Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
891 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

As any good fantasy nerd, I love fantasy. In MG and YA, but I am picky nowadays. So it has to feel different. But give me high concept stories. Give me beautiful writing. Give me morally complex characters. #MSWL

Jessica Mileo
@JessicaMileo
Literary Agent
Lit. Agent at @Inkwellmgmt | #BlackLivesMatter |🇨🇺 in publishing | 🌈 She/Her | My opinions are my own queryme.online/JessicaMileo
65 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
2 Tips

#amquerying writers: I'm really in the mood for high concept (i.e. emphasis on plot) romances/women's fic with HEA, especially stories where the romantic interest is perceived to be the obstacle to the protagonist's goals and we get all that delicious tension 😍 #mswl

Alice Williams
@alicelovesbooks
Literary Agent
Literary agent for children's book writers and illustrators. (she/her) Picture books, middle grade, YA, non-fiction. Submissions guidelines on website!
7 MSWL
Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
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
619 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

I’m only open to queries for a few more days (closing 8/15!). Here is what is at the top of my wishlist:

-High concept middle grade
-LatinX YA
-kidlit graphic novels
-Adult RomCom w a great hook
-Adult female driven suspense + thrillers

#mswl

Hannah Hill
@hannahhill225
Editor
Editor @DelacortePress . Ms. 152 insights into your soul.
38 MSWL

Agents, I'm dying for more high-concept, heart-in-your-throat, race-through-the-pages YA thrillers and horror by BIPOC authors! I promise, you will make my day!! #MSWL

Jennifer Weis
@JenniferWeisRYA
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent at @rossyoon . Looking for thrillers, book club fiction, and narrative nonfiction. Plot comes first. jenniferweis@rossyoon .com she/her
10 MSWL

Are you a BIPOC woman writing a high-concept thriller set against an elite or luxurious background? We want to read it! #mswl #WritingCommunity

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
153 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

A LGBTQIA+ novel in the vein of ONE DAY (high concept, unique structure, deep and sweeping love story) #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 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/

(Note: Carly will be reopening to queries July 1st!)

Ashley Hearn
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Editor @peachtreeteen + @peachtreepub | Liberal Southerner | Hiker | HEMA | ENFP 7w8 | Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos 🌒🌓🌔
60 MSWL
7 AskAgent
Trisha de Guzman
@trishadeg
Editor
🇵🇭 Filipino immigrant ✨ Editor at Farrar Straus Giroux Books For Young Readers ✨ wannabe outdoorsman @mackidsbooks @fiercereads #WNDB #POCinPub
36 MSWL

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg

Like many of us in these strange times, I’ve been taking comfort in books. And it’s made me think of the kinds of stories I want to champion.

Most of this won’t be a surprise, but for what it’s worth, here’s my current #MSWL:

YOUNG ADULT

- high-concept, darkly comic modern fables with literary writing and crossover appeal like THE PISCES or GEEK LOVE
- eerie and atmospheric fantasies inspired by non-Western mythology
- sweet contemporary rom-coms about QPOC main characters

#MSWL

Clare Wallace
@LitAgentClare
Literary Agent
Literary agent @DA_Agency @DA_Childrens @Illustration_da . Predictably bookish.
2 MSWL
Replying to @writerswkend

Here is my #mswl darleyandersonblog.com/2020/02/25/mee… Generally, outside of crime, things that are uplifting & are about finding/making connections. High concept, feel-good, love stories. And across children's uplifting again, funny, things inspired by kindness and nature.

Kiana Nguyen
@kianangu
Literary Agent
YA/Adult Fiction Agent at DMLA. Hobbit degenerate. She/her. I smile a lot/make inappropriate jokes. 🌈🦄 ALL SIGNS POINT TO YES ✨ Rep: @samanthashnh
189 MSWL
25 AskAgent
21 Tips

I ALWAYS forget to mention this, so thanks @samanthashnh for jogging the noggin!

I would LOVE women’s fiction featuring early 20s-early 20s womyn who are POC and queer POC! Particularly, black womyn. Something fresh & high-concept! #mswl

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

Oh and always on my #MSWL:
FRESH. HIGH-CONCEPT. HOOKS.

Give me an element we've not really seen before: men who have a secret romance book club, pride & prejudice in a modern NYC burlesque club. Think new and surprising.

Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
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
619 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips
Mara Delgado-Sánchez
@little_mswriter
Assistant Editor
🇵🇷 That witch from the Caribbean. Word wrangler @stmartinspress | @wednesdaybooks . Somewhere with the chupacabras. Opinions mine. (she/her)
73 MSWL
Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @ktliterary (closed to queries). I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. She/her
39 MSWL
1 Tips

Other things that make my agent heart sing: high concepts, voicey narration, fantasy (especially with a unique twist), lush historical settings, fresh paranormal, boarding schools, sister stories, falling in & out of friendship, dark & atmospheric, setting as character. #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…
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Looking for more high concept, diverse, adult rom-coms! Must be funny. Must have a good hook. #MSWL

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

#MSWL - Anything that feels high concept and cinematic in YA, whether it’s sci-fi, fantasy, or contemporary with a speculative twist. Stories with big “what if” premises.

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

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

Hello! I'm looking to find some great projects while I'm home with lots (and lots) of reading time. Here's a quick #MSWL rundown: a thread.

#MSWL - MIDDLE GRADE. Any and all middle grade! I am hungry for it: standalone contemporary, sweeping fantasy series, sci-fi, horror, you name it. I’d love something high concept, like CITY OF EMBER, NEVERMOOR, ARU SHAH & THE END OF TIME, etc.