Hannah Strouth
@hannah_strouth
Literary Agent
TN • NYC • associate lit agent @jane_rotrosen • opinions my own • she/her
1 MSWL
Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, Terp🐢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWekste…
137 MSWL
124 Queries
86 Tips

More high concept high fantasy in the YA space. I get a lot of plots that feel familiar and therefore unpitchable. I want something with a really strong hook. #MSWL

Thérèse Coen
@theresecoen
Literary Agent
Rights Director + Agent @hardmanswainson . Belgian emigrant with suspicious inflection.
5 MSWL

And on the middle grade and YA side, I want funny, I want adventure, I want completely new, never-seen-before characters and settings, I want high-concept romances, lots of friendship and heart, just phenomenal stories and journeys all over🚀🌴

Thérèse Coen
@theresecoen
Literary Agent
Rights Director + Agent @hardmanswainson . Belgian emigrant with suspicious inflection.
5 MSWL

For adult, I would love to see some gorgeous sweeping historical fiction, something to make me laugh out loud, original, high-concept crime/thrillers and cosy crime, and those all-consuming love stories you just have to tell all your friends about💙

Logan Harper
@LoganRHarper
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @jane_rotrosen . Big fan of the em dash. (she/her) Opinions are mine. #MSWL at the link below.
2 MSWL
New Year, New Bryn!
@BrynDonovan
Editor
Author, blogger, optimist, kidney donor, rescue dog lover. Executive editor, Hallmark Publishing at #hallmarkchannel . bryndonovan@bryndonovan.com she/her
41 MSWL
4 Tips

U.S. settings OR other settings with at least one American main character. Open to main characters over 40. Would love to see a secondary romance between seniors. Always looking for high concept! tinyurl.com/yn8y9eme

#MSWL #HallmarkPublishing

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2135 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“High concept and modern middle grade chapter book series, like Mindy Kim by Lyla Lee and Narwhal and Jelly by Ben Clanton.“ @agentvicente  #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Kelsey Horton
@KelseyMHorton
Editor
Senior Editor @DelacortePress / Penguin Random House. Enthusiasm enthusiast.
11 MSWL

Submission update! My new goal is to respond in 72 hours if it is a pass. I’m currently looking for YA thrillers, high concept contemporary, gothic fiction and paranormal. #mswl

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary (closed to queries). Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/her. Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
56 MSWL
2 Tips

For graphic novels, I want all the high concept contemporary or magical stories with bold, beautiful art. If you can comp your projects to HILDA, THIS WAS OUR PACT, NEW KID, or any Pixar short, please send it to me. #MSWL

Clara Chuiton ✨
@LiteraryClara
Literary Agent
literary associate at Olswanger Literary // romance writer // mother to a cat // 💫 OPEN TO QUERIES 💫// pp by @makowwka
14 MSWL

I would love to see more high-concept horror, in settings or time periods that feel new. Queer horror (think THE DEAD AND THE DARK or WILDER GIRLS but adult), gothic, and psychological horror are my favorites, but I never know what I'm going to fall in love with!

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor at @DisneyBooks ; formerly @01FirstSecond & more ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ she/her
114 MSWL
6 Tips

🌟High-concept comedy that can be summed up in a single sentence
▫️Think: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Jacked Up, Beauty Queens #MSWL

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor at @DisneyBooks ; formerly @01FirstSecond & more ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ she/her
114 MSWL
6 Tips

Here's what I'm looking for in NOVELS:
🌟High-concept YA fantasy and speculative fiction, especially that which uses the conventions of its genre to critique, subvert, or illuminate a truth about our world
▫️Think: Raybearer, Graceling, Dread Nation, The Witch King #MSWL

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor at @DisneyBooks ; formerly @01FirstSecond & more ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ she/her
114 MSWL
6 Tips

BROADLY, I'm looking for big bets w/ high-concept commercial hooks, expert plotting & pacing, & the potential to become leads. My taste skews toward upmarket voices & art paired with a strong sales hook that can be summed up in an intriguing line or two. #MSWL

Alex Arnold
@alexyarnold
Editor
Senior Editor of YA, MG, & picture books @quirkbooks
46 MSWL

Coming-of-age stories bursting with heart are my forever-love in MG fiction--but I still need that high-concept hook. The pitch should make me ask “what’s next?” or "how??" (or both! 🙃)

Alex Arnold
@alexyarnold
Editor
Senior Editor of YA, MG, & picture books @quirkbooks
46 MSWL

Voicey YA romcoms, especially if they’re queer, and especially if they’re made more high-concept with a unique structure or unexpected twist

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent at @PSLiterary helping make book dreams come true from The Maritimes. 📚🌊🏳️‍🌈🤷🏻‍♀️
177 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

MG #MSWL

🛶 characters w/ compelling interests
🦄 luscious sci-fi and fantasy
🐅 animal stories
📘 high concept chapter book series
👻 creepy horror

Joanna MacKenzie
@joannamackenzie
Literary Agent
Agent at Nelson Literary Agency. Chicagoan via Canada. she/her
21 MSWL
1 Queries

I'm back open to queries and can't wait to hear from all of you amazing #amwriting and #amquerying humans. Send me your twisty high concept thrillers, voicey mysteries, and timely and fun commercial fiction. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
213 MSWL
34 AskAgent

... a broad range of MG & YA fiction and graphic novels--fantasy (my first & greatest love as a reader), historical, romance, some great humor, and high-concept contemporary (especially with a framing device such as epistolary elements, then-and-now timelines, etc.) #MSWL

Ramona Pina
@PinaRamona
Literary Agent
She/Her🇨🇻🇯🇲🌟Book Hoarder 🌟host @podcasthollow 🌟DIY enthusiast 🌟Writer 🌟Literary Agent @bookendslit 🌟 QueryManager.com/rpina
9 MSWL

•Think high concept sci-fi like Dreamfall Chapters (video game), where people are addicted to virtual reality and can't funciton in society.
•Dark fantasy themes with equally dark humor like Sweeney Todd and Dark Shadows. Tim Burton is a vibe.

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
280 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

We also love high-concept, high-stakes middle grade fantasy like AMARI & THE NIGHT BROTHERS, ARU SHAH, NEVERMOOR, and TRISTAN STRONG. #MSWL