Myth

Carly Watters @carlywatters · Jul 1

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 · Jul 1

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 · Jun 30

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. I’d love more!!!

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · Jun 30

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

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 11

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

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · May 28

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg

Like many of us in these strange times, I’ve been taking comfort in books. And it’s made me think of the kinds of stories I want to champion.

Most of this won’t be a surprise, but for what it’s worth, here’s my current #MSWL:

YOUNG ADULT

- high-concept, darkly comic modern fables with literary writing and crossover appeal like THE PISCES or GEEK LOVE
- eerie and atmospheric fantasies inspired by non-Western mythology
- sweet contemporary rom-coms about QPOC main characters

#MSWL

Kenzi Melody ✨💜✨🌙 @Kenzi_Melody · May 27

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

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 26

“Middle Grade: luscious fantasy based on myths/traditions from non-Western culture.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Savannah Brooks @slbrooks91 · May 11

I’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 I’m a sucker for a snarky narrator. If this is your book, please send my way! #MSWL

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · May 9

However, I would be interested in retellings from classics not often covered. Some examples I’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 · May 4

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

Stephanie Winter @readbystephanie · Apr 15

#MSWL GNs that:
-play with myths, magic, the elements
-have strong female characters
-feature heartwarming story arcs
-have a strong use of color
In short, if you have a GN, pitch me!

Priyanka Krishnan @mspriyanka · Apr 8

...and there are so many amazing female figures in mythology (or history) whose stories have been overlooked/untold. I would love to work on a book like CIRCE or THE LOST QUEEN--but maybe moving east for the source of inspiration #MSWL 7/

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 31

Also give me some contemporary fantasy rooted in myth, lore and legends 1- #MSWL. I also specifically would love a Korean author to send me a YA contemporary fantasy w/the story of Jacheongbi as foundation! 2- #MSWL.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 26

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

Rach Crawford @RachAC · Mar 21

Whoever is doing a Madeleine Miller style treatment of the Cassandra myth I want that in my inbox. It's I can think about as we, place-by-place, scream at our community to stop. going. out. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 6

“Middle Grade: luscious fantasy based on myths/traditions from non-Western culture.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Melanie Iglesias @msmelread · Jan 26

#LitAgents, my #MSWL (Adult):
‣ Upmarket contemporary fic: Womxn; mental health; “Late” (30s+) coming-of-age; LGBTQIA+
‣ Grounded speculative fic: “ ” w/ elements of SFF/magical realism; Modern retellings (fairy tales; myths & legends; folklore; classics); CliFi (not preachy);