P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1833 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
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
87 MSWL
6 Tips

Broadly, I and my colleagues at Disney are looking for big bets with high-concept commercial hooks, expert plotting and pacing, and the potential to become lead titles. #MSWL 4/?

Editor Christa Soulé Désir
@EditorChrista
Editor
Editor at Sourcebooks. Editorial mentorship founder for BIPOC @tesseraedits . UCLA Writer's Extension instructor. "Well-meaning but deeply flawed." she/her
12 MSWL

Thank you all for the congrats on my promotion! For my #MSWL, I'd love to see more big diverse family sagas like @anndcardinal's The Storyteller's Death. I'd also love a high concept, high heat romance that is akin to what @katee_robert is doing with her Dark Olympus series.

Léonicka
@leonicka
Literary Agent
she/her 🇭🇹 | Check out @TheFOLD_ . Literary Agent at @TransLitAgency . CLOSED TO QUERIES. All glory to God ✝️
77 MSWL
41 AskAgent
5 Tips

If you’ve got a middle grade or YA high-concept fantasy where the diverse cast of protagonists try their best to be good and kind in the face of evil, like in THE DRAGON PRINCE, my inbox is open! #mswl

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (closed to unsolicited submissions). she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) & @DV_con . abolish police. JKR is a TERF. opinions are my own.
108 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

In YA, i still love most genres and everything from light to dark. I love hope and depth and humor and stories that can change lives, whether from joy or empathy and validation. More specifically:

1. Super high concept contemporary and speculative contemporary

#mswl cont ⬇️

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (closed to unsolicited submissions). she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) & @DV_con . abolish police. JKR is a TERF. opinions are my own.
108 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

2. Commercial fantasy adventure series, ensemble casts with or without a talking creature or two
3. Monsters!
4. Contemporary family stories
5. LOL high concept, character-strong stories
6. Hooky, character-driven contemporary series

#mswl cont ⬇️

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL Middle Grade Mystery w/a girl protag! Think THE INHERITANCE GAMES but for middle grade (not that exact concept; I’m just giving an example of 🔥-high-concept mystery). Fast plotting. Short chapters. Chapter cliff hangers, pls. Commercial but some emotional nuance too pls!

Heather Howland
@HeatherHowland
Editor
Sr Editor & co-founder @entangledpub . Tech editor in my spare time. Tweets/likes/RTs/opinions are mine. (she/her) 🎧🏕️🐇📚💃🏻📈🎬🏟✈️🇵🇹🇲🇪
29 MSWL
1 Tips

I have a spot on my list for a fresh, high-concept historical romance series! Print potential for the right book/sales track. Agents, authors…who has a yummy Regency, Highlander, or Viking series for me to devour?#MSWL (see pinned tweet)

Mary Altman
@marykaltman
Editor
She/Her LGBTQIA+ gamer, geek, book nerd, and Sourcebooks editor. All opinions are my own.
12 MSWL
emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 literary agent: Westwood 📖 planning @TheFOLD_ 🐕‍🦺 PhD (abd) 💻 blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad 📘 This account is announcements only! 📣
90 MSWL
43 Tips

1: High-concept contemporary is what’s making my heart sing right now. I recently read SHINE by Jessica Jung and devoured it. That said, hints at the speculative are always special for me. (Focus on hints.)

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1833 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“I am interested in a variety of YA genres: contemporary, magical realism, horror, mystery, thriller, and light fantasy. I enjoy literary prose combined with a strong voice and high concept.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1833 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

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

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

I am actively building my list right now. I’m looking for high concept contemporary romances, moving middle grade novels, and thrillers that feel teen #mswl

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

3) High-concept YA contemporary or contemporary-with-a-twist, especially if it comes with an irreverent, self-referentially funny voice. Sarcastic or endearingly self-deprecating humor to the front of the line. I love a protagonist who feels like a co-conspirator.

angeline rodriguez
@gelrdrgz
Editor
book editor @HachetteUS @orbitbooks , ajena 🪐🇻🇪, some words @dailydot @WeAreMel , h town vicious, views my own
11 MSWL

near-future, high-concept SCI-FI with a literary bent, that dissects our own world more clearly through another—looking for hopeful postapocalypses, dystopian utopias, Gibsonian cyberpunk from new perspectives #mswl

Megan Carroll
@MeganACarroll
Literary Agent
Essex Girl by way of Ireland, Burma & India. Literary Agent at @watsonlittle , @GoldsmithsUoL Alum, TV binge watcher and compulsive reader. 👩🏽‍🦰 (she/her)
15 MSWL

Megan Carroll @MeganACarroll

We are reopening our #submissions tomorrow (eeeek!) so I thought I’d go through what I’m looking for this year in a hopefully helpful thread. #MSWL

In fiction I’d love to see high concept love stories for both commercial and reading group/literary crossover readers. I’m keen to see historical fiction and gothic horror - think Stacey Halls, Laura Purcell and Bridget Collins.

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

#MSWL - MG series with big concepts and high stakes. Think NEVERMOOR, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, upcoming AMARI & THE NIGHT BROTHERS, etc.

Mara Delgado-Sánchez
@little_mswriter
Assistant Editor
Puertorriqueña. Assistant Editor @stmartinspress | @wednesdaybooks . Tia @lasmusasbooks . Exactly that witch. MFA in Creative Writing. Opinions mine. (she/her)
60 MSWL

I’m looking for YA fantasy that is ownvoices/by marginalized voices! MENA authors, Black authors, queer authors, send me some! I love commercial fiction that’s character driven, with voice that drips off the page, high concept and tightly plotted. I’m an avid fantasy reader #MSWL