Emily Glenister
@emily_glenister
Literary Agent
"Gobby, but fun" | Lit Agent @dhhlitagency | Events @goldsborobooks | No query DMs please
3 MSWL

Authors! I am SO excited to tell you that after a fairly long hiatus, my submissions are now… Open again 🥳

Let’s fill these terrible times with amazing books - details below…
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#WritingCommunity #AmWriting #booktwt

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
21 MSWL

#mswl BIPOC mythology! I don't know half as much as I should and I want stories that show me your glorious culture, your timeless stories, and your characters in all their facets. Bonus if it's gay (although strikes me all mythology should be gay!!)

Feather Flores 🌸
@featherfully
Editor
editor & maker of good trouble at Atheneum (@SimonKids) • @diversebooks alum • #LatinxinPub • still workin’ on it 🌱🌈✨ art by @mawawiz & @cisforfrenchfry
25 MSWL

- Mythology! Fairytales! Folklore! (Especially from non-European cultures!)
- Magical realism! Witchery! Magic rooted in nature!
- Atmospheric, gentle fantasy a la Studio Ghibli!
- Fantasy & science fiction rooted in inclusive world-building!

Julie
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
🇫🇷🇺🇸 she/they. agent assistant and literary flâneuse. writer, editor, cheap wine connoisseur. neurodivergent. #FreePalestine . views mine.
10 MSWL

yea yea we're all sick of Greek myth retellings but WHAT IF: a retelling of Tiresias's life (and death)??? clairvoyant blind prophet ... transformed into a woman for 7 years (trans myth! trans myth!!!) ... occupying the liminal space between humanity and godhood ... #mswl pls 🙏

tasneem motala ♡
@seraphecda
Literary Agent
assistant literary agent at @TRFNews who's a bit too obsessed with chai lattes and final fantasy | icon by @taybeeart
28 MSWL

things that i will forever have on my #MSWL
- sky pirates
- futuristic fantasy
- retellings of lesser-known folktales and myths
- contemporary YA with niche interests at the forefront
- found family

Wendy Wong
@wendyplacething
Editor
Associate editor at Ballantine/@randomhouse. Food + books + insomnia = my life in a nutshell.
4 MSWL

My wishlist in a nutshell: diaspora, liminal spaces, counterintuitive, memoir w/ reportage, food, social horror, mythology, light speculative, NYC stories, historical, contemporary, multigenerational. And always, always prioritizing intersectional work from marginalized writers.

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary (closed to queries). Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. Tweets are my own. She/her. Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
56 MSWL
2 Tips

For MG, I would love to see contemporary stories like FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON, STARFISH, and VIOLETS ARE BLUE. I’d also love to see more light fantasy projects inspired by non-western mythology! #MSWL

Justin Nash
@JustinNashLit
Literary Agent
Managing Director @KNLitAgency . Literary agent & history geek. Emotional depth, clever ideas & immersive worlds are my thing. Current wants in the pinned tweet.
3 MSWL
1 AskAgent

I am looking for thrillers and crime fiction of all types; book club and historical fiction that moves me and makes me think (including novels featuring fantasy/mythology). In non-fiction, books which open up the conversation and take me on a journey. #mswl

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
52 MSWL

✨ Surreal, atmospheric horror that unpacks societal and/or personal traumas
✨Monster reimaginings from BIPOC POVs or steeped in SWANA or other non-western mythologies
✨Body horror, psychological horror, gothic, historical, and/or genre-blended with fantasy or sci-fi.

#MSWL

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
16 MSWL

-Immersive YA high fantasy and sci-fi with well-defined rules (be it unique magic systems or technology)

-YA inspired by or reimagining folklore or mythology

-Humorous, voice-y MG, as well as MG that recognizes the harder truths of the world while being ultimately hopeful
#mswl

Nivia Evans
@NiviaEvans
Editor
Senior Editor at Orbit/Redhook. PW Star Watch Superstar 2020. Openly Black. I read things...all the time.
36 MSWL

I'm in the mood for some upmarket spec fic based on the Egyptian myths. I would also love to see an angsty, romantic, political, intense high fantasy series centered on Osiris and Isis. #mswl

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

in fiction and nonfiction, I particularly want to see more BIPOC, disabled, LGBT+ authors (though please don't feel pressured to disclose anything you're not comfortable with)
more indigenous/non-Western culture, mythology, and tropes

Page Turner Literary Agency
@PageTurnerLit
Literary Agent
Page Turner Literary reps authors & illustrators who work in children’s literature. A book can inspire a child. A child can inspire the world. 🏳️‍🌈 (he/him)
6 MSWL

#GN horror, contemporary, HF, retelling, mythology
#CB/early readers anything goes for fiction. For NF STEM, Bios of little know historical figures

I love books that show all the brilliant colors of my community 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ and underrepresented voices

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#queries #MSWL

Carolina Ortiz
@pushthepanorama
Editor
🇨🇱❤️💜💙 Editor @ Harper Children's | @PocPub Co-Director | @LatinxinPub Mentorship Co-Director | Lover of bookstores y tequila| She/Her| Avi @emcormar
42 MSWL
5 AskAgent

SFF💫 I would love to see futures that star BIPOC casts and fantasy worlds inspired by non-Western folklores and myths

Horror💫 I'm looking for elevated horror that unpacks societal, community, and/or personal traumas, as well as any monster reimaginings from a BIPOC POV

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
213 MSWL
34 AskAgent

📚 Stories about stories, language, and how and why myths are made and passed down, especially from BIPOC and diaspora perspectives
🌟 Hopepunk! I want to be in tears about humanity's potential to work together and light a spark in the face of darkness #MSWL

Erin Siu
@erinssiu
Editor
Associate Editor @FeiwelFriends , @SquareFishBooks . Writer/musician on the side, reader full-time. Win me over with ramen. Views are my own. she/her 🇭🇰🇹🇼
6 MSWL

Alright, here's a *brief* list of what I'm looking for this year. More MG/YA! Send me all your contemporary rom-coms; grounded and mythology-inspired fantasies; surreal, atmospheric horror; historical fiction set in Asia, and anything that might make me laugh-cry. #MSWL

Kaitlyn Johnson - closed to queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
276 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
371 Tips

Would love Horror that pulls from non-European legends, too. Myths or superstitions and whatnot that feed into this creep factor

For MG, horror that feels realistic to kids. Not something that seems to push things too far
#querytip #amquerying #writingcommunity

Hannah VanVels Ausbury ❄️⛄️
@hannahvanvels
Literary Agent
📚✏️Literary Agent @belcastr | Editor | Writer | #RevPit | Devoted German shepherd & cat mom | She/her | QueryMe.Online/HannahVanVels☕️🍷
41 MSWL
55 AskAgent
58 Queries
3 Tips

In Middle Grade, I'd love to see:
🧢Fantasy inspired by myths, folklore, or legends—especially if it's not European
🧢Historical that centers POC stories
🧢Contemporary with an environmental bent
🧢Horror with ghosts, creepy crawlies, and witches
🧢 Earth-based sci-fi

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙 - ON HIATUS
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • she/they • queer • neurodivergent CLOSED TO QUERIES until 1/10/2022
97 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

a quick FYI for my #mswl:

i love retellings (fairytale, mythology, etc.) and am always happy to see them in my box!

HOWEVER, i *do not* like super obvious retellings. they HAVE to be subtle for me to like them - think ACOTAR and ACOMAF, CINDER, or FOR THE WOLF