Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
13 MSWL

Courtney Stevenson @courtney_ps

I am taking a good chunk of much-needed vacation time this week, and looking forward to fitting in a lot of fun reading over the holiday. But when I’m back, I would love to dive in on new submissions! Here’s my #mswl these days:

Elements I’m always looking for: Historical fiction that reaches across the years (particularly stories we don’t see enough), family dynamics, settings as character, interesting narrative formats, clever humor, and writing that pulls you along to the next page.

Sabrina 민용 Pyun
@sabrinampyun
Assistant Editor
🌺Assistant Editor @ScribnerBooks 🌱she/her🌸Foodstagram: @sablikesfood 💐JHU Writing Sems ‘19🍄All opinions my own🪴Now acquiring🍁
1 MSWL
Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
70 MSWL
1162 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

My adult #MSWL still hopes for GREAT thrillers & suspense. But IF it's historical, then it must match, re: detectives, the BRILLIANT Leo Wechsler OR Gereon Rath. If modern, it must match Maarten S. Sneijder. So far, I haven't seen a submission worthy of them. Please, send me one.

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
7 MSWL

For YA, I’m pretty wide open in terms of genre:
contemporary
thriller
mystery
horror
high fantasy with a unique magic system
historical fiction about underrepresented experiences
science fiction
#mswl (2/7)

Lauren Younker
@LaurenNYounker
Editor
Acquisitions Editor for @_PineapplePress 🍍📚 | pronouns: she/her | lyounker@rowman.com | MSWL: Lauren Younker | profile photo by @anthony7245
1 MSWL
Saint (S.T.) Gibson IS OPEN TO QUERIES
@s_t_gibson
Literary Agent
Author of A DOWRY OF BLOOD and agent at Speilburg Literary, she/her. Rep by: @Literary_Tara . ✨Querymanager.com/query/saint 💌 saint.substack.com
8 MSWL

From the #MSWL: I can't get enough of queer historicals. If you have a manuscript that feels like KJ Charles or Cat Sebastian, please send it to me! I want to see LGBTQ+ characters loving and striving and thriving in vintage settings.

📨Query Me: querymanager.com/query/saint

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Cosplay/ Cake/ 🇲🇽🇩🇪
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

I want werewolves (same vibe as above). I also want very atmospheric settings. Like manor houses in the country, but it could be contemporary or historical.

Nic Caws
@NicolaCaws
Editor
Editor for Harlequin Presents. Here for joy, love and HEAs (and prosecco and cake). Views my own. She/Her
8 MSWL
Jim McCarthy
@JimMcCarthy528
Literary Agent
Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. Query me at QueryManager.com/JimMcCarthy
59 MSWL
104 AskAgent
10 Queries
7 Tips

#MSWL: I love seeing so many YA submissions, but I’m especially hungry to see more middle grade—whether that’s comedy, horror, adventure, fantasy, historical, or just a sweet, quiet, lovely contemporary (I love a challenge).

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2009 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“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!)” @carlywatters #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Renae
@Renaegade
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @ Azantian Lit Agency • A2.S5 • My Queens: Max, Maze, Macy, & Maeve 🔮• Team Pacey • Littlefinger deserved better • I ❤️ Blade • (She/Her) •🦊🐲
23 MSWL
20 Queries
Kaitlyn Johnson - Closed to Queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
262 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
361 Tips

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn

Officially open to queries!!!
#amquerying #querytip #WritingCommunity pic.twitter.com/TE17elNEBt

quick #mswl update, I am primarily looking for MG (all genres), YA Contemporary, Historical (all ages), and Graphic Novel (all ages/genres). Those are my heaviest focus. BUT, also open to others, so check out my MSWL page!
#amquerying #querytip #WritingCommunity

Tara Gonzalez
@taratgonzalez
Literary Agent
Associate Agent/Social Media at @emliterary . Dota 2 Social Media/Managing. Has an unashamed love for terrible reality dating tv. Cuban-American. She/her.
4 MSWL
Hannah Fergesen
@HannahFergesen
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at KT Literary. Host at @gwbbpodcast . Gender mysterious witch. She/They. Sal: Mx. rep: @LitAgentMarini **closed to queries**
148 MSWL
14 AskAgent
6 Queries
42 Tips
Tiffany Shelton (she/her) 🧛🏾‍♀️
@TiffanyDiahann
Editor
Editor & Manager, Acquisitions Outreach @StMartinsPress • Foodie • Tattoo + Tea Addict • Siren of Sass • Opinions are mine • 🇯🇲🇮🇳🇨🇳 • no unsolicited mss
104 MSWL
2 AskAgent
2 Tips
Kaitlyn Johnson - Closed to Queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
262 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
361 Tips

I am really dying to find historical fantasy or with spec fic touches. There are SO many locations outside of US/UK that I need to see in historical.

This goes for paranormal, too. Give me more cultural creatures (think the series Trese) #amagenting #mswl

Kaitlyn Johnson - Closed to Queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
262 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
361 Tips

Adult

GN - all genres but especially horror, dark fantasy, or LGBTQ+

Novels - romance, contemporary, historical, and MAYBE fantasy. Super picky there. Really want horror like Babadook or Midnight Mass or Haunting of Hill House

#amagenting #mswl

Kaitlyn Johnson - Closed to Queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
262 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
361 Tips

YA Novels

contemporary, romcom, fantasy, historical

If fantasy, you've GOT to bring your A-game. Very picky here for my list in fantasy, but definitely open to so many more contemporary and historical stories!

#amagenting #mswl

Kaitlyn Johnson - Closed to Queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
262 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
361 Tips

YA GN

again, I am dying for more LGBTQ+ and historical; would love contemporary, fantasy, and horror here, too

Think outside the box. For YA, it needs to be something that totally immerses me in the characters or the world or the emotions
#amagenting #mswl

Kaitlyn Johnson - Closed to Queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
262 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
361 Tips

MG Novels

contemporary, fantasy, and historical

am open to novel in verse but must be very high concept
#amagenting #mswl