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

Mystery/suspense – I really like creepy, gothic suspense like A FORGERY OF ROSES. And GALLANT—it feels like gothic, fantasy, & horror all in one! Anything that comps to CRIMSON PEAK is always on my list—creepy manor, period piece, lots of secrets, ghosts, some romance!

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

Comps: PAN’S LABYRINTH for fairy-tale horror, Carrie Ryan (especially THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH), THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING, FINAL GIRLS, MEXICAN GOTHIC, WILDER GIRLS. I also can’t get enough horror movies—BODIES BODIES BODIES and BARBARIAN are two more that’ve stuck with me!

✨Caroline J. Trussell is open to queries✨
@carolinejtrulit
Literary Agent
junior literary agent with @metamorphlitag , mental health advocate/warrior, reader, indie author. INFJ & Capricorn😇 Click below to buy my YA novel⬇️
10 MSWL

Other things I’d like to see
- YA stories set in boarding schools
- stories set in the Fall in where season is a character almost
- stories set in Northeastern small, Gothic towns
- stories about secret cults or societies

#MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

I have a soft spot for witches - gothic or cosy, historical or contemporary, I don’t mind. Bonus points for fresh interpretations and anything outside Western tradition #MSWL

Helen Lane
@HFLane_writing
Literary Agent
Writer of fantasy and horror. Junior Literary Agent @BookerAlbertLit Hoarder of books. Murdery at heart. Tea obsessed. (She/her). Closed to submissions.
25 MSWL

#mswl I am really into my gothic horror at the moment. Especially if you can comp Crimson Peak, Nothing but Blackened Teeth, or Dracula.

Julia Silk
@juliasreading
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @GreyhoundLitAg . Books, cats, daughters. Never knowingly underdressed. I don't care who you are, it's all about the stories.
3 MSWL
Christina Miller
@chrissymiller__
Literary Agent
📚☕🍷 Admin. Coordinator + Junior Agent at Nancy Yost Literary Agency. Just trying to read as many HEAs as possible. She/Her 📖 Currently closed to queries
19 MSWL

I’d LOVE to find the next Crimson Peak! The Gothic glamour and tragic romance—all wrapped up in a chilling ghost story!
 
#MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2352 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Send me Gothic fiction with possibly a modern storyline, too (like THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters)."
@carlywatters #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Anjanette Barr
@bookbarrista
Literary Agent
Agent @ Dunham Literary, Author, YouTuber, mother of four in Juneau, AK. 💕📚💕🫖💕🥃💕 Member AALA, SCBWI, Alaska Writers Guild, Catholic Writers Guild.
11 MSWL

I have some favorite topics and genres. I have a soft spot for portal fantasies, magical realism, time slip, nature-heavy settings, popular science, religion, myth, philosophy, gothic fiction, handcrafts, biographies, and music.

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
73 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

Historical Fic #mswl: an unseen avenue into a popular historical moment (a job, a place, a person we haven't seen before giving new insight into a time we're maybe familiar with). Dual timeline, mystery/Gothic-leaning, female-driven all delicious bonuses

Queries reopen 12/1!

Helen Lane
@HFLane_writing
Literary Agent
Writer of fantasy and horror. Junior Literary Agent @BookerAlbertLit Hoarder of books. Murdery at heart. Tea obsessed. (She/her). Closed to submissions.
25 MSWL

#mswl vampires but Dracula rather than Twilight.

Think old, gothic, terrifying, and I'd be happy with three hot vampire women in it as well.

Ali Romig
@a_rom00
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor @DelacortePress , an imprint of RHCB | co-author of The Yearning newsletter on queer media | DC & NY | she/her
1 MSWL

Agents! I am eager for new, exciting acquisitions and I updated my #mswl to prove it! Check out what I’m looking for here (spoiler alert: subversive horror, witty rom coms, & unique genre mash-ups): manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alis…

Emily Forney
@EmilyKaitlinnn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit • Undiscovered National Treasure • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
42 MSWL
16 AskAgent

I’d also love some darker speculative work. Murder, magic, gothic, dark academia, occult conspiracies, races against the clock and morally grey heroes. Across all ages I want the dark and twisted

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2352 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Send me Gothic fiction with possibly a modern storyline, too (like THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters)."
@carlywatters #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

ghoul-ie gourinchas 👻
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 books babe @BLM_Agency + writer, editor, literary flâneuse. nd. likes: TTRPGs, gaming, cheap wine. views mine. 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. no query dms pls!
31 MSWL

in terms of GENRES and NARRATIVES, I love:

- historical, particularly 19th and 20th century and particularly focused on international, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ stories
- alternate history
- dark academia
- horror and gothic
- character-led literary fiction

#MSWL

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

Natalie M. Lakosil @Natalie_Lakosil

I opened to queries today! Here's what I'm looking for! #MSWL

YA: rom coms with a fresh, very commercial hook featuring queer, BIPOC, marginalized voices

dark, gothic, atmospheric horror

The MUMMY for teens

Eerie Chimera 🎃
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking authentic stories by traditionally underpublished voices ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstacklinktr.ee/erniechiara
71 MSWL

✨Surreal, atmospheric horror that unpacks societal and/or personal traumas
✨Monster reimaginings from BIPOC POVs or steeped in non-western cultural mythologies
✨Body horror, psychological horror, gothic, historical, and/or genre-blended with fantasy or sci-fi. #MSWL

ghoul-ie gourinchas 👻
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 books babe @BLM_Agency + writer, editor, literary flâneuse. nd. likes: TTRPGs, gaming, cheap wine. views mine. 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. no query dms pls!
31 MSWL

or a female-led gothic thriller set in rural Yorkshire. or a dark academia story, rife with ghosts and hauntings and murder, set in Scotland against the lashes and winds of the North Sea

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2352 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/

Logan Harper
@LoganRHarper
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @jane_rotrosen . (she/her) Opinions are mine. #MSWL at the link below.
2 MSWL