P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1764 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.
1764 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
10 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)
58 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

Liesa Abrams
@BatgirlEditor
Editor
Batman-loving editor of MG and YA books. Editor-in-Chief at (new!) Labyrinth Road imprint @ Random House Children’s Books. (Tweets are my own.) She/her
12 MSWL
3 Tips

On the YA side, whether fantastical or realistic, I gravitate toward books w/ high concept hooks and stories anchored in themes of identity, sexuality, & loss & grief. (Grief & sex can be complex labyrinths to navigate, as we know...).

Susan Hawk
@susanhawk
Literary Agent
Children's Book Agent at Upstart Crow Lit, repping picture books, MG and YA. susanhawk.blogspot.com & instagram.com/upstartcrowlit…
119 MSWL
26 AskAgent
3 Tips

Time for a #MSWL update! When it comes to genre, I’m omnivorous. In #MG and #YA, I’m especially hungry for:

High-concept genre elements combined with literary writing and an exploration of timeless themes.

Genre mash-ups! Give me that...

Mandy Hubbard
@MandyHubbard
Literary Agent
Founder of Emerald City Literary Agency, author of 11 novels. World domination, one book at a time. She/her. #Gosounders
45 MSWL
22 AskAgent
1 Tips
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1764 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/

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
*semi-hiatus* Literary Agent: kidlit(PB, MG, YA, GN), adult SFF & Rom. Check website for submission link (pls don't email/dm queries). Icon by @sethpuertoluna
281 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

I would love to get some more adult romcoms that have the high concept hooks and diversity that's been happening in YA romcoms! My adult list is still very bare and I'd love to flesh it out more with some new writers and projects. #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

I would loveeee to see some high concept love stories in my submissions inbox, please and thanks! #MSWL #wishlist #submissions

LBA Literary Agency
@LBA_agency
Literary Agency
Leading literary agency, representing a wide range of bestselling and prizewinning authors, journalists, and academics.
2 MSWL

Good morning #amquerying writers! Amanda has re-opened to submissions - if you've got a high-concept thriller, a sweeping love story, or a conversation-starter for book clubs, she'd love to see it!

More info on Amanda's #mswl can be found here: lbabooks.com/agent/amanda-p…

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. She/her. RNA Agent of the Year. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

I'm not the right agent for fantasy and sci-fi, but I am not opposed to novels with a slight speculative twist. I'm interested in high concept love stories with a magical or techy element.