Laura Zats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
212 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

I am a HUGE sucker for books that cross genres or that pull in familiar tropes from other genres. Want to put a heist inside a romance? Here for it. #MSWL

Amanda Rutter
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music

Character-focused SF - I want your heists, your found families, your explorers, your settlers. I'm not a good fit for either hard SF or pure military SF

Meg Skellington 💀
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary#RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Heists, heists, and more heists. The bigger the shenanigans, the better. I love to especially see character relationships and arcs being tested/explored as the mission goes on. Think Portrait of Thief, Six of Crows, Bullet Train, etc.

Elisa Houot
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @seymouragency Agent littéraire
1 AskAgent

I would LOVE to find a New Adult Cozy Mystery!
I am also searching for a Young Adult or New Adult heist story!

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

Other random things I’m drawn to: academia (dark or light); sentient spaceships; a spiky heroine giving all the snark; stories within stories; enemies to lovers; magical libraries; heists; good old-fashioned yearning; multiverses; ethereal forests; dragons… #MSWL

Kelly Dyksterhouse
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, The Tobias Literary Agency, Kidlit, Hiker, Writer, Professional Daydreamer, MFA from VCFA. AALA. SCBWI She/Her

--Always and forever looking for a heist or a fantastic twisty plot with high stakes, great cast, and a surprise ending that feels wonderfully satisfying.

Lauren Spieller is on Instagram
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
590 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

I have just learned about the existence of Kaleidoscope on Netflix and I don’t even need to watch it to say it is going on my #mswl. A heist that plays w structure? Yes yes yes.

Katie Greenstreet
Literary Agent
Dog mom, Duke fan, expat. Recovering lawyer turned agent @paperliterary

I'm also manifesting something heist-y! Whether that's contemporary and hilarious like COUNTERFEIT or a historical masterpiece like THE HOUSEKEEPERS (coming this summer), I'm open to anything in this space.

Claire Friedman
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @inkwellmgmt // Doesn't fully understand how to operate the Tweeter

I’ve been especially loving books with a genre twist lately -- PORTRAIT OF A THIEF comes to mind as a great example of what I’m looking for, as does COUNTERFEIT or LUCKY. I’m a sucker for a charming con artist, or an intricately plotted heist. Bonus if it makes me laugh!

Fergus Inder
Literary Agent
Junior Agent - High Spot Literary @highspotlit // boy with paperback shoved into pocket of op-shop blazer // Northwestern grad 🐱// 🇳🇿🇺🇸
Emily Forney
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit • Undiscovered National Treasure • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • for #MSWL (she/her)
16 AskAgent

Young heists, mysteries, detectives, assassins. Middle grade or YA necromancers, supernatural hunters, and kids who get revenge

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

✨🤍📖I’m open to queries✨🤍📖

I am so so stoked to open my QM again and this time I have new things on my #mswl! I’m especially in the mood for:

Dark academia
MG & YA heists, competitions, mysteries, and thrillers
Adult fantasy romance
Adult contemporary romance

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her 🏳️‍🌈🇧🇷🇵🇱 #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks

smart, beautifully written heists, cons, and scams where the personal stakes are sky-high, especially if art and culture plays a big role—PORTRAIT OF A THIEF by @gracedli is a favorite (and for context, @ScamGoddessPod is my most-listened-to podcast)


BookEnds Literary
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
53 AskAgent
127 Tips

Another #MSWL from @EmilyKaitlinnn!

"I'm looking for heists, competitions, and assassin novels in MG/YA/Crossover Adult. With the vibes of Uncharted, The Mummy, or The Inheritance Games. This could be magical realism or fabulism, fantasy, or even really interesting contemp"

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

Everything we teach people not to do? Do it. Assassins. Heists. Trained thieves. Undercover guards. All of it.

Spies? Start em young. Better yet? Put it in a competition. There are trials? Give them to me. A game to break a curse? Yup. Heists set against a clock? Throw it at me.

Natascha Morris
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager:
857 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

And final one for the night: cosplay medic heist/shenanigans/romance. I don't care. This is the contemporary blacksmith and I want to see it. #MSWL

Victoria Marini
Literary Agent
VP & Agent at Irene Goodman. Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen #MSWL here:…
106 MSWL
45 Tips

#mswl I’d love some YA, MG, and or Adult Adventure … heists, treasures, puzzles, rom-venture! Think Heist Society, Inheritance Game, Lost City, Indiana Jones, etc.

One Track Literary Agency
Literary Agency
Boutique Lit Agency founded by @taragel for Romance, WF, Mysteries, YA & more. Check my website then QueryMe.Online/onetracklit

#MSWL Still (forever) seeking voicey female-fronted thrillers. Less domestic/psych suspense fiction (unless they've got a killer Gone Girl-style twist), more heists, fights, action/adventure goodness. Would love a female Reacher equivalent. Humor also much appreciated.

Eric, fiction book publisher 📚
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
7 AskAgent
23 Tips

(🧵5/7) #Thriller & Suspense:
- We are mainly looking for romantic suspense, spy thrillers, action thrillers, and crime thrillers.
- We also accept psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, historical, heist, conspiracy theories, revenge, etc. Apply if you don’t see yours. #MSWL