Humor

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 30 Aug 2018

For PBs: author/illustrators only. (I know that stings a little. Sorry?) I like modern art styles, whimsical-with-heart stories, light humor, honest kid emotions, and simple prose. +100 for women and POC author/illustrators. #mswl

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 28 Aug 2018

Looking for more #mg or #ya graphic novels that blend genres with dark humor and fiery voice. #MSWL

Julie Dinneen @JulieDinneen · 25 Aug 2018

I’m very much on the lookout for fun, well-done escapism: manuscripts that are fun to read, that have a sense of humor, that make me laugh. If you’ve got one on offer please query me ✨ #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 24 Aug 2018

Seeking: Adult: thrillers, psychological suspense, SFF, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: thrillers, psychological suspense, SFF, horror, mysteries, historical, & contemporary. MG: SFF, action/adventure, mysteries, contemporary, horror, & humor. #diversity #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 24 Aug 2018

I’m adding something to my #MSWL: MIDDLE GRADE FICTION!!! I’m seeking MG: fantasy, sci-fi, action/adventure, mystery, contemporary, horror, and humor. Send query and 1st 5 pages to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #amquerying #amwriting #MiddleGrade

Sara Schonfeld @SaraSchon · 19 Aug 2018

We’ve all seen highly illustrated early readers and chapter books about unlikely friends. Where are the unlikely enemies, in the vein of Tom & Jerry cartoons, with some I WANT MY HAT BACK-level dark humor? #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 16 Aug 2018

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

hella steph @captainsteph · 7 Aug 2018

Craving a YA book with the humor and high fantasy action and powerful queer energy of Thor Ragnarok today, friends, any recs? (Also #mswl)

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 6 Aug 2018

Susan Hawk @susanhawk

So, time for another #MSWL, in the run-up to tomorrow's #askUpstart session. HUMOR, people! I love books that make me laugh, in every category; PB, CB, MG, YA. Here's a couple reasons why:

Life is messy, and nothing is colored in the lines. It's often in a dark moment that things feel funniest. I like books that capture the messy complexity of life, including how humor crops up. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 6 Aug 2018

So, time for another #MSWL, in the run-up to tomorrow's #askUpstart session. HUMOR, people! I love books that make me laugh, in every category; PB, CB, MG, YA. Here's a couple reasons why:

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 26 Jul 2018

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth

Okee dokee—the time has come to reopen to queries. (Hooray!) Since round numbers are nice, let’s say I’ll reopen on August 1st! Here's some stuff that I'd especially be excited to see in my inbox. #mswl

Picture books from author/illustrators (correct): modern art styles, whimsical-with-heart stories, light humor, and simple prose. Would love books that comp to MAX THE BRAVE, WE FOUND A HAT, and Emma Dodd. +100 for women and POC author/illustrators. #mswl #pb #Illustrator

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 9 Jul 2018

"Non-fic that explains big ideas & large concepts in ways that are accessible, fun, and humorous." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 11 Jun 2018

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

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 4 Jun 2018

"Essay collections, particularly humor though I’m open to anything that’s really compelling." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl/

One Track Literary Agency @onetracklit · 24 May 2018

Submission Call: Mysteries featuring unreliable narrators (but more "Night Film" than "Gone Girl"), scavenger hunt/codes/clue-laden narratives, the same mix of humor/darkness and awesome ladies at work as Killing Eve #MSWL #submissions #mysteries #thrillers #YA

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 18 May 2018

I'd like to see more cozy mysteries in my box, especially if you have a humorous voice & a fresh hook (no knitting, bookstores, etc.). Anyone have a cozy with a LGBTQ couple who solves the mystery? *grabby hands* #MSWL

Kelly 📚 @LitAgentKelly · 14 May 2018

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Can I just have a deadpool-like character in a sci-fi or fantasy? Please? It can be YA! I just need this type of humor in my life. #mswl

One Track Literary Agency @onetracklit · 10 May 2018

Submissions call: Seeking romances that feature gender role reversals, competent and confident heroines, humorous beta heroes, and feminist themes #MSWL

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 7 May 2018

I'm seeking more contemporary and historical lately––with accessible voices, character-driven plot, heart, humor, family/friendship/sibling relationships at the center. #mswl scribblesandwanderlust.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/msw…

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 1 May 2018

#MSWL I am in need of more Middle Grade MG queries in my QueryManager! Send me ridiculous, send me adventure, send me fantasy, send me LGBTQ+ protags and family dynamics, BFFs and boisterous ensembles, stories with purpose, depth, and humor! #querytip #amquerying #amwriting