BookEnds Literary Agency
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
66 MSWL
53 AskAgent
127 Tips

Another #MSWL from @EmilyKaitlinnn!

"I'm looking for heists, competitions, and assassin novels in MG/YA/Crossover Adult. With the vibes of Uncharted, The Mummy, or The Inheritance Games. This could be magical realism or fabulism, fantasy, or even really interesting contemp"

Margot Belet
@BeletMargot
Literary Agent
Berlin-based literary agent | Looking for English- and Dutch-language popular fiction (fantasy, detective fiction, romance, nature nonfiction 🦕) | she/her
2 MSWL

#MSWL update. To query: send bio, first 50 pages and synopsis to: margot.belet@agentur-literatur.de #amquerying
🧞‍♀️Upmarket speculative fiction with magic realist vibes, comps Alix E. Harrow, Erin Morgenstern.. NO epic fantasy⚔️
🕵️Clever whodunnits with puzzles - comp KNIVES OUT.

Feather Flores
@featherfully
Editor
editor & maker of good trouble at Atheneum (@SimonKids / @SimonTeen ) • @diversebooks alum • #LatinxinPub • still workin’ on it 🌱🌈✨ art by @cisforfrenchfry
38 MSWL

- Mythology! Fairytales! Folklore! (Especially from non-European cultures!)
- Magical realism! Witchery! Magic rooted in nature!
- Atmospheric, gentle fantasy a la Studio Ghibli!
- Fantasy & science fiction rooted in inclusive world-building!

Zoe Aline Howard
@zoealinehoward
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @HowlandLit , Literary Publicist at @PineStatePub , Lover of Patti Smith’s “This Is” captions on Instagram & OPEN TO QUERIES
14 MSWL

More in fiction: joyous LGBTQ+ characters. Contemporary, literary takes on the Western that critique genre tropes. Speculative/magical realism elements that are grounded in the “real” world (think Nothing To See Here, The Pisces)

Hannah Strouth
@hannah_strouth
Literary Agent
TN • NYC • associate lit agent @jane_rotrosen • opinions my own • she/her
1 MSWL
Pam Gruber
@Pamlet606
Literary Agent
Literary agent and word nerd. See also: avid window shopper, skilled pie maker, amateur DnD player, and crazy cat lady. QueryManager.com/Pam_Gruber
17 MSWL

In YA I’m looking for contemporary from underrepresented voices, grounded fantasy/horror/magical realism – always stories that have an engaging commercial plot, and deeper themes #MSWL #YA

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

#MSWL if you have a story set in alternate Victorian/modern England that has elements of secret societies, magical realism, dark academia, or crime, please send it to me. England is preferable, but I'm open to other locations :)

Elisa Houot
@ElisaHouot
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @seymouragency Agent littéraire
19 MSWL
1 AskAgent

*YA/NA contemporary including royalty! Desperately looking for a book that gives me the same impression as the tv series The Royals
*YA magical realism with witches (think of The Secret Circle)
*YA/NA sweet romance with a feel of the Love, Rosie movie
*NA cozy mystery

Sabrina Pyun
@sabrinampyun
Assistant Editor
🌺Assistant Editor @ScribnerBooks 🌱she/her🌸Foodstagram: sablikesfood💐JHU Writing Sems ‘19🍄All opinions my own🪴Now acquiring🍁
21 MSWL

Can I get Turning Red but make it adult literary? (I love the idea of immigrating with the cultural folk tale/magical realism element) #MSWL

Jenny Ly
@jennylyUC
Assistant Editor
Dehydrated assistant editor @harperchildrens . she/her.
2 MSWL

Hi new friends and old, thanks for the well wishes & support. Since it's pub lunch official...I'm thrilled to share the #mswl of my dreams and I hope to see some cool submissions soon! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jenn…

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
168 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

Adult & YA: Lush literary fiction with a speculative twist or a healthy dose of fabulism/magic realism.

Alexa Jones
@ajones_litagent
Literary Agent
Literary agent at WordLink, Inc. @WordLinkInc | she/her 💖💜💙•🖤🤍💜 | cat enthusiast | see pinned tweet for #MSWL
4 MSWL
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

Spring 22 #MSWL:
MG/YA thrillers, rom-coms (fresh hook, please!), magical realism, & under-repped voices
Investigative journalism for MG/YA
BIPOC or #ownvoices PBs
Illustrators

Sub guidelines: upstartcrowliterary.com/submissions

#amwriting #kidlit #WritingCommunity #amquerying

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
21 MSWL
28 AskAgent

For the UK #amquerying crowd: NOW would be a very good time to send me fun contemporary MG, magical realism MG, YA romance, YA horror or other YA/crossover SFF.
#MSWL
thenorthlitagency.com/hit-the-north/

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

—Magic realism in its traditional meaning as a movement of Latin American and Caribbean or African fiction.

—Queer genre YA of any kind, especially from QBIPOC.

—Jewish fantasy, including second-world, or fantasy featuring or built around a minority religeon

Alex Arnold
@alexyarnold
Editor
Senior Editor of fiction & nonfiction for small kids, big kids, & teens @quirkbooks . Former child who hasn't forgotten a thing.
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

Trisha de Guzman
@trishadeg
Editor
🇵🇭 Filipino immigrant ✨ Editor at Farrar Straus Giroux Books For Young Readers ✨ wannabe outdoorsman @mackidsbooks @fiercereads #WNDB #POCinPub
36 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
Associate Agent: @perez_literary MSWL: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/nina… QM: QueryManager.com/NinaLeon Editing: nina-rachel-leon.co.za
41 MSWL

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