Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
828 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Tomorrow i will do an #MSWL ahead of reopening to queries.

Upfront, i am going to be only looking for YAs for a while since my list needs are specific at the moment.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 lit agent @WCA_LitAgency 📖 advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA 🐕‍🦺 recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿ clients #SpineSquad 📘
169 MSWL
12 Queries
70 Tips

This has been a heavy week for the passing of influential people, and certainly retrospectives on either Barbara Walters' or Vivienne Westwood's work are at the top of my 2023 #MSWL. Their accomplishments should be honoured, critiqued, and memorialized.

Laura Crockett
@LECrockett
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Opinions my own | she/her
147 MSWL
24 AskAgent
322 Queries
88 Tips
✨Lane TIMES INFINITY✨
@lanewriteswords
Literary Agent
Storyteller. @ArtHouseLit Agent. Lawyer. #PitBLK Co-Founder. Rep: @petejknapp (she/they)
4 MSWL

For the new year, in addition to my forever #MSWL on the ArtHouse page, in 2023, I’m looking for some specifics!!:
- picture book nonfiction
- narrative nonfiction/memoirs (think MAID)
- middle grade National Treasure with non-founding father artifacts
- adult Black romance

Shari Maurer
@sharimaurer
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Stringer Literary and Local Group Lead for @MomsDemand Rockland County, NY. The best days include ice cream.
9 MSWL

Just finished "Some Kind of Hate" by @SarahDarerLitt and...wow...I'm blown away. This needs to be required reading in every high school to start conversations that will hopefully tamp down the hate and divisiveness we are experiencing. #Antisemitism @ccsdschools #MSWL

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips
Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Still looking for creators writing abolitionist works - been thinking a lot about what I'd like to represent in the adult and children's nonfiction space, and talking about inadequacies of our court and prison systems is very important to me as a human #mswl

Gina Panettieri
@ginapanettieri
Literary Agent
Founder/literary agent with Talcott Notch. If I'm not reading, I'm in the gardens or baking. I get way too into Fall and Halloween. Chocolate is life.
13 MSWL
9 AskAgent
4 Tips

With 2023 on the horizon, I’m planning out threads to write in the coming weeks. So, #WritingCommunity, what questions do you want addressed? What are your biggest concerns and frustrations? What do you most need help with? #amquerying #amwriting #MSWL

Sabrina
@Beanberg1018
Literary Agent
Passionate book nerd and Literary Agent at Golden Wheat Literary @GoldenWheatLit Open to submissions in a limited capacity. See Wish List!
5 MSWL

#MSWL

Also, if you use science as an explanation for anything in your manuscript, you must be exceptionally diligent, I don’t do pseudoscience.

Sabrina
@Beanberg1018
Literary Agent
Passionate book nerd and Literary Agent at Golden Wheat Literary @GoldenWheatLit Open to submissions in a limited capacity. See Wish List!
5 MSWL

#mswl

I’m generally not a good match for predictable romance or the paranormal.
I think stories where the protagonist has to have a loved one maimed for them to reach their climactic epiphany feel cheap.

Sabrina
@Beanberg1018
Literary Agent
Passionate book nerd and Literary Agent at Golden Wheat Literary @GoldenWheatLit Open to submissions in a limited capacity. See Wish List!
5 MSWL

#MSWL

Make me laugh! I especially love witty banter.
I prefer stories that convey subtle wisdom that teach something or leave my perspective forever altered and also well-rounded, unexpected characters.

Sabrina
@Beanberg1018
Literary Agent
Passionate book nerd and Literary Agent at Golden Wheat Literary @GoldenWheatLit Open to submissions in a limited capacity. See Wish List!
5 MSWL

#MSWL

I love histories about real, bad@$$, quirky, or hilarious women who defied societal expectations. Come at me with a (well-researched) story about Julie d'Aubigny, Wu Zetian, Cheng I Sao, or Anne Bonny and Mary Read's unusual friendship, anything in that vein.

Sabrina
@Beanberg1018
Literary Agent
Passionate book nerd and Literary Agent at Golden Wheat Literary @GoldenWheatLit Open to submissions in a limited capacity. See Wish List!
5 MSWL

#mswl

Now back open to submissions in a limited capacity.

Sabrina loves to learn and is looking for fresh perspectives; come at me, authors from historically marginalized backgrounds (anything from non-fiction to crazy fantasy).

Rebecca Matte
@RebeccaLMatte
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Contract Manager at @Bradford_Agents . NYC DOE Lawyer. Author in Progress. Always a nerd. She/her.
4 MSWL
25 AskAgent

Rebecca Matte @RebeccaLMatte

4) Keep up to date with current trends/comps. I've seen a few queries described as "unique" with a premise that is reminiscent of a 2022 release. Obvs 2 people can have the same idea, but keeping up to date will give better comps and help you distinguish yours.

5) Finally, do keep in mind my #mswl for queries. I really only accept romance & SFF, and so general contemporary fiction is not for me, even if it features the type of characters/relationships that I like.

Thank you all for your amazing queries, and I hope this helps some.

Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
VP & Agent at Irene Goodman. Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/vict…
103 MSWL
45 Tips

The indomitable @DaveHolmes recommended I watch CLASS ACTION PARK and I am involved. And now I absolutely want a novel set at a deeply mismanaged, absurd theme park. #MSWL

Rebecca Matte
@RebeccaLMatte
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Contract Manager at @Bradford_Agents . NYC DOE Lawyer. Author in Progress. Always a nerd. She/her.
4 MSWL
25 AskAgent

Turns out I'm not super into fae or sirens? Not a thing I knew before diving into QM, but I keep finding that it's not something I super connect w/. Kind of an anti #mswl I guess.

(That doesn't mean *dont* query me, it just means it's a harder sell that has nothing to do w/ you)

Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
VP & Agent at Irene Goodman. Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/vict…
103 MSWL
45 Tips

signing off until the New Year, when I'll be back with cleared decks and new #MSWL

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
828 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Time to rewatch PUSHING DAISIES and be reminded that this is an #MSWL for voice for me. I like the vibes, the voice, the dark whimsy of it all.

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, programs lead @disabilityinpub 💛🤍💜🖤
43 MSWL
89 AskAgent
1 Tips

Would love an MG or YA book whose theme/lesson is "sometimes your family sucks and you don't have to put them first actually." #mswl

I get a lot of "family is the most important thing" books which is sweet and all but... does not match my experience or that of many of my friends