Jenni Hill
@Jenni_Hill
Editor
Senior Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks science fiction and fantasy novels. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Geek. Chaotic Good. LARPer. 'Imperator Editrosa'. Views all mine. she/they
3 MSWL

BIG SIGH.

Okay. So somewhere post-A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, self-insert fanfics, an incurable manga habit and now teens reality shifting on TikTok, Iโ€™m finally ready to say this:

Please send me your Isekai/LitRPG manuscripts.

#manuscriptwishlist #MSWL

Stephanie Winter
@readbystephanie
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @PSLiterary . She/Her. #readbystephanie
39 MSWL
24 AskAgent
1 Queries
Kristin Temple ๐ŸŽˆ
@_kristintemple
Assistant Editor
Assistant EdiTOR @torbooks / @TorNightfire . Florida native. Hufflepuff, horror fan, Broadway junkie, and wannabe dragon. Opinions are my own. she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
35 MSWL

Iโ€™m personally terrified of deep, open water (there could be anything down there!!!) (growing up in Florida and being afraid of the ocean was a trip). Please send me horror like Jaws, Underwater, etc. ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‘€ #mswl

Kristin Temple ๐ŸŽˆ
@_kristintemple
Assistant Editor
Assistant EdiTOR @torbooks / @TorNightfire . Florida native. Hufflepuff, horror fan, Broadway junkie, and wannabe dragon. Opinions are my own. she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
35 MSWL

Agents, if you have a client writing anything like Get Out or Vampires vs the Bronx, I want it #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.
500 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
78 Tips

Writers! I am craving adult books. Send me your contemporary romance + romcoms, your suspense and thrillers, your horror + SFF, and your non-fic as long as it has a platform! Iโ€™m also very interested in reading genre bending books, so send those too! #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.
500 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
78 Tips

Thinking about how great THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST is, and how I want MG horror that takes kids as seriously as that book does. #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.
1665 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 Tips

โ€œIโ€™m looking for genre-blending fiction... books that pull a bit of genre into the literary.โ€ @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Nina de Pass
@marinadepass
Literary Agent
Hybrid. Associate Agent @TheSohoAgencyUK & YA author of THE YEAR AFTER YOU. Nina/Marina - I answer to both
2 MSWL

Here is a piece I wrote last week for @thenovelry about my career so far in publishing, the far-fetched scenarios that run through my head all day long, and what we are looking for @TheSohoAgencyUK ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ“š

thenovelry.com/blog/meet-the-โ€ฆ

#amquerying #MSWL #amwriting #WritingCommunity

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.
500 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
78 Tips
Laura Crockett
@LECrockett
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Book blogger | Opinions my own. ๐Ÿงท
141 MSWL
24 AskAgent
322 Queries
88 Tips

I've needed Emily in Paris in book form for AGES. Send it to me. #mswl

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

I've noticed some things I always fall for:

Wine shops/wineries
Swamps
HIlariously awkward gay boys
Historical where they brush fingers and is a MOOD
MG where girls like ghosts and frogs and deep convos
Flying ships
Nerdy yet awe-inspiring talents
ANGST

#amquerying #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

Fave books in last year? (And so many more still on TBR list lmao)

Cemetery Boys
The Thing About Jellyfish
The Prince & the Dressmaker
Aru Shah Series
Henna Wars

#amagenting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

Still here for witches. Please & thanks.

Especially modern witches. Crystals. Herbs hanging from kitchen ceiling and running a clinic in town with remedies that don't poison you with chemicals.
Maybe solving a murder or two along the way ๐Ÿ˜‰
#amagenting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

I would LOVE an LGBTQ+ rom com where they just ARE. They love, they fight, they live.

Give me POC who don't have to justify themselves constantly. They can have their own plot and action and agency and not answer to others.
#amagenting #amquerying #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

Tropes I see too much of:

Waking up with powers. Love interest next door. Evil stepmother/aunt/uncle angle. Romeo/Juliet love conflict from white/cis view.

No Greek myth stories unless SUPER twisting it into something new
#amagenting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

But with the dos, there are also don'ts.

I'm not huge for sexual/physical/drug abuse or assault. I'm not usually one for suicidal ideation in stories. Might be a great story, but might not be for me
#amagenting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

I REALLY love LGBTQ+ historical or MG first crushes kind of vibe. Always looking to build my list and want more Ace, Trans, and Nonbinary voices
#amquerying #amagenting #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

Paranormal? Give me non-US creatures/legends. I love mermaids, but creepy/dark over Disney. I'm not a huge werewolf fan, and I'm only looking at vamps at the moment if they're unique or an awesome POC perspective. Nothing even remotely Twilight, please!
#querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

In general, I'm drawn to strong voice and characters we can get deep within. Distant writing makes it hard for me to connect, so I'm probably not the best agent for those.

Give me nuanced villains, realistic conflicts, & new perspectives
#querytip #amquerying #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

In Adult, my main focus will be historical, contemporary romance, and select fantasy/paranormal. Adult is a harder sell for me, so it HAS to really be unique, new, and with strong voice/conflict
#amagenting #querytip #amquerying