Annalise Errico
@AnnaliseErrico
Literary Agent
📚 Assistant Agent at Ladderbird Literary Agency 🌿 Open to submissions 🌈 She/Her
17 MSWL

YA! I'm focusing in on upper YA this year that appeals to the crossover/new adult space. I am looking for YA mysteries/thrillers; graphic novels; fantasies (see above); historical; and contemporary! Anything above I'd love to see in an YA-appropriate setting!

Annalise Errico
@AnnaliseErrico
Literary Agent
📚 Assistant Agent at Ladderbird Literary Agency 🌿 Open to submissions 🌈 She/Her
17 MSWL

Mysteries! I adore mysteries that rework classics like "The Wife Upstairs" or "One by One". Give me all your queer/BIPOC historical mysteries such as "Dead Dead Girls". I want queer/BIPOC Agatha Christie, friends!

Annalise Errico
@AnnaliseErrico
Literary Agent
📚 Assistant Agent at Ladderbird Literary Agency 🌿 Open to submissions 🌈 She/Her
17 MSWL

Annalise Errico @AnnaliseErrico

✨2022 MSWL✨

It only took a month, but I have finally updated my #MSWL! I'm so excited to dive into a new year of reading all of your manuscripts. Here's what I'm looking for:

Academia! Give me all of those old-book vibes. I want dark academia with historical mysteries; professor MC/love interests a la Dani Brown; the excessive mentioning of tomes like in "A Discovery of Witches"; and an abundance of libraries!

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/SFF at Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE out *now* and FROM DUST, A FLAME out 2/22/22. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
118 MSWL

—Mystery and horror in certain genres (In mystery, think cozies or women’s fiction-adjacent, instead of hard-boiled detective stories; in horror, think Hill House, not Halloween).

—Character-driven sci-fi and fantasy. Send your sweeping, sexy Kushiel’s Dart-style epics, please!

Roz Foster
@RozFoster
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Frances Goldin Literary Agency. Fiction: email query & first 15 pages to rf@goldinlit.com Nonfiction: email query and proposal.
7 MSWL
1 Queries
7 Tips

Seeking literary & commercial crime/mystery, thriller & speculative/scifi. Unique hooks & new, diverse views in these classic genres. Linguistic & storytelling mastery, high personal stakes, psychological depth.❤️Tana French, Hervé Le Tellier, Octavia Butler, Kazuo Ishiguro #MSWL

MJ Johnston
@FictionalMJ
Editor
Editor at Sourcebooks. Adult Fiction. Can be frequently heard saying "yes, I read books for a living" and "yes, I know guac is extra.” (she/her)
20 MSWL

Need an upbeat novel or contemporary mystery with the specific vibe of the Catskills episodes of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, adult simon says and Susie traipsing around with a plunger included #mswl

Michelle Richter📚
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. @PacePublishing alum. @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
51 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips
Norma
@normajeanesays
Assistant Editor
assistant editor | writer | sometimes actor | founding member of @LatinxinPub and @PocPub | BTS! BTS! | Swiftie in training | messaging and data rates may apply
58 MSWL
25 AskAgent

My white whale (I have been asking for years!) is an atmospheric traditional contemporary mystery in the vein of Louise Penny and Suzanne Chazin. Bonus points if the author and characters are both marginalized! #MSWL

Norma
@normajeanesays
Assistant Editor
assistant editor | writer | sometimes actor | founding member of @LatinxinPub and @PocPub | BTS! BTS! | Swiftie in training | messaging and data rates may apply
58 MSWL
25 AskAgent

Norma @normajeanesays

Hello, literary agents! It’s been awhile since I’ve done this, so here’s a thread of #MSWL requests, aka the submissions I want to see in my inbox:

First off, work by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or disabled authors are always welcome in the genres I edit, which includes romance yes, but also mystery and thrillers, upmarket fiction, fiction with fantasy/sci-fi/ speculative elements that are mainstream crossovers, and nonfiction.

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
38 MSWL
8 AskAgent

ALWAYS want #YA whodunnits/mysteries that are puzzle-y or riddle-strewn and have touches of humor and lively characters in the spirit of Agatha Christie, like #TrulyDevious or the Inheritance Games series. #MSWL #amquerying

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
38 MSWL
8 AskAgent

I'm looking for #YA survival stories in the vein of #Yellowjackets (the teen timeline), #TheWilds or even something like Wilder Girls. Questions! Mysteries! A hint at mystical or fantastical without going full fantasy. #MSWL #amquerying

Marina de Pass
@marinadepass
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TheSohoAgencyUK & YA author of THE YEAR AFTER YOU. Nina/Marina - I answer to both
5 MSWL

I would love to see more mystery novel submissions in the vein of @OnlyMurdersHulu. I adore the old-fashioned glamour of the apartment block setting (yet modern tone), the witty, off-beat characters & podcast that brings the 3 sleuths together. Also v. keen on @KnivesOut.

#MSWL

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
30 MSWL
79 AskAgent
1 Tips

An interviewer asked me if a writer were to write something directly for me, what would it be. The first thing that came to mind was a MG or YA queer cozy paranormal mystery. #mswl

Eric, OPEN for MS queries
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
19 Tips

(🧵5/7) #Thriller & Suspense:
- We are mainly looking for romantic suspense, spy thrillers, action thrillers, and crime thrillers.
- We also accept psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, historical, heist, conspiracy theories, revenge, etc. Apply if you don’t see yours. #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
21 MSWL

Generally, I’m looking for YA contemporary, thriller, mystery, horror, historical fiction, high fantasy, and sci-fi stories.

In MG, I’m looking for contemporary, action/adventure, mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi stories. #mswl

Kim
@kim_lindman
Literary Agent
associate literary agent + social media @StonesongNYC this account's for lurkin' and workin' opinions mine ⛏
53 MSWL
8 Tips

novels with contemporary settings need to contain at least one of the following elements: mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, or any kind of speculative something

Maeve is coarsely misinterpreting Bone Frenzy
@mmmlysaght
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @CoppsLiterary ★ Here for MG-Adult graphic novels, Sci-fi, Fantasy, That👏Gay👏Shit👏 ★ She/her ★ Closed to submissions
22 MSWL

In YA/Adult/Graphic Novel, I love:

🕵️A locked room mystery or a closed set thriller, like Detention (2021)

🏺Dark academia that really grapples with what it means to be a person of color in academia and the complicity it begs of you in its racist and classist structures

Dani Segelbaum
@DaniSegelbaum
Literary Agent
literary agent @carolmannagency dani@carolmannagency .com
3 MSWL
Kurestin Armada
@kurestinarmada
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @RootLiterary . Specializes in science fiction, fantasy, & graphic novels for all ages.
57 MSWL
137 AskAgent
2 Queries
20 Tips

I am completely up to date on queries and nearly so with requested MSS (just 3 in the queue!) so am in dire need of more! Please send your "comps to KJ Charles" specfic romance, Hannibal-esque sexy horror, dark academia, MG mysteries, and all your funny stuff to the front #MSWL

Alicia Brooks
@alireader
Literary Agent
Alicia Brooks is a Literary Agent at The Jean Naggar Literary Agency. She was an editor at Penguin, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, and Picador/St. Martin’s Press.
1 MSWL

I am open to queries for 2022! For my #mswl, please see Our Team on The Jean Naggar Literary Agency website: jvnla.com/our-team.php