Sam B. Farkas
@SamBFarkas
Literary Agent
Foreign Rights & Agent at Jill Grinberg Literary. History dork. Gritty fanatic. Licorice connoisseur. She/her. Writer rep’d by @patricianels
16 MSWL

I see so many things comped to Naomi Novik that those comps have kind of lost meaning for me, but nevertheless I love romantic and literary fantasy that draws from folklore, especially if it's interrogating heavier topics, as SPINNING SILVER interrogates antisemitism. #mswl

Sam B. Farkas
@SamBFarkas
Literary Agent
Foreign Rights & Agent at Jill Grinberg Literary. History dork. Gritty fanatic. Licorice connoisseur. She/her. Writer rep’d by @patricianels
16 MSWL

Historical with fabulist elements. Think Alice Hoffman — literary prose, a sharply defined setting, just a hint of magic. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1758 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Literary fiction that genre blends, commercial fiction that takes me somewhere unknown, and rom-coms that make me laugh and swoon.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1758 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“I am interested in a variety of YA genres: contemporary, magical realism, horror, mystery, thriller, and light fantasy. I enjoy literary prose combined with a strong voice and high concept.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult #F , #SF , and #MR ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Rep: @MichRichter1 ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara
16 MSWL

⟡ Afrofuturist Fantasy, Africanfuturist SF, or any BIPOC SF/F story with BIPOC characters. Send me everything that comps Nnedi Okorafor or N.K. Jemisin.

⟡ Literary or Upmarket Magical Realism like Carlos Ruiz Zafón's THE SHADOW OF THE WIND.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
194 MSWL
34 AskAgent

8) Yes, I do graphic novels! In addition to cozy fantasy, looking for MG fantasy/adventure more broadly and for moody, literary-feeling YA coming-of-age stories (the queerer the better).

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
194 MSWL
34 AskAgent

4.3) Cozy MG fantasy that feels both literary and commercial. Think Studio Ghibli, Halloweentown, a touch of Anne Ursu. (I am also extremely looking for this in graphic novels!)

angeline rodriguez
@gelrdrgz
Editor
book editor @HachetteUS @orbitbooks , ajena 🪐🇻🇪, some words @dailydot @WeAreMel , h town vicious, views my own
10 MSWL

near-future, high-concept SCI-FI with a literary bent, that dissects our own world more clearly through another—looking for hopeful postapocalypses, dystopian utopias, Gibsonian cyberpunk from new perspectives #mswl

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
14 MSWL

Literary or fairytale #retellings – but they have to really stand out and bring something new. Bonus for more under-the-radar or lesser-told tales or mashups. #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
58 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

Blue Ticket was thrilling and sad and just the most perfect literary/dystopian novel. The ending broke my heart... and I'd love to see more books like this in my inbox! #MSWL

Megan Carroll
@MeganACarroll
Literary Agent
Essex Girl by way of Ireland, Burma & India. Literary Agent at @watsonlittle , @GoldsmithsUoL Alum, TV binge watcher and compulsive reader. 👩🏽‍🦰 (she/her)
15 MSWL

Megan Carroll @MeganACarroll

We are reopening our #submissions tomorrow (eeeek!) so I thought I’d go through what I’m looking for this year in a hopefully helpful thread. #MSWL

In fiction I’d love to see high concept love stories for both commercial and reading group/literary crossover readers. I’m keen to see historical fiction and gothic horror - think Stacey Halls, Laura Purcell and Bridget Collins.

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
103 MSWL
193 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

I'd really love to see a polyamorous relationship. There are too little of these and often misrepresented. If you have this in an adult literary work, that better be the first query I get. 😂

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
256 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

#MSWL - literary MG standalone. I'm still thinking of some of my fav reads of 2020 and a lot of the books my mind can't let go of are MG standalone novels, whether contemporary or not. Think THE LINE TENDER, and if you ever want to talk about that book, I'm here. It's SO GOOD.

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
375 MSWL
574 AskAgent
188 Tips

In my world the focus is on literary, upmarket & women’s fiction as well as mystery & suspense. #mswl

Happy Holl-Zabé-s
@ZREllor
Literary Agent
MAY THE BEST MAN WIN (Roaring Brook, May 18th 2021) | SILK FIRE (Rebellion, July 2022) | associate agent @JDLitAgency | rep @RedPenKaitlyn | any pronoun
215 MSWL
3 AskAgent
29 Tips

One BIG #MSWL of mine going into 2021 is fiction that straddles the line between literary and speculative. If you have an adult MS that straddles these genres, I’d love to see it when I reopen in January

Meg Reid 🦦
@megireid
Other
Director, @hubcitypress . Canadian in the South. MSWL: weird & surprising south. Spicy publishing takes are 100% my own and don’t represent the Press or HCWP.
4 MSWL

🚨 A tweet to say that @KAWebb_ is the best. We're getting caught up in our submissions, so: Hub City will likely open for a short *NONFICTION* reading period in January. Eternal #MSWL is literary CNF from the south. Diverse POVs highly encouraged to send. More details soon!

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
Editor @tinyrepbooks @duttonbooks . Bronx bred. Weirdo. Writer. Words in @gumbo_media . Closed to unsolicited manuscripts. Thoughts=my own. IG: bamtastic07
18 MSWL

Hi agent friends! Just wanted to put this out there as we look ahead to the new year. #MSWL: I'm hungry for voicey contemporary literary fiction with gorgeous, delicious prose in the vein of Ocean Vuong, Jesmyn Ward, Colson Whitehead etc.

Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries~
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
123 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

In MG, I want to see contemporary of all kinds, creepy/spooky stories, & again, grounded fantasy or speculative. In YA, I'd love to see more thriller, horror, Gothic, grounded fantasy or speculative, contemporary, rom-coms, & really lush literary fic.

Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries~
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
123 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

When I reopen to queries in Jan., my wishlist is going to look different than it does now. In adult fic, I am really going to want to see upmarket fiction & book club fiction, literary fic, rom-coms, mystery, domestic & psychological thrillers, horror, & grounded speculative fic.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 literary agent: Westwood 📖 planning @TheFOLD_ 🐕‍🦺 PhD (abd) 💻 blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad 📘 This account is announcements only! 📣
75 MSWL
37 Tips

5/ About 31% of my list is SFF, but I am at an agency with a fantastic track record in literary fiction. I would love to read more upmarket, contemporary, and lit fic by emerging authors, especially (but not exclusively) living in Canada.