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

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
Editor
📚 Editor S&S @SalaamReads @simonteen @simonKIDS ✍🏽 THE SONG WE LOST (Fall'22); FARRAH NOORZAD (Su'23) 🗣 Polyglot 💫 All opinions are my own 🇦🇫🇺🇿🇹🇯
16 MSWL
11 AskAgent

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

Deeba Zargarpur
@deebazargarpur
Editor
📚 Editor S&S @SalaamReads @simonteen @simonKIDS ✍🏽 THE SONG WE LOST (Fall'22); FARRAH NOORZAD (Su'23) 🗣 Polyglot 💫 All opinions are my own 🇦🇫🇺🇿🇹🇯
16 MSWL
11 AskAgent

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
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
786 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
786 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

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
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1938 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“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
Literary Agent
Agent, Raven Quill Literary Agency @ravenliterary , seeking PB-YA. Writer, Daydreamer, Ravenclaw. MFA from VCFA. She/Her
11 MSWL

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
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at Martin Literary. ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
128 MSWL
20 Queries
11 Tips

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
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1938 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

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

Mari Kesselring
@marikesselring
Editor
Managing Editor of @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress , kid-lit editor/author, listener, animal fan. Yes, I want to meet your dog. Tweets are my own.
20 MSWL
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
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency . All opinions my own.
89 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

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
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

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
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at Martin Literary. ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
128 MSWL
20 Queries
11 Tips

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
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

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

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/

Stefanie Lieberman
@hellegilly
Literary Agent
Obsessed Reader and Life-long Four Eyes
23 MSWL
4 AskAgent
Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
167 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

How’s about a #middlegrade haunted White House #mystery with humor and not scary ghosts? #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

I'm all caught up on queries and working my way through all January submissions. Eager to find my next new project!
Looking for:
PB fiction & non-fiction
MG non-fiction & humorous fiction
Adult Mystery, Thriller, Literary & Upmarket #MSWL #QueryUpdate

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary . Still not Elena. Closed to queries. Will mostly just come here to share good news. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
189 Tips

On the whole, I'm looking for page-turning, escapist, transporting MG and YA fiction. Light on trauma. Big on feelings—humor, romance, friendship, family connections. #MSWL

Shari Maurer
@sharimaurer
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Stringer Literary and Local Group Lead for @MomsDemand Rockland County, NY. The best days include ice cream.
4 MSWL

Good morning! I added a few more genres to my #MSWL through the StringerLit query form. Would love some humor/satire/offbeat/quirky (we need that in the world!) and I added thrillers, upmarket. Send me your funny PB and more MG/YA. stringerlit.com