Paige Wheeler
@pwheeler_agent
Literary Agent
Lit Agent, wine lover, reluctant runner, book reader, recovering Luddite, badass, mom
7 MSWL
31 Tips

What’s everyone’s reading goals for this year? In my inbox, I’m looking to read more romance, middle grade, YA, gripping women's fiction, nonficton #agentlife #mswl #readinggoals

Saritza Hernandez
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
📚 Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , 👩🏽‍💻#UCLAAnnex educator, ☕️@aalitagents member #autismparent 🧩 #lgbtparent #queeraf 💖💙💜 she/her/ella 🇵🇷#SarysPosse
132 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

Happy Monday! I am officially open to queries! I’m looking to fill my list with middle grade and adult fiction and select nonfiction. You can find the full MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/saritza-hernandez/

Mara Hollander
@MAGHwrites
Literary Agent
she/her. associate agent @FinePrintLit and SFF writer. ✡️. Hoyas 🏀. Nationals ⚾️. Recovering Nagano '98 apologist 🥈⛸.
13 MSWL
Laura Apperson
@LCatAp
Editor
Editor, @alcovepress . Writer, avid coffee enthusiast. Flautist @BKWindSymphony . She/her.
15 MSWL

Agents, I'm looking forward to hearing from you! I'm mainly acquiring in: self-help, psychology, family and relationships, sociology, and memoir, and less broadly, in health and wellness; careers and lifestyle; general inspiration; history; and mind/body/spirit. (12/12)

Laura Apperson
@LCatAp
Editor
Editor, @alcovepress . Writer, avid coffee enthusiast. Flautist @BKWindSymphony . She/her.
15 MSWL

A book about meaningful and equal partnership like FAIR PLAY and EQUAL PARTNERS, but with a unique angle or perspective from the author and inclusive language/approach would be perfect for the Alcove nonfic list. (4/)

Laura Apperson
@LCatAp
Editor
Editor, @alcovepress . Writer, avid coffee enthusiast. Flautist @BKWindSymphony . She/her.
15 MSWL

I'd love a self-help nonfiction book about looking past personal demons/traumas to find meaningful connection and learn to trust again--esp. for women. I'm love working with psychologists and am interested in the intersection of psychology & neuroscience (3/)

Laura Apperson
@LCatAp
Editor
Editor, @alcovepress . Writer, avid coffee enthusiast. Flautist @BKWindSymphony . She/her.
15 MSWL

My colleagues at @AlcovePress have been publishing incredible witchy fiction; I'd love to get some commercial witchy nonfiction on my list. Think THE WITCH'S BOOK OF SELF-CARE or something more niche and for a general audience. (2/)

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
181 MSWL
68 Tips

UPDATE!!! I'm open to queries again!!! Here's my updated #MSWL : https://manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lynnette-novak/ Can't wait to see your projects!!! #WritingCommunity #amagenting #amquerying

Kat Foxx
@_LiteraryKat_
Literary Agent
Assistant Literary Agent @TRFNews . OPEN TO QUERIES! | she/her | @_badasswriters @moodpitchers | writes thrillers @kfoxx_writes
64 MSWL

Spiritual (*not* religious) explorations of past lives, reincarnations, soul connections, etc. Tarot, palm readings, astrology.
Other: true crime, wine/wineries, wine & food pairings (especially with travel), empaths, history of witches & witchcraft…

Kat Foxx
@_LiteraryKat_
Literary Agent
Assistant Literary Agent @TRFNews . OPEN TO QUERIES! | she/her | @_badasswriters @moodpitchers | writes thrillers @kfoxx_writes
64 MSWL

NONFICTION I’d love to see:

I’m hugely drawn to natural/unassisted childbirth, pregnancy, & motherhood. Informative & heartwarming. Ina May Gaskin is my hero! Highlighting how Big Pharma has medicalized birth (in the vein of The Business of Being Born).

Mara Cobb
@MaraCobbWrites
Literary Agent
Junior Agent at Martin Literary Management. "Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good." -William Faulkner
13 MSWL

I am remaining open for submissions this holiday season! Currently seeking Christian fiction of any type, clean YA, closed door/inspirational romance, and nonfiction. #YA #WritingCommunity #amquerying #amwriting #MSWL

Bethany Jett
@BetJett
Literary Agent
Assoc Lit Agent, Boymom x3, Milspo🇺🇸 🙏🏻 💖 #INFJ ✨ I live in a world of books, but I’m literally allergic to them. #colophony | AALA SCBWI
18 MSWL

Future #MSWL & QM update:
I have less than 40 undecided queries/submissions. I plan to reopen mid-late January to a few genres. This info is not on my website or MSWL page yet— it’s just a head’s up and I hope it’s helpful!

✨ ADULT FICTION✨
• contemporary romance - think Emily Henry but low spice or Melissa Ferguson
• upmarket / book club
• cozy mysteries

✨ NONFICTION✨
- same as what’s on website -

✨ KIDLIT ✨
• PB/MG/YA - classic-style with a literary bent. Secret Garden. Bridge to Terabithia. Winnie-the-Pooh.
• PB - humorous character-driven series

‼️Not looking for SEL or rhyme.‼️

Lisa Amstutz
@LJAmstutz
Literary Agent
Author, ecologist, agent @StormLiterary . Currently closed to queries. linktr.ee/LJAmstutz
4 MSWL

#amquerying authors, I've reopened to adult nonfiction only - I'd love to see some more science/nature projects in my inbox! #MSWL QueryManager.com/2006

H.AlOmari
@inkbyomari
Editor
✨📖 Editor 📑✨ @shaherazadshelf || ☪️🕊️revert || 🇵🇸💍 تحيا جنين
13 MSWL

Historical Fiction • romance, war & conflict (e.g. Palestinian). Open to ancient to near modern time periods.

Non-fiction • some Islamic history, memoirs (esp. reverts to Islam)

H.AlOmari
@inkbyomari
Editor
✨📖 Editor 📑✨ @shaherazadshelf || ☪️🕊️revert || 🇵🇸💍 تحيا جنين
13 MSWL
Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
23 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private 👁️ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- I would also love a contemporary take on AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters - Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography - Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

Zoe Aline Howard
@zoealinehoward
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @HowlandLit , Literary Publicist at @PineStatePub , Lover of Patti Smith’s “This Is” captions on Instagram & OPEN TO QUERIES
14 MSWL

before i re-open to queries (please send me your weirdest & wildest), i whipped up a little something to show what i'm looking for these days:

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
23 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private 👁️ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters
- Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography
- Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

Transatlantic Agency
@TransLitAgency
Literary Agency
North American, full service literary agency with agents in the U.S. & Canada covering adult & children's markets. Over 700 bestselling, award winning clients.
13 MSWL

@MarilynBiderma Senior Literary Agent and Partner at TA is opening up to queries from November 27th until December 15th!

Find more details in the attached graphics. #mswl #queryme #pitchme #litagent

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
181 MSWL
68 Tips

UPDATE: I'll be open to ALL queries January 2, 2024!!! For now, only query me if you're an illustrator with samples or an adult nonfiction author. Thanks!
Always use Query Manager to query me: querymanager.com/query/QueryLynnetteNovak #writingcommunity #amquerying #MSWL