Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
16 MSWL

I'm dying (lols) to get a locked-room mystery #YA. I want high stakes, high energy, and I want to be guessing who did what and why and then be surprised that I was wrong. Send it if you've got it! #MSWL

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

6) Competitions, tournaments, puzzles, and mysteries! Give me those sweet aha! moments and high stakes.

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

1) ROMANTIC AF fantasy (give! me! pining!) (also enemies to lovers, sword lesbians, star-crossed high stakes, we-can't-touch-'cause-we're-cursed, etc; love me a good fantasy-with-kissing tropefest)

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

angeline rodriguez @gelrdrgz

It’s a new year, and I have plenty of room in my heart and on my list for new voices!

it’s also been a while since I paid tribute to queen RiRi

so 😗

🌸🌺MY #MSWL AS RIHANNA: A THREAD🌺🌸 pic.twitter.com/EibUWSEkfw

off the top, I’m always looking for:

✨BIPOC voices, lore, histories, the stories only we can tell
✨queer visibility
✨distinct, unmistakable voice
✨high, character-driven stakes
✨beloved tropes used in new ways
✨literary chops and crossover potential
✨smooches💋
#mswl

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈
@draper_claire
Literary Agent
Agent at the Bent Agency // Currently closed to unsolicited manuscripts // Check out my #MSWL by clicking the link below // they/them
112 MSWL
1 AskAgent

For YA and MG genre, I love genre fiction with fast pacing and high stakes. I am generally not preferential to any specific genre as long as the rules of the genre are respected and understood.... #mswl

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈
@draper_claire
Literary Agent
Agent at the Bent Agency // Currently closed to unsolicited manuscripts // Check out my #MSWL by clicking the link below // they/them
112 MSWL
1 AskAgent

I prefer books with a fast pace, high stakes, and strong emotional development for the main character(s). I do not want to see books from authors writing identity based books not of their own identity. #mswl

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
156 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

You know what I love? A ticking clock. Think @rlynn_solomon's Today, Tonight, Tomorrow or @loversdiction's Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist or @NicolaYoon's The Sun is Also a Star. Give me 24 high stakes hours! #MSWL

Tricia Skinner
@4triciaskinner
Literary Agent
Champion of underdogs. Nerdy Agent @FuseLiterary . Likes the hero, but LOVES the villain.
27 MSWL
10 Queries
7 Tips

I will never get bored with enemies-to-lovers or forced proximity romance tropes. Conflict must be high stakes. I want the tension between the couple to be off the charts. #mswl

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.

Regan Winter
@reganmwinter
Assistant Editor
assistant editor @LittleBrownYR // karaoke star // she/her
11 MSWL

watching Home Alone (like you do on Christmas Eve Eve) and am just desperately craving a MG with the same cozy feeling and high (but believable) stakes/hijinks #MSWL

Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
156 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

How about a YA art heist or DaVinci Code type story (maybe without the religious stuff though)? Something super high stakes, quick pace, lots of museums and/or cool architecture, but also with... a f/f/ romance built in? I'd read the crap out of that. #MSWL

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

I want both MG and YA paranormal. And while it doesn’t need to be paranormal romance, let’s be real: I love romance. I love love. So if you’re writing a paranormal romance with a sweeping, high stakes story, I’d love to take a look! #mswl

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

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

Heading into fall (my favorite season!), I am excited to find fantastic new books to fall in love with in my submissions pile. Here’s what I’m eager to see… a #mswl thread:

First and foremost: MIDDLE GRADE. I am extremely hungry for a big middle grade series with stellar world building, cool magic, and a strong emotional core. I love my middle grade with lots of heart that works hand-in-hand with the high stakes adventure. #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1810 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“High stakes heists, with interesting complicated criminals and the heat of the chase – thrill me! Something like the adult version of DEATH PREFERS BLONDES.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1810 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“High stakes heists, with interesting complicated criminals and the heat of the chase – thrill me! Something like the adult version of DEATH PREFERS BLONDES.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1810 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“High stakes heists, with interesting complicated criminals and the heat of the chase – thrill me! Something like the adult version of DEATH PREFERS BLONDES.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Kelly Dyksterhouse
@KellyDHouse
Literary Agent
Agent, Raven Quill Literary Agency @ravenliterary , seeking PB-YA. Writer, Daydreamer, Ravenclaw. MFA from VCFA. She/Her
10 MSWL
Megan Ilnitzki
@megilnit
Editor
Editor and Word Witch at HarperCollins Children's, opinions are my own. She/her
69 MSWL

An epic MG or YA fantasy with lush world building and high stakes. Think WE HUNT THE FLAME. #mswl

Priyanka Krishnan
@mspriyanka
Editor
Senior Editor @orbitbooks . Formerly of @HarperVoyagerUS and @randomhouse . @MedillSchool alum. Views are my own. She/her.
21 MSWL

I'm craving THE CITY OF BRASS-style rich and intricate fantasy, with complicated family dynamics, stark political tension, sweeping romance, and hard loss; stories that (respectfully) wed historical inspiration and folklore with unexpected magic and major stakes #MSWL