Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | mountain biking | writing
62 MSWL
28 AskAgent
23 Tips

#MG Commercial hooks, literary voice. Unique characters, smart characters who mistakes but learn and overcome their primary flaw. MG voice a must.

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿฐ Repโ€™d by @HerringAli
53 MSWL

#MSWL In MG in particular, I'd love to see more urban fantasy adventures like Percy Jackson featuring casts of really loveable characters in really epic situations.

Upper MG, YA crossover, and YA like LEGENDBORN is definitely welcome too!

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they ๐ŸŒน
43 MSWL
1 Tips

OK here's a free idea from my personal wishlist: a middle grade or YA graphic novel about drama and infighting in a school choir. Doesn't that sound delicious?

Brought to you by someone who got kicked out of sixth grade choir for having an "attitude problem"

#MSWL

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿฐ Repโ€™d by @HerringAli
53 MSWL

#MSWL I'd love a non-Westernโœจ vampire โœจbook.

MG, YA, & Adult all welcome.

For MG: likely adventure/fantasy based w/magic and/or non-Western mythology.

For the rest: fantasy set in a non-Western world w/sharp stakes & a romance.

Could be 1st or 2nd world fantasy.

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿฐ Repโ€™d by @HerringAli
53 MSWL

#MSWL In YA (& MG), more "study/adventures abroad" books featuring teens in non-American locations, especially if the locations are non-Western and the stories star really robust casts of BIPOC characters.
Think ONE TRUE LOVES, I'M NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS, & LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI.

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . โœจ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
160 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

Iโ€™d also love to work on a MG or YA graphic novel set at a boarding school. #MSWL

Jackie Kruzie
@JackieKruzie
Literary Agent
Literary Associate @FocusedArtists
53 MSWL

I am excited to announce that I am now a part of the team @FocusedArtists ! With my new role I can expand my #mswl to include children's titles #kidlit is my passion and I am excited to read your stories!
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jackie-kruzie-2/

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

๐Ÿ“š OGNs: I'm primarily looking for MG/YA graphic novels (preference for author/illustrator, but open to author-only!) As far as what I'm looking for, everything above applies here!

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

๐Ÿ“š MG: I love kids getting into trouble and have to get out of said trouble before their parents get home!

Unless it's a madcap adventure novel *or* kids navigating their queerness, I'm really not looking for contemporary middle grade.

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

๐Ÿ“š MG: Three things I'll probably always be looking for:
1. Adventure novel with a humorous voice
2. creepy and lyrical horror a la coraline.
3. queer first crush (if it makes you think of the short 'in a heartbeat' I want to see it.)

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
33 MSWL

Other specifics: friendship stories (or friendship breakup stories) and stories that bridge the gap between MG and YA. #mswl

I look forward to reading your submissions!

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
33 MSWL

My top MG genres right now are contemporary, horror, historical fiction, and fantasy. Across all genres, I'm eager to see submissions by authors from underrepresented communities. #mswl

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
33 MSWL

I'd love to see standalone stories that address difficult and/or weighty topics in age-appropriate, compassionate, and thoughtful ways, and that are ultimately hopeful, as well as stories that increase the diversity of experiences reflected in MG literature. #mswl

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & childrenโ€™s literature. ๐Ÿ•ฏ @aalitagents
53 MSWL

#mswl 2024 vibes.
*This is an incomplete list of things I love, not an absolute. If you think you have something I'd love, please send it.*

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & childrenโ€™s literature. ๐Ÿ•ฏ @aalitagents
53 MSWL
Jynastie Wilson
@jynastiewilson
Literary Agent
freelance editor | asst. literary agent at @lcsliterary ๐Ÿ‰ black latinx | author acct: @jynastiealazai
53 MSWL

middle grade โ€” kids being awkward, supernatural creatures, and survival stories

#kidlit #mswl

Jynastie Wilson
@jynastiewilson
Literary Agent
freelance editor | asst. literary agent at @lcsliterary ๐Ÿ‰ black latinx | author acct: @jynastiealazai
53 MSWL

hello querying writers โ€” new year, new mswl website + thread.

[ inspo: @loveleemonicaa | #amquerying #mswl ]

Sally Morgridge
@smorgridge
Editor
Senior Editor @HolidayHouseBks ๐Ÿ“– Washington Heights native ๐ŸŒ‡ @CarletonCollege ๐ŸŽ hungry person ๐ŸŒฎ tweets are my own ๐Ÿง  she/her ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป no horse books!
11 MSWL

I'm getting a lot of submissions in two categories lately, so maybe it's worth saying on here: I'm not looking to acquire more novels in verse at this moment, and my picture book list is quite limited. Right now, my #mswl is skewed toward mg and YA.

Monica Rodriguez
@loveleemonicaa
Literary Agent
Creator of @findalovelylife + @findalovelybook โ€ข #writer rep'd by @agentHenkin โ€ข Jr. Agent + Dir. of Brand Management @contextliterary
25 MSWL

For #kidlit , Iโ€™m focusing more on middle grade and young adult this year ๐Ÿซก๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ#mswl

Charlie Serabian
@charlieserabian
Literary Agent
Literary Agent for Global Lion. Author.
53 MSWL

Just updated my #MSWL for anyone who wants to take a gander. Still looking for the next fantasy or sci-fi MS that pushes my buttons. I like a little darkness, a harrowing adventure. Also always looking for NF in a bunch of categories.
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/charlie-serabian/