Ismita Hussain
@ismita_h
Literary Agent
Probably reading a book somewhere. @greatdoglit Open to Queries: querymanager.com/query/IsmitaHu…
3 MSWL

#WritingCommunity #amquerying I am open to queries so I’ll do a quick #MSWL thread of what I’m looking for:
In Adult- I want to see the best of your literary, gritty, dark (extra points for dark humor!), realist writing. 1/x

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1944 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

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

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Agent at the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Lifelong New Yorker and forever bookworm. she/her
64 MSWL
10 Tips
Sarah Grill
@SarahGrill1
Editor
Associate Editor @StMartinsPress . she/her. Avid dog-spotter and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.
24 MSWL

#MSWL big-hearted, body-positive, representative rom-coms that tackle the ugly and beautiful bits of love with humor. As always, very interested in leads who do not lose weight to find love. As always, very interested in canine co-stars. See: FLOAT PLAN, ONE TO WATCH, Emily Henry

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at Martin Literary. ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
128 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz

Since I’m now back open to queries, I’d love to share a bit more about what types of projects I’m currently looking for. Buckle up for a #MSWL thread. 💜

PICTURE BOOKS
In the PB space, I have 3 top priorities:

1. Stories by BIPOC creators in general, particularly family narratives. I love falling in love with a new fictional family!

2. Humor! I need a good laugh. Kids do, too.

3. MAGIC! Send me magical stories!!! ✨

#MSWL

Kristin Ostby
@kristinostby
Literary Agent
Agent at Greenhouse Literary Agency. She/her/hers.
8 MSWL
James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Associate Agent & Social Media Mgr. @bookendslit Debut: GOOD NIGHT, OPPY w/ Graham Carter (@boydsmillskane, 9/14/21). Pre-Order links below! Sitcom Junkie.
81 MSWL
18 AskAgent
5 Tips

Anything with the vibes of Only Murders in the Building #MSWL — dark but humorous mysteries with cool, fun hooks

Theresa Cole
@TheresaMCole
Editor
Acquiring Editor for @CityOwlPress and Mystic Owl Press. Addicted to sunshine, coffee, motorcycle riding, and camping. Submit - QueryManager.com/TCole
19 MSWL

#MSWL I'm a sucker for the fish out of water trope, especially if that fish is fresh to a new identity (freshly turned vampire, just found out hidden paranormal genes run in the family, etc). Add humor, and I'm all-in!

Theresa Cole
@TheresaMCole
Editor
Acquiring Editor for @CityOwlPress and Mystic Owl Press. Addicted to sunshine, coffee, motorcycle riding, and camping. Submit - QueryManager.com/TCole
19 MSWL

#MSWL I'll start with the one I've wanted the longest and still haven't found... Someone PLEASE send me a lighthearted, humorous, small-town Paranormal Romance! Think Hart of Dixie + True Blood!

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
270 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

I'm eager for fun middle grade series, humorous or not -- but definitely heartfelt. Sweeping worlds, sweeping adventures, kids wrapped up with gods and monsters and magic. Bonus points for fun animal (or magical-creature) sidekick characters! #MSWL

Brit Brooks-Perilli
@Britny_Perilli
Editor
anime/book/video game nerd. Sometimes writer, always magical girl & Associate Editor @Running_Press & @RP_Kids . All views are mine. Avi & art by @JennaRogalski
44 MSWL

I love the quirkiness and humor and vibes of TAZ (The Adventure Zone) so much. So if someone wants to send me a YA about a bunch of friends doing their actual play/gaming podcast and just living their best lives I would be forever in your debt. #mswl

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

I'm also acquiring the select picture book! I'm looking for heartfelt stories about marginalized folks' experiences, nonfiction bios, and laugh-out-loud pbs with sneaky adult humor.

#mswl

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

MIDDLE GRADE:
- contemporary, joyful, humorous slice-of-life stories about marginalized characters and their middle school problems
- commercial light fantasy adventures with extraordinary heart
- sister stories, competitor-turned-friend narratives, first crushes

#mswl

LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Accepting submissions but check the requirements 1st: bit.ly/2SNuKt0 then query: bit.ly/LGEditor
60 MSWL
5 Tips

ISO a HOT romance with witches and or ghosts. NA or Adult. 50-75K words. HEA or HFN. Action? Humor? Magic? I'm all in! Query me here: QueryManager.com/LisaGreenQueri… #MSWL

rob bloom
@RobBloom
Editor
Maxwell Perkins never did this. @Doubledaybooks
2 MSWL

The Monster at the End of This Book is a perfect book. That’s it. It’s also a spiritual comp for a good chunk of my list, and my #MSWL

desire! dread! existential crisis! humor! super loveable hero! Putting said hero thru the ringer! meta! catharsis!

Angela Kim
@angelakim_
Assistant Editor
Also 김미나. Assistant Editor @berkleypub @penguinrandom . She/her. All opinions are my own.
7 MSWL

Romance: I'm looking for contemporary romance and rom-coms with a fresh hook and voice, high concept, as well as clear chemistry. I don't currently have a favorite trope, but I always love tension of all sorts and lots of humor :)

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

#mswl! I see a lot of romances about a normal person and a famous person falling for each other, but they rarely nail the weirdness and the humor of the situation the way this does. I really, REALLY want the “com” part.

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Julie Gwinn
@JulieGwinn
Literary Agent
Love all things books, diy, creating, sports, pets, outdoors. Wife, mom, book agent, southern transplant. she/her
19 MSWL
2 Tips

Writing humor is difficult because everyone has an idea of what is funny. For me #mswl like Dave Barry, Modern Family, BBTheory, British, Mr.Bean. Smart, sharp, quick humor. Read Jenks and you'll get it. If you have it, send it to me please.
#writingcommunity @TheLostBride

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1944 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

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

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor at @DisneyBooks ; formerly @01FirstSecond & more ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ she/her
87 MSWL
6 Tips

• Horror and supernatural fiction that radically represents and explores queer, female, and BIPOC rage
• Books that slide adeptly between humor and poignancy—if a book can make me laugh on one page and cry on the next, it wins my whole heart!
#MSWL 15/?