Francesca Riccardi
@friccar_
Literary Agent
Literary agent @KNLitAgency
28 MSWL

My current Wishlist:

👩🏻‍⚖️ A contemporary novel centred around a courtroom drama
🔪 A female serial killer thriller with series potential
⚡️ High concept crime, historical, or bookclub with a strong feminist and/or speculative angle

#MSWL

Rachel Mann
@rachelpmann
Literary Agent
Literary agent | She/her
23 MSWL

Graphic novels across the market, but see 🧵 for general themes that I’m interested in.

Literary / commercial-literary erotica. Especially if bi / queer.

‘Accessible’, light historical - both commercial-literary & literary, across adult & YA markets. Especially non-Western.

Greyhaus Literary Agency
@greyhausagency
Literary Agency
Literary Agent with the Greyhaus Literary Agency in the Puget Sound Area. Representing exlusively romance and women's fiction!
58 MSWL
83 Tips
Rebecca Podos
@BeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Senior Agent at the Rees Literary Agency. Lambda Award-winning author, sometimes. FROM DUST, A FLAME out now, AT MIDNIGHT up next. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
128 MSWL

- Queer contemp and historical fiction with gorgeous prose and a strong hook
- Queer and/or BIPOC romance across categories. Steam (in adult) is welcome but not required!
- Cozy mysteries for millennials
- SFF with a strong romantic element, or romance with a strong SFF element

Rebecca Podos
@BeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Senior Agent at the Rees Literary Agency. Lambda Award-winning author, sometimes. FROM DUST, A FLAME out now, AT MIDNIGHT up next. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
128 MSWL

In YA and Adult:

- Fantasy rooted in folklore and culture, featuring diverse characters, myths, and monsters
- Horror as a vehicle for exploring identity, otherness, and trauma
- Fresh genre crossovers/subgenres like cozy sci-fi, horror romance, literary historical fantasy, etc.

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
27 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

In ADULT 💘Romance:
* Dark or Light*
* HEA required (even if the HEA not everyone's preferred HEA)
* Please indicate the heat level/sensuality in query
* Includes but not limited to: LGBTQ / work from diverse authors / chars with diverse backgrounds

- Esp. Settings in Alaska, Nat'l Parks, Outdoors, Wilderness, etc)
- Romantic Mystery
- Romantic Suspense
- Inspirational Romance (especially suspense: kidnappings, cold cases, witness protection, etc)
- RomCom
- Contemporary
- Historical (including Regency/England early 1800's)
- Paranormal (light/grounded in real world)
- Fantasy (light/grounded in real world), no fae, no dragons.

#MSWL March 2024

Amy Bishop-Wycisk
@abwycisk
Literary Agent
Pronounced why-zick. NYC. Literary agent at @trellislit . Opinions my own. Cat mom; fast talker; Garamond enthusiast; she/her. @SUNYGeneseo alum.
34 MSWL
8 Tips

If you have historical fiction like THE DIVORCÉES, DID YOU HEAR ABOUT KITTY KARR, or THE STORM WE MADE and/or histfic set in Asia or Africa, I'm all ears.

Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews ‘22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
28 MSWL
Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | mountain biking | writing
62 MSWL
28 AskAgent
23 Tips

Adult:
Upmarket, commercial/literary fiction, book-club fiction, magical realism, rom-com/women’s fiction crossover, historical, mysteries that are fun and light with a genre blend, science fiction (whether five-minutes-in-the-future or epic), fantasy, and romantasy.

Ciara Smith
@ciarasmithwrite
Literary Agent
AuDHD, disabled, and LGBTQIA+. She/her/they/them. Writing screenplays and editing books. Literary Agent Apprentice @ Corvisiero Literary Agency
28 MSWL

Chinese dynasties, older African cultures.

Scifi: space operas! And all the punks, steampunk, cyberpunk, scavengerpunk. Oh and aliens.

A note on romance. I do very much appreciate the submissions I've gotten and am reviewing them carefully, I'm just really picky about romance

Ciara Smith
@ciarasmithwrite
Literary Agent
AuDHD, disabled, and LGBTQIA+. She/her/they/them. Writing screenplays and editing books. Literary Agent Apprentice @ Corvisiero Literary Agency
28 MSWL

Took a nap and up late so wanted to do a #mswl post of things I'm missing in my submissions that I didn't realize I needed lol

Historical: Either 70s/Vietnam War/ACROSS THE UNIVERSE vibes, WW1 and 2, even though it's a tough market, and old Historical, like empires,

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
49 MSWL

Here's a fun #MSWL visual

Top themes: historical fantasy, queer, anticolonial, badass women, adventure, dark speculative, social horror, atmospheric

Gabriela Laracuente
@gabs_lara614
Literary Agent
Assistant Agent @HowlandLit | Project Manager @writingforbusy | Proud 🇵🇷🌴🌊 | Houston Area 📍| FSU Alumna ❤️💛
28 MSWL

Incredibly grateful for all the support I’ve received as I opened for queries at @HowlandLit

Thank you @zoealinehoward for putting together these awesome graphics with my #MSWL

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
33 MSWL

My top MG genres right now are contemporary, horror, historical fiction, and fantasy. Across all genres, I'm eager to see submissions by authors from underrepresented communities. #mswl

Amanda Preston
@LBAamanda
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @LBA_agency
28 MSWL
Paige Wheeler
@pwheeler_agent
Literary Agent
Lit Agent, wine lover, reluctant runner, book reader, recovering Luddite, badass, mom
7 MSWL
31 Tips

I'd love to see more contemporary, historical, or inspirational rom-coms in my inbox! Querying authors, please see my page on the CMA website if you think your manuscript might be a fit. #agentlife #mswl #iamwriting #query cmalit.com/paige-wheeler/

Cardigan Hollis Gray
@callmecardigan
Literary Agent
| ginger ale 💚| any pronouns ⚧️ | assistant agent @stevenliterary | rep: cole lanahan 📖 |
28 MSWL

Things we’d love to see from marginalized voices:

Romance/romcoms (queer/qbipoc/bipoc)
Fantasy (would love to see unique magic systems)
MG (esp. MG horror like The Nest)
Dark academia
Magical realism
Indigenous gothic/horror
Unique spins on hist. romance

querymanager.com/query/QueryPam

Charlie Serabian
@charlieserabian
Literary Agent
Literary Agent for Global Lion. Author.
28 MSWL

Just updated my #MSWL for anyone who wants to take a gander. Still looking for the next fantasy or sci-fi MS that pushes my buttons. I like a little darkness, a harrowing adventure. Also always looking for NF in a bunch of categories.
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/charlie-serabian/

Nivia Evans
@NiviaEvans
Editor
Senior Editor at Orbit/Redhook. PW Star Watch Superstar 2020. Openly Black. I read things...all the time.
40 MSWL

Edinburgh Seven x Historical Fantasy x Dark Academia #mswl

Ciara Smith
@ciarasmithwrite
Literary Agent
AuDHD, disabled, and LGBTQIA+. She/her/they/them. Writing screenplays and editing books. Literary Agent Apprentice @ Corvisiero Literary Agency
28 MSWL

Random #mswl thoughts:

-Comp any Studio Ghibli
-A place as an MC, can that work?
-Corrupted MC
-Also need more historical fiction and horror queries please.

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