P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 5

"Health, Wellness, Humor, Sports, Pop Culture, Pop Science, Pop Psychology." @CurtisPSLA #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Apr 29

I'm forever on the hunt for more funny picture books. Please send me your humor! I'm open to all types: loud, zany, quirky, strange, dry, subversive, potty, punny. Whatever you got, send it my way! #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · Apr 29

Kimberley Bailey @KimBailey1019

Do you have any specific #MSWLs that you're wanting to see in any of the genres besides what's on the blog? #carinachat

My #MSWL includes escapist reads and feel-good stories these days. Romcoms, lighthearted characters, lower-angst conflict, light paranormal elements, humorous cozies. Stories with cookies and puppies and bighearted characters. Make me smile!

Lori Steel (open to queries until May 1) @Bookishsort · Apr 27

In this April homestretch before closing to queries, actively seeking diverse voices across all age audiences. Would love to see contemporary and historical #ownvoices MG stories told w/ distinct voice and plenty of heart & humor. #amquerying #amwriting #weneeddiversebooks #mswl

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Apr 22

Hey #DVPit folks- just a reminder - if I miss your pitch and you think we'd be a good fit, please query! I'm especially hungry for #YA #mystery, #horror, #thriller, #romcom and #MG #horror #humor #graphicnovel right now! #MSWL

Amarilys Writes & Edits @AmarilysWrites · Apr 18

I’m still waiting for that YA or NA epic sci-fi adventure, heavy on the romance, witty on the humor, plenty of queer and diverse, to appear in my inbox and literally take me out of this world. #mswl

Mark Gottlieb, Trident Media Group literary agent @Mark_Gottlieb · Apr 2

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 · Mar 31

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 · Mar 31

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 · Mar 31

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!


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.

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

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!