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

Here are the main differences in my MSWL from last year:

-In the MG space, I'm only now open to upper MG (protagonists 12+)

-Open more to contemporary fantasy, less to genre fantasy

-Open less to PBs with animal casts

-Narrower parameters on historical and dystopian

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

*NEW: In both MG & YA, I learned over my first year that I'm almost always a better fit for contemporary fantasy than I am for genre fantasy.

Still happy to consider fantasy if you think I'm a strong fit for other reasons, but this is something I want to be forthright about!

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

YA and upper MG contemporary continue to be my first priority! Lyrical prose, novels-in-verse, “dark and gritty,” “issue-driven,” character-driven, voice-y. 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
57 MSWL

In my first year, I took on two extraordinary clients (@k_dishmon and Nicole Zelniker, who are unequivocally the best) for their beautiful YA novels. I'm still actively seeking YA, as well as upper MG, and am sparingly open to picture books.

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

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

I studied English, literary criticism, poetry, and creative writing.

I look very flowery and sunshiny above, but I also love the hard, sad books!

Morgan Hughes
@mohughes22
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @FinePrintLit 📚 Diet Coke Obsessed🥤 she/her
20 MSWL

BIG NEWS 🚨 I'm now using QueryManager!! Please send me your stories using the link below😁If you previously used our submissions email, you do not have to resubmit!!

Query Me: QueryManager.com/morganhughes
#MSWL :
morganchughes.com/mswl/

Erica Finkel
@ericafinkel
Editor
Executive Editor, Amulet Books & Abrams Books for Young Readers. I want kids to fall in love with reading! Now exploring life as a suburban mom.
13 MSWL
1 Tips

Agent friends, we did some list review yesterday, and we're looking for a fresh, high-concept MG series. Anything you're loving at the moment?! #mswl

Rachel Mann
@rachelpmann
Literary Agent
Literary agent | She/her
23 MSWL

Middle grade is tough at the moment, but anything that does any of the above, ideally with hook & humour, I’d love to see. The formally interesting too - Benjamin Zephaniah, Ursula LeGuin or David Almond-esque.

I don’t tend to rep picture books or young fiction.

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
20 MSWL

We are back open & I've updated my #mswl and genres I'm looking for. Anything not on the drop-down menu, I am not accepting at the moment.

querymanager.com/query/weaverliteraryagency

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
20 MSWL
Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
20 MSWL

For hashtag visibility: #MSWL middle-grade series that have a discernible plot arc that carries over multiple books; things like:

Rick Riordan's series
The School for Good and Evil
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
Keeper of the Lost Cities

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
20 MSWL

✨QUERYING UPDATE

I'm reopening to queries today, but ONLY to middle-grade series/duologies/trilogies!

I'll reopen to my other categories soon, but I'm still reading some lovely subs from you all & want to give everything my best attention!

Query here: QueryManager.com/3240/MiddleGraiddleGradeSeries

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
20 MSWL

To keep going on my earlier tweet, I LOVE all shades of MG! The quieter, simpler prose stories and the long, whimsical books that are for the big readers! Both are so welcome in my inbox 🥰 all genres! #MSWL

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

Kesia Lupo @keslupo

I hear this. I think a lot of us who work in publishing were keen readers as children and have carried the assumption forward that middle-grade = in the vein of Philip Pullman! But I'm hearing more & more that the younger end of MG needs to be fleshed out and... 1/2

twitter.com/StorySorcery/status/1774164372660588952

... we have to listen to those who work directly with kids today. (I think 'teen' is another problem area but that's another story!) I'd love to see more MG stories in my inbox in the 30-40k range with simpler prose - without skimping on the interest level. #MSWL 2/2

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. 🏳️‍🌈 Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

I'm being more picky than usual about MG right now, but I'd especially love to see commercial genre stories w/ series potential a la Wings of Fire or PJO. I grew up reading Animorphs and Fear Street so I'd love to rep more (potential) series.

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. 🏳️‍🌈 Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

I said "check back on this thread later for some updates" and then never updated. But here's some areas I'm looking for in 2024 (YA and MG only for now)...

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
20 MSWL

We are back open & I've updated my #mswl and genres I'm looking for. Anything not on the drop-down menu, I am not accepting at the moment.

querymanager.com/query/weaverliteraryagency

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
20 MSWL

We are back open & I've updated my #mswl and genres I'm looking for. Anything not on the drop-down menu, I am not accepting at the moment.

querymanager.com/query/weaverliteraryagency

Caroline J. Trussell
@carolinejtrulit
Literary Agent
junior literary agent with @metamorphlitag , mental health advocate/warrior, reader, indie/self pubbed author. INFJ & Capricorn😇 (she/her)
47 MSWL

Just finished watching AVATAR. I know, I know I’m like a million years late on this but definite upper MG #MSWL