Dawn Dowdle
@blueridgeagency
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Working with most genres of fiction. Please see Web site for genres and for querying instructions. New Web site coming soon.
42 MSWL

#MSWL Cozy Mysteries, Amish Romance, Western Romance, Inspirational Romance, Sweet Romance, RomCom, Mysteries, Historical Mysteries, Historical Romance, Suspense, Picture Books, True Crime, Cookbooks blueridgeagency.com

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. I'm actively building my list. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
146 MSWL
68 Tips

If I missed your #APIpitch, send query & 1st 5 pages to: QueryManager.com/QueryLynnetteN… #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. #YA: thriller, horror, SFF, mystery, & cont. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #PB #ownvoices #diversity #MSWL #BVM #OwnVoices #POC #API

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1833 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1833 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Cozy mysteries centered around siblings & involving a sweet twist! Maybe they’re siblings running a bakery, or the local baker dies mysteriously + the siblings need to solve the murder while keeping the bakery afloat. You tell me!" @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
765 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips
Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
165 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'm especially on the lookout for stories from historically marginalized communities (but no trauma). For biographies let me see inventors, doctors, scientists! I love fantasy & romance & mysteries. Gimme all the #BIPOC, queer, religious, disabled characters doing awesome stuff!

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
106 MSWL
193 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

Reminder that I'm always on the lookout for dark academia books in YA & Adult especially by BIPOC authors!

Anything including a speculative element, solving a mystery, challenging the elitism of higher education, and a close knit group of friends are 👌

#MSWL

Jenny Chen
@jennychen_jc
Editor
senior editor, ballantine bantam dell @randomhouse . Plots murder for a living. 🔪 Unhinged plant mom. Opinions are mine. She/her.
21 MSWL
1 Tips

I am so exhausted by so much... and really want to read something as sweet and diverting as a cozy mystery set in a bubble tea shop. Who will enrich my life (and inbox) with this manuscript? #mswl

Stephany Evans FreeRealityWinnerPatriot
@firerooster
Literary Agent
Lit agent on the run. Love good food, good wine, good books, and good roads.
2 MSWL
8 AskAgent

carolyn wang @commabund

#AskAPL What's on your MSWL? Are there any subjects you'd love to see more writing on?

#AskAPL Platformed health & wellness prescriptive NF, narratives about running, food, sustainability. Books that help us live better. Fresh romance & voicey romcoms, twisty mysteries with great sense of place. Surprise me!

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

A few specific #mswl bits I'm on the hunt for at the moment: character-driven sci-fi (THE LAST WATCH), gothic horror (THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE), immersive mystery (Attica Locke's Highway 59 series), and journalistic nonfiction (Patrick Radden Keefe is a favorite).

Lori Galvin
@galvinlori
Literary Agent
Literary agent | Aevitas Creative Management | she/her | opinions my own 📚
12 MSWL
1 Tips

I am almost caught up with queries! 😲 In addition to what I have highlighted in my #mswl, I'd love to see more captivating historical fiction as well as gothic fiction. Cozy culinary mysteries too! #HF #GF #amquerying #writingcommunity QueryManager.com/QueryLoriGalvin

Karen Chaplin
@CapChapReads
Editor
Executive Editor of PB/MG/YA for Quill Tree Books/Harper. Mom to humans/cats/a dog. Aspiring photographer. TV addict. Girl with a sweet tooth.
10 MSWL

#mswl I am looking for middle-grade mystery. Mysteries were one of my fav things to read and watch as a kid. Take me back to The Goonies and Encyclopedia Brown with mystery, adventure, friendship, and an element finding yourself.

A Woman Reading
@AWomanReading
Literary Agent
Founder of @HollowayLiterary . #LiteraryAgent of bestselling authors. IG: @AWomanReading
89 MSWL
5 Tips

#mswl Would also love a mg or ya adventure or mystery set in the OBX. Plus pirates would be great. Own voices A-A male or female protagonists would be ah-may-zing.

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (closed to unsolicited submissions). she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) & @DV_con . abolish police. JKR is a TERF. opinions are my own.
108 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

2. Older YA, especially if you have a story about a teen who elects not to go to college
3. Hopeful, funny, romantic
4. Emotionally-fraught, grounded thrillers and mysteries
5. Paranormal!!
6. Experimental, inventive storytelling

#mswl cont ⬇️

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Associate Agent & Social Media Mgr. @bookendslit Debut: GOOD NIGHT, OPPY w/ Graham Carter (@boydsmillskane, 9/14/21). Pre-Order links below! Sitcom Junkie.
75 MSWL
18 AskAgent
5 Tips

Mystery/Crime: Think Tana French, Attica Locke, Steph Cha and SA Cosby
Domestic Suspense: Think Ashley Audrain, Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware
#MSWL 2/4

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL Middle Grade Mystery w/a girl protag! Think THE INHERITANCE GAMES but for middle grade (not that exact concept; I’m just giving an example of 🔥-high-concept mystery). Fast plotting. Short chapters. Chapter cliff hangers, pls. Commercial but some emotional nuance too pls!

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Associate Agent & Social Media Mgr. @bookendslit Debut: GOOD NIGHT, OPPY w/ Graham Carter (@boydsmillskane, 9/14/21). Pre-Order links below! Sitcom Junkie.
75 MSWL
18 AskAgent
5 Tips

Hey Twitter. Some updates to my #MSWL:

My picture book list is quite full, so I am TEMPORARILY closing to PBs. I remain open to illustrators.

I'm very eager to find: ADULT mystery, crime, domestic suspense and horror/speculative fiction.

querymanager.com/query/jmcgowan

Carrie Pestritto⁷
@literarycarrie
Literary Agent
Literary agent and audio rights director at @LDLiterary ! Avid home decorator. Always promising friends to go with them to Pilates. Never do.
78 MSWL
1 Queries
4 Tips

I am dying...DYING...for an amazing Victorian era/Gilded Age mystery or thriller. Find it for me, universe! #mswl

Jenn Baker (she/her)
@jbakernyc
Editor
Writer, Sr. Editor @AmistadBooks , @MinoritiesinPub #podcast , Baking enthusiast. Books: EVERYDAY PEOPLE (2018), FORGIVE ME NOT (2022). *Opinions are my own.*
1 MSWL