Serene Hakim
@serenemaria
Literary Agent
reader, coffee addict, city dweller, agent at Ayesha Pande Literary @agent_ayesha , mama to two very cute kids, she/her, πŸ‡±πŸ‡§
15 MSWL
14 AskAgent
4 Tips

But a few things I always like: strong women, #ownvoices, #POC, #LGBTQ+; I want underrepresented voices to just be represented #MSWL (3/3)

Caitlin McDonald
@literallycait
Literary Agent
literary agent @MaassLitAgency for SFF, YA, & GN β€’ she/her β€’ queer β€’ ADHD β€’ intensely editorial πŸ“š #BLM #TransRightsAreHumanRights
69 MSWL
33 AskAgent
124 Queries
39 Tips

Also when you're sending me diverse queries, I love to know if they are #ownvoices! That is always a plus in my book. #MSWL

Caitie Flum
@caitief
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Liza Dawson Associates. Thoughts are my own. Huge nerd, musical theater lover
79 MSWL
49 AskAgent
62 Queries
27 Tips

❀️ πŸ’› πŸ’š πŸ’™ πŸ’œ all genres - YA contemp, YA SFF, book club, romance, thrillers, historical fiction, ALL OF IT. Especially #ownvoices #MSWL

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
36 MSWL

An #ownvoices high fantasy set in or inspired by a non-white culture (i.e. set in an African analog world, instead of medieval Europe) #MSWL

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
36 MSWL
Carly Silver
@CarlyASilver
Editor
Writer, editor, historian, bespectacled legend. Byline in a publication near you
72 MSWL
27 Tips
Mazel Tov Cocktail
@MiriamAnneW
Editor
Senior EdiTOR at work, book hoarder at home. You're damn right I'm relentless (thoughts are my own). She/her
39 MSWL
Saritza Hernandez
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
πŸ“š Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’»#UCLAAnnex educator, β˜•οΈ@aalitagents member #autismparent 🧩 #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ she/her/ella πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·#SarysPosse
132 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

Ok calling it quits for the day but know I'm always looking for #ownvoices especially in romance. Check out my #MSWL at agency website.

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
213 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips
Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
213 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

#MSWL more books that deal with collective trauma. Especially transgenerationally. #SFF #YA #C #ownvoices

Michelle Witte
@michellewitte
Literary Agent
Publishing professional and mental health advocate. I write craptastic books. Some people think I'm funny. You should probably be worried about those people.
171 MSWL
18 Tips

For those querying me w/diverse ms that is #ownvoices, state that in subject or 1st para of query so I can see it immediately. #MSWL

Michelle Witte
@michellewitte
Literary Agent
Publishing professional and mental health advocate. I write craptastic books. Some people think I'm funny. You should probably be worried about those people.
171 MSWL
18 Tips
Michelle Witte
@michellewitte
Literary Agent
Publishing professional and mental health advocate. I write craptastic books. Some people think I'm funny. You should probably be worried about those people.
171 MSWL
18 Tips

I've said many times that I want diverse books in my #MSWL, but I want to adjust that slightlyβ€”what I *really* want is to find #ownvoices.

Jennifer Ung
@JenPanda
Editor
executive editor @ quill tree books/harpercollins. professional dog meme generator. (thoughts are my own.) she/her.
7 MSWL
6 AskAgent

#mswl: contemporary YA in which a teen connects with his/her culture through food. #ownvoices

Jennifer Ung
@JenPanda
Editor
executive editor @ quill tree books/harpercollins. professional dog meme generator. (thoughts are my own.) she/her.
7 MSWL
6 AskAgent

#mswl: a contemporary YA novel in which a teen doesn't speak the same language as his/her parents. also, definitely #ownvoices.

Patricia Nelson
@patricianels
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, representing YA & MG fiction (all genres), women's fiction & romance. She/her.
70 MSWL
2 Queries
94 Tips

& all of my perpetual #mswl items still stand: interesting female friendships, diverse chars, #ownvoices, girls who code, etc #WF #R #YA #MG