One Track Literary Agency
@onetracklit
Literary Agency
Boutique Lit Agency founded by @taragel for Romance, WF, Mysteries, YA & more. Check my website then QueryMe.Online/onetracklit
20 MSWL

It's #MSWL day today and mine's a little dusty, but currently seeking surprising and fun mainstream novels and mystery/thrillers with iconic women at the forefront!
More here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/tara…

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
213 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

I'm closed to queries for the next couple months for dedicated reading time, but in honor of #MSWL Day I redid my MSWL! I am looking for all types of romance, SFF (plus horror), mysteries, thrillers, YA, and some small subsets of literary and commercial fiction!

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Lover of TV, movies, and books. Slow runner. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
216 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

Happy #MSWL day!

I really want more historical cozy mystery in my life since I have been reading it with a vengeance.

Rachel Gilmer
@readin_rachel
Assistant Editor
Tacos, dogs, and books, not necessarily in that order. Crafter in training. Coffee enthusiast. Assistant editor for @Sourcebooks . Opinions are my own.
6 MSWL

#MSWL: Horror thrillers along the lines of Hidden Pictures
Christmas/holiday thrillers and mysteries
“Cozy fantasies” in the vein of The House in the Cerulean Sea
Books about books, especially in the horror or thriller space

Norma Perez-Hernandez
@normajeanesays
Assistant Editor
assistant editor | writer | sometimes actor | founding member, @LatinxinPub and @PocPub | BTS! BTS! | rep: @jcastillobooks | messaging and data rates may apply
60 MSWL
25 AskAgent

Norma @normajeanesays

your friendly reminder that i am looking for magical realism, gothic fiction, and horror #MSWL

oh, it’s #MSWL day! along with the below tweet, i’m into mysteries and thrillers, historical fiction, and LGBTQ romance or fiction with strong romantic elements 💕

Leila Campoli
@lwcampoli
Literary Agent
Brooklyn-grown agent at Stonesong committed to lavender crème brûlée, amplifying author voices, and forward-thinking content. She/her.
6 MSWL

For #MSWL for all that is holy, bring me a Charlie Cale ( Poker Face) or Nadia Vulvokov (Russian Doll) mystery.

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
184 MSWL
68 Tips

I'm also looking for indie bestselling mystery/suspense/thriller authors who would like to go hybrid or who would like to continue self-publishing but have me shop their sub rights. #MSWL #WritingCommunity

Stuti Telidevara
@StutiTelidevara
Literary Agent
she/her // @ParkandFine // former: @RavenLiterary @orbitbooks @TransLitAgency // opinions own
16 MSWL

I like my thrillers character-driven & atmospheric, like Courtney Summers in YA and Tana French in adult. Voicy YA mysteries with a classic whodunit feel like TRULY DEVIOUS & PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL are also up my alley. I'm not a good fit for commercial action/adventure novels.

Stuti Telidevara
@StutiTelidevara
Literary Agent
she/her // @ParkandFine // former: @RavenLiterary @orbitbooks @TransLitAgency // opinions own
16 MSWL

For YA fantasy, all of the above applies & I am super open to intricate worldbuilding. I love stories with strategists & characters and narratives that fool the reader: STRIKE THE ZITHER & LITTLE THIEVES are recent faves in this vein. Give me mystery too a la YEAR OF THE REAPER!

Helen Lane
@HFLane_writing
Literary Agent
Writer of fantasy and horror. Junior Literary Agent @BookerAlbertLit Hoarder of books. Murdery at heart. Tea obsessed. (She/her). Closed to submissions.
34 MSWL

Helen Lane is hibernating for winter. @HFLane_writing

I will be reopening to queries on the 15th March.

I am having to make a few changes (partly for my workload and partly to make sure I am balancing my list).

The delay also gives me time to finish my remaining fulls before then.

1. I will open for a month only. (By doing it in controlled bursts I can make sure it doesn't overwhelm me).

2. Genres. I will be only opening to a few genres:

Action & Adventure (adult)

Thriller/ mystery: Adult and YA.

Fantasy YA.

Fantasy Romance Adult and YA.

Emily Forney
@EmilyKaitlinnn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit • Undiscovered National Treasure • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
58 MSWL
16 AskAgent

Dark speculative work. Thrillers. Academies. Murder mysteries. Occult studies. Haunted museums. Gothic mansions. An atmosphere to fall in love with opulent richness of the dark.
#mswl

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
160 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

MIDDLE GRADE—I’d love to find more middle grade. I love mysteries, historical, magic-tinged, verse novels. Some of my favorites: NO ORDINARY THING, THE ELEPHANT’S GIRL, BROWN GIRL DREAMING, and THE DOLLHOUSE MURDERS. #MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
160 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

THRILLERS—gosh I love thrillers. Give me all the twists and turns! I’m looking for something that really grips the reader. Some favorites: LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE, THEN SHE WAS GONE, THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10, VERITY, and FINAL GIRLS. I’d also love a cheeky mystery like THE MAID. #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) 📚🎨
25 MSWL

Quirky That 70s Show but the kids are brought together as adults to solve a mystery from their past #MSWL

Paige Terlip
@PTerlip
Literary Agent
Dog lover. Book hoarder. Outdoor enthusiast | Agent @AndreaBrownLit | Children's Lit. MA & MFA from Simmons | she/her
23 MSWL
1 Tips

Romance & cozy mysteries centering BIPOC &/or queer casts,
embracing queer identity late in life,
action-adventures that comp to The Lost City,
sunshine-grumpy trope (or grumpy-grumpy, anything w/ a snarky, lovably cranky protag who might be a cinnamon roll underneath it all)

5/

Paige Terlip
@PTerlip
Literary Agent
Dog lover. Book hoarder. Outdoor enthusiast | Agent @AndreaBrownLit | Children's Lit. MA & MFA from Simmons | she/her
23 MSWL
1 Tips

Thrillers with martial arts (esp women in martial arts),
forensics,
Gothic atmosphere (a la Laura Purcell),
protagonists solving mysteries in careers other than law enforcement,
narratives that explore the dark corners of the human psyche without stereotyping mental illness

3/

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
184 MSWL
68 Tips

I'm still dying for projects by Indigenous authors in PB, MG, YA, or adult: contemporary romance, romcom, thriller, mystery, or suspense. #MSWL #WritingCommunity

Bethany Ferguson
@BethFerguson__
Literary Assistant
Agency Assistant at @KNLitAgency 📚 Lover of stories in all their forms (books, musicals, films, tabletop RPGs, you name it!) 🖊 she/her
1 MSWL

#amquerying writers, I'd love to see:

✨️A cosy fantasy like Legends and Lattes - magic meets the mundane in mythical wedding planners or dragons at drama school

💖A dreamy fairy-tale inspired romantasy (soulmates are a plus)

🔎A twisty Knives Out-esque murder mystery

#MSWL

Ash Stann
@ashtynwrites
Editor
Freelance Editor for @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress | Writer | Retired Book Blogger and bookseller | Lover of Happily Ever Afters 💗 Tweets are my own. she/her
6 MSWL

-YA historical that features underrepresented experiences/time periods
-Unsettling YA horror/thrillers, especially with unreliable narrators
-YA high fantasy with innovative or unusual magic systems
-YA sci-fi, especially if it crosses genres (sci-fi horror/thriller/mystery)

Marietta B Zacker
@AgentZacker
Literary Agent
obsessions: 📚🍦💃🏽, representation in books & in all of life matters to this unabashed Latinx; co-owner & literary agent at @galltzackerlit ; author (she/her)
17 MSWL
44 AskAgent

In MG & YA (incl GNs by Author-Illustrators):
•Diverse contemporary stories and romcoms
•Grounded sub-genres like horror or mysteries
•Novels by marginalized writers w/ stories yet told
•Stories that take you on an adventure and an emotional roller coaster all at once
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