Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | mountain biking | writing
62 MSWL
28 AskAgent
23 Tips

And for me, enjoying a book generally means there are strong thematic elements. Lastly, I appreciate it when heavier themes are balanced with humor and thoughtful turns of phrase. Make me feel!

Lauren Appleton
@LBApple
Editor
Senior Editor at Avery/TarcherPerigee, a @penguinrandom imprint. I enjoy wit and sarcasm. She/Her
9 MSWL

Hey nonfiction agents! I'm hungry for more projects. Looking for self-help, inspiration/motivation, social justice, creativity, platform-driven humor, and more. To see what I've been up to, click here: pinterest.com/beckerlj/books-ive-edited/
#MSWL

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . 🏳️‍🌈 Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

📚 MG: Three things I'll probably always be looking for:
1. Adventure novel with a humorous voice
2. creepy and lyrical horror a la coraline.
3. queer first crush (if it makes you think of the short 'in a heartbeat' I want to see it.)

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . 🏳️‍🌈 Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

📚 PB: Currently, my wants in the PB space are for author/illustrated manuscripts. Bonus points for humor. I *love* to laugh, especially now. I love the smart-but-side-splittingly-funny vein.

Adam Blackman
@Adamdblackman
Editor
Acquiring Editor @CardinalRulePrs . Nonprofit mgmt @UnivSettlement . Writer of #PB . #SCBWI #12x12 , 2019 #PB Chat Mentee. he/his repped by @SoCalledYALife
15 MSWL

#kidlit #pb #authors - today's the last day of Open Submissions for @CardinalRulePrs .

No specific #MSWL but I'd really love a story that meets all the guidelines below and is told with energy and humor.

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
40 MSWL
1 Tips

When I think of joy and heart, romcoms always come to mind, and I'm craving them this year! I want charm, humor, strong internal conflicts, banter, yearning, and suave love interests! Think Sangu Mandanna, Cat Sebastian, Anita Kelly, Jeaniene Frost, and BEACH READ #MSWL

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they 🌹
42 MSWL
1 Tips

I updated my #MSWL page for the first time in... a decade? And I'm looking forward to reading some great submissions in 2024.

Agents, among other things, I'd love to find a feel-good underdog sports story to weep over and/or edit. Hit me up! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/katherine-harrison/

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
82 MSWL
18 Tips

Top of my 2024 #MSWL - #YA fast-paced, twisty #thrillers and atmospheric #horror ; #YA #romantasy ; #YA #historical with a modern voice; #diversevoices ; #PB with strong cultural elements, joy, humor, whimsy.

Bethany Jett
@BetJett
Literary Agent
Assoc Lit Agent, Boymom x3, Milspo🇺🇸 🙏🏻 💖 #INFJ ✨ I live in a world of books, but I’m literally allergic to them. #colophony | AALA SCBWI
18 MSWL

Future #MSWL & QM update:
I have less than 40 undecided queries/submissions. I plan to reopen mid-late January to a few genres. This info is not on my website or MSWL page yet— it’s just a head’s up and I hope it’s helpful!

✨ ADULT FICTION✨
• contemporary romance - think Emily Henry but low spice or Melissa Ferguson
• upmarket / book club
• cozy mysteries

✨ NONFICTION✨
- same as what’s on website -

✨ KIDLIT ✨
• PB/MG/YA - classic-style with a literary bent. Secret Garden. Bridge to Terabithia. Winnie-the-Pooh.
• PB - humorous character-driven series

‼️Not looking for SEL or rhyme.‼️

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
23 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private 👁️ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- I would also love a contemporary take on AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters - Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography - Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

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
23 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private 👁️ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters
- Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography
- Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

Transatlantic Agency
@TransLitAgency
Literary Agency
North American, full service literary agency with agents in the U.S. & Canada covering adult & children's markets. Over 700 bestselling, award winning clients.
15 MSWL

After closing this summer for the first time ever, Senior Agent @Cforde_litagent is ready to open for submissions again!

She will be open for submissions from November 6th to December 6th 2023!

Find more details in the attached graphics.
#mswl #queryme #pitchme #litagent

Ivan Taurisano
@IvanTaurisano
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at @Sourcebooks and @Sourcebooks Kids , Children’s 📚 🟢 Open to submissions #editor 🙋🏻‍♂️#MSWL👇
15 MSWL
Ivan Taurisano
@IvanTaurisano
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at @Sourcebooks and @Sourcebooks Kids , Children’s 📚 🟢 Open to submissions #editor 🙋🏻‍♂️#MSWL👇
15 MSWL

My #PBPitch #MSWL

Christmas adventure 🎄
Character-led vehicle story 🚗
Humorous (No SEL) back to school 📚🤣
Animal character + break the 4th wall 🦊
Secret world/portal adventure 🦄
Rhymes + non-stop laughing 😜🎶

(You don’t need an agent to submit)

#kidlit

Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
20 MSWL
2 Tips

I'm also redoubling my efforts to scout out sharp, voice-y narrative nonfiction—journalism, arts & pop culture, hidden history, accessible but expertly researched social science, unconventional essays/memoir, anything with a progressive slant and a sense of humor #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

"I'm interested in health, wellness, humor, sports, pop culture, pop science, and pop psychology."
Curtis Russell #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Elisa Houot
@ElisaHouot
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @seymouragency Agent littéraire
19 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Picture Books: I'm always looking for funny picture books, smart humor and puns; also, books full of heart with a strong emotional impact ☀️

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

In sci-fi and horror think Love Death + Robot themes like Zima Blue, Ice, or Jibaro. I love a blend of culture, punkfuturism, anticolonialism, humor, and a pinch of weirdness.

Michelle Hauck
@Michelle4Laughs
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Storm Literary Agency | Author Birth of Saint Series | she/her |
11 MSWL

I'm open to all genres of YA and MG. Lately I've been drawn to YA Romance. I really need some MG Humor/Adventure for my list.