Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian • She/Her • ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) • #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
15 MSWL

I realized I haven’t updated my #mswl in a while, so here’s what I’m currently on the hunt for:

🗡️ BIPOC romantasy
💜 queer contemporary romance (drown me in tropes!)
🐉 myth retellings with a twist
🇨🇦 Canadian authors
🧭 Dan Brown-esque mystery/thrillers

Katie Gisondi
@GisondiKatie
Literary Agent
sub rights associate and lit agent at @LDLiterary 🤗
26 MSWL

I don't see enough queer monster romances or paranormal romances!! where are my vampire boyfriends and trans merpeople and werewolf lesbians? #mswl

Sian Ellis-Martin
@sianellismartin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @BlakeFriedmann . 📚 Can always be found near the snacks. (she/her)
15 MSWL

I love love stories!! 🩷❤️ Whether it’s all-encompassing, meant-to-be love, or smaller and quieter, I want to see it. If it’s a queer love story – even better!

Amy Nielsen
@AmyNielsen06
Literary Agent
15 MSWL

I'm EXCITED to share I'm opening back up to submissions in June with a narrowed #MSWL . I'm looking for Adult Queer or Neurodiverse (ND) representation (MC or SC) in Contemporary Romance or Contemporary Fiction. I can't wait!#amquerying

Catherine Ross
@ThingsCatSays1
Literary Agent
Fantasy Writer ✨. Lover of all things paranormal. Lawyer. Literary Agent Apprentice with @corvisierolit
15 MSWL

Hi everyone!! I am open to queries starting today! 🥳🥳

Below are some themes and genres that I’m particularly looking for right now. Im so excited to read your stories!
querymanager.com/query/2999

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them 🏳️‍🌈 Layout @ana_scribe
15 MSWL

And for ALL AGES, graphic novels! I would love to see any of the above genres in a graphic novels and I adore manga art styles! If it's queer, send it here!

And also for ALL ages and categories, if you have a main theme of grief or processing grief I would love to read it! 13/

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them 🏳️‍🌈 Layout @ana_scribe
15 MSWL

...fantasy romance/romantasy and obvs anything with horror elements. I also really want queer norm worlds, accessible fantasies and diverse casts (please give me more disability rep in fantasy!) 7/

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

I'm looking most for SEL-driven PBs in general! Topics of interest:

-Grief – hopeful but not saccharine; honest about the heavy parts. (THE HOLE by Lindsay Bonilla)

-LGBTQIA+ – Anything from celebratory, to informative, to issue-based (WHAT ARE YOUR WORDS? by Katherine Locke)

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

I also love stories featuring relationships—the good, the bad, and everything in between: friendship and found family, “friend break-up”, complicated family dynamics. And I adore romance (especially LGBTQIA+!), but prefer it as a subplot.

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

YA and upper MG contemporary continue to be my first priority! Lyrical prose, novels-in-verse, “dark and gritty,” “issue-driven,” character-driven, voice-y. I want to feature LGBTQIA+ voices, BIPOC voices, disability and chronic illness, mental health and neurodivergence, grief.

Rachel Mann
@rachelpmann
Literary Agent
Literary agent | She/her
23 MSWL

Graphic novels across the market, but see 🧵 for general themes that I’m interested in.

Literary / commercial-literary erotica. Especially if bi / queer.

‘Accessible’, light historical - both commercial-literary & literary, across adult & YA markets. Especially non-Western.

Trinica Sampson-Vera
@trinicasampson
Literary Agent
literary associate @newleafliterary | ATX-based
15 MSWL
Isabel Kaufman
@isabeljka
Literary Agent
literary agent @foxliterary , lighting lanterns at the crossroads of literary and speculative fiction. goose girl & katabasis enthusiast.
21 MSWL

apropos of nothing in particular if YOU are writing epic fantasy about kingdom-rending lesbian situationships send it to ME #mswl

Mara Hollander
@MAGHwrites
Literary Agent
she/her. associate agent @FinePrintLit and SFF writer. ✡️. Hoyas 🏀. Nationals ⚾️. Recovering Nagano '98 apologist 🥈⛸.
15 MSWL

I made some tiny updates to my #MSWL to reflect a few more things I'm excited to see (and maybe remove a few things that haven't been working for me). If you comp What Happened in Skinner, please query me!!
litagentmara.com/mswl/

Mira Landry
@_mira_landry
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @corvisierolit ~ Writer, Reader, Runner ~ You can do it, I believe in you.
15 MSWL

My next #MSWL

Literary “Romance”—I want a deeply thematic & potentially twisted story about complexity of relationships/ love.

HEA ok but prefer not.

Lots of interiority but center around an external happening!

LGBTQ+ yes! But prefer when sexuality is not the main conflict

Rebecca Podos
@BeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Senior Agent at the Rees Literary Agency. Lambda Award-winning author, sometimes. FROM DUST, A FLAME out now, AT MIDNIGHT up next. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
128 MSWL

- Kid lit centering queer history
- Explorations of sustainability through an intersectional lens, food justice, urban gardening, and our relationship to the land

Rebecca Podos
@BeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Senior Agent at the Rees Literary Agency. Lambda Award-winning author, sometimes. FROM DUST, A FLAME out now, AT MIDNIGHT up next. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
128 MSWL

- Queer contemp and historical fiction with gorgeous prose and a strong hook
- Queer and/or BIPOC romance across categories. Steam (in adult) is welcome but not required!
- Cozy mysteries for millennials
- SFF with a strong romantic element, or romance with a strong SFF element

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them 🏳️‍🌈 Layout @ana_scribe
15 MSWL

Adult/YA Romantasy:

I really want to see queer stories here (and everywhere else too!). I especially want sapphic and trans/nonbinary characters. High or low stakes is okay here so long as the romance is believable and I get the worldbuilding! 9/?

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
27 MSWL
2 AskAgent
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In ADULT 💘Romance:
* Dark or Light*
* HEA required (even if the HEA not everyone's preferred HEA)
* Please indicate the heat level/sensuality in query
* Includes but not limited to: LGBTQ / work from diverse authors / chars with diverse backgrounds

- Esp. Settings in Alaska, Nat'l Parks, Outdoors, Wilderness, etc)
- Romantic Mystery
- Romantic Suspense
- Inspirational Romance (especially suspense: kidnappings, cold cases, witness protection, etc)
- RomCom
- Contemporary
- Historical (including Regency/England early 1800's)
- Paranormal (light/grounded in real world)
- Fantasy (light/grounded in real world), no fae, no dragons.

#MSWL March 2024

Kiana Nguyen
@kianangu
Literary Agent
YA/Adult Fiction Agent at DMLA. Hobbit degenerate. She/her. I smile a lot/make inappropriate jokes. 🌈🦄 ALL SIGNS POINT TO YES ✨ Rep: @samanthashnh
189 MSWL
25 AskAgent
21 Tips

I am a mean ass stemmy gay bitch who hangs out with cool ass queer motherfuckers who ball out on a regular basis and don’t give a fuck about the capitalistic wet dream of a pocket white fence and that’s the shit I want to read and write about.