Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
627 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

My full #mswl can be found on the agency website but here’s what I’m especially looking for in 2023:

—Adult + YA RomCom that are FUNNY AF *or/and* Adult Romance w a magic/spec twist
—Suspense/Thrillers (we need more queer and POC rep in this category!)
—MG Fantasy! All kinds!

Focused Artists
@FocusedArtists
Literary Agency
Executive Director at Focused Artists/ Director of Media Rights, Translation Rights Agent, Jr Lit Agent at Context Literary Agency/ Latiné
17 MSWL
Laura Apperson
@LCatAp
Editor
Editor, @alcovepress . Writer, avid coffee enthusiast. Flautist @BKWindSymphony . She/her.
15 MSWL

I'm also looking for:

💃Compelling stories about incredible women, LGBTQIA+ folks, & people of color changing the world

🗡️Jaw-dropping true crime, esp. female serial killers for @crookedlanebks

For my full #MSWL, visit my page here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/Laur…

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
213 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

In all things, I am looking for compassionate writing, community-focused politics, strong BIPOC and LGBTQ+ representation, and to have lots of feelings and/or fun while reading

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

I still have a handful of older queries and submissions to read, but I'm officially open to queries again! Looking for crossover speculative fiction, thrillers and horror with speculative elements, and 2SLGBTQIA+ picture books from authors or author/illustrators! #MSWL

Norma Perez-Hernandez
@normajeanesays
Assistant Editor
assistant editor | writer | sometimes actor | founding member, @LatinxinPub and @PocPub | BTS! BTS! | rep: @jcastillobooks | messaging and data rates may apply
60 MSWL
25 AskAgent

Norma @normajeanesays

your friendly reminder that i am looking for magical realism, gothic fiction, and horror #MSWL

oh, it’s #MSWL day! along with the below tweet, i’m into mysteries and thrillers, historical fiction, and LGBTQ romance or fiction with strong romantic elements 💕

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
184 MSWL
68 Tips

It's #MSWL Day, so I'll post a few items on my wish list. I'm still eager to find indigenous authors with authentic stories from PB to adult. I'd like more contemporary MG & YA by diverse voices, including LGBTQ+, but not issue books. #WritingCommunity #amquerying #amagenting

Jessica Craig
@craigliterary
Literary Agent
After CT, NYC, Edinburgh, London, I settled in Spain and founded a literary agency for diverse global writers.
2 MSWL

Manuscript Academy @MSWLMA

#MSWL DAY! February 16th. All day long! pic.twitter.com/2dUZ57wMt2

I've updated my #MSWL page for their great new platform and look forward to queries - especially if it's a multicultural love story, a
BIPOC perspective on history (fiction or nonfiction), a thriller in an unusual time and place...
Happy #MSWL Day! 👇🤗 manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/Jess…

Nicole Luongo
@nicoleluongo_
Editor
editing @parkrowbooks / @harpercollins | open to acquisitions 📚 | she/her
3 MSWL

Happy #MSWL Day! My inbox is open to acquisitions 📚📚📚 Here’s my MSWL profile to help give you a sense of what I’m looking for:

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/nico…

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

MG: stories highlighting the beauty of kids going through difficult things and complicated family dynamics; experiences of first love and crushes esp of queer kids discovering themselves; misfits finding connection, friendship, and the stirrings of desire.

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

Things I love in YA romances: queer love; sex-positivity; steaminess & tension; opposites attract (💜 stoic softies at heart); complex characters; discovering first love & lust; enemies or rivals to lovers; attraction (or battle) of minds; funny romantasy; dark gothic (2/)

Paige Terlip
@PTerlip
Literary Agent
Dog lover. Book hoarder. Outdoor enthusiast | Agent @AndreaBrownLit | Children's Lit. MA & MFA from Simmons | she/her
23 MSWL
1 Tips

Upmarket Fiction that has a dark and/or speculative edge,
bookclub fiction that doesn't center white women,
LGBTQ+ history,
speculative fiction about the Tsunami spirits in Ishinomaki, focusing on collective healing (the ghost taxis especially usatoday.com/story/news/wor…)

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Paige Terlip
@PTerlip
Literary Agent
Dog lover. Book hoarder. Outdoor enthusiast | Agent @AndreaBrownLit | Children's Lit. MA & MFA from Simmons | she/her
23 MSWL
1 Tips

Romance & cozy mysteries centering BIPOC &/or queer casts,
embracing queer identity late in life,
action-adventures that comp to The Lost City,
sunshine-grumpy trope (or grumpy-grumpy, anything w/ a snarky, lovably cranky protag who might be a cinnamon roll underneath it all)

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Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop, an imprint of @penguinteen and @penguinkids ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites She/her #WNDB #POCinPub
31 MSWL

YA:
- BIPOC and queer romcoms with depth and heart!!!!
- Speculative thrillers
- Contemporary, literary stories, with hints of magical realism

Ash Stann
@ashtynwrites
Editor
Freelance Editor for @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress | Writer | Retired Book Blogger and bookseller | Lover of Happily Ever Afters 💗 Tweets are my own. she/her
6 MSWL

Across all genres, I’m looking for:
-LGBTQIA+ representation
-neurodiversity
-representation of physical disabilities or chronic illness
-racial or cultural diversity
-unique or non-traditional family units (including found families)
-imperfect characters trying their best

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
33 MSWL

In any YA genre:
-LGBTQIA+ representation
-neurodiversity
-racial or cultural diversity
-male lead characters who subvert toxic masculinity
-found families and diverse ensemble casts
-strong friendships / platonic love stories
-protagonists as changemakers and activists
#mswl

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
37 MSWL

Also, I am queer and I like queer books. I am fat and I like fat-positive books. I want to see myself and others represented on the page with care and full appreciation of what this means when we see it.

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
37 MSWL

Send me your big epic fantasy with world building you can touch, it's so real, and characters facing monumental world-ending stakes. Bonus points if it's an unusual setting and bigger bonus points if it's queer.

Saint Gibson
@s_t_gibson
Literary Agent
Author of A DOWRY OF BLOOD and agent, Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, British Fantasy Award Nominee, she/they. Rep: @Literary_Tara .✨ 💌 saint.substack.com
29 MSWL
Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

PB Nonfiction:

-I'm open to bios; I prefer women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and/or otherwise underrepresented subjects (POLIO PIONEER by Linda Elovitz Marshall, NIKI NAKAYMA: A CHEF’S TALE IN 13 BITES by Debbi Michiko Florence)

-Informative with some wit, like Mary Roach for kids