Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
181 MSWL
68 Tips

UPDATE!!! I'm open to queries again!!! Here's my updated #MSWL : https://manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lynnette-novak/ Can't wait to see your projects!!! #WritingCommunity #amagenting #amquerying

Kat Foxx
@_LiteraryKat_
Literary Agent
Assistant Literary Agent @TRFNews . OPEN TO QUERIES! | she/her | @_badasswriters @moodpitchers | writes thrillers @kfoxx_writes
64 MSWL

I am *not* looking for epic fantasies, kingdoms/kings/queens/princes/princesses, etc. I would like fantasy/magical realism in the way of time travel, witches, past lives, reincarnations, etc.

Historical fiction: I prefer pre-20th century.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

I’m also open to cozier romantasy, where magic is woven into every day things (knitting a magical scarf for a loved one, kitchen witchcraft to fight off a cold, etc.)

I grew up on Tamora Pierce, so if you have women fighting as knights, or an equivalent, I want to see it.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For speculative fiction and magical realism, I love stories that deal with time in interesting ways (OONA OUT OF ORDER) but I also love Isabel Allende’s stories.
I’ve been saying I would love to see an adult version of Encanto.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

I acquire a few genres between our two imprints, but to break it down:

Crooked Lane:
thrillers, historical mysteries, cozy mysteries, and horror.

Alcove Press:
historical fiction, magical realism, speculative fiction, romcoms, bookclub fiction, and romantasy.

Alice Caprio
@alice_caprio
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @FelicityBryan 📚 Passionate about Children’s, YA, SFF and all kinds of romance 💘 (she/her)
15 MSWL

Uplifting feel-good fiction is also a must, with a hint of magic or fully grounded in the real world. Compelling love stories w authentic characters & chemistry will always sweep me away. You know that feeling when you want to throw a book across the room because of the yearning?

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
15 MSWL

Agents:
- LGBTQ+ stories—including romcoms
- Twisty, gripping with surprising endings (think Mary Kubrica or Seraphina Nova Glass)
- Stories with light fantasy or gothic elements, mild horror, and/or magical realism
- Quirky female-driven fiction
- Juicy dramas
#MSWL

Esty Downes
@estywrites
Literary Agent
associate literary agent @arthouselit • ✡️📚🌈🍓 editor @SouthRevBooks • SCBWI • sweet + ungovernable •
15 MSWL
Lydia Silver
@LydiaRSilver
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent at Darley Anderson @DA_Childrens and @Illustration_DA . Bookseller Rising Star 2022. She/her.
40 MSWL

Romantasy! Crackling chemistry, sexy heroes, bad-ass heroines. I like my banter flirty and in all honesty, I love an arrogant dickhead romantic lead. If the magic is unusual or in some way dangerous, that's an extra plus!

Felice Laverne
@bookgurufelice
Literary Agent
Founder & Lit Agent @arthouselit | Rep @oczoroadnama @translitagency | #BookEditor | Celeb #Ghostwriter | #BookTwitter | Always the most fun gal in the room 😎
7 MSWL

Literary fiction written around characters of color (The Emperor of Ocean Park, A Little Life); contemporary Southern Gothic fiction (Pew); Gothic Magical Realism (Sorrowland); #writingcommunity /3

Ivan Taurisano
@IvanTaurisano
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at @Sourcebooks and @Sourcebooks Kids , Children’s 📚 🟢 Open to submissions #editor 🙋🏻‍♂️#MSWL👇
15 MSWL

#MSWL #PB #kidlit ❤️🏳️‍🌈

James and the Giant Peach but a PB and the MC is a #queer child who leaves home to embark on a wondrous, magical journey of self-discovery by himself. (Magical realism, loneliness, resilience, bravery, finding home/yourself.)

Maddy Belton
@madsphyllis
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @MMLitAgency ✨ she/her 🏳️‍🌈 ✨ Mind changer and wonder chaser
20 MSWL

I am reading submissions and I think it's time to a #MSWL #thread of things I'm looking for! Tbh I'm open to magic of all kinds and I love to be surprised but there are a few specific vibes that I would love to see more of...

#amwriting #amquerying

Julie Crisp
@julieacrisp
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Represents a bunch of fabulous authors. My #MSWL is https://manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/julie-crisp/
15 MSWL
Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
Associate Agent: @perez_literary MSWL: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/nina… QM: QueryManager.com/NinaLeon Editing: nina-rachel-leon.co.za
41 MSWL

I would love to add cosy fantasy to my list! A warm fantasy hug filled with joy and magic!

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
44 MSWL

In modern fantasy I'm looking for things like Jade City. Give me family shenanigans, politics, with really unique magic systems. Babel and Black Sun are always top on my list. Overall anything with colonizer bashing themes, non-western mythos, pirates, or dark academics

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
44 MSWL

Anything akin to #MDZS I'm all in for. Give me adventure, slow burns, mythology, dark lore, elevated magic systems, men with pretty hair

Marin Takikawa
@marintakikawa
Literary Agent
associate agent at The Friedrich Agency | pronounced marine (like marine biology) 🐳 | she/her/hers
3 MSWL

I have a YA-shaped hole in my heart... so would love to see more YA in my queries! #mswl

✨dark, sweeping, and utterly irresistible speculative novels
✨non-Western centric narratives
✨elements of thriller/mystery/suspense
✨unputdownable voice!!
✨will never say no to magic!

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I want unique, genre-blending romance novels. I wish I had worked on THE PLUS ONE by Sarah Archer or any of Roselle Lim’s breathtaking romantic contemporary fantasy novels. Give me an adult rom com in space, or with magic."
@ericsmithrocks #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Seeking upmarket speculative fiction—grounded fantasy, magical realism, and horror—comparable to stories by Angela Carter, Gregory Maguire, Naomi Novik, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Helen Oyeyemi."
Maria Vicente #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Kayla Cichello
@SeriousKayla
Literary Agent
Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Open to PB - YA. See website for query info. Native Texan. Hook 'Em Horns. Beach Lover. Banana Bread Baker. All opinions = mine.
4 MSWL

Fall 2023 #MSWL
YA thrillers or rom-coms with a fresh twist
MG magical realism or high concept action/adventure
Illustrators or author/illustrators

Select Adult manuscripts in upmarket fiction and contemporary romance

Awkward/ridiculous/LOL in any genre

#amquerying