Kaitlyn Johnson - Closed to Queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
259 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
354 Tips

MG Novels

contemporary, fantasy, and historical

am open to novel in verse but must be very high concept
#amagenting #mswl

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
28 MSWL
1 Tips

High-concept beach read romance, from goofy romcom to poignant and heartfelt. Contemporary only.

#MSWL #amwriting #romancelandia #WritingCommunity

Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, howler at moons. Currently closed to queries. She/her.
14 MSWL

I delight in being hooked by a high concept and a clever premise, but that creative vision needs strong character development and an attention to every word. I love gorgeous writing AND plot! 6/

Amber Caraveo 😻✨
@AmberCaraveo
Literary Agent
Co-founder of the Skylark Literary agency: @SkylarkLit . Loves sunny days, American TV, myths & mysteries, children's books, YA books, all books! (She/her)
11 MSWL
64 AskAgent

Jo E. Verrill @verrillverrill

Thank you to the brilliant @AmberCaraveo for writing this very helpful and inspiring article for @Words8Pictures wordsandpics.org/2021/09/agent-…

Dear Authors, once you’ve followed these tips - if indeed you choose to do so! - please send me all your brilliant, high-concept, attention-grabbing manuscripts!!! I’m absolutely on the lookout for something completely new and wonderful! πŸ€— #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1973 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

β€œLGBTQIA+ novel in the vein of ONE DAY (high concept, unique structure, deep and sweeping love story).” @carlywatters #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Sarah Grill
@SarahGrill1
Editor
Associate Editor @StMartinsPress . she/her. Avid dog-spotter and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.
24 MSWL

#MSWL In YA: Ever on the hunt for my light-hearted Jewish rom-com. Particularly interested in the trend toward more traditional mysteries (see TRULY DEVIOUS, GOOD GIRLS, ACE OF SPADES) with a strong investigative drive. Always have room for smart, high-concept contemp retellings.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1973 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
Kristine Swartz
@KristineESwartz
Editor
Book editor, bread baker, BTS stan. Opinions are my own. She/her.
11 MSWL

More explicit romances with high concept hooks. Let's crank up the πŸ”₯πŸ”₯! #MSWL

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions πŸ“
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I’m a huge fan of classic detective fiction, everything from Agatha Christie to Raymond Chandler, and really keen to find something in this area, whether more conventional or with a high-concept/speculative twist. Would love a gripping locked-room mystery #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions πŸ“
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I’m keen for all kinds of crime and thrillers, from police procedurals to psychological thrillers to anything high-concept with a big hook. I read very widely in this area so open to almost anything, whether commercial or more literary #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions πŸ“
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I'm also on the lookout for high concept love stories - ones with a strong central pitch. This might be a techy twist, or perhaps something slightly magical or speculative. #mswl

Allison Remcheck
@allisonremcheck
Literary Agent
Professional reader and literary agent at Stimola Literary Studio. @StimolaLiterary
10 MSWL

For YA, I love contemporary coming of age, fantasy grounded in reality, near-future dystopia, and high-concept speculative. Psychological thrillers that push the envelope. Truly twisty mysteries. Literary ghost stories. #MSWL

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
28 MSWL
1 Tips

5. I'd love to get pitches for one-off cozy mysteries, high concept, fun premise.

#MSWL #WritingCommunity

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿️ My clients: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ Announcements only! πŸ“£
120 MSWL
12 Queries
56 Tips
emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿️ My clients: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ Announcements only! πŸ“£
120 MSWL
12 Queries
56 Tips
Angela Kim
@angelakim_
Assistant Editor
Also κΉ€λ―Έλ‚˜. Assistant Editor @berkleypub @penguinrandom . She/her. All opinions are my own.
7 MSWL

Romance: I'm looking for contemporary romance and rom-coms with a fresh hook and voice, high concept, as well as clear chemistry. I don't currently have a favorite trope, but I always love tension of all sorts and lots of humor :)

Mary Altman
@marykaltman
Editor
LGBTQIA+ geek, book nerd, and Sourcebooks editor. All opinions are my own. she/her
17 MSWL

In the mood to find and acquire scorching hot romance and/or new adult with a really fun high concept hook. #MSWL

ArtHouse Literary Agency | Accepting Submissions
@arthouselit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bold voices and promoting diversity in publishing. Submissions are open. querymanager.com/query/ArtHouse…
10 MSWL
5 Tips

@GlamEditor_Girl Latoya would love to see high-concept commercial and upmarket fiction, particularly women's fiction and thriller. I am also open to nonfiction proposals but an established platform is a must! #MSWL #literaryagent #amquerying #WritingCommunity #writers

Emily Rodmell
@EmilyRodmell
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins / Harlequin Love Inspired Books. Lives for sunny days & city life. Instagram: NYC_Editor_Life, Facebook: Emily Rodmell, Editor
78 MSWL
140 Tips

I'd love to see high concept inspirational fiction for Love Inspired Trade. Though we mainly look for genres like romantic suspense, womens fiction and historical romance and fiction. I'm open to considering others as long as they are inspy. Agented submissions only #MSWL