❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
99 MSWL
184 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

I'd love a southern gothic novel. Creep me out whether with the grotesque or psychologically. Make the setting come alive.

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
99 MSWL
184 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

If you have a friendship breakup book, especially following the aftermath (in MG or YA), then I'd love to see it. Or even friends who realize they're not right for each other anymore.

Friendship breakups are painful!

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
99 MSWL
184 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

I would love an academia book, especially if it explores the shortcomings, privilege, and elitism of higher education.

I'd like this even more so with an ensemble cast or a tight knit group of scholars.

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
99 MSWL
184 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

I'd really love to see a polyamorous relationship. There are too little of these and often misrepresented. If you have this in an adult literary work, that better be the first query I get. 😂

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
99 MSWL
184 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries @Megan_Manzano

I will open back up to queries tomorrow! 🥳 In preparation, I'd like to do a #MSWL thread about what I'd love to see in my inbox.

As always, I'm on the lookout for queer representation. I'd particularly love to see:

1. More identity discovery/first crushes in MG
2. Sapphic YA rom-coms
3. More queer works by BIPOC authors
4. Queer stories w/ happy endings
5. Supportive queer found families

Maggie Rosenthal
@RosenthalMaggie
Editor
Reader + eater. Associate editor @ Viking Children's Books. Find me where the snacks are. She/her.
1 MSWL
Kelly Dyksterhouse
@KellyDHouse
Literary Agent
Agent, Raven Quill Literary Agency @ravenliterary , seeking PB-YA. Writer, Daydreamer, Ravenclaw. MFA from VCFA. She/Her
9 MSWL

I promised updated #mswl this week, but got a bit distracted by the news. My MSWL page hasn’t changed much, so it’s a good reference. For #mg, I’m on the lookout for commercial action/adventure, a story I can escape into. Also love unique settings (think Holes.)

Ashley Herring Blake🌈
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent w/ Rees Literary | Author of books | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her | 💖💙💜
88 MSWL

I haven’t even finished it yet and I can already tell you that if you can comp your book to Anna North’s OUTLAW (hello witches, feminism, wild west, QUEER), I’d love to see it. #MSWL

Ameerah Holliday
@Ms_Holliday93
Literary Agent
“The very time I thought I was lost, / My dungeon shook and my chains fell off”
7 MSWL

Things I’d love to see more of this year:
- Muslim characters
- Ace-spec stories
- Fantasy featuring BIPOC leads
- Magic
- Black women’s fiction

In addition to my usually list of interest. Can’t wait to read your work! serendipitylit.com/agents #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie for life, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
184 Tips

Major emphasis on marginalized creators doing all of the above. Kids of all backgrounds and identities and abilities being KIDS. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie for life, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
184 Tips

At the moment, I'd say I want to see YA and MG that leads with joy. Falling in love. Doing something exciting. Exploring new worlds. Kids with quirky passions. Humor. Families (of all configurations) that love each other. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie for life, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
184 Tips

I call my taste "timeless meets timely" meaning I like books that lean into a genre or trope but spin it for a modern reader. Fairytales? Princesses? Magical creatures? Sci-fi adventures? Great! Update it. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie for life, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
184 Tips

I like fantasy and fanciful books, but it has to offer something new. High-fantasy YA was my biggest query category in 2020 and had the highest rejection rate as a result. I'd prefer contemporary with a splash, or just something really fresh. #MSWL #querytip

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie for life, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
184 Tips

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth

I'm reopening to queries on Monday, January 11th. In advance of that: some #MSWL for the new year! Don't know how NEW any of this is, but...hey, fresh content for the timeline. pic.twitter.com/5BAqU4ZiFo

Forever and always: commercial, plot-driven fiction for MG and YA. I have more room for MG. I am flexible on genre, but don't love gore or problem novels. I'm more interested in kids going on adventures than Only Suffering With Issues. (obvs kids do have issues in life) #MSWL

Happy Holl-Zabé-s
@ZREllor
Literary Agent
MAY THE BEST MAN WIN (Roaring Brook, May 18th 2021) | SILK FIRE (Rebellion, July 2022) | associate agent @JDLitAgency | rep @RedPenKaitlyn | any pronoun
209 MSWL
3 AskAgent
29 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi 🏳️‍🌈 I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips

I open to queries on MONDAY! Here is my current #MSWL.
Genres:
Adult scifi, fantasy, horror (pref w/speculative elements)
YA Contemporary, scifi, fantasy
I am temporarily CLOSED to adult romance, and PB&MG.

The details (thread):

Sara Schonfeld
@SaraSchon
Editor
HarperCollins @KTegenBooks editorial, superhero fan, nerd, cookie lover. Author of BIRTHDAY ON MARS!
23 MSWL
Ashley Herring Blake🌈
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent w/ Rees Literary | Author of books | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her | 💖💙💜
88 MSWL

Really wanting to see some cozy mysteries from BIPOC creators...and queer it if you got it. 👀 #MSWL

victoria (ອໍາມະລາ)
@victoriasavanh
Editor
𝒮𝓁𝑒𝑒𝓅𝓎 𝓛𝒶𝑜 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒸𝒽 🌙🌸 Editor at Penguin @penguinbooks & writer rep’d by @thebookgrp
6 MSWL

Putting it out into the universe: southeast asian voices in fiction, particularly keen on magical realism! #mswl