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

I'm closing to queries soon for a bit to catch up on subs.

Before I do, I'd love to see some literary-leaning horror (MG, YA, adult) in my inbox. Atmospheric horror, body horror, campy horror, autumnal horror, emotional horror—all of it.

#MSWL #amwriting #writingcommunity

Maggie Cooper
@frecklywench
Literary Agent
agent @aevitascreative (query me w/ your 🏳️‍🌈🤓📚!) // writer, book gal, scone-lover // @mfagreensboro grad; teaching @grubwriters // she/her // opinions mine
9 MSWL

overall: I represent mostly-adult, mostly-fiction across the literary-commercial spectrum from weirdo short stories to "book club" novels to historical fiction to trade romance. I *rarely* read thrillers or hard SFF. You can query me right here: aevitascreative.com/contact/ #MSWL

Maggie Cooper
@frecklywench
Literary Agent
agent @aevitascreative (query me w/ your 🏳️‍🌈🤓📚!) // writer, book gal, scone-lover // @mfagreensboro grad; teaching @grubwriters // she/her // opinions mine
9 MSWL

gorgeously written literary fiction with a well earned, but mind-boggling twist (see: FATES & FURIES, TRUST EXERCISE, FINGERSMITH) 🤯 #MSWL

Ruta Rimas
@TheRRascal
Editor
Executive editor @RazorbillBooks New mama+Cats+mountains+books. tweetles mine. Am in a perpetual state of “how does this work?”
4 MSWL

Agents, I am actively acquiring MG, YA, GN, and the occasional PB. Commercial-Literary. Immigrant, LBGTQIA+, BIPOC voices. Speculative fiction, horror, fantasy, contemporary. Big fan of underdogs, flawed characters, impossible situations. #mswl #ya #mg #pb #gn

Amy Elizabeth
@amylizbishop
Literary Agent
NYC. Literary agent @DGandBTweets . Resident millennial, new aunt; overly enthusiastic, she/her. @SUNYGeneseo alum. pro-Garamond. Rise up.
26 MSWL
8 Tips

#MSWL pt. II

Adult fiction:
-literary fiction by BIPOC authors
-bookclub fiction about friendships, tangled family relationships, grief
-literary suspense
-mysteries with a female protagonist

Ruta Rimas
@TheRRascal
Editor
Executive editor @RazorbillBooks New mama+Cats+mountains+books. tweetles mine. Am in a perpetual state of “how does this work?”
4 MSWL

Agents, I am actively acquiring MG, YA, GN, and the occasional PB. Commercial-Literary. Immigrant, LBGTQIA+, POC voices. Speculative fiction, horror, fantasy, contemporary. Big fan of underdogs, flawed characters, impossible situations. Specifics to come. #mswl #ya #mg #pb #gn

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1659 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 Tips

“Give me literary fiction that genre blends, and commercial fiction that takes me somewhere unknown. It helps if you can break my heart in the process.” @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.
1659 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 Tips

“I really love 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

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

I receive the next most horror and literary fiction submissions. Keep these coming, please. I receive a ton of sci-fi submissions, but I am looking for no hard sci-fi, & I get so. many. hard sci-fi queries.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1659 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 Tips

“Literary fiction with splashes of time travel, secret societies, cults, and the apocalypse? Yes. Please.” @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.
1659 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 Tips

“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
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1659 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 Tips

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

🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.
499 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
78 Tips

I'd love to see more upmarket/literary fantasy in my inbox, a la TEN THOUSAND DOORS, UPROOTED, A DARKER SHADE. I'm particularly drawn to books that play with fairytales and folklore, but I'm looking for anything that draws me in w/ great characters and excellent writing. #mswl

Trisha de Guzman 🇵🇭
@trishadeg
Editor
🇵🇭 filipinx immigrant, she/her, editing kidlit at fsg books for young readers @mackidsbooks tweets my own #WeNeedDiverseBooks #POCinPub
26 MSWL
Trisha de Guzman 🇵🇭
@trishadeg
Editor
🇵🇭 filipinx immigrant, she/her, editing kidlit at fsg books for young readers @mackidsbooks tweets my own #WeNeedDiverseBooks #POCinPub
26 MSWL

YOUNG ADULT

- contemporary stories that take a tongue-in-cheek approach to deconstructing toxic gender norms
- ripped-from-the headlines contemporary novels with literary writing and whipsmart sociopolitical commentary

#MSWL

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Agent at @PSLiterary and author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS (@InkyardPress). Next, BATTLE OF THE BANDS (@Candlewick, '21). Loves @BeautyBritches .
154 MSWL
41 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Randomly thinking about how diverse, inclusive adult literary fiction, set in small, intimate settings, have just rocked my reading heart the last few years.

If you're writing anything that'll make me feel the way @ZillianZi and @blgtylr's books have, you should query me. #MSWL

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
367 MSWL
574 AskAgent
187 Tips

In fiction I definitely want more upmarket, literary, women's fiction as well as suspense, thriller, and mystery. I'm looking for women's stories, personal growth, friendship stories (a friendship breakup book). #LGBTQ stories and authors #MSWL

Pam Gruber
@Pamlet606
Literary Agent
Literary agent @IGLABooks . See also: avid window shopper, skilled pie maker, amateur DnD player, and crazy cat lady.
10 MSWL

#mswl #mg I love layered literary middle grade fantasy (some favorites: The Girl Who Drank the Moon or His Dark Materials), and coming-of-age graphic novels in the vein of Spinning and This One Summer 6/?

Pam Gruber
@Pamlet606
Literary Agent
Literary agent @IGLABooks . See also: avid window shopper, skilled pie maker, amateur DnD player, and crazy cat lady.
10 MSWL

Speaking of discovering… I’m on the hunt for adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction with literary voices and commercial hooks. I love complicated female protagonists, innovative twists on classic tropes, and being swept away by fully realized worlds (real or imagined). 4/?

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
FSG Books for Young Readers assistant editor, Barnard alum, opera singer, stress baker, and podcast addict. Writing books as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
13 MSWL

YOUNG ADULT:
- Literary, character-driven stories featuring diverse ensembles and strong points of view
- Joyful romcoms about marginalized protagonists
- Light fantasy / speculative fiction

#MSWL