Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · May 18

A MG contemporary that celebrates the strength and resilience of community ties and the heroes we meet every day. #MSWL

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · May 18

Joyful coming-of-age middle grade starring LGBTQIA+ protagonists #MSWL

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · May 18

MG or YA fantasy that comps to AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER (I’m thoroughly enjoying my current rewatch!) #MSWL

Hannah VanVels @hannahvanvels · May 18

Hello 👋 I have some professional news!

Today is my first day as an agent with @belcastr and I am OPEN to queries! I’m on the hunt for diverse and inclusive kid lit projects and a few adult genres as well!

You can query me at:…

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606 · May 18

#mswl #mg I love layered literary middle grade fantasy (some favorites: The Girl Who Drank the Moon or His Dark Materials), and coming-of-age graphic novels in the vein of Spinning and This One Summer 6/?

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606 · May 18

I also have experience working on middle grade and YA graphic novels, and I’d love to see more of those, as well as select narrative non-fiction on lesser-known subjects. 5/?

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606 · May 18

Speaking of discovering… I’m on the hunt for adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction with literary voices and commercial hooks. I love complicated female protagonists, innovative twists on classic tropes, and being swept away by fully realized worlds (real or imagined). 4/?

Tara is open to queries 🌈🦄 @Literary_Tara · May 17

I love books, movies, and shows with small towns where everyone knows each other. Stories with lots of emotion. (I'm watching My Girl right now and might watch Steel Magnolias next). Would love some YA, MG, or Upmarket adult stories set in small towns. #mswl

Zabé/Z.R. Ellor @ZREllor · May 17

#MSWL Someone write me the epic queer MG I can comp to She-Ra, please

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · May 17

I’d love to work with a MG or YA nonfiction sports writer. Send me your proposals! #mswl I’m the right agent for sports stories for kids and teens!

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · May 15

- Funny and sweet contemporary coming-of-age stories
- Light fantasy adventures with great heart
- Historical fiction highlighting lesser-known narratives about marginalized folk


🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐 @laurenspieller · May 14

Saying it again....I’m looking for a diverse, MG or YA graphic novel by an author or an author/ illustrator! #mswl

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · May 11

Upper MG in the vein of THE SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. To this day, I will put my hair up Violet Baudelaire style when I need to concentrate. I love the strong sibling bonds, the overarching mystery element, and kids fighting against the corruption of adults. #MSWL

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · May 11

So scary movies absolutely terrify me, but my love of spooky MG stems from R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. I couldn’t get enough of it as a kid and MG that keeps me turning the pages and the nightlight on is always on my #MSWL.

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · May 11

MG or YA in the vein of Madeline L’Engel’s A RING OF ENDLESS LIGHT. This book tackles some big, tough questions about death and love in such an eloquent, lyrical way and it will always hold a special place in my heart. #MSWL

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · May 11

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit

A few Monday #MSWL items, inspired by some of my all-time favorite childhood reads.

MG or YA that comps to Tamora Pierce’s Tortall Universe, especially THE SONG OF THE LIONESS and IMMORTALS series. Intrigue! Adventure! Mythical creatures! Characters who kick butt! Expansive world building! It’s an eternal #MSWL for me.

Savannah Brooks @slbrooks91 · May 11

On the subject of #MSWL, I’d love some MG horror with a creepy setting a la Sunnyvale or Derry, where the spooks happens because of where they are. Something with series potential.

Savannah Brooks @slbrooks91 · May 11

I’m really itching for some MG manuscripts that take me on an adventure, especially #own ones about non-Western places and cultures. I love mythology and folklore and spooks and puzzles, and I’m a sucker for a snarky narrator. If this is your book, please send my way! #MSWL