Memoir

Megan Barnard @meganebarnard · Jun 19

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

Mariah Nichols @LitAgentMariah · Jun 13

As a new agent, I'm excited to see the following in my inbox.
Adult & YA Fiction: women's fiction, romance/rom-com, SF, paranormal, horror, thriller, and family drama.
Nonfiction: self-help, memoirs, cookbooks, lifestyle, and how-to.

#MSWL #WritingCommunity #writers

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 3

“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

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · May 11

I'm going onto 4+ years of agenting, + I'm still super hungry for a good thriller (I've never gone on submission with one), a good memoir (also never sub'd), + good women's fiction (also never really sub'd), along with gem YA + otherwise. Send along! Open to queries! #MSWL

Gretchen Schmid @gl_schmid · May 11

eternal #mswl: character-driven historical epics (think the next Gabaldon or Follett); twisty, page-turning suspense & noir; snappy, quirky, fresh narrative nonfic; & incisive memoir that uses author’s personal story to explore a larger topic. big soft spot for dance/music/arts!

William LoTurco @wjloturco · May 7

A memoir about returning to a hometown during the age of coronavirus to discover something devastating/beautiful/profound. #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Apr 28

“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

Stephanie Winter @readbystephanie · Apr 15

#MSWL I would love to read more YA non-fiction graphic novels that:
-showcase proactive groups of people (think GIRLS WHO RUN THE WORLD)
-deal with serious topics (reproductive rights, loss, mental illness, etc.) in a positive way (can be fiction too)
-are inspiring memoirs

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 31

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

C&W @CWAgencyUK · Mar 26

Next, @AgentSophieL, who wants a beautifully written love story heart warming and heart breaking in equal measure, a voice driven literary novel that speaks to us now and narrative nonfiction/memoir that offers up a window to another place/moment. More at bit.ly/3bq1wEK

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 18

“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

Chip Rice @WCRice3D · Mar 17

#MSWL A: Literary fiction and upmarket works in most genres. YA: Voice-driven contemporary, fantasy, or paranormal. NF: Platform-driven memoirs and Christian inspirational. #WritingCommunity

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 5

Kristine Swartz @KristineESwartz

Why can't we support a woman for president. We expect women to raise a family but not a nation? twitter.com/nytimes/status…

Can I please, #MSWL, have an adult fiction written documentary style (as if memoir maybe, or interview style like SLEEPING GIANTS) where a woman becomes president and overcomes all the crap.

Megan Barnard @meganebarnard · Feb 24

One of the hardest thing about querying agents is knowing what’s actually a fit for their lists... so I’m excited to share my #MSWL with everyone! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/mega… take a look to see my specific interests and fav reads!

emmy, purveyor of spines @saskeah · Feb 8

Saturday #MSWL: rad non-fiction (maybe memoir, maybe anthology) about being aspec!

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Feb 7

Annual evergreen request...

Send me your kid-lit, adult novels, essays, memoirs... you name it, centered around your adoptee experience. I want those close and personal stories, both in fiction and non-fiction.

Let's make it happen. #MSWL is here. ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Feb 5

Replying to @erin_clyburn

I'm hungry for middle grade. I would also love more literary YA. & I would love an adult memoir/nonfic with an amazing hook (think MY BRAIN ON FIRE, EDUCATED, or FULL BODY BURDEN, not that summer you spent nannying in Europe [I'm sorry but I see so many queries like this]). #MSWL