Humor

Judi_Lauren @Judi__Lauren · Feb 4

#MSWL We're actively looking for books for our Teen Crush line with a lot of chemistry and humor. We love tropes like enemies to lovers, best friends to lovers, opposites attract, and mistaken identity.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 22

#MSWL I would love something humorous and quintessentially teen like DERRY GIRLS.

Jonah Heller @jrheller87 · Jan 20

3/4 #MSWL Middle grade: character-focused narratives with compelling voice; coming of age; mystery; wilderness; historical adventure; contemporary humor; digestible plot; STEM; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators; series proposals

Jonah Heller @jrheller87 · Jan 20

2/4 #MSWL Picture books: fiction-only; character-driven humor; quirky & well-developed characters; strong narrative; motivated page turn; heartwarming (but not suffocating); community; identity; friendship; self-esteem; LGBTQ; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators.

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Jan 17

And as much as I love the dark stuff, I equally adore a good #YA #romance and #MG or #YA #Humor! I love sharp wit and a good laugh. #MSWL

john w. rudolph @johnwrudolph · Jan 8

Correction #2: Middle Grade: Humor--if you can make me laugh, I'll sign you up. Literary: I've never had a Newbery-winning client and I want one. Adventure stories, grounded fantasy (but not epic fantasy), sci-fi. #ownvoices for sure. Artists, MG graphic novels! #MSWL

One Track Literary Agency @onetracklit · Jan 7

Reading manuscripts and submissions on the hunt for new clients for the new year. What am I seeking in 2019? FUN stories! Humor, escapades, gasp-inducing moments... Entertain me! #mswl

john w. rudolph @johnwrudolph · Jan 7

YA: Much the same as MG--humor, realistic teen stories, #ownvoices, adventure, sci-fi. Also, love a good teen romance, horror, mystery, but not super-dark.

Children's NF at all levels: curriculum tie-ins, PB bios, multicultural history, science, sports, pop culture.
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john w. rudolph @johnwrudolph · Jan 7

Middle Grade: Humor--if you can truly make me laugh, I'll sign you up. Literary: I've never had a Newbery-winning client and I want one. Adventure stories that aren't fantasy, grounded fantasy, sci-fi. #ownvoices for sure. Artists, MG graphic novels! #MSWL

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · Jan 4

11/ #MSWL: Finally, I promise I’m not ALL about darker books, as much as I love them. Send me some books with humor too! I’m looking for sarcastic and witty rather than goofy and silly. I promise I’m not uptight, but potty humor just isn’t my thing!

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Jan 2

As ever, I want novels with a sense of humor whether that means a light romcom or a scathing satire: truly, anything from When Dimple Met Rishi to My Sister, The Serial Killer. #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · 12 Dec 2018

James McGowan @jamerrson

Not all of them were pubbed this year, but every one of them is *exactly* the type of story I’d like to build my list with.

I’m looking for picture books like Elise Parsley, Tammi Sauer and Ryan T Higgins. I prefer humorous, silly or witty picture books. Things kids (okay I) can read over and over again and still laugh. #MSWL

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

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

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 1 Nov 2018

As I said, open to all genres, but some I particularly love are fantasy and mystery. Humor is frequently a key element of the books I fall in love with. #MSWL

Emily Seife @e_seife · 31 Oct 2018

Longstanding #MSWL: I'd love to get The Arab of the Future but for MG. Dark humor + childhood in the middle east, no American POV necessary.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 14 Oct 2018

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

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 8 Oct 2018

#MSWL I'd love to acquire mystery or romance featuring main characters who have a wicked sense of humor.

James McGowan @jamerrson · 3 Oct 2018

Lastly, as a PB writer... PBs! I have a stupid sense of humor so anything funny like Elise Parsley or Jason Carter Eaton. One of my favorites is RL Stine’s LITTLE SHOP OF MONSTERS. #MSWL