Humor

Mark Gottlieb, Trident Media Group literary agent @Mark_Gottlieb · 4h

Three things right now:

1. Clinical books about how we can heal ourselves during this difficult time.

2. Books that offer a world of escapism such as fantasy and science fiction, etc.

3. Lighthearted and humorous books to lighten the mood.

#MSWL #ManuscriptWishList

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 2d

I loved I Am Not Okay with This. Please watch it so there can be a second season. And if you’re an author and share it’s sense of humor? #mswl

Hannah Allaman @hallaman13 · 2d

I'm ALWAYS looking for high concept, trope-filled #YA rom-coms. (Who else saw THE THING ABOUT HARRY??)

And I would give my heart for a #YA contemporary with all the feels of SEX EDUCATION--authentic voice, offbeat aesthetic, HUMOR, and a killer ensemble. #mswl

Hannah Allaman @hallaman13 · 2d

And on the exact opposite end of the spectrum, I love my contemporary realistic #MG with tons of heart + humor + hope. ❤️

Would love to see a character-driven sports story, like the Track series!

#mswl

Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · Mar 21

It has been such a long week and all I want right now is some really soft, humorous contemporary YA with diverse characters that has the same beats as as narrative or visual novel games.

Bonus points if it's set in a coffee shop or a bookstore or a board game cafe. #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 20

😂 Humorous and witty picture books! Would love something whimsical featuring a duo of adventure (and trouble making) siblings. #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Mar 20

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur

💐 Nowruz mubarak everyone 💐
In these times, it's important to find the things that bring you joy. And nothing brings me more joy than getting lost in a new story. #MSWL thread 👇🏽

💫 Nowruz/Sale Now 💫 has always felt so magical to me. It reminds me of new beginnings, of spring overcoming darkness, of the feeling of change just beyond the horizon.
Have something that captures this feeling? I want it. 👀 Bonus points for humor and romance. YA or MG.
#MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 18

So I am looking at what is left in my queries and everything is so serious in tone. I need to laugh, and hear some dry humor. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 18

SO #MSWL I want something light toned, and humorous, though it doesn't have to have a light toned plot.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 7

“In non-fiction, I want to read about historical funny women, your Lucille Balls and Bea Arthurs. For humor in fiction, think the next Mrs. Maisel.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Kelly Dyksterhouse @KellyDHouse · Mar 3

Updated #MSWL: humorous PB's with a surprise twist, and non-fic focusing on unsung heroes (pref. #ownvoices), MG with a clear narrative arc, unforgettable characters and a strong emotional core. Stories that bring out the magic in the ordinary. And ghosts!

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

3. Romantic Comedies—I’d love to work on “frothy beach reads” that have both humor and heart. I love a strong voice + unique perspective. I need a commercial hook here. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 24

"Health, Wellness, Humor, Sports, Pop Culture, Pop Science, Pop Psychology." @CurtisPSLA psliterary.com/submissions/ #MSWL

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · Feb 17

Replying to @marikesselring

How about some humor, y'all! It's the bleak of winter here in Minnesota. Send me you hilarious middle-grade manuscripts, yeah? #MSWL

Megan Barnard @meganebarnard · Feb 17

I love books with grumpy characters like The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry. I love the dark humor of these books, and in particular, loved the perspective of an older POV like Hendrik Groen

Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · Feb 16

Always always on the hunt for diverse, creative contemporary YA that can capture the humor, heart, and playfulness of anime. 💖

Bonus if the story involves friends sharing their passions (geeky or not) or has some delicious food. #mswl

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 12

A quick glance at my #MSWL for 2020:

✨MG + YA Graphic Novels
✨PB author/illustrator w/ a magical hand-rendered aesthetic
✨The next Brian Selznick
✨PBs with humor + heart
✨Hooky, commercial MG + YA
✨Mermaids
✨Quirky gift books
✨Devotionals

Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · Feb 11

As much as I love getting YA & MG submissions in my inbox, I'd also love to see more adult nonfiction come my way! I'm always looking for illustrated nonfiction projects, light-hearted narrative projects with a sense of humor & pop culture, pop science & humor submissions. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 31

Closing out the day & week with a #mswl: I love middle grade adventure series (whether paranormal, sci-fi, or fantasy) with lots of heart & humor. If that's what you're querying, I'd love to see your project!

Sub instructions here: parkfine.com/get-in-touch/