Sara Schonfeld
@SaraSchon
Editor
HarperCollins @KTegenBooks editorial, superhero fan, nerd, cookie lover. Author of BIRTHDAY ON MARS!
28 MSWL
Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
114 MSWL

Really wanting to see some cozy mysteries from BIPOC creators...and queer it if you got it. 👀 #MSWL

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
15 MSWL

Karen McManus is the current YA mystery gold standard, and I’d love a comp to any of her titles. But I’d also love a creepier THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE; a manuscript as twisty as DANGEROUS GIRLS; or a straight-up horror, like WILDER GIRLS. Give me tension and action!

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Consistently feminist, constantly knitting
59 MSWL
10 Tips

I hope to continue to see excellent YA mysteries and thrillers, Romance and Big Friendship stories (or any intersection of the two that permeates high school!), MG adventure and sleuths, and historical fiction that tackles big issues in very personal and direct ways #mswl

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)
145 MSWL
68 Tips

Here's my current #MSWL:

In MG fiction: horror, contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, action/adventure, mystery, and humor.

In children’s fiction: picture books (non-rhyming preferred).

Always looking for own voices, diversity, and LGBTQ+!!!

3/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying

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)
145 MSWL
68 Tips

Here's my current #MSWL:

In young adult fiction: thrillers, psychological suspense, horror, contemporary, mysteries, fantasy, and sci-fi.

Always looking for own voices, diversity, and LGBTQ+!!!

2/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying

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)
145 MSWL
68 Tips

Here's my current #MSWL:

In adult fiction: thrillers, horror, psychological suspense, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and mysteries (traditional, amateur sleuth, and cozy).

1/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
257 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips
Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
375 MSWL
574 AskAgent
189 Tips

In my world the focus is on literary, upmarket & women’s fiction as well as mystery & suspense. #mswl

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
114 MSWL

For mystery, I'm mostly interested in cozy mysteries, particularly those created by & featuring queer, BIPOC, and QBIPOC characters. I want intrigue, humor, & fresh takes on all the fave tropes. Please no cop-centric stories. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
114 MSWL

Generally, I'm looking for mostly Adult right now, and specifically from BIPOC and QBIPOC creators. Contemporary romance, paranormal romance, historical romance, contemporary/upmarket fiction, cozy mysteries, thriller (non crime), light horror, & light fantasy. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
125 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

When I reopen to queries in Jan., my wishlist is going to look different than it does now. In adult fic, I am really going to want to see upmarket fiction & book club fiction, literary fic, rom-coms, mystery, domestic & psychological thrillers, horror, & grounded speculative fic.

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
93 MSWL

Mystery, in certain subgenres! I saw an editor #MSWL asking for “fresh cozies for millennial readers,” which, yes please! As in YA, I'm absolutley looking for queer mysteries. Some dislikes: No young children in harm’s way/being secretly evil. No cop MC’s or love interests.

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
93 MSWL

Queer YA genre fiction of any kind. Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller (I didn't know I liked thrillers, but SURRENDER YOUR SONS got me this year), Sci-fi, Romance, Historical, Horror (as long as it's not too grisly; think Hill House, not Halloween). Most especially from QBIPOC #MSWL

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
156 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Replying to @HoffmanJess

Find me a Black Jewish MG or YA! Please! Maybe a romcom or a mystery or a love story? Preferably not about anti-Semitism and definitely not about the Holocaust or WW2. Something substantive and joyful! (And I’m ok w/not substantive, just pure fun, too!) #MSWL

Peter Knapp
@petejknapp
Literary Agent
Lit agent with @parkandfine representing kid lit with enthusiasm! petejknapp.com
257 MSWL
118 AskAgent
228 Queries
5 Tips

Hello! Just a #MSWL reminder as we look ahead to next year: I'm hungry for MG and YA across all categories, and particularly excited to find MG series/SFF/adventure and YA paranormal, contemporary, and thrillers/mysteries...and anything fun & soapy or spine-tingling & spooky!

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
375 MSWL
574 AskAgent
189 Tips

I’m not closing to queries, but I am more behind than I’d like. Come January I’ll post my #MSWL mostly in mystery, suspense, upmarket, women’s & literary fiction. I also want select nonfiction.

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.
41 MSWL

#MSWL Cozy Mysteries, Amish Romance, Inspirational Romance, Romantic Comedies, Mysteries, Suspense, Picture Books, Middle Grade Mysteries, Cookbooks, True Crime blueridgeagency.com

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1812 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Young Adult: LGBTQ+ rom com, psychological horror, a new take on vampires, a girl in a rock band, an eerie mystery.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Danya Kukafka
@danyakukafka
Literary Agent
Literary agent @aevitascreative . Debut novel, GIRL IN SNOW, available now from @simonbooks + @picadorbooks UK
4 MSWL

Hello #MSWL world, I am seeking beautifully written mysteries and thrillers by BIPOC, please send any queries my way, thank you!!