Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
104 MSWL
92 AskAgent

I am ALWAYS seeking #OwnVoices stories by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ authors, non-western settings, and strong voices.

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Agent at the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Lifelong New Yorker and forever bookworm. she/her
82 MSWL
10 Tips

On the #kidlit side, I am particularly interested in Non-Fiction at the moment. I would love to find innovative pb's teaching approachable science (a recent fave is Cats are Liquid) and stories that focus on marginalized communities from #ownvoices authors. #mswl

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

Here's my current #MSWL:

In young adult fiction: thrillers, psychological suspense, horror, contemporary, mysteries, fantasy, and sci-fi.

Always looking for own voices, diversity, and LGBTQ+!!!

2/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Senior Agent at the Rees Literary Agency. Lambda Award-winning author, sometimes. FROM DUST, A FLAME out now, AT MIDNIGHT up next. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
120 MSWL
Mara Delgado-Sánchez
@little_mswriter
Assistant Editor
🇵🇷 That witch from the Caribbean. Word wrangler @stmartinspress | @wednesdaybooks . Somewhere with the chupacabras. Opinions mine. (she/her)
73 MSWL

I’m looking for YA fantasy that is ownvoices/by marginalized voices! MENA authors, Black authors, queer authors, send me some! I love commercial fiction that’s character driven, with voice that drips off the page, high concept and tightly plotted. I’m an avid fantasy reader #MSWL

Mara Delgado-Sánchez
@little_mswriter
Assistant Editor
🇵🇷 That witch from the Caribbean. Word wrangler @stmartinspress | @wednesdaybooks . Somewhere with the chupacabras. Opinions mine. (she/her)
73 MSWL

As it’s 2021, here’s a new thread of my #MSWL! Of note:

- own voices and stories by marginalized voices are always welcome

- I do not accept pitches or subs on Twitter

- agented subs only

I’m looking to actively build my list, so please consider me! I do YA and Adult

Sara Schonfeld
@SaraSchon
Editor
Associate Editor @HarperChildrens and @HarperTeen . Author of BIRTHDAY ON MARS! Rep @marchsoloway . I tweet about bad dates, good books, and my own opinions.
34 MSWL
Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Senior Agent at the Rees Literary Agency. Lambda Award-winning author, sometimes. FROM DUST, A FLAME out now, AT MIDNIGHT up next. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
120 MSWL

Becca Podato Latkes with Applesauce @RebeccaPodos

Hey writers! As my QM page says, I’m closed to queries for the rest of the year, and aiming to respond to all queries within the next few weeks with a goal of opening up on January 4 (time and toddlers willing). So, what am I looking for in 2021? Here's a handy #MSWL thread:

Jewish YA fantasy, from contemporary with “incidentally” Jewish characters to second-world fantasy with Judaism built into its bones. IN FACT, any ownvoices fantasy featuring or built around a minority religion (just, you know, be honest with yourself about what that means) #MSWL

Mandy Hubbard
@MandyHubbard
Literary Agent
Author of eleven novels. Founder of Emerald City Literary. Follow me for book talk… stay for pictures of my cows.
67 MSWL
28 AskAgent
1 Tips

Just learned there’s an apartment complex in Seoul specifically for Korean-Americans adoptees to return & connect with their culture/identity and I NEED THIS as an #ownvoices YA novel. Would consider based on sample chapters & work with you to develop it. #MSWL

Mark Gottlieb
@Mark_Gottlieb
Literary Agent
Mark Gottlieb is a literary agent at the Trident Media Group literary agency in New York City. #tridentmediagroup @Trident_Media
28 MSWL
39 AskAgent
8 Tips
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

“Something exploring ability/disability – #OWNVOICES non-fiction or fiction but my taste skews more commercial, not literary.” @carlywatters #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Renae Moore
@Renaegade
Literary Agent
• Dreamer of Dreams• Dwell in possibility
23 MSWL
20 Queries
Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
80 MSWL
18 Tips

I won’t be participating in #DVpit today, but I am actively looking to acquire #ownvoices stories written from diverse perspectives! See #MSWL link in bio for more abt my tastes and PLEASE query me! Good luck all!

Shannon Snow
@ssnow_lit_agent
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Audio Subrights Manager at CMA. Mom of adult kids, owned by 4 chihuahuas, wife to a homemade soapmaker hubby, lover of books & their creators!
13 MSWL
5 Tips

#MSWL really hungry for some great #ya right now of either the #romance or #suspense #thriller variety. Also some great #POC #own stories in the romance or YA areas! Come see me!

Kayla Tostevin
@ktostevinbooks
Editor
📚 Senior Editor of picture books @PageStreetKids • she/her • 🇺🇲 🇨🇦 • Happiest when adventuring 🚶🏻🏕 🏔 🚴‍♀️ ⛵
9 MSWL

Hi all! I've been on the @pagestreetkids team for a while, most recently on the marketing/PR side, but I'm excited to announce I'm now a children's editor full time! Check out my brand new #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kayl…

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller / Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary ✍🏽 Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast 🎧 Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
142 MSWL
58 AskAgent
2 Tips

Last but certainly not least for ALL QUERIES: send me your #OwnVoices stories esp if you identify as BIPOC. As a mixed raced #Latinx immigrant, I'm ❤️🔥 about representing under- or misrepresented voices. If you're comfortable, please include your background and inspiration.

Annie Bomke
@ABLiterary
Literary Agent
Literary agent, pizza lover, dance fiend, park enthusiast, and that's just the beginning. There are no limits to what I can do. (She/her.)
151 MSWL
24 AskAgent
42 Queries
25 Tips
Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
73 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

I'd love an #ownvoices upmarket 20th C historical fiction - ideally with a secret something that has to be revealed (I'm thinking ala Lovecraft Country without the Lovecraftian horror/fantasy elements, which is ridiculous to say but I want it) #MSWL

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
104 MSWL
92 AskAgent

And I am ALWAYS looking for #ownvoices and a diverse set of characters to these stories. Let teens ALL be able to see themselves in the books they read.❤️