Literary

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 1d

"Literary fiction that takes you into small worlds and communities where I'm an outsider. A glimpse inside a complex family, or a workplace." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 3d

“For me, literary fiction lives and dies in its characters and writing, send me your complex, diverse characters grappling with what it means to be human something in the vein of Tom Rachman’s THE IMPERFECTIONISTS.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 9

"Romance, Literary, Commercial, Suspense, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books." @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · May 5

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks

Honestly one of the best novels I’ve ever read. Pick up @pengshepherd’s book! twitter.com/pengshepherd/s…

I talk a lot about how my favorite kind of literary fiction blends genres, pulling the speculative or a bit of magic into it.

And this one is a perfect, stunning example of that.

More books like @pengshepherd’s in my query box, please. #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Apr 27

This has been a good week for catching up on submissions. My #MSWL hasn’t changed much—women’s fiction, suspense, upmarket & literary. Also nonfiction (no memoir please). My inbox has room.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

I'd also like a MG realistic/contemporary series. Something like Jason Reynold's TRACK series. I'd also be super excited to find brilliant literary standalone in MG. Something like WHEN YOU REACH ME or THE THING ABOUT LUCK. #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Apr 19

Still getting the occasional DM asking if I'm open to queries... and I am! :-D

Here's what I'm looking for:

Most genres of YA.
Genre blending literary fiction.
Accessible sci-fi and fantasy.
Memoir and essay collections.
Cookbooks.
You?

Query me! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl #MSWL

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Apr 5

I am especially interested in finding more SF! I love both literary SF that could be marketed to both non-genre and genre reading audiences, and more commercial SF with knowledgeable worldbuilding that asks big, human questions (ala the Expanse series) #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Apr 4

What I look for in MG, regardless of genre: great storytelling; layered, appealing characters; literary quality writing, matched to a page-turning pace. #MSWL

Steven Salpeter @StiSal · Apr 2

I’d love to learn more about the Latinx experience and hope to see more literary or commercial fiction submissions of heartfelt contemporary novels for adults featuring Latinx characters, Latinx family stories or thrillers, adventures, fantasy, and magical realism #mswl

Maureen Moretti @maureen_moretti · Apr 2

Literary fiction: I love lit fic that makes me think about people differently. My favorite example is Rachman’s THE IMPERFECTIONISTS which changed my life.

Ladderbird Agency @ladderbirdlit · Mar 27

So very obsessed with Helen Oyeyemi. GINGERBREAD is beautiful, but then I had to go read all her other books. She is a treasure. Anyone working on beautiful, literary, re-imagined fairy tales with a conscious? I'm looking... #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 26

My wife is watching her reality shows (right now Temptation Island is on), and I so want to read a literary novel with reality TV in it.

Like a novel that feels like the show UnReal, or reminds me of THE LAST ONE by Alexandra Oliva. Oof that was a perfect book. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 17

Seeing a lot of queries from folks who love @mikechenwriter, and that fills my heart.

Reminder... I'm looking for adult literary genre blends, like Here & Now & Then, or like Station Eleven by @EmilyMandel and The Night Circus by @erinmorgenstern. ericsmithrocks.com/mswl #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries! @AlyssaJennette · Mar 11

A picture book or a literary novel about "Boston marriages." (Notably, Katharine Lee Bates--who wrote America the Beautiful--and Katharine Coman, or Amelia Van Buren and Eva Watson-Schutze.) #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 11

"Literary fiction that takes you into small worlds and communities where I'm an outsider. A glimpse inside a complex family, or a workplace." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl