Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. 💚🍀🐍 Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
40 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

For memoir, LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS by T. Kira Madden blew me away, and two all-time favorites are EDUCATED by @tarawestover and WILD GAME by @adriennebrodeur

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1704 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"A good memoir reads like a novel—if that’s your story please query me! Both longform narratives and essay collections welcome." @ceciliaclyra #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
51 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

Catherine Cho’s memoir about her time with postpartum psychosis is achingly beautiful. It delves into the intricacies of motherhood and mental health and deals beautifully and empathetically with an incredibly difficult topic. Please send me books like this! #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.
1704 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1704 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“I’m looking for all kinds of non-fiction, especially cookbooks, memoirs, essay collections, wellness, and pop-culture history books.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Nidhi Pugalia
@makep1enotw4r
Editorial Assistant
*acquiring* Editorial Assistant at @VikingBooks . Writer, Baker, Candlestick Maker. She/her/hers.
1 MSWL
Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
51 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

This is a gorgeous gutting memoir about a woman’s fight for her daughter with cystic fibrosis. It’s moving and emotional and this is all I want in a memoir! #MSWL

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. 💚🍀🐍 Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
40 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

I also adore memoirs — please see my fiction guidelines for these stories because (a) I’m drawn to the same themes in novels as I am in memoirs; and (b) a good memoir reads like a novel.

HelmLiterary
@HelmLiterary
Literary Agency
Helm is a literary agency founded by @jessregel that represents award-winning and bestselling fiction, nonfiction, and children's book authors. helmliterary.com
4 MSWL

A few things that are on my mind today for #MSWL. I'd love a YA adaptation of Empire Records. Maaaaybe set in an indie bookstore instead of a record store? I would also love a "happy" memoir. Not sure what that would look like... but eager to hear what y'all have for me! :)

Margaret Danko
@MarsDanko
Literary Agent
Writing, Editing, Junior Agent & Assistant to @paperoverboard1 . Terrible cleric. Made of dark comedy and tarot cards.
1 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.
1704 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Graphic Novels: contemporary young adult and middle grade, graphic memoirs, graphic nonfiction.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
51 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

#MSWL narrative non-fiction (maybe a memoir??) about women’s health, specifically from an OB/GYN perspective!

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1704 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
Clelia Gore
@MadmoiselleClel
Literary Agent
VP of Martin Lit + kid lit agent. Optimist, lover of things lovely, crooked smiler. French-Peruvian-American living in Singapore for a bit! Mama to 🌺✨
83 MSWL
16 Tips

DIY, memoir, etc. Across STEM, the arts, history, sports—the whole NF gamut! Or (2) If you have experience as an MG or YA nonfiction writer, send me sample writing and a list of subject areas that interest you. If you don’t have experience but have high interest, I ask that u...

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1704 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“YA non-fiction: Memoir, essay collections, you name it. Queer There & Everywhere is probably my favorite YA non-fic title in recent memory, and a great example of what I’d like to see.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/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 .
155 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Early morning #MSWL tweets, as the toddler has been up since 6.

YA that celebrates neurodiversity, from writers who are (can’t stress that enough) neurodivergent.

Fiction and memoir from (stressing again) adoptees, on the adoptee experience.

Say hi! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
51 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

A lovely and moving memoir about husband and wife walking the difficult South West coast path (in the UK) after becoming homeless and finding out the husband has a terminal illness. A gripping look into illness, homelessness, grief, and the beauty and brutality of nature. #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
51 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

Honestly, this is a devastating read, about the death of Jayson’s young daughter. It’s an astonishing memoir about grief and hope and what it is to live after a great loss. Highly recommend if you can handle the subject matter. #MSWL

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary (neonliterary.com). "Get in, loser. We're going shopping for a newer world." -Alfred, Lord Tennyson
23 MSWL
90 Tips

Hey here’s a #mswl: I would love to see pitches from BIPOC authors who live with adult ADHD, memoir or prescriptive. There are a lot of different possible books here obvi.

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
51 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

Reading this was like reading a hurricane. The best memoir on mental health I’ve ever read. PLEASE send me more! #MSWL