Anjanette Barr
Literary Agent
Agent @ Dunham Literary, Author, YouTuber, mother of four in Juneau, AK. 💕📚💕🫖💕🥃💕 Member AALA, SCBWI, Alaska Writers Guild, Catholic Writers Guild.

I have some favorite topics and genres. I have a soft spot for portal fantasies, magical realism, time slip, nature-heavy settings, popular science, religion, myth, philosophy, gothic fiction, handcrafts, biographies, and music.

Kristie Choi
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian

Karolina Sutton @KarolinaSutton

From the coalface of publishing: all editors are saying no more witches please or retellings of myths.

I'll always want witches & myth retellings! Just give me a strong voice, layered characterization, & beautiful textured writing with them. Would especially love to see witches from underrepresented backgrounds - like, can I get a witch living in a hanok in the woods? #mswl…

Liza DeBlock
Literary Agent
Reader 🤓 Rower 🚣🏻‍♀️ Baker 🧁 Always looking for the next great book. Bookseller Rising Star 2022. Foreign Rights Executive at @MushensEnt .

Liza DeBlock @lizadeblock

Hi #authors! In anticipation of #NaNoWriMo I want to let you know that I am on the hunt for some great books to sign! People always wonder what #literaryagents look for, and I have a few things I am desperate to see hit my submissions inbox. What are they? Let me tell you…

I love historical fiction. I love mythological retellings, and I would love to find what comes next! Send me your folklore, your Tristan & Isolde, or better yet: King Arthur’s court written from Guinevere’s perspective! Give me new perspectives that make you excited!

Asia Harden
Editorial Assistant
editorial assistant at FSG BYR (@mackidsbooks) ☆ @columbiapubcrse & @olemiss alum ☆ 1908 ☆ grace upon grace ☆ all thoughts my own

things I’ve been dying to see in my inbox #MSWL

- unapologetic female protagonists
- revenge stories
- retellings with a twist
- mythology, meddling gods
- smart mystery thrillers
- spooky middle grade
- royals!!

Antoinette Van Sluytman
Literary Agent
🇬🇾🇨🇷 | Writer | Artist • Dark Polymath • @VS_Antoinette agent acct • The Decolonizer • Aspiring filmmaker • Chaos by milk tea🥷🏾🧋 Repped by: @julieacrisp

For adult fantasy I’d love something a-la BLACK SUN but without magic. Decolonial epic fantasy without magic with a dark atmospheric edge — the more psychological and twisted the better. Would love to see some fresh voices and mythology retellings on second worlds

Kelly Peterson
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @reesagency . Twitter Valkyrie. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.✌🏻
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2. Anything with an industrial feel. I still haven’t quite gotten over my steampunk phase, and maybe never will.
3. Different forms of magic (bone magic, song magic, written magic, etc.)
4. Anything based in/on history (Vikings, court intrigue, creepy mythology, etc.) #mswl

Julie Gourinchas
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.

I have *obsessively* been playing Hades for the past nine days, so, naturally: #mswl for folklore or myth retellings; #mswl for fraught family dynamics, particularly difficult fathers; and #mswl for a polyam triad in the vein of Thanatos x Zagreus x Megaera 💕

Meg Gaertner
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her.

At last, I have a profile on My current wish list is live, though I'll continue to tweet new and specific items as they come to me. #MSWL…

Julie Gourinchas
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.

where oh where is my upmarket/literary retelling of the Tiresias myth from a trans perspective, I will beg for it once a month until it materialises into existence by sheer force of will #mswl

Lina Langlee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
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Okay, I’m open for submissions again! My #mswl currently includes dark academia, horror, big emotion romance, anything high concept - MG and up. I love folklore and myths from around the world. If I love the voice I’ll tag along for anything!…

Julie Gourinchas
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.

I'm trying to put my #mswl together for y'all but every time I write something I want to read I get way too specific about it

like yes please I would like a queer retelling of the Morrígan myth set during the Irish War of Independence with speculative magic vibes

Alana Joli Abbott
Writer. Editor in Chief at @OutlandEnt . Reviewer at @denofgeekus and @pastemagazine . Living on Quinnipiac land. Moth House. She/her.

While this feed is mostly about #NeverTooOldToSaveTheWorld lately, @ColbyKnowsBest and I are going to be watching #DVPit next week for @OutlandEnt! You can check out our #MSWL here.…

Good luck all pitchers!

BookEnds Literary Agency
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
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A magical #MSWL tweet from @BookEndsJessica!

"I want something whimsical and myth-based, but grounded in the real world. Especially fabulism or magical realism. I recently took on a book that's like an adult CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, and I LOVE it! I want more."

Jill Marr
Literary Agent
Literary agent, baseball mom, wine lover, cake eater--not necessarily in order of importance.

Announcing an addition to my #MSWL. We have been seeing some reimagining of legendary folklore or Greek mythology. More of that please. But I'd also love to see a retelling of Hawaiian mythology and/or legends.

Emily Glenister
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @dhhlitagency | Events @goldsborobooks | Mentor @blkgirlwriters @ownedvoices | No query DMs please

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…

#WritingCommunity #AmWriting #booktwt

Amanda Rutter
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music

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

- 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 Gourinchas
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.

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
Literary Agent
assistant agent at @TRFNews who's a bit too obsessed with chai lattes and final fantasy

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