P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1634 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
177 Tips

โ€œPicture Books: the Wheel of the Year, cultural traditions/history, tales of mythology and lore, object-based nonfiction (no biographies), ghosts.โ€ @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Vicki Lame
@thedaysbetween
Editor
Senior Editor, @StMartinsPress & @WednesdayBooks . Opinions mine. She/her. // Because words dazzle in the dizzy light of things. - Steve Scafidi
102 MSWL
4 Tips
Sharon Pelletier
@sharongracepjs
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @DGandBTweets | ranch dressing enthusiast | besotted aunt | em dash overuser | she/her
59 MSWL
22 Tips
Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @ Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her
15 MSWL

And last one for now, but never least, MAGIC -- bring me your untold myths and folklore fiction -- drag the fairies out of the woods and manifest the earth magic. Particularly looking for fantasy that incorporates diversity in culture, race, gender, and ability. #MSWL

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latinx literary agent @JillGrinbergLit . writer. editor. asst publisher. ceramicist. she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
9 MSWL

a late-summer update to my #MSWL for the #amquerying folks! dying to read:

โœจ non-western gothic horror + underrepresented folklore/mythology with deep emotional relationships + rich world-building
โœจ contemporary fiction feat. central/south american characters/culture (1/7)

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1634 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
177 Tips

โ€œMiddle Grade: luscious fantasy based on myths/traditions from non-Western culture.โ€ @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Savannah Brooks ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸคŽโค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
@slbrooks91
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats ๐Ÿ€ // she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
65 MSWL
2 Tips

For MG fiction, my interests fall heavily on the action-adventure scale, especially stories informed by non-western mythology and folklore. Loud and funny is a better fit than quiet and contemplative. In nonfiction, I love topics that kidsโ€”and Iโ€”can geek out about.

Tara ๐Ÿ’ซ queries open Sept 1st
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Tara Gilbert, Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | queer๐ŸŒˆshe/her | Gemini/Cancer โ˜ผ Pisces โ˜ฝ Capricorn โ†‘
205 MSWL
33 AskAgent
25 Tips

Tara ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŒโœจ๐Ÿ”ฎ @Literary_Tara

I'm really craving stories where the setting is the main focus. Very atmospheric and spooky. A sense of place. Or setting's that feel like home. Dripping with culture. If you can make an epic mood board for your book, I want it. #MSWL

To add to that. Boarding schools, haunted houses, creepy forests, swamps, dark caves, hellscapes, small-town adventures, underrepresented cultures, myths, and folklore based on places, clubs, secret societies, organizations. Places and communities that come alive at night. #MSWL

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
125 MSWL
214 AskAgent
321 Tips

A mix of themes I like to see explored (not all at once!): nature, motherhood, identity, making difficult decisions, travel, myth of meritocracy, feminism, longevity, family, heartbreak, secret histories, individuality, modernism, trust, class, money, race, art, memory. #mswl

Maureen Moretti
@maureen_moretti
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @psliterary Specializes in Non-Fiction and Adult Fiction. (she/her) See my MSWL @ psliterary.com/submissions
15 MSWL
50 AskAgent
9 Tips

One thing I would really love to see in my inbox is a non-fiction proposal from an expert breaking down skincare myths for those of us who aren't entirely sure what glycolic acid does #mswl

Kelly is using Query Manager now!
@LitAgentKelly
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @reesagency . Twitter Valkyrie. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.โœŒ๐Ÿป
238 MSWL
217 AskAgent
40 Queries
115 Tips

Also really looking for some amazing African mythology and cultural beliefs/customs via contemporary fantasy, historical fantasy, or just plain fantasy. #MSWL Saw one in my box and am saving it to circle back. Iโ€™d love more!!!

Kelly is using Query Manager now!
@LitAgentKelly
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @reesagency . Twitter Valkyrie. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.โœŒ๐Ÿป
238 MSWL
217 AskAgent
40 Queries
115 Tips

Iโ€™m still begging for own voices Native stories, especially involving Native mythology and/or cultural beliefs and stories. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1634 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
177 Tips

โ€œPicture Books: the Wheel of the Year, cultural traditions/history, tales of mythology and lore, object-based nonfiction (no biographies), ghosts.โ€ @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Trisha de Guzman ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ
@trishadeg
Editor
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ filipinx immigrant, she/her, editing kidlit at fsg books for young readers @mackidsbooks tweets my own #WeNeedDiverseBooks #POCinPub
26 MSWL
Kenzi Melody โœจ๐Ÿ’œโœจ๐ŸŒ™
@Kenzi_Melody
Literary Agent
Aspiring author, Agent @ C.Y.L.E, owner at @WriteStage . Lover of fashion and perfectly brewed tea. If itโ€™s not Aestheticโ„ข๏ธ, Iโ€™m not doing it. #writingcommunity
10 MSWL

1.) MAGIC REALISM. Give me contemporary stories with magic or historical tales with a mythological/fairy tale emphasis! Iโ€™m especially interested in diverse mythologies (or my old favorite, anything Celtic). #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1634 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
177 Tips

โ€œMiddle Grade: luscious fantasy based on myths/traditions from non-Western culture.โ€ @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Savannah Brooks ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸคŽโค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
@slbrooks91
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats ๐Ÿ€ // she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
65 MSWL
2 Tips

Iโ€™m really itching for some MG manuscripts that take me on an adventure, especially #own ones about non-Western places and cultures. I love mythology and folklore and spooks and puzzles, and Iโ€™m a sucker for a snarky narrator. If this is your book, please send my way! #MSWL

Kat Kerr
@thekatsmews
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at DMLA, writer, foodie, theatre nerd. ESTP. Horribly mundane person. All views my own. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทQueryMe.Online/katkerr
26 MSWL
6 AskAgent
10 Queries
23 Tips

However, I would be interested in retellings from classics not often covered. Some examples Iโ€™d love to see retold are Picture of Dorian Grey, Jekyll and Hyde, Faust, Korean/East Asian legends and fables, and Mesopotamian myths. #mswl

Retellings 2/2

Megan Ilnitzki
@megilnit
Editor
Editor and Word Witch at HarperCollins Children's, opinions are my own. She/her
69 MSWL

A MG or YA about the Fates from Greek Mythology #MSWL