Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent, @psliterary β€’ contact: maria@psliterary .com β€’ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/they
171 MSWL
323 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente

Throwing a new #MSWL into the universe: a YA historical fiction about disco subculture! πŸ•ΊπŸΏ

I’m particularly interested in a story that explores:

πŸŒ€disco’s beginnings in Black and queer communities

πŸŒ€ the commercialization and appropriation of the genre as it gained popularity

πŸŒ€ the (racist and homophobic foundation of the) anti-disco movement

#MSWL

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host β€˜The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
144 MSWL
227 AskAgent
332 Tips

#mswl generational stories of parenthood and family with non-binary and/or trans characters in the commercial or historical adult fiction genre (ie. heavy with plot!)

Candee Fick
@CandeeFick
Editor
Christian Romance Author, Editor @AnaiahPress , writing coach, wife, mother of three, and follower of Jesus Christ.
5 MSWL

Good morning #FaithPitch authors! I'm an editor on the lookout for all things romance especially romantic suspense and historical settings.

If I ❀ your pitch today, send a query and first 10 pages pasted into an email to candee(dot)fick(at)anaiahpress(dot)com. #MSWL

Emily Rodmell
@EmilyRodmell
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins / Harlequin Love Inspired Books. Lives for sunny days & city life. Instagram: NYC_Editor_Life, Facebook: Emily Rodmell, Editor
77 MSWL
140 Tips

I'm actively seeking inspirational romance and romantic suspense for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. I'm also acquiring trade length (80-100K words) inspirational rs, historical fiction, historical romance and women's fiction for Love Inspired Trade. #mswl

Dina Davis
@DinaJDavis
Editor
Associate Editor at Harlequin Love Inspired. Loves stories: books, fanfiction, TV, movies, videogames. Steelers Fan. World traveler. Adrenaline Junkie. she/her
17 MSWL

Finally, I'm looking for trade length books in the Romantic Suspense, Historical Fiction, Amish, and Women's Fiction genres. These submissions should be agented, but if you're from a historically underrepresented group, my DMs are open for questions. #mswl 4/4

McCorkle_Editor πŸ¦‰
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres for adults only! Love is love. cityowlpress.com enigmaticeditor.bl
95 MSWL
75 Tips
Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Author of books | Agent at Rees Literary | Up next: FOOLS IN LOVE, Running Press 12.7.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
115 MSWL

πŸ’« Specifically in historical romance, I’d love something non Regency, late 19th/early 20th century. Like Joanna Shupe, but QUEER IT UP. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Author of books | Agent at Rees Literary | Up next: FOOLS IN LOVE, Running Press 12.7.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
115 MSWL

I’m so excited to open to queries Friday, March 26th, so here are some of my current top #MSWL items!

πŸ’« Diverse romance is at the top of my list. I’m desperate for queer contemporary, historical or rom coms f/f or nb/f), as well as roms by BIPOC creators! All tropes welcome.

Paloma
@AgentPaloma
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @Einstein_Lit , opinions are my own, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·, ENG/ESP, icon by @avery_helm πŸ’› Live to make life better, abolish prisons and the police!
10 MSWL

#MSWL Please, if anyone out there wants to pitch me a historical fiction romance about Prussian king Frederick the Great, the material is all here

Kelly says PREORDER TIDES OF MUTINY NOW!
@LitAgentKelly
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @reesagency . Twitter Valkyrie. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.✌🏻
244 MSWL
217 AskAgent
40 Queries
115 Tips

I know I’ve been dubbed the Pirate Queen of YA Fantasy, but really...i dont want pirates anymore unless it’s in adult fantasy/historical. Sorry to break some hearts. πŸ’”πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ#mswl

Karen (Greenberg) Smith
@kgreenbergreads
Editor
Associate Editor at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers -- Books. Bagels. Bachelor Nation.
15 MSWL

Agents! With the conversation around the sheer amount of subs we receive, here's what will stand out to me right now: Vibrant, energetic pbs that focus on joy, character, community, & heritage. Super relevant NF for all age groups. Contemp/hist fiction that will sweep me away...

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Author of books | Agent at Rees Literary | Up next: FOOLS IN LOVE, Running Press 12.7.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
115 MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake

Can I get a sapphic YA rom that is essentially an ANNE OF GREEN GABLES retelling but with Anne and Diana admitting they’re totally gone for each other please and thank you. πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ¦°πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸŒˆπŸ’œ #MSWL

Also, an adult version of this? Historical rom with Anne as a young career woman in Charlottetown or wherever and Diana still unmarried much to her mother’s horror because oops she’s in love with Anne and she’s got to go to the city to profess her love right the hell now. #MSWL

Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her.
538 MSWL
67 AskAgent
2 Queries
89 Tips
Mandy Hubbard (she/her)
@MandyHubbard
Literary Agent
Author of eleven novels. Founder of Emerald City Literary. Follow me for book talk… stay for pictures of my cows.
51 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.
1946 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
Dawn Dowdle
@blueridgeagency
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Representing Mysteries, Romances, Picture Books, Middle Grade Mysteries, True Crime and Cookbooks. blueridgeagency.com
44 MSWL

#MSWL Mysteries, including cozies, historicals, traditional, PI; Suspense; Romances, including Amish, Inspirational, Sweet, RomCom, Western, Historical, Suspense; Pictures Books (600 words and less preferred), Middle Grade Mysteries, True Crime, Cookbooks blueridgeagency.com

Heather Howland
@HeatherHowland
Editor
Sr Editor & co-founder @entangledpub . See pinned tweet for submission guidelines. Tweets/likes/RTs are mine. (she/her) πŸ•οΈπŸ‡πŸ“šπŸ‡΅πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡²πŸ‡ͺπŸ–€πŸ€πŸ’œ
30 MSWL
1 Tips

I’d love to acquire a Highlander-based historical romance. Send me your hot men in kilts and the heroines who keep them in line! I’d love to see a grouchy rogue. Goal would be print. Submission guidelines in my pinned tweet. #MSWL #HistoricalRomance

Sarah Parke, Acquisitions Editor πŸ€ πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŽπŸŒ΅
@SParkeAuthor
Literary Agent
Acquisitions Editor at @RLPGBooks @GlobePequot #TwoDotBooks . πŸ€ πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŽπŸŒ΅ Writer. Reader. Gluten-Free Scone Eater.
1 MSWL
Kristy Hunter
@KristySHunter
Literary Agent
Agent @KnightAgency (All views are my own) querymanager.com/query/Kristy_H… Instagram: @kristyshunter She/her
70 MSWL
16 Tips

I'd love to see some more #adult projects in my inbox. #speculative, #contemporary, #historical, #romcom--I'm open to almost ANYTHING, but looking for a great hook & great voice. Something that I'll have hard time putting down #mswl #a (still also looking for #MG & #YA)