Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
49 MSWL
Isabel Kaufman
@isabeljka
Literary Agent
literary agent @foxliterary , lighting lanterns at the crossroads of literary and speculative fiction. goose girl & katabasis enthusiast.
21 MSWL

saw "vacation-gothic" as a phrase in copy and am immediately making it a foundational part of my personality. Yes! Send me your vacation-gothics! Take me somewhere beautiful specifically to horrify me! #mswl

Nivia Evans
@NiviaEvans
Editor
Senior Editor at Orbit/Redhook. PW Star Watch Superstar 2020. Openly Black. I read things...all the time.
40 MSWL

If you are writing a Southwestern Gothic, please step to the front of the class. I'm desperate for something dark and unsettling and folkloric set in the stark desert. #mswl

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 💚| any pronouns ⚧️ | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 📖 |
2 MSWL

· Gothic stories that discuss and encapsulate issues such as philosophy, humanity, racism, sexism, sociopolitical, and/or economic status while set against a luscious, atmospheric backdrop.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 💚| any pronouns ⚧️ | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 📖 |
2 MSWL

LITERARY, GOTHIC, and WEIRD FICTION:

· Religious trauma along the lines of The Monk and A Dowry of Blood, especially religious trauma as it relates to being trans/queer.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 💚| any pronouns ⚧️ | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 📖 |
2 MSWL

· Cosmic horror. Eldritch beasts. Forests that are more alive than the people are. Sentient playgrounds that kidnap children.

· A unique take on eco-horror.

· Folk horror and gothic horror by authors of color.

· Marginalized authors reclaiming classic horror tropes.

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 💚| any pronouns ⚧️ | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 📖 |
2 MSWL

I was going to wait until monday, but turns out I have no impulse control soooo... I am now officially....

🚨OPEN TO QUERIES🚨

Query me➡️QueryManager.com/querycardigan

(if there are any typos in this thread or on this graphic.. no there aren't)

#mswl 🧵⬇️

Ashley Reisinger
@Awritesinger
Literary Agent
Book Hoarder | Canadian, eh? | Assistant Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Opinions My Own | She/Her
19 MSWL

A few things I'd love to see in my inbox right now! #MSWL

YA & A:
-horror
-gothic/dark academia vibes
-romance with a spec twist
-"nerdy"/fandom romance (think: comicons, cosplay, fanart/fanfic, D&D)
-contemporary/grounded fantasy

MG & YA:
-graphic novels

Aiden Siobhan
@aiden_png
Literary Agent
Aiden Siobhan | they/them | associate agent @LDLAInc | seeking MG & YA | #AMMR9 | UNCSA ‘23 | 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈
2 MSWL

YA & MG:
- I am looking for fast paced, high stakes adventures in all genres!
- fantasy and horror in particular — send me your gothic, psychological, magical tales
- diverse stories & queer romance
- clever, voicey protagonists and villains!

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
2 MSWL

#mswl 2024 vibes.
*This is an incomplete list of things I love, not an absolute. If you think you have something I'd love, please send it.*

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 💚| any pronouns ⚧️ | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 📖 |
2 MSWL

Things we’d love to see from marginalized voices:

Romance/romcoms (queer/qbipoc/bipoc)
Fantasy (would love to see unique magic systems)
MG (esp. MG horror like The Nest)
Dark academia
Magical realism
Indigenous gothic/horror
Unique spins on hist. romance

querymanager.com/query/QueryPam

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
36 MSWL
16 Tips

Check out the images below for Alex's updated #MSWL ! She's hunting for #MG horror and fantasy, #YA thriller and fantasy, and anything gothic. Stories featuring #LGBTQ characters are a huge plus!

#amquerying
twitter.com/CorvisieroLit/status/1745852221047144645

Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
47 MSWL

late night #mswl but things I would love to see more of in my inbox:

- speculative circuses and carnivals, esp with a historical/gothic thread
- *actual* dark academia, not just campus settings
- cowboys, esp if ft. gothic vibes
- cli-fi horror

thank youuuuuu 👻💕

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
2 MSWL

#MSWL contemporary paranormal; contemporary romance; cozy & light fantasy; dark academia; gothic literature; romantic comedies; folklore reimaginings; quirky and spooky middle-grade; cozy horror; 'b-list' horror; sapphic; cozy mystery; romantasy; whodunit; grounded sci-fi

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

Ultimately, if the vibes are dark academia, witchy, creepy forests, poisonous plants, gothic (whether horror or historical!), or anything with a charismatic leader and a cult, it’s right up my alley.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For horror, I want to be scared. I gravitate towards social and psychological horror (think WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING or MEXICAN GOTHIC)
I also love folklore and mythology. I grew up around forests and mountain ranges, so something like THIS WRETCHED VALLEY is always on my radar.

Alice Caprio
@alice_caprio
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @FelicityBryan 📚 Passionate about Children’s, YA, SFF and all kinds of romance 💘 (she/her)
2 MSWL

When I'm in the mood for something slightly darker, I enjoy gothic-inspired fiction with old-creaking manors, wintery settings and eerie undertones...

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Send me Gothic fiction with possibly a modern storyline, too (like MEXICAN GOTHIC and THE LITTLE STRANGER)."
@carlywatters #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/