Julia McCarthy
@thejumbles
Editor
Associate Editor at Atheneum (S&S) by day, purveyor of dad jokes by night, eternal sea hag. My tweets are my own. she/her 🇧🇷🇺🇸 Avatar by lovely @NicoleGoux
88 MSWL

Hi I would give ANYTHING to acquire a middle grade novel that’s like the nostalgic, slice-of-life, utterly precious gift that is Only Yesterday. #MSWL

Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator ☕️ 🇵🇷🧩📚 #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf 💖💙💜 She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

My updated #MSWL page is up! Yay! Please be aware that some of my categories have changed. Like the addition of MG to my list and removal of adult mystery, thrillers, and suspense.
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sari…

Ronald Gerber
@RGerberAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent & rights manager at Lowenstein Associates. Kew Gardens resident. Full-time Bruce Springsteen fan. Opinions are my own.
19 MSWL
4 Tips

The middle grade in my query inbox has dropped off a lot the past few months. Please send me your middle grade, folks! Especially contemporary and #ownvoices! #MSWL #amquerying

Kate Foster (taking a break)
@kfosterauthor
Literary Agent
Associate lit agent @StormLiterary / she/her / Author: PAWS 🐕 (Walker Au/UK) / rep: @chloemdavis95 / kfosterbooks.com
1 MSWL

Okay, my first one ever... 😜

#MSWL = MIDDLE GRADE.

That's it. Fill my inbox with MG. Please. 🤗

Rachel Sonis
@racheljsonis
Editor
currently making 📚 @workshopbooks , a @penguinrandom imprint |✍️: @idolator @rollingstone , @timeoutnewyork , @coslive , etc. | views are my own | {she/her}
3 MSWL

✨ATTN COMICS WRITERS ✨

Hey y’all! I’m looking for #comics #writers and #illustrators with a penchant for nonfiction writing for a great, new #graphicnovel, #middlegrade series. If you feel this is you, let’s chat. My DMs are open. Oh, and please boost!

Stephanie Winter
@readbystephanie
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @PSLiterary . She/Her.
39 MSWL
40 AskAgent
1 Queries

#MSWL A YA or MG novel comping #DeadbyDaylight that is still totally character-driven and emotional.

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @PSLiterary . Author. Latest, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS. Next, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress). Loves @BeautyBritches . Rep: @jenazantian .
160 MSWL
55 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Annual #MSWL reminder, I’m looking for:

Kid-lit stories that celebrate neurodiversity, from authors who are neurodivergent. MG + YA!

Novels and memoirs about the adoptee experience, written by adoptees.

Is that you? Query me! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, and good books. She/her. Query me: hilaryquery at ktliterary.com.
53 MSWL
16 Tips

#MSWL Alert: I'd love to see a #MG or #YA with a #climate or #environmental theme, speculative/near-future or contemporary. Bonus if it's #ownvoices from a writer of color or about an under-served community!

Ruta Rimas
@TheRRascal
Editor
Executive editor @RazorbillBooks New mama+Cats+mountains+books. tweetles mine. Am in a perpetual state of “how does this work?”
4 MSWL

Would love a spooky/funny middle-grade ghost story. Or a terrifying one for YA. #mswl #ya #mg

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
136 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

I'm closing to queries soon for a bit to catch up on subs.

Before I do, I'd love to see some literary-leaning horror (MG, YA, adult) in my inbox. Atmospheric horror, body horror, campy horror, autumnal horror, emotional horror—all of it.

#MSWL #amwriting #writingcommunity

Lori Steel (open to queries)
@Bookishsort
Literary Agent
Agent at Raven Quill Literary @Ravenliterary repping PB-YA. Writer, Librarian, Ally. @VCFAWCYA alum; #SCBWI ; #kidlitwomen ; she/her.
7 MSWL
3 Tips

#amquerying MG/YA fantasy writers: Searching for character-driven, evocative, & compelling stories that sweep me away. Comp authors: Tomi Adeyemi, Kelly Barnhill, Holly Black, Margo Lanagan #mswl

Ruta Rimas
@TheRRascal
Editor
Executive editor @RazorbillBooks New mama+Cats+mountains+books. tweetles mine. Am in a perpetual state of “how does this work?”
4 MSWL

Agents, I am actively acquiring MG, YA, GN, and the occasional PB. Commercial-Literary. Immigrant, LBGTQIA+, BIPOC voices. Speculative fiction, horror, fantasy, contemporary. Big fan of underdogs, flawed characters, impossible situations. #mswl #ya #mg #pb #gn

Ruta Rimas
@TheRRascal
Editor
Executive editor @RazorbillBooks New mama+Cats+mountains+books. tweetles mine. Am in a perpetual state of “how does this work?”
4 MSWL

Agents, I am actively acquiring MG, YA, GN, and the occasional PB. Commercial-Literary. Immigrant, LBGTQIA+, POC voices. Speculative fiction, horror, fantasy, contemporary. Big fan of underdogs, flawed characters, impossible situations. Specifics to come. #mswl #ya #mg #pb #gn

Dawn Dowdle
@blueridgeagency
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Working with most genres of fiction. Please see Web site for genres and for querying instructions. New Web site coming soon.
43 MSWL

#MSWL Amish Romance, Cozy Mysteries, RomCom, Historical Mysteries and Romances, Suspense, Inspirational Romance, Mysteries, Romantic Suspense, Middle Grade Mysteries, and Graphic Novels for adults and Middle Grade. blueridgeagency.com

Tara Gilbert ✨ closed to queries
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/they | ✨Magical | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
224 MSWL
46 AskAgent
25 Tips

The Babysitters Club is making me crave cute contemporary MG. Anyone have a MS or GN about friendships or first crushes? #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨ closed to queries
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/they | ✨Magical | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
224 MSWL
46 AskAgent
25 Tips

I'd love to see a MG or YA non-fic graphic novel. Especially something from an author from an underrepresented community. #mswl #illustrator's if you are interested, please reach out!

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
136 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

I'm all caught up on queries. 🎉 If you haven't heard back, your query is in the maybe pile. & I have six full manuscripts to read, which I'll be doing very soon.

Also, y'all have been crushing my recent request for more MG. Please keep 'em comin'.

#amquerying #querytip #MSWL

Marisa DiNovis
@dinovisms
Editor
Associate Editor @knopfbfyr . Bookworm. @UNCHussman alum. Probably jogging, definitely baking. Very gay. she/her 🌈
62 MSWL

I’m absolutely loving all the fab YA I’ve been seeing in my inbox lately, but where is all the middle grade?! I’m super hungry for prose MG. Also, pleeeeease send me an airy watercolory graphic novel for any age! #mswl @editorMSWL

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
197 MSWL
34 AskAgent

Agent friends, I've been hungry for a smart, incisive, fresh retelling--think A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE. If you've got something like that in YA or MG, send it my way! #MSWL

T.S. Ferguson, but socially distant
@TeeEss
Editor
Editor (not currently acquiring). Mostly jokes + booktalk. 🏳️‍🌈 Witch-lover, proud guncle, jovial. He/him. Tweets do not reflect the opinion of my employer.
32 MSWL

Just went down a musical journey that went from Hamilton > Chris Jackson could get it > Moana and now I have a ?.

Are there any #ownvoices MG fantasy/adventure novels out there inspired by any indigenous cultures of Oceania? If so, gimme recs! If not, agents, this is #mswl!