P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2479 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I want stories that celebrate neurodiversity, from authors who are themselves neurodivergent, both in fiction and nonfiction, middle grade, young adult, and adult."
@ericsmithrocks #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Thalia Leaf
@Thalia_Leaf
Editor
Associate editor at Calkins Creek (Astra). US history and historical fiction for kids and teens. Formerly at Princeton University Press. Views are my own.
3 MSWL
Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
28 MSWL

In YA and MG, I’m sparingly open to other genres, too:

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
28 MSWL

YA and MG contemporary fantasy: My second love! I’m interested in the same topics, and will look foremost for lyrical writing and character focus, with unique but very grounded magic systems. Example: THE NATURE OF WITCHES by Rachel Griffin.

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
28 MSWL

Daniele Hunter @DanieleDHunter

Here’s what I’m looking for, with examples—and I’m open to any intersections between these topics as well!

YA and MG contemporary will be my first priority! Lyrical prose, novels-in-verse, “dark and gritty,” “issue-driven,” character-driven, voicey. I want to feature LGBTQIA+ voices, BIPOC voices, disability and chronic illness, mental health and neurodivergence, grief.

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
28 MSWL

First, a bit about me: I’m a queer, chronically ill, disabled junior agent at McIntosh & Otis. I’m acquiring (in order of priority) YA, MG, and PB.

Lauren Scovel
@lauren_scovel
Literary Agent
She/her. Junior agent at @LGLiterary . Cat mom. Shipwreck enthusiast.
9 MSWL

Contemporary/timely/queer MG & YA: Think Kacen Callender, Alex Gino, and Alice Oseman

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
34 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL In MG and YA I want more queer sports stories! I love reading about the lead up to the big game/match/competition! But I think I’ve read enough about cis white kids playing soccer/baseball.

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
34 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL I am eternally looking for a MG or YA fantasy that comps to The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. The worldbuilding, the characters, the magic system, the stakes, the reveals of the various mysteries – chef’s kiss!

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
34 MSWL
27 AskAgent

2023 #MSWL 🧵! I represent picture books through YA (+illustrators!) and in all categories I am particularly looking to represent more non-white, queer, and disabled creatives. As a white, cishet, abled woman, I truly appreciate the trust you put in me by sharing your work.

Christa (Heschke) Cifelli
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
77 MSWL
13 Tips

I love monsters of any kind in MG, and I’m interested in ghosts! For MG contemporary, I’m interested in all types of coming-of- age with authentic dialogue and lots of humor (always love Chad Lucas’s MG dialogue!).

Christa (Heschke) Cifelli
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
77 MSWL
13 Tips

Middle grade – In addition to my constant favorites, fantasy & horror, I definitely have a soft spot for all things creepy & mystery! I'm a constant fan of THE GREENGLASS HOUSE, THE CLACKITY, NIGHTBOOKS, & I was a huge SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK fan as a kid.

Christa (Heschke) Cifelli
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
77 MSWL
13 Tips

Graphic novels – All genres and types in MG and YA! Comps: NIMOMA, ROLLER GIRL, SNAPDRAGON, AGONY HOUSE, SMILE, THE WITCH BOY, BEETLE AND THE HOLLOWBONES, 5 WORLDS series, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME, Remy Lai.

Christa (Heschke) Cifelli
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
77 MSWL
13 Tips

Christa (Heschke) Cifelli @ChristaHeschke

Authors! I’m excited to tell you about my #MSWL for 2023. Some big changes this year! A thread:

This year, I’ll be looking first for MG, then YA, then adult, then PB. My preference is for dark genre work (fantasy, horror, suspense) and rom-coms/lighter contemporary! I’m newly open to adult rom-coms after falling in love with a few last year. 😁

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2479 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I would love to see middle grade historical fiction that has a unique commercial hook and strong voice."
@adriamgoetz #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. 💖💜💙 Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
63 MSWL
2 Tips

The main things I’m on the lookout for are:
📗 High concept fiction w/ a quirky cast of characters (MG & YA/all genres)
📘Bold & magical graphic novels (MG & YA/all genres)
📙Fresh & fascinating narrative nonfiction (MG & YA)

#MSWL

Meg Skellington 💀
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary#RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Feel good MG that explores growing up and beginning to figure yourself out, whether in a contemporary or fantastical setting. First crushes welcome! Think Owl House, The Art of Running Away, Avatar, Sir Callie, Thanks A Lot Universe, etc.

Elisa Houot
@ElisaHouot
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @seymouragency Agent littéraire
13 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Middle Grade: I am looking for mystery stories! I also welcome magical realism and contemporary. In contemporary, I am especially looking for a story where sports is a big part.

Kristen Terrette, Literary Agent (Open to queries)
@KTerrette
Literary Agent
Literary Manager @Martinlit . Author. Smiling in the chaos b/c of Jesus. Called Mama by 3 but only birthed 2 kids.
4 MSWL
Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
170 MSWL
45 AskAgent
104 Tips

I would love to find a compelling story with a transfemme/trans woman protagonist.
Any genre. MG, YA, Adult
(although #YA is forever my great love)

If you are a trans woman writer and think I could be a good fit, please #query me. #MSWL