Lisa Mangum
@LisaMangum
Editor
By day, I'm the Editorial Manager for Shadow Mountain Publishing. By night, I write YA novels (Hourglass Door trilogy; After Hello). Weekends? #Supernatural
1 MSWL

Submissions to Shadow Mountain Publishing will be moving to AGENTS ONLY on 1/1/22. The slush pile will, however, open once a quarter for unsolicited submissions.
shadowmountain.com/submit-your-ma…
#amquerying #submissions #publishing #MSWL

Emily Forney
@EmilyKaitlinnn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit • Vampire Enthusiast • Pop culture writer • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
20 MSWL
16 AskAgent

I want something that will break my heart. Sobs outside of a movie theatre parking lot. Hands shaking, trembling before a huge moment. Screaming for help through small physical actions people don’t pick up on. Contemporary MG, YA or NA with big stakes & family drama.

#mswl

Emily Forney
@EmilyKaitlinnn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit • Vampire Enthusiast • Pop culture writer • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
20 MSWL
16 AskAgent

The Owl House is, and will probably always be, my god tier of children’s media. The found family. The humor. The magic and demonic world building. The middle grade storytelling that is actually universal and so smart and witty. The humor and heart. The rep. All of it. #mswl

Masha Gunic
@masha_gunic
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at the Azantian Literary Agency / Books are life / Always trying to learn / Looking for new ideas, perspectives, and experiences
45 MSWL
9 Tips

I really want to see more #ownvoices refugee submissions for both MG and YA. North Korea especially, but also Colombia, the Middle East, and beyond. #mswl 🙏

Lydia Silver
@LydiaRSilver
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent at Darley Anderson @DA_Childrens and @Illustration_DA . Big into book-hunting, binge-watching, and overly-ambitious baking. She/her.
16 MSWL
Shari Maurer
@sharimaurer
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Stringer Literary and Local Group Lead for @MomsDemand Rockland County, NY. The best days include ice cream.
6 MSWL

WRITERS! I'm open to queries through the holidays so if you have a finished YA/MG/PB/NF ms you're excited about and don't want to wait for the new year, send it over! #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/shar…

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2035 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA, RWA & SCBWI | she/her/ms.
67 MSWL
444 Queries
32 Tips

In MG: Stories that are lyrical and on the more literary range of the spectrum. Especially ones that have some invisible chronic condition representation that I think so important and something I’d love to see for this age category. #mswl

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
274 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
362 Tips

Y'all, I super want a MG with a nonbinary MC and it's not a thing. They don't need to explain themselves. People use they and it's fine. Reading it as just natural will MAKE it just natural for kids #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2035 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Stories that celebrate neurodiversity, from authors who are themselves neurodivergent, both in fiction and non-fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

jen rofé
@jenrofe
Literary Agent
Children's lit agent with @AndreaBrownLit who dreams about being a bakery-owning cowgirl. Never mind that I don't bake much or have a horse. (she/her)
7 MSWL
1 Tips

#MSWL: A young MG series about a girl in karate.

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
she/her. mg & ya literary agent. founder of 501c3 NPO @_DiverseVoices (#DVpit/#DVart, DVcon & more). submissions: bethphelan.com/submissions
113 MSWL
125 AskAgent
27 Tips
BookEnds Literary
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
43 MSWL
53 AskAgent
127 Tips

Time for another #MSWL! "For middle grade, take her on quests with female MCs that display bravery and perseverance that’s not in spite of gender, and on feel good adventures amongst friends like the Goonies." @PinaRamona
bookendsliterary.com/submissions/

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
she/her. mg & ya literary agent. founder of 501c3 NPO @_DiverseVoices (#DVpit/#DVart, DVcon & more). submissions: bethphelan.com/submissions
113 MSWL
125 AskAgent
27 Tips

I’ve been getting thru my requested submissions and looking for more!

#mswl:
YA grounded thrillers, high concept contemporary with a speculative twist
MG non-portal fantasy, speculative twists, intergenerational stories

Everything with and by marginalized people please!

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

For MG, I’m looking for:
contemporary
humor
action/adventure
mystery
science fiction
fantasy

I’m especially interested in stories that tackle difficult topics in compassionate, thoughtful ways. Bonus for a strong voice! #mswl (5/7)

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

Now that I’m mostly settled in, I’m eager to find my next favorite read. Here are the types of YA and MG stories I’m interested in acquiring for @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress.

#MSWL: A THREAD (1/7)

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ 🇲🇽🇩🇪
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

On the totally other end of the spectrum, I want YA and especially MG contemporary graphic novels! I want heartbreaking friendships and first crushes and discovering yourself and coming into your own.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2035 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
Jim McCarthy
@JimMcCarthy528
Literary Agent
Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. Query me at QueryManager.com/JimMcCarthy
59 MSWL
105 AskAgent
10 Queries
7 Tips

#MSWL: I love seeing so many YA submissions, but I’m especially hungry to see more middle grade—whether that’s comedy, horror, adventure, fantasy, historical, or just a sweet, quiet, lovely contemporary (I love a challenge).