Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Jan 2

And that’s just a few ideas off the top of my head. I’m always looking for MG, YA, and adult, and I’d love to find something that knocks me out! Happy new year! #MSWL

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

whoops, thread broken! # 10: Big middle grade series, such as ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, THE CANDYMAKERS, MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, etc! #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: I'm often looking for the thing I didn't realize I wanted, so please, if you have a new MG or YA you're querying, try me! I'd love the opportunity to consider your work. I aim to reply to all queries within 10 weeks of receiving them. (12/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: anything with a "cool" factor. I love big, cinematic stories or stories that have huge emotional range: books with high emotional intensity and those sentences that slam into the reader and take their breath away. (11/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: Smart middle grade mysteries like THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY or WHEN YOU REACH ME, or with a ghostly bent like Karen Strong's upcoming JUST SOUTH OF HOME. (9/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

#mswl 2019: A middle grade contemporary series as smart and pitch perfect as Jason Reynold’s Track Team series (6/13)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 2

Writers: I am hungry and excited to sign new clients in 2019, so if you're querying a MG or YA, please consider querying me! You can learn how to do so here: #mswl #askagent #tenqueries #mg #ya

Kat Enright @katenright · Jan 2

Kat Enright @katenright

Hello all! I will be closed to queries from Thursday December 20th through Wednesday January 2nd, reopening on January 3rd with an UPDATED MSWL. All queries sent in that time will be deleted unread. Thank you so much for your understanding, and Happy Holidays!

Hey all, I'm still closed till tomorrow, but I've posted my updated #MSWL on the MSWL website and on my website (link in bio). If you'd like to see what I'm looking for, please check it out. But what I'm most excited about -- I'M OPENING TO MIDDLE GRADE!

Amanda is in the Endgame @AmandaIsA_Ram · Jan 2

Back to Work Day is here! Happy January 2, 2019!

Agents: let’s hang out 👀

A new year reminder that I’m looking for diverse #MG, #YA, and #graphicnovels - you can learn more at my #MSWL below 👇🏼

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jan 1

#MSWL. One 2019 resolution is to expand my representation to Middle Grade. I love these books, especially ones w/messages of hope/inclusion/diversity that may also address difficult emotional situations. And ones w/fantasy/superpowers. Please query me at

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

And I always have room for more brilliantly crafted middle grade. My big loves are contemporary, historical fiction and magical realism. #mswl

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

This year, I'd love to see more trade non-fiction for children and teens that goes beyond a traditional biography! Show me science, history, cultural movements, our planet, etc. in ways I haven't seen before! (bonus points if it's a graphic novel!) #NonFiction #pb #mg #ya #mswl

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 30 Dec 2018

I need an MG that is like AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER. #MSWL

Kelly 📚 @LitAgentKelly · 23 Dec 2018

Also, I just saw the trailer for Bird Box with Sandra Bullock and I will totally be all about that comp title for any incoming YA or MG manuscripts. #MSWL

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · 21 Dec 2018

5) Send me your quiet, lyrical magic. Your tales of discovery and wonder. Give me a MG bedtime story that paints my dreams. #MSWL

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · 21 Dec 2018

3) Send me your intelligent absurdists, your Monty Pythons and Terry Pratchetts for MG. Make my brain giggle. Fart jokes need not apply. #MSWL

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · 21 Dec 2018

2) I have two different laughs: the snort and the guffaw. The snort is easy. I want an MG that makes me guffaw. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 20 Dec 2018

Day 20 of #25DaysofMSWL: I am obsessed with HILDA. So give me fun adventures with a fantasy twist in MG and MG GN. #MSWL

Amanda is in the Endgame @AmandaIsA_Ram · 19 Dec 2018


I have inherited three middle grades. For a grand total of five MGs making up my entire list.

... safe to say I’m trying to find that perfect YA to balance it out right about now. Keep that in ya noggins for 2019 (but I’m still v much interested in seeing MG!)