Foyinsi
@OyinAtiOmi
Editorial Assistant
(Foe-yin-see); πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬; She/Her; Editorial Assistant (MCPG); opinions my own; if you’re not *actively* fighting against racism/homophobia/misogyny/etc. why bother?
8 MSWL

Pssst *looks around and whispers*

My #mswl profile is now live (!!!)....do with this link (manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/foyi… ) what you will....

Okay byeeeee!

John Cusick
@johnmcusick
Literary Agent
Agent and VP with Folio Literary Management / Folio Jr. Author of GIRL PARTS, CHERRY MONEY BABY, and DIMENSION WHY. He / him 🌈 Sub guidelines at bit.ly/2i7dTOJ
70 MSWL
4 AskAgent
7 Tips
Jim McCarthy
@JimMcCarthy528
Literary Agent
Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.
54 MSWL
76 AskAgent
10 Queries
7 Tips

I so loved The Forty-Year-Old Version on Netflix. A triumph of voice. It's bananas that it's a directorial debut, but who else could have done it so well? It also had serious #mswl vibes for me.

Kristine Swartz
@KristineESwartz
Editor
Senior Editor at @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub @BerkleyMystery . Cappuccino addict. Celebrity gossip sleuth. Muay Thai novice. Opinions are my own.
7 MSWL

I started The Duchess last night and would love to see a WF novel that's similarly brash and hilarious. #mswl

Rena *THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD* Rossner
@renarossner
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @dhliterary πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ she/her Author: THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD (Orbit, 2018) THE LIGHT OF THE MIDNIGHT STARS (April 2021) Rep’d: @btaylorbooks
170 MSWL
72 Queries
8 Tips

I want to see more YA in which the role that marijuana plays in teens lives is reflected accurately. There. I said it. #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

"Send me all your ghost stories. I'll take adult fiction (scary or fun), a history of haunted places in America, an illustrated book-- you name it, I'm here for it." @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Amy Giuffrida is open to queries πŸŽƒπŸ‘»!!
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. πŸ’€ She/her. #TheATeam
40 MSWL
38 AskAgent
Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 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 ❀️πŸ”₯ about representing under- or misrepresented voices. If you're comfortable, please include your background and inspiration.

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

I also adore memoirs β€” please see my fiction guidelines for these stories because (a) I’m drawn to the same themes in novels as I am in memoirs; and (b) a good memoir reads like a novel.

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

In terms of non-fiction, I am looking for Psychology, Pop Culture, Science, Business, and Lifestyle from experts in their fields. Proven expertise is a MUST. I don’t like that we live in a world where platform matters, but it does matter. Include info on yours in your query.

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

The thing that makes me keep reading is VOICE. Please send me your voice-y narratives. I want access to your narrator’s INNER LIFE. I should feel what they are feeling. They should feel β€˜bad’ things (e.g. anger, envy, greed, etc.), too.

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

I want to read stories that are dark + taboo. I ❀️ secrets and revelations. I ❀️ plot twists. I ❀️ reading about characters that grow up navigating two opposite worlds (class, culture, etc.). I do NOT like reading about perpetually happy, good, and moral characters (snooze).

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

Does your story have a feminist angle? πŸ’ͺDoes it involve parentified children? Does your MC consider herself to be a bad person? Did she have to reinvent herself? I AM INTO ALL OF THIS.

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

Is your protagonist unlikable? GREAT. Does she lie and pretend to survive? GIMME. Is she an overthinker and an overfeeler? WHY HAVEN’T YOU QUERIED ME YET? 😍

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

I would love to read a novel that takes place in a boarding school. Authentic writing is a MUST so if you didn’t go to a boarding school your research better be so incredible as to trick me into thinking you did. (I am not easily tricked.)

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

I love novels that deal with female relationships. Think: best friends; mother-and-daughter(s); sisters (incl twins!); sisters-in-law; mother-in-law and daughter-in-law; and girlfriends. Bonus points above apply.

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

In terms of FICTION: I am a sucker for novels about dysfunctional families. Extra bonus points if they’re wealthy (think HBO’s Succession) because, let’s face it, reading about rich people in trouble is fun. Super extra bonus points if there’s an immigrant angle in there.

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

My dearest #amquerying writers: I have new submission guidelines up on the @TRFNews website, so I thought it would be a good time to updateβ€”and elaborate onβ€”my #MSWL all for Adult (I don’t rep YA, MG, etc.) (A thread).

Einstein Literary
@Einstein_Lit
Literary Agency
A small but choice literary agency based in the Flatiron district.
2 MSWL

Einstein Literary @Einstein_Lit

Book twitter--who's got great crime fiction to send to ELM submissions? I long for a great heist novel with tight tricksy plotting and great characters. Think Clean Break, or The Score, or Void Moon--ideally from more marginalized voices. #MSWL

Also I would love a novel that takes something mundane but criminal and, via great characters, plot, and dialogue, makes it feel exciting and inevitable. The Trump, Inc. podcasts on real estate tax fraud are a great example of what I'm talking about. #MSWL

Einstein Literary
@Einstein_Lit
Literary Agency
A small but choice literary agency based in the Flatiron district.
2 MSWL

Book twitter--who's got great crime fiction to send to ELM submissions? I long for a great heist novel with tight tricksy plotting and great characters. Think Clean Break, or The Score, or Void Moon--ideally from more marginalized voices. #MSWL