Stefanie Lieberman
@hellegilly
Literary Agent
Obsessed Reader and Life-long Four Eyes
30 MSWL
4 AskAgent
Samantha Fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
โœž ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น literary agent @rootliterary || pan๐ŸŒˆ || iโ€™m the ultimate hype womanโ„ข๏ธ for great people & great booksโ€”she/herโœจ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒ—
58 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Dear #amwriting #amquerying community,

I'm really looking for Black witches/psychics in contemporary fantasy (adult, YA, or MG), plus size MCs, YA and adult thrillers/suspense, and please keep sending these #ownvoices LGBTQIA+ and disability rep books. #MSWL

๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @ktliterary & U of MN pub and lit lecturer (opinions my own) // I believe books make people better people // she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
87 MSWL
2 Tips

Adult: I'm technically open to it, because who knows what I'll find, but it's a super hard sell. I'm only interested in #ownvoices projects that walk the line of being funny and lighthearted while still adding to a larger sociopolitical conversation.

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @ktliterary & U of MN pub and lit lecturer (opinions my own) // I believe books make people better people // she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
87 MSWL
2 Tips

Savannah Brooks ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸคŽโค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ @slbrooks91

If you're thinking of querying me but don't know if your project is a fit, here's some #MSWL framing that should help:

For PB, I want 1) content that looks seriously at sociopolitical realities that kids face, ultimately ending with empowerment and hope, 2) stories that teach readers about a new place and/or culture, 3) nonfiction that delights and inspires. Only interested in #ownvoices.

Ronald Gerber
@RGerberAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent & rights manager at Lowenstein Associates. Kew Gardens resident. Full-time Bruce Springsteen fan. Opinions are my own.
22 MSWL
6 Tips

The middle grade in my query inbox has dropped off a lot the past few months. Please send me your middle grade, folks! Especially contemporary and #ownvoices! #MSWL #amquerying

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2591 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

โ€œSomething exploring ability/disability โ€“ #OWNVOICES non-fiction or fiction but my taste skews more commercial, not literary.โ€ @carlywatters #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Mara Delgado-Sรกnchez
@little_mswriter
Assistant Editor
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท That witch from the Caribbean. Word wrangler @stmartinspress | @wednesdaybooks . Somewhere with the chupacabras. Opinions mine. (she/her)
73 MSWL

Iโ€™m always looking for #ownvoices stories, but Idk why I hadnโ€™t openly expressed this on my wishlist (????????), but Black writers! Send me your joyful and fantasy stories! YA or adult! I want them! #MSWL

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
80 MSWL
18 Tips

#MSWL Alert: I'd love to see a #MG or #YA with a #climate or #environmental theme, speculative/near-future or contemporary. Bonus if it's #ownvoices from a writer of color or about an under-served community!

Shayna Keyles
@shaynakeyles
Editor
person, place, thing, snail. acquisitions editor @NAtlanticBooks . unsure how to be a person on the internet. never met a cat I didn't like. she/they.
7 MSWL

This month's #MSWL: modern diaspora communities, ideally #ownvoices, #nf. How does the community stay together? Are there relationships with other diaspora communities--positive or negative? I'm not looking for a memoir, but I do love personal narrative in a nonfiction book.

Beth Phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
she/her. mg & ya literary agent @galltzackerlit . founder 501c3 NPO @_DiverseVoices (#DVpit/#DVart, DVcon &more). closed to unsolicited submissions.
128 MSWL
125 AskAgent
27 Tips

as i said, i am very much behind on queries/reading, but as i think this might be a long shot and it's super on my mind right now, i'm gonna put it out into the universe:

#mswl for #ownvoices BIPOC BPD YA ๐Ÿ’š

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
36 MSWL

Just went down a musical journey that went from Hamilton > Chris Jackson could get it > Moana and now I have a ?.

Are there any #ownvoices MG fantasy/adventure novels out there inspired by any indigenous cultures of Oceania? If so, gimme recs! If not, agents, this is #mswl!

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
80 MSWL
18 Tips

#MSWL Alert: I would love to get my hands on an atmospheric, #ownvoices, #Southerngothic. Give me mystery, dark magic, the bayou, Cajun/Creole culture.

Jas Perry
@TakahashiPerry
Literary Agent
kidlit yลkai ๐Ÿ‘น โ€ข agenting at KT Lit โ€ข writing as J.P. Takahashi โ€ข TOKYO NIGHT PARADE (HarperCollins/Tegen, Fall โ€™23) with Minako Tomigahara โ€ข ๐ŸŽจ @/fleshwadYT
19 MSWL
5 AskAgent
1 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
153 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

I'd love something exploring ability/disability. Definitely #OWNVOICES. Non-fiction or fiction but my taste skews more commercial, not literary #mswl

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
80 MSWL
18 Tips

#MSWL alert: I am VERY HUNGRY for middle grade projects right now! Fun MG mysteries, adventures, spooky paranormal, inventive fresh grounded fantasy, especially from folks from traditionally marginalized groups. #MG #paranormal #ownvoices #fantasy #mystery #adventure

Kelly Peterson
@LitAgentKelly
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @reesagency . Twitter Valkyrie. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.โœŒ๐Ÿป
263 MSWL
217 AskAgent
40 Queries
115 Tips

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

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @ktliterary & U of MN pub and lit lecturer (opinions my own) // I believe books make people better people // she/her ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
87 MSWL
2 Tips

All right, Iโ€™m putting my stake in the ground. I want your #own #poc YA protest meet-cutes. I want them all. #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth
@DebNemeth
Editor
Fey editrix, history geek, armchair sleuth, hobbit matriarch. She/her.
97 MSWL
12 Tips