Ashley Hearn ๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . โœจ Ig: _ashleyhearn. ๐Ÿ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent

I'm especially on the lookout for stories with trope-heavy plots and unbelievable voice that are informed by contemporary teen issues but not wholly centered around them. See: HOME AND AWAY by @candiceamanda and YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN!

Ashley Hearn ๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . โœจ Ig: _ashleyhearn. ๐Ÿ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent

TROPE-HEAVY ROMANCE! Especially diverse, queer, intersectional romances! Please for the love of all that's sacred someone send me an ace-romance. I beg the publishing gods! #MSWL

Ashley Hearn ๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . โœจ Ig: _ashleyhearn. ๐Ÿ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent

ATMOSPHERE! Setting that feels like a character is a huge hook for me. I'm on the hunt for contained settings (like boarding schools, small island towns), quirky small towns, and stories with a strong sense of regionality. #MSWL

victoria (เบญเปเบฒเบกเบฐเบฅเบฒ)
@victoriasavanh
Editor
๐’ฎ๐“๐‘’๐‘’๐“…๐“Ž ๐“›๐’ถ๐‘œ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ธ๐’ฝ ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒธ Editor at Penguin @penguinbooks & writer repโ€™d by @thebookgrp
5 MSWL
Ashley Hearn ๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . โœจ Ig: _ashleyhearn. ๐Ÿ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent

HUMOROUS VOICES! A lot of the contemporary I read and acquire has a witty/ funny narrator, and an author with a gift for humor (see: Cece in @SoniaHartl1's HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME). Please, please send me your funny books! #MSWL

Ashley Hearn ๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . โœจ Ig: _ashleyhearn. ๐Ÿ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent

Agents! I'm putting a HIGH priority on YA contemporary realism in my inbox right now! My tastes are more picky in realism than they are in spec-fic, so here's a list of what I'm really drawn to in this broad category... #MSWL

Megan Manzano ~ Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Kidlit Agent @ D4EO Literary โ€ข Freelance Editor โ€ข #RevPit Editor โ€ข Former #Pitchwars Mentor โ€ข (She/Her) โ€ข Latinx
74 MSWL
155 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips
Brent Taylor
@btaylorbooks
Literary Agent
Literary agent. #1 fan of summer. โ€œAll that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.โ€ โ€“E. B. White ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ
16 MSWL
36 AskAgent
13 Tips

I've responded to (almost) all the submissions & queries in my inbox, so I'm going to drop my #MSWL for any querying writers! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/brenโ€ฆ And for a sampling of the type of books I fall in love with: publishersmarketplace.com/members/brenttโ€ฆ

Allison Remcheck
@allisonremcheck
Literary Agent
Professional reader and literary agent at Stimola Literary Studio. @StimolaLiterary
2 MSWL

I was just thinking that I would really love to see a young MG or chapter book with series potential, fantasy grounded in reality, to do with a girl and fairies. Not YA. #MSWL

Regan Winter
@reganmwinter
Assistant Editor
assistant editor @LittleBrownYR // karaoke star // she/her
8 MSWL

I need a book that makes me feel the way fall does (#mswl?)

๐Ÿงผ Lauren Spieller ๐Ÿ–
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.
487 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
77 Tips

WAIT! I forgot something that I am absolutely craving: graphic novels for MG + YA!!!!! #gn #mswl

๐Ÿงผ Lauren Spieller ๐Ÿ–
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.
487 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
77 Tips

Aaaand that's a wrap on my top 5 wishlist items for the rest of 2020!

But remember, these aren't the ONLY things I'm looking for. For my FULL wishlist, check out this link: see manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/laurโ€ฆ for my full wishlist)

I can't wait to hear from you!! #mswl

๐Ÿงผ Lauren Spieller ๐Ÿ–
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.
487 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
77 Tips

And finally...

5. MG with a Big Hook! I like funny books and magical books and sad books and creepy books. In other words, I'm open to any genre, as long as it has a fun, snappy premise that'll get a kid's attention!

๐Ÿงผ Lauren Spieller ๐Ÿ–
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.
487 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
77 Tips

4. LatinX representation in kidlit- all ages, all genres, though I am particularly interested in finding a YA contemp & a MG fantasy! A few favorites: @LauraTNamey, @Nina_Writes, @acevedowrites, @djolder, and @CeliaCPerez. (You should be reading *all* of them!)

๐Ÿงผ Lauren Spieller ๐Ÿ–
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.
487 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
77 Tips

3. RomCom - Adult or YA. I want laugh out loud, swoony, sexy, joyful reads. I loved RWRB and The Hating Game on the Adult side, To All the Boys and Gentleman's Guide on the YA side. But really, I'm happy to read anything that's truly Rom AND Com. #mswl

๐Ÿงผ Lauren Spieller ๐Ÿ–
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.
487 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
77 Tips

2. Adult thrillers/suspense: I like stories w/ top notch characterization + a slow burn, and also stories that are gripping page turners that I finish in one sitting. A few favorites: Ruth Ware, Rhiannon Navin, Wendy Heard, Gillian Flynn, Danya Kukafka, Oyinkan Braithwaite #mswl

Nadxieli Nieto
@NadxiNieto
Editor
Editor-at-Large, Flatiron โ€ข Anthologies w @TheLincoln โ€ข Board @LatinxinPub โ€ข Prev: Lit Awards PEN, NOON, etc โ€ข #binders โ€ข she/they โ€ข Na-JYE-li โ€ข opinions my own
1 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1632 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
177 Tips

"Crime fiction like Laura Lippman, Patricia Cornwell, & Lorna Barrett."ย @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

๐Ÿงผ Lauren Spieller ๐Ÿ–
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.
487 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
77 Tips

1. Adult Horror: I want books that have something to SAY--about our present, our past, our future. Feminist/anti-colonialist stories are close to my heart, but I'm open to anything that can be described as "smart + terrifying." I'm also open to grounded fantasy w/ horror elements

๐Ÿงผ Lauren Spieller ๐Ÿ–
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.
487 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
77 Tips

Iโ€™m officially open to queries again! Hereโ€™s a short thread of whatโ€™s at the top of my #mswl for the rest of 2020! (full MSWL linked at the end)