Julie Gwinn
@JulieGwinn
Literary Agent
Love all things books, diy, creating, sports, pets, outdoors. Wife, mom, book agent, southern transplant. she/her
24 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.
2351 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 of graphic novels, novels & IP @DisneyBooks ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ gender’s a lie🤷‍♀️
140 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/?

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor of graphic novels, novels & IP @DisneyBooks ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ gender’s a lie🤷‍♀️
140 MSWL
6 Tips

• Sharp and original humor that shows a deep understanding of its readers—whether goofy and over-the-top humor for middle graders or well-observed sarcasm for teens
#MSWL 11/?

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor of graphic novels, novels & IP @DisneyBooks ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ gender’s a lie🤷‍♀️
140 MSWL
6 Tips

• Zany middle grade humor with a big heart, in the vein of Dog Man—I’d particularly like to explore careers outside of policing that nonetheless lend themselves to multiple adventures over the course of a series
#MSWL 10/?

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
She/Her Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Adult only F/SF R querymanager.com/query/lisagree…
72 MSWL
17 Tips

I love humor. I don't care how dark the book is, I want to have a moment to laugh while I'm reading. If your PNR or UF has humor and fits these guidelines: cityowlpress.com/queries/#mysti…
Query me here: QueryManager.com/LisaGreenQueri… #MSWL

Nicole Fiorica
@NicoleFios
Editor
Editor at McElderry Books. Watches too much TV. she/her. Opinions my own.
13 MSWL

Just finished the Flight Attendant on hbo this weekend and would looove to see more dark humor/comedic thrillers, or anything in that vein, in my inbox👀 #mswl

Léonicka
@leonicka
Literary Agent
she/her 🇭🇹. Christian ✝️. JD Candidate 2024. Literary Agent @TransLitAgency . Closed to queries.
86 MSWL
51 AskAgent
5 Tips

And finally if you have chapter book or middle grade book that uses humour, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi or any combination thereof to help little kids explore their big feelings like in COCO and OVER THE MOON, please send me your work. #mswl

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
She/Her Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Adult only F/SF R querymanager.com/query/lisagree…
72 MSWL
17 Tips

What do I want? A 1st person or 3rd person closed paranormal romance (or other fantasy sub-genre) with action, humor, and heat. 50-75K 80 tops. HEA or HFN. #MSWL Query me here: QueryManager.com/LisaGreenQueri…

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
she/her. mg & ya literary agent @galltzackerlit . founder 501c3 NPO @_DiverseVoices (#DVpit/#DVart, DVcon &more). closed to unsolicited submissions.
118 MSWL
125 AskAgent
27 Tips

In YA, i still love most genres and everything from light to dark. I love hope and depth and humor and stories that can change lives, whether from joy or empathy and validation. More specifically:

1. Super high concept contemporary and speculative contemporary

#mswl cont ⬇️

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
she/her. mg & ya literary agent @galltzackerlit . founder 501c3 NPO @_DiverseVoices (#DVpit/#DVart, DVcon &more). closed to unsolicited submissions.
118 MSWL
125 AskAgent
27 Tips

More specifically in MG, i love a great, accessible voice and humor across the spectrum, but also more serious literary stories. MORE specifically:

1. Madcap adventures in any genre

#mswl cont ⬇️

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
She/Her Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Adult only F/SF R querymanager.com/query/lisagree…
72 MSWL
17 Tips

#amquerying? Looking for PNR or Magical Realism with a kick-ass heroine, high heat, humor, and action. 50-75K words. Query me here: QueryManager.com/LisaGreenQueri…. #MSWL

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
She/Her Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Adult only F/SF R querymanager.com/query/lisagree…
72 MSWL
17 Tips

I'd love a paranormal or urban fantasy romance where the types of magical beings vary. Use a unique voice and humor. Sookie Stackhouse comes to mind. QueryManager.com/LisaGreenQueri…
#MSWL

Jenn Baker (she/her)
@jbakernyc
Editor
Writer, Editor, @MinoritiesinPub #podcast , Baking enthusiast. Books: EVERYDAY PEOPLE (2018), FORGIVE ME NOT (2023). *Opinions are my own.*
3 MSWL
samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 literary agent @rootliterary || pan🌈 || i’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
58 MSWL
1 AskAgent

hi all ~ putting out a call for #mswl items I want to see more of:

(especially featuring marginalized POVs & casts by marginalized writers!)

• contemporary romance/ rom-coms in YA & Adult with wit, heat, humor & heart

• thrillers/mysteries/suspense in YA & Adult 1/?

Emelie BoOoOoOorl is CLOSED TO QUERIES
@BigKidBookworm
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Susan Schulman Literary Agency (@SusanSchulman) Former indie bookseller. All thoughts and opinions are my own. she/her
7 MSWL

Okay, time to share my #MSWL:
Children's, YA, & Pop Culture Nonfiction are my 🍞&🧈. I love stories of hope and humor, a good rom-com, strong female leads, and magic of all sorts! Big fan of LGBT+ and BIPOC joy. I don't love murder. DM me for query guidelines!

Alexandra Sehulster (see-hull-stur)
@ASehulster
Editor
editor @smpromance , @stmartinspress , @minotaurbooks , @wednesdaybooks . I get nervous when there isn't cake nearby. She/her. 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙. Opinions my own.
18 MSWL

Alexandra Sehulster @ASehulster

I've spent the last month formulating my 2021 #MSWL (agented). I look forward to reading the great projects that this year brings! 1/7

In Adult:

-a big, gorgeous love story that rips your heart out

-voice-driven fiction for millennials and Gen Z that encompasses the social, romantic, and professional dynamics of the generation, preferrably with a light touch or dash of humor #MSWL 2/7

Bria Ragin
@BriARag
Editor
Editor @JoyRevBooks @DelacortePress . l’ll never own enough books or clothes. Philly-born Brooklynite.
1 MSWL
Rachel Gilmer
@readin_rachel
Assistant Editor
Tacos, dogs, and books, not necessarily in that order. Crafter in training. Coffee enthusiast. Assistant editor for @Sourcebooks . Opinions are my own.
1 MSWL

The new book of my dreams is a Brooklyn 99-esque romance with all the things I love about that show (diversity, inclusion, humor, creativity, healthy relationships, etc., etc.) and no actual police work. I NEED IT RIGHT NOW! #MSWL

Kim Lionetti
@BookEndsKim
Literary Agent
Literary agent of adult and young adult fiction. Autism mom. British period drama addict. Gosling aficionado. Penn State alum. She/her.
70 MSWL
66 AskAgent
27 Tips

I grew up watching soap operas, & loved You Had Me at Hola. Would love to see women's fiction based in world of soaps (can be behind the scenes/in front of camera/after leaving spotlight). Something w/ humor and heart but feels authentic & respectful of the industry. #MSWL