Lauren Knowles
@knowles_editor
Editor
Senior Editor at Page Street Publishing. Nonfiction and YA. 🌈 She/her
7 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.
1695 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
Molly Cusick
@molly_cusick
Editor
Children’s & YA editor at @SourcebooksKids & @SourcebooksFire . Brooklynite. Large cat parent in a publishing family. Salty. Formerly known as Molly Jaffa.
24 MSWL
1 Tips
Rena *THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD* Rossner
@renarossner
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @dhliterary 🏳️‍🌈 she/her Author: THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD (Orbit, 2018) THE LIGHT OF THE MIDNIGHT STARS (April 2021) Rep’d: @btaylorbooks
173 MSWL
72 Queries
8 Tips
Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
135 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

How about a YA art heist or DaVinci Code type story (maybe without the religious stuff though)? Something super high stakes, quick pace, lots of museums and/or cool architecture, but also with... a f/f/ romance built in? I'd read the crap out of that. #MSWL

Suzy Evans, JD, PhD
@TheHistoryChef
Literary Agent
Literary agent, attorney, author of MACHIAVELLI FOR MOMS, happy wife, proud mom, books from Simon & Schuster, Berkeley History Ph.D. #bekind
5 MSWL

SUPER excited to get first round of illustrations for my author’s picture book I, TOO, AM MOZART about the life and times of Maria Anna "Nannerl" Mozart, who was as gifted of a musician and composer as her younger brother Wolfgang adelinalirius.com #mswl #Pennsylvania

Kayla Lightner
@LightnerKayla
Literary Agent
Agent Asst. at Ayesha Pande Literary. Lover of books. Hater of cantaloupe. Occasionally tells jokes and writes things, mostly wonders what the hell is going on.
6 MSWL

Hi #amwriting and #amquerying community! After a bit of a hiatus, I’ll be opening to queries next Friday, 11/20! 🥳🎉🎊

If you got any good stuff that aligns with my #MSWL, send it my way:

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kayl…

🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐
@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.
505 MSWL
51 AskAgent
2 Queries
78 Tips
Julia P. McCarthy
@thejumbles
Editor
Associate Editor at Atheneum (S&S) by day, purveyor of dad jokes by night, eternal sea hag. My tweets are my own. she/her 🇧🇷🇺🇸 Avatar by lovely @NicoleGoux
77 MSWL

Please to the Universe, might I have a Queen’s Gambit YA novel? #MSWL

Liesa Abrams
@BatgirlEditor
Editor
Batman-loving, cake-adoring editor of fantastic books for teens and tweens at Simon & Schuster. (Tweets are my own.)
11 MSWL

Liesa Abrams @BatgirlEditor

As promised, here’s a little more info about my #mswl for Labyrinth Road! (Thread)

Some additional more specific elements that often call to me within these below frameworks are Jewish representation, and themes of absent father/daughter angst or difficult mother/daughter dynamics. #mswl

Quressa Thee Secrets Dragon (she/her/queen)
@qnrisawesome
Literary Agent
I like good books. I cannot lie. MFA from @ColumbiaSOA . Fire Nation. Lit agent @ Nelson Literary. All Fae Lives Matter. Hella Bay. Lover of Dragons. Sith Rights
126 MSWL
1 AskAgent
27 Tips
Liesa Abrams
@BatgirlEditor
Editor
Batman-loving, cake-adoring editor of fantastic books for teens and tweens at Simon & Schuster. (Tweets are my own.)
11 MSWL

I remain committed to my platform of sex positivity in YA, de-stigmatization of desire & sex, & inclusive (& intersectional!) representation for diverse sexual & gender identities.

Liesa Abrams
@BatgirlEditor
Editor
Batman-loving, cake-adoring editor of fantastic books for teens and tweens at Simon & Schuster. (Tweets are my own.)
11 MSWL

On the YA side, whether fantastical or realistic, I gravitate toward books w/ high concept hooks and stories anchored in themes of identity, sexuality, & loss & grief. (Grief & sex can be complex labyrinths to navigate, as we know...).

Liesa Abrams
@BatgirlEditor
Editor
Batman-loving, cake-adoring editor of fantastic books for teens and tweens at Simon & Schuster. (Tweets are my own.)
11 MSWL

Graphic & hybrid novels & series are welcome too! Some examples there from my past titles would be DORK DIARIES and THE OKAY WITCH. Quintessential MG stories about finding your way through the labyrinth of family, school, & friendship twists and turns.

Liesa Abrams
@BatgirlEditor
Editor
Batman-loving, cake-adoring editor of fantastic books for teens and tweens at Simon & Schuster. (Tweets are my own.)
11 MSWL

Liesa Abrams @BatgirlEditor

As promised, here’s a little more info about my #mswl for Labyrinth Road! (Thread)

First & foremost—epic, accessible, *character-driven* MG fantasy & adventure series! I’m excited to build series that could sit well alongside my previous projects like KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, STORY THIEVES, THE UNWANTEDS, FABLEHAVEN.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1695 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Dark, twisted, borderline disturbing… words I’d use to describe my interest in thrillers. Not looking for gore at the moment, but definitely into psychological elements. Especially fictionalized accounts of actual crimes." @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
135 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'd love a super romantic, totally swept off their feet, passionate YA love story, featuring Black characters (written by a Black person, please). Straight or queer, I don't care. Just heavy on the romance. Realistic contemporary preferred but that part's not a dealbreaker. #mswl

Linda -pro witch, anti pumpkin spice- Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
135 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'm not so into sitcom type television but I loved Schitt's Creek & Gilmore Girls, both of which are character driven small towns filled with quirky people, a strong set-up/hook, & all very... nice. The world is on fire around us. I want that "nice" vibe in a MG or YA book. #mswl