things...all the time.
34 MSWL

Would love to read something dark and gothic and black and witchy that feels like Prudence Blackwood x Ambrose Spellman meets Only Lovers Left Alive #mswl

Mara Delgado-Sánchez
@little_mswriter
Assistant Editor
Puertorriqueña. Assistant Editor @stmartinspress | @wednesdaybooks . Tia @lasmusasbooks . Exactly that witch. MFA in Creative Writing. Opinions mine. (she/her)
60 MSWL

Looking for a Gothic story, especially if it’s #ownvoices! With a wrenching romance. I need this in my inbox 👀 #MSWL

Megan Carroll
@MeganACarroll
Literary Agent
Essex Girl by way of Ireland, Burma & India. Literary Agent at @watsonlittle , @GoldsmithsUoL Alum, TV binge watcher and compulsive reader. 👩🏽‍🦰 (she/her)
15 MSWL

Megan Carroll @MeganACarroll

We are reopening our #submissions tomorrow (eeeek!) so I thought I’d go through what I’m looking for this year in a hopefully helpful thread. #MSWL

In fiction I’d love to see high concept love stories for both commercial and reading group/literary crossover readers. I’m keen to see historical fiction and gothic horror - think Stacey Halls, Laura Purcell and Bridget Collins.

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
106 MSWL
193 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

I'd love a southern gothic novel. Creep me out whether with the grotesque or psychologically. Make the setting come alive.

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
114 MSWL

Just saying, I’m devouring THE WIFE UPSTAIRS & I’d love to see some thrillers in this vein (psychological, twisty, non-cop centric, dark, gothic), but queer and from BIPOC creators! #MSWL