Rebecca Podos
@BeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Senior Agent at the Rees Literary Agency. Lambda Award-winning author, sometimes. FROM DUST, A FLAME out now, AT MIDNIGHT up next. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
128 MSWL

In YA and Adult:

- Fantasy rooted in folklore and culture, featuring diverse characters, myths, and monsters
- Horror as a vehicle for exploring identity, otherness, and trauma
- Fresh genre crossovers/subgenres like cozy sci-fi, horror romance, literary historical fantasy, etc.

Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews ‘22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
2 MSWL
Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
2 MSWL

#MSWL I'd love a non-Western✨ vampire ✨book.

MG, YA, & Adult all welcome.

For MG: likely adventure/fantasy based w/magic and/or non-Western mythology.

For the rest: fantasy set in a non-Western world w/sharp stakes & a romance.

Could be 1st or 2nd world fantasy.

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
41 MSWL
1 Tips

Bring me myth, fairytale, and classic retellings!

Bring me vibes!

Bring me:

Locked-room YA thrillers
Rivals-to-lovers tension-filled romcoms
Unbearably clever YA heroes
Romantasy with characters to die for
An MG novel full of magical creatures
Heists
Female friendships

#MSWL

Andrew Dugan
@AndDugan
Literary Agent
A lit literary agent @DGandBTweets , writer of tiny emails // sauv blanc enthusiast // Fleabag obsessor
4 MSWL

maybe it's just cause my bf and i are rereading percy jackson but where are the queer myth retellings? where are the non-Greek mythology ones? i want them pleeeeease #MSWL

Rebeka Finch
@Beka_finch
Literary Agent
Junior Agent at Darley Anderson Agency. Obsessed with all things romance! The spicier the better. All views my own
10 MSWL

(5/7) Looking at romantasy, I'd love to explore stories, myths and cultures from across the globe. Specifically if your story is set in the desert, (high heat in every sense) or the pagan forests of viking realms, I need to read it!

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

Romantasy is a bit of a new space, but I want stories that are steeped in folklore and mythology.
I’d like to see magical academies (Think THE MAGICIANS or FOURTH WING), pirates, intense and lush world building, and romance with high stakes.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For horror, I want to be scared. I gravitate towards social and psychological horror (think WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING or MEXICAN GOTHIC)
I also love folklore and mythology. I grew up around forests and mountain ranges, so something like THIS WRETCHED VALLEY is always on my radar.

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
49 MSWL

Reaaally itching for a Martial Arts fantasy in the vein of Jade City x Ong Bak, but more female forward. Extra points if it blends mythology and anticolonial themes

Sheyla Knigge
@sheylaknigge
Literary Agent
{she/her} @aalitagents literary agent, writer, reader, calendar coordinator, mother, wife of @palemoonboy .
15 MSWL

Greek mythology/Retellings! Especially if they’re female protagonist centered and written for MG- kids are asking for that, I want to bring it to them!

Julie Crisp
@julieacrisp
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Represents a bunch of fabulous authors. My #MSWL is https://manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/julie-crisp/
2 MSWL
John Baker
@JJBker
Literary Agent
Enthusiastic Agent at @BLM_Agency : Likes SFF&H and anything Boris wouldn't, Welsh Rugby, Indie bands I heard about way later than you. He/Him. Opinions mine.
6 MSWL

I'd also love to see #ownvoices Latin-America-inspired mythological fantasy. It could be contemporary, historical, or a fresh retelling.

Anything featuring my favourite animal gets bonus attention.

#amwriting

Leah Nova Moss
@LeahNovaMoss
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @stevenliterary | Library Youth Associate | Professional Bookworm She/hers
2 MSWL

So excited to announce that I'll be opening for queries next week on Monday!

My full #MSWL can be found on my website: leahnovamoss.wixsite.com/my-site/manuscript-wishlist

I can't wait to read your queries soon! I'll have a #MSWL thread up soon as well.

#amquerying #writingcommunity #amagenting

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
49 MSWL

Anything akin to #MDZS I'm all in for. Give me adventure, slow burns, mythology, dark lore, elevated magic systems, men with pretty hair

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
891 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

#MSWL mermaids. I am looking for a lyrical, atmospheric mermaid as if Neil Gaiman wrote The Little Mermaid. But I don't want a retelling of The Little Mermaid. Give me something new that engages with mermaid myths

Clara Foster
@cla_foster
Literary Agent
Literary agent @AevitasUK / opinions mine etc
9 MSWL

In the words of my publishing forebears, SOME NEWS.

Absolutely thrilled to have joined @AevitasUK as an agent! #amquerying writers, you can find my #MSWL and submit to me here: QueryManager.com/2979

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

GENRES (2/2):
I want to see even more:
• Fantasy/sci-fi/speculative! (Yes, the whole spectrum, from magical realism to epic/high/hard)
• Myth/folklore!
• (Queer) romance!
• Mystery!
• Historical!

Gabriella Noelle
@Briella_Noelle
Literary Agent
There's only one me. And I'm it. | Assistant Agent/ Editorial Assistant at Great Dog Literary Agency | Consuming all the media I can | Query Me!
2 MSWL

Very excited to announce that I will be opening my Query Manager officially next week! A link to my MSWL is in my bio, but I will also be sharing a thread of some of the things I'm looking for here. Can't wait to start reading

Bethany Fulk Hendrix
@bethanyfulk
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @HollowayLit • YA writer • Lover of all things Disney and chocolate
11 MSWL

Fantasy is my first love, but I'd really like to see more diverse fantasy drawing from underrepresented voices/myths/folklore/worlds, etc. I'd love to see some historical fiction/fantasy/alternate history! Gothic/Horror! Spies! Heists!

FBA
@FelicityBryan
Literary Agency
Award-winning independent literary agency based in Oxford.
10 MSWL

I’m particularly in the mood for astrology-inspired fantasy, courtly intrigue, a witchy romance, myth & fairytale retellings, sapphic romantasy, undercover assassins, life or death trials and anything dark academia...