Nadia El-Fassi ناديه
@chronicles_of_n
Assistant Editor
SFF Assistant Editor (ACQUIRING) @orbitbooks . Fantasy and Rom-com author. Weightlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi 🏳️‍🌈. She/her. Views are my own. 🇲🇦/ 🇦🇺
12 MSWL

#MSWL Who must I sell my soul to for a fantasy retelling of A ROOM WITH A VIEW? The manners, the beauty, the romance. The whole book (and movie) feels like you've walked straight into an impressionist painting, and I want that but, like, with magic.

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

-Immersive YA high fantasy and sci-fi with well-defined rules (be it unique magic systems or technology)

-YA inspired by or reimagining folklore or mythology

-Humorous, voice-y MG, as well as MG that recognizes the harder truths of the world while being ultimately hopeful
#mswl

Alex Arnold
@alexyarnold
Editor
Senior Editor of YA, MG, & picture books @quirkbooks
46 MSWL

I'm not your ideal editor for high fantasy worlds, but I do love grounded fantasy, magical realism, retellings, time travel, and speculative twists in both MG & YA

Maeve is coarsely misinterpreting Bone Frenzy
@mmmlysaght
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @CoppsLiterary ★ Here for MG-Adult graphic novels, Sci-fi, Fantasy, That👏Gay👏Shit👏 ★ She/her ★ Closed to submissions
22 MSWL

In MG in particular, I’m looking for:

🔭Adventure and puzzle stories set outside America

🧜‍♀️Diana Wynne Jones-esque grammatical magic

Saint (S.T.) Gibson IS OPEN TO QUERIES
@s_t_gibson
Literary Agent
Author of A DOWRY OF BLOOD + agent at Speilburg Literary, Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, she/her. Rep: @Literary_Tara .✨ 💌 saint.substack.com
19 MSWL

I'M ALSO SEEKING

🖋️ Dark academia that takes place in unusual contexts, like community colleges or immersion programs
🖋️Historical romance centering working class people and marginalized groups
🖋️Stories that mix magic, pop culture, and rock & roll like THE WICKED + THE DIVINE

Saint (S.T.) Gibson IS OPEN TO QUERIES
@s_t_gibson
Literary Agent
Author of A DOWRY OF BLOOD + agent at Speilburg Literary, Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, she/her. Rep: @Literary_Tara .✨ 💌 saint.substack.com
19 MSWL

I love a good haunting and a good heist, always, and the shadowy place where horror, fantasy, and romance kiss. I’m not big on chosen ones, magical rebellions, elemental magic, or stories centering warriors, but I'm open to being surprised by the right manuscript.

A Woman Reading
@AWomanReading
Literary Agent
Founder of @HollowayLit #LiteraryAgent of bestselling authors. IG: @AWomanReading
93 MSWL
5 Tips

Would still really love to find #sweetromance or #womensfiction with #culinary or #magical elements and or #beach settings. Viola Shipman-ish or Sarah Addison Allen-ish #mswl especially with an African-American protagonist.

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites She/her #WNDB #POCinPub
19 MSWL
Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
212 MSWL
34 AskAgent

🎼 While we're on Broadway: a retelling that feels as fresh and topical but perfectly, wholly, inevitably classic as Hadestown. Also very much looking for retellings/riffs on folklore and legend that decolonize and reclaim magic from white patriarchy (think LEGENDBORN) #MSWL

Trisha de Guzman
@trishadeg
Editor
🇵🇭 Filipino immigrant and Editor at Farrar Straus Giroux Books For Young Readers @mackidsbooks @fiercereads #WNDB #POCinPub
35 MSWL

YOUNG ADULT:
--QTPOC romance with banter, emotionally complex, flawed characters, and ✨ intersectionality ✨
--High-concept speculative fiction examining current issues (esp horror & magical realism)
--Sweeping historical fiction about untold movements, events, or individuals

Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
Junior Agent at High Spot Literary 📖 📚 ✨ I don't tweet often...but when I do...be ready for some average posts 🌺💥 🍩 queries are OPEN
5 MSWL

Mystery/adventure such as Da Vinci Code/ National Treasure. The Holiday but make it a book. Fairy tale retelling. Magical realism. 🌟✍️⭐️

Alice S-H
@alibelle
Literary Agent
Founder & Literary Agent at @ASHliterary . Dogs & books, mostly. Never knowingly out-lipsticked. Views my own. She/her. It's Alice, never Ali. No DM queries.
72 MSWL
21 AskAgent

🎄 Alice S-H 🎄 @alibelle

Hello! Happy 2022! I will be back at my desk tomorrow morning and am excited to dive into what’s already shaping up to be an exciting year, over 300 (!) assistant applications, AND I’ll be opening to queries. Ahead of that, let’s do a #mswl thread.

I’m looking across picture books (author-illustrator only) to YA including graphic novels. I love romcoms, friendcoms, adventures and intriguing magic. I am not a fit for most horror, sci-fi, anything to do with emergencies on planes or the pandemic, or animal POVs. #mswl

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

In speculative fiction (light sci-fi, horror, fantasy), I need worlds that I can settle into easily.

Fresh takes on classic tropes, dynamic characters, unique magic systems, atmospheric writing & undeniably high stakes ✨Think: R.F. Kuang, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Rory Power

4/

Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
VP and Lit Agent at Irene Goodman. Not tall, just loud. She/Her ** Mostly Client Updates & News**
88 MSWL
43 Tips

#MSWL for 2022, all your upmarket suspenseful adult please. DOs: Magic, Murder, Secrets, Impossible Bargains, Hauntings, Libraries, Heists, Lies, Friendships, Betrayals. DONTs: Sad White People Doing Sad White Things to each other for whole novels.

Mara is resting with the chupacabras
@little_mswriter
Assistant Editor
🇵🇷 That witch from the Caribbean. Word witch @stmartinspress | @wednesdaybooks . Somewhere with the chupacabras. Opinions mine. (she/her)
72 MSWL

Magical realism is also welcome in my inbox as well as fabulism in both, YA and Adult #MSWL

Emily Forney
@EmilyKaitlinnn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit • Vampire Enthusiast • Pop culture writer • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
20 MSWL
16 AskAgent

The Owl House is, and will probably always be, my god tier of children’s media. The found family. The humor. The magic and demonic world building. The middle grade storytelling that is actually universal and so smart and witty. The humor and heart. The rep. All of it. #mswl

Noah Grey Rosenzweig
@ng_rosenzweig
Literary Assistant
either reading a book or dreaming about writing one. big dog guy. proud(ish) to be from NJ. tweets my own. literary assistant @RossYoon (he/they)
4 MSWL

Noah Grey Rosenzweig @ng_rosenzweig

A #MSWL mini thread since I'm just dipping a toe into the querying world. 🧵

I love all fiction, with a soft spot for magical realism (think 100 YEARS, of course!). Lit fic, spec fic, and sci-fi are also high on my list. Fantasy like BLACK LEOPARD. Psych fiction that slowly unravels, like RED PILL. And not always, but sometimes, a great love story.

Sabrina 민용 Pyun
@sabrinampyun
Assistant Editor
🌺Assistant Editor @ScribnerBooks 🌱she/her🌸Foodstagram: @sablikesfood 💐JHU Writing Sems ‘19🍄All opinions my own🪴Now acquiring🍁
5 MSWL
Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

For YA, I’m pretty wide open in terms of genre:
contemporary
thriller
mystery
horror
high fantasy with a unique magic system
historical fiction about underrepresented experiences
science fiction
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