Caroline J. Trussell
@carolinejtrulit
Literary Agent
junior literary agent with @metamorphlitag , mental health advocate/warrior, reader, indie/self pubbed author. INFJ & Capricorn😇 (she/her)
47 MSWL

#MSWL would love a story featuring a septuagenarian or octogenarian group of friends in genres of literary fiction, thriller, women’s fiction, etc but want older protagonists both cute and taking no shit similar to THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

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

I should add that I represent writers from commercial to the more accessible end of literary.

Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
55 MSWL

in honour of IWtV day, a humble #mswl request for lush, gothic, deliciously literary takes on vampires. comp me Woman, Eating or Let the Right One In or Carmilla or Certain Dark Things. the grittier, darker, and more grotesque the better. as we know:

Annie Hwang
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
31 MSWL
17 Tips

I'm mostly looking for evocative and atmospheric literary fiction these days (my dark little heart tends to love being surprised and tenderized by the weird, strange, uncanny, gothic).

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

Thriller/mystery/suspense: More open here! Though note that I tend to like more focus on character/relationship than is most typical for these genres--not necessarily as plot-driven as is typical--and very literary writing (I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU by Kara A. Kennedy).

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

Commercial-literary fiction in general: I’m a Fan, My Sister the Serial Killer, Tender is the Flesh, Paul Takes the Form of Mortal Girl are all good examples.

I’m also looking for something more sweeping, still with voice. I love Iris Murdoch, Toni Morrison, Barbara Kingsolver.

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.

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

Writers: our website is still in development but I want new submissions. #mswl 🧵:

High-concept YA - if it includes & addresses untold histories / historically marginalized characters, all the better

YA horror - ALL OF IT

Literary / commercial-literary horror - see above…

Olivia Maidment
@liv_maidment
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @MMLitAgency | she/her
9 MSWL

Currently injured and taking forced time out from my favourite hobby (running) and reflecting a lot on the running world and mindset. If anyone is querying a literary leaning novel with running as a central theme or focus I would love to see it! #mswishlist #mswl

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

Today's #MSWL !

Multi-character, multi-timeline, multi-theme literary works that feel like short story collections but tie together into a novel.
Stories must have scene arcs, not be merely vignettes.

Eg: OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout or THERE, THERE by Tommy Orange

Laura Dail Literary Agency
@LDLAInc
Literary Agency
52 MSWL
Mira Landry
@_mira_landry
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @corvisierolit ~ Writer, Reader, Runner ~ You can do it, I believe in you.
52 MSWL

Today's #MSWL item is VERY specific:

I want whip-smart absurdist OR speculative literary fiction that acts as satirical or hyperbolic commentary on the oddly accepted parts of culture and society.
Eg: Kevin Wilson's NOTHING TO SEE HERE or Jessamine Chan's SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS

Mira Landry
@_mira_landry
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @corvisierolit ~ Writer, Reader, Runner ~ You can do it, I believe in you.
52 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

In YA and Adult:

- Fantasy rooted in folklore and culture, featuring diverse characters, myths, and monsters
- Horror as a vehicle for exploring identity, otherness, and trauma
- Fresh genre crossovers/subgenres like cozy sci-fi, horror romance, literary historical fantasy, etc.

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

#MSWL time!

I'd love to see mysteries/thrillers (literary or upmarket) with deep, psychological interiority that shows voice and personality. Think Searcher by Tana French, or Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton.
Extra interested if there's a faux/red-flag love interest involved.

Michelle Lindo Rice
@mlindorice
Literary Agent
Lit.Agent @LCSLiterary - AALA and SCBWI member querymanager.com/query/LCSLiteraryServices R, WF Author. Editor. AKA @ZoeyMJackson
26 MSWL

I am in the mood for a really emotional literary fiction read. #MSWL . I want a character who stays with me long after the story has ended.

Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews ‘22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
52 MSWL
Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews ‘22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
52 MSWL

In literary, I’m looking for things with beautiful but accessible writing, with strong characters and concept. I’ve loved Tomorrow x3, Tom Lake, and How High We Go In The Dark. I would also love to see something akin to the film Past Lives.

Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews ‘22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
52 MSWL

Authors, my official #mswl is forthcoming, but I'm on the hunt for lyrical and joyful commercial and upmarket fiction, and select literary fiction, fantasy, and YA. A few specifics: