Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • she/they • bisexual • neurodivergent
96 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

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Open to queries.
64 MSWL
16 Tips

In the #picturebook #PB realm, I'm really focusing on culturally grounded stories from marginalized authors and non-fiction that focuses on lesser known heroes/historical figures/etc. Here I love folklore, non-western mythology, etc. I don't typically tend to gravitate toward -

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. 🇰🇷✡️. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

im ALWAYS looking for ✨contemporary✨ stories that center BIPOC & lead w joy!!!!

for RRP i'd love stories w an emphasis on intersectionality, deeply tied to culture & identity--bonus points for stories that play with magic/supernatural/mythology in fresh, exciting ways #mswl

Theresa Cole
@TheresaMCole
Editor
Acquiring Editor for @CityOwlPress and Mystic Owl Press. Addicted to sunshine, coffee, motorcycle riding, and camping. Submit - QueryManager.com/TCole
24 MSWL

#mswl I'd also love a twist on mythology, gods, curses, legends, fairy tales... Put a spin on the stories we already know.

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I’m fascinated with folklore, fables, fairy-tales, mythology – anything which works these elements into its narrative will definitely grab my attention, whether that’s in the crime/thriller, historical or literary space #mswl

Bethany Fulk Hendrix
@bethanyfulk
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @HollowayLit • YA writer • Lover of all things Disney and chocolate
1 MSWL
Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency . All opinions my own.
89 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

Okay, I never go into a Greek myth story and expect it to be happy... but wow. I shed FLOODS of tears reading this. A brilliant, dark, gripping book about the forgotten women of the Trojan war. It's a dark read, but definitely worth it. I LOVE books that retell myths! #MSWL

Caitlyn Averett is on hiatus
@craverett
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Jimmy Patterson | rep’d by @SharonBelcastro | diverse books advocate | she/her (opinions my own)
20 MSWL
Nidhi Pugalia
@makep1enotw4r
Assistant Editor
*acquiring* Assistant Editor at @VikingBooks . Writer, Baker, Candlestick Maker. She/her/hers.
7 MSWL

My #A #MSWL page is live! Agents, send me your BIPOC myth-retellings--your dark, lyrical novels that dip into fantasy--your REBECCA-esque gothic fiction--your quirky, voicey nonfic. Make me hungry, teach me something, whisk me away: bit.ly/2Udh4Is📚

Caitlyn Averett is on hiatus
@craverett
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Jimmy Patterson | rep’d by @SharonBelcastro | diverse books advocate | she/her (opinions my own)
20 MSWL

Some #MSWL things:

1) MG fantasy, please! Especially myth-based, w/a strong focus on character, & a beautiful world/setting.

2) Contemporary MG/YA with LGBTQ+ characters.

3) MG graphic novels!

4) Underrepresented voices.

5) YA or MG that deals w/grief and/or mental health.

LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Accepting submissions but check the requirements 1st: bit.ly/2SNuKt0 then query: bit.ly/LGEditor
60 MSWL
5 Tips

Looking for some mythology from other cultures come to life. HOT romance, Adult/NA only, HEA or HFN, 50-75K words. Send it here: QueryManager.com/LisaGreenQueri… #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.
2 MSWL
1 AskAgent

I am looking for thrillers and crime fiction of all types; book club fiction that moves me and makes me think; great historical fiction (including novels featuring fantasy/mythology). In non-fiction, books which work on an emotional level and let me in on the conversation. #mswl

rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. 🇰🇷✡️. she/her.
50 MSWL
7 AskAgent

this means love stories ♥️, horror 👻, contemporary, scifi 🤖, speculative, & more!!

RRP is known for mythology & magic, & while those remain the pillars this imprint is built on, id love to see stories that explore culture & identity in new & unexpected ways (3/6)

#mswl

LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Accepting submissions but check the requirements 1st: bit.ly/2SNuKt0 then query: bit.ly/LGEditor
60 MSWL
5 Tips

Would love to see more mythology in my inbox. Greek, Norse, or how about some lesser explored cultures? Bring it on! Just make sure it fits the guidelines here: cityowlpress.com/queries/#mysti… query me here: QueryManager.com/LisaGreenQueri… #MSWL

Alexandra Levick
@AllieLevick
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Media Rights Manager at Writers House, LLC. I believe in books. Always learning. Opinions are my own. She/Her.
84 MSWL
52 AskAgent
25 Tips

Also #amquerying really looking for *grounded* SF&F right now—MG, YA, A.
✨Usually not the right match for high fantasy.
✨Love to be based in myth/folklore/etc.
✨Love to be grounded with a clear emotional arc.
✨My tastes tend quite literary for Adult.
#MSWL

Bria Ragin
@BriARag
Editor
Editor @JoyRevBooks @DelacortePress . l’ll never own enough books or clothes. Philly-born Brooklynite.
1 MSWL
rupaul atreides
@gelrdrgz
Editor
book editor @HachetteUS @orbitbooks , ajena 🪐🇻🇪, some words @dailydot @WeAreMel views my own
11 MSWL

FOLKLORE, MYTH, and FAIRYTALE-inspired stories that tell the old tales from new perspectives, deify new gods, and give the monster their say. Would particularly love to see non-european inspirations here (but also yrs of Latin say I am a SUCKER for the greco-roman canon🏺)#mswl

Nidhi Pugalia
@makep1enotw4r
Assistant Editor
*acquiring* Assistant Editor at @VikingBooks . Writer, Baker, Candlestick Maker. She/her/hers.
7 MSWL

*TITLE UPDATE*

#promoted to Assistant Editor @VikingBooks and open to submissions—send me your lyrical novels that dip into fantasy and magical realism and myth; your haunting, REBECCA-esque sublime suspense; & any ANY memoir/narrative related to FOOD. More #mswl tk.

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • she/they • bisexual • neurodivergent
96 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

Native/indigenous mythology retellings! I would LOVE to see mythologies from tribes in my own area in particular (PNW born and raised!)