Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, and YA. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
49 MSWL
2 Tips

The Standard Digital @StandardKenya

KBC’s reporter piece to camera with the Jumbo turns hilarious

Video by KBC pic.twitter.com/mZMjnEFbes

I really love elephants.

If you are an illustrator with an elephant picture book, hit me up. I’d love an elephant book of an elephant living its life in wild. Not living it up in the big city Babar-style. (Also less colonialism) #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @ktliterary | 🌈she/them | ✨magical | opinions my own | Gemini ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
245 MSWL
46 AskAgent
25 Tips
Stefanie (Stevie) Molina
@agentstefanie
Literary Agent
Agent @ladderbirdlit | Freelance Editor | #SensitivityReader | she/her | baker-hiker-swimmer-musician
15 MSWL

PB:
-outdoors. more outdoors, always
-gutsy, silly, obnoxious kids taking center stage
-unique aspects of culture (am always open to food, but am mostly looking for non-food entry points to story right now)
-author-illustrators whose styles feel ✨cozy✨
-NF about BIPOC history!

Natalie M. Lakosil
@Natalie_Lakosil
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, making my way through adventures in agent land. She/her
26 MSWL
30 AskAgent

PB:
funny picture books by queer, BIPOC, marginalized authors that have nothing to do with identity. Give me the next CREEPY UNDERWEAR or DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS or PENGUIN PROBLEMS or LLAMA DESTROYS THE UNIVERSE

illustrators and author-illustrators

Lydia Silver
@LydiaRSilver
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent at Darley Anderson @DA_Childrens and @Illustration_DA . Bookseller Rising Star 2022. She/her.
22 MSWL

For younger readers, I want clever, funny and an immediate hook. I’m particularly interested in author/illustrators and graphic novel creators for this area, but I’d love to see them in other spaces too!

Taj McCoy (she/her) says buy LOVE TIMES INFINITY!!
@tajmccoywrites
Literary Agent
Author, Agent (@reesagency), & Consultant. Out: SAVVY. Next: ZORA, 04.25.23 (MIRA), EVEN IF THE SKY IS FALLING, May 2023 (HQN). Rep: @Jemiscoe . 🖤🇹🇭🇵🇭🏳️‍🌈
1 MSWL
Michael Buckley
@whatsupbuckley
Editor
Finn and the Subatomic Slip and Slide is out now! Insta @whatsupbuckley michaelbuckleywrites.com Opinions are brilliant and my own.
6 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2313 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Looking for graphic memoirs and graphic nonfiction by author/illustrators in all age categories."
@agentvicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent is closed 2 queries
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
161 MSWL
68 Tips

I’d LOVE to see MG and YA contemporary graphic novel scripts (magical realism is good too). Author only, author/illustrator, or team—I’ll look at all. #MSWL #WritingCommunity #diversity #inclusive Query me via Query Manager.

Alex DiFrancesco
@Alex_JKPGender
Editor
Commissioning Editor of Gender and Sexuality Books for @JKPBooks . They/them or he/him
1 MSWL

Over at #MSWL, I've got a little list of what I'm looking for up, as well as some musings about the importance of LGBTQIA2S+ books!

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alex…

Marietta B Zacker
@AgentZacker
Literary Agent
obsessions: 📚🍦💃🏽, representation in books & in all of life matters to this unabashed Latinx; co-owner & literary agent at @galltzackerlit ; author (she/her)
9 MSWL
44 AskAgent

Illustrators:
* Skillful portfolio w/ interconnected illustrations that accurately represent the world we live in
* Stand-out characters & scenes that compel a reader to turn the page
* Artists w/ an easily-recognizable signature look
* Images that make me laugh 😂 or cry 😢

Marietta B Zacker
@AgentZacker
Literary Agent
obsessions: 📚🍦💃🏽, representation in books & in all of life matters to this unabashed Latinx; co-owner & literary agent at @galltzackerlit ; author (she/her)
9 MSWL
44 AskAgent

🎉 Thrilled to tweet that I am once again open to queries.

I represent passionate authors & illustrators who wholeheartedly believe in the power of storytelling for young readers (including YA!).

My #MSWL for 2022 includes (simplified ... because ... Twitter 😅):

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2313 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Fandom books and other illustrated, geeky/pop culture non-fiction titles are my bread and butter.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2313 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Picture Books: illustrated stories with literary sensibilities, nonfiction topics (not biographies), cultural traditions/folklore/history.” @agentvicente  #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2313 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“I’d love to see more YA or MG illustrated nonfiction or graphic novels about women’s rights, reproductive health, and adjacent topics (pop culture included).” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Kelly Dyksterhouse
@KellyDHouse
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, The Tobias Literary Agency, Kidlit, Hiker, Writer, Professional Daydreamer, MFA from VCFA. AALA. SCBWI She/Her
13 MSWL

Hello, #amquerying #kidlit writers, I am now open to queries! I've updated my #mswl, so take a look, and if you think we'd be a good fit, I'd love to read your work! #PB #MG #YA #GN #NF #Illustrators

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kell…

Anna Lazowski - Pre-order DARK CLOUD now!
@anna_lazowski
Editor
Author, Radio Producer, Editor 🇨🇦 T. REXES CAN'T TIE THEIR SHOES (Random House Kids) DARK CLOUD (Kids Can Press 2023) Rep: @inthesestones
2 MSWL

It's a long weekend in 🇨🇦 and my submissions inbox is currently at zero. I'm on the lookout for new picture book authors and author/illustrators for @starryforestbks, so take a peek at my #MSWL: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/anna… #amwriting #pb #WritingCommunity #amquerying #amreading

BookEnds Literary
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
65 MSWL
53 AskAgent
127 Tips

Put on your #MSWL reading glasses 👓

Another from @jmcgowanbks:

"I'd love to find more author-illustrators who are working on laugh out loud picture books. Or something that inspires little readers like Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer."

Anna Lazowski - Pre-order DARK CLOUD now!
@anna_lazowski
Editor
Author, Radio Producer, Editor 🇨🇦 T. REXES CAN'T TIE THEIR SHOES (Random House Kids) DARK CLOUD (Kids Can Press 2023) Rep: @inthesestones
2 MSWL