P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2130 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"If you’re a journalist with a story to tell, whether you’re exposing unjust systems in America or shining light on an unsolved crime, I want to bring attention to issues and people not always in the spotlight.” @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent (@PSLiterary), Author. Latest, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress). Next, JAGGED LITTLE PILL: THE NOVEL (@abramskids). Loves @BeautyBritches .
168 MSWL
63 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Last day of #AutismAcceptanceMonth though in my house it runs all year.

Reminder, that I’m actively looking for stories from neurodivergent folks that celebrate neurodiversity, in my agent life. #MSWL

There’s news coming on some current projects, and I’d love to see more. ❤️

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

bing bong ♿ @birkmurkrow

I'M NOT SORRY BUT HOW THE FUCK ARE Y'ALL GONNA BAN PEOPLE LIVING TOGETHER. PEOPLE. LIVING. TOGETHER. im gonna throw up pic.twitter.com/OHnrFFXwJk

This might seem like a weird #MSWL but I think I want more books that approach how our future housing issue is going to look. Obviously that is not the plot but you know

Ameerah Holliday
@Ms_Holliday93
Literary Agent
“The very time I thought I was lost, / My dungeon shook and my chains fell off” Dancer | Poetess | Revolution | Jr Agent - Serendipity Lit | Opinions are my own
19 MSWL

I’d love to see more rom-coms in both adult, NA and YA. Bonus points for intersectionality! (BIPOC, LGBTQ+ or both!) #MSWL

Feather Flores 🌸
@featherfully
Editorial Assistant
editor & maker of good trouble • @diversebooks alum • #LatinxinPub • still workin’ on it 🌱🌈✨ art by @mawawiz & @anushnush
19 MSWL

Watch this space for excited first day post and updated #MSWL coming next month! Agent friends, I’ll be excited to connect (or re-connect) in early June. I can’t wait to make more incredible books together! 🥰

Lauren is CLOSED to queries
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her.
557 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips
Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
86 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

I myself am particularly interested in Maya, Aztec and Egyptian mythology. But would LOVE to learn more about others.

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
86 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

tl;dr When I took a fantasy literature class in college, it started with British folklore, then King Arthur then LOTR. These are still the foundations of most fantasy stories. Why?

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
86 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

I'd also love to see historical fantasy (which is hard because you have to world build AND do tons of research, I know) about very specific times and places that aren't England during medieval times.

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
86 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

So I would love to see new new tropes emerge to decolonize the genre (both kidlit and adult). Or even to turn those traditions on their head. One book I offered on and still wish I got to rep was THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN by @Roshani_Chokshi which mixed Indian and Greek mythology

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
86 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

Further, our fantasy now is very heavily influenced by Tolkien and he set out specifically to write a "mythology for England". And what I'd love to see is a "mythology of [X non-western] country." (2/?)

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
86 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

An update to an on-going #MSWL. I love non-western fantasy. And some people seem to think "just making it up" is non-western. It's not. So much of the fantasy we are familiar with is rooted in European folklore (fairies, dwarves, etc). 1/?

Cassie Mannes Murray
@cassmannes
Literary Agent
Literary agent @howlandlit . Book & literary publicity @pinestatepub , @bullcitypress & Mindbuck Media. Writer with BAE Notable & Pushcart nom. CNF MFA @uncwcrw .
15 MSWL
1 Tips
Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2130 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“An upmarket fiction piece about a woman with a cool outdoorsy or animal-related job (think STEM).” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Katie Blagden
@KatieBlagden
Literary Agent
Associate Agent, Literary at The Bright Agency. Book club contributor on The Graham Norton Book Club. Doodler. opinions my own
1 MSWL

For my personal #MSWL I adore a wide range of genres but especially sci-fi, fantasy, horror and romance (or any mix of the above!) Particular interest in stories with LGBTQ+, disabled and diverse characters. Incidental representation a plus - no more bury your gays pls! #WMPitch

Alice S-H
@alibelle
Literary Agent
Founder & Literary Agent at @ASHliterary . Dogs & books, mostly. Never knowingly out-lipsticked. Views my own. She/her. It's Alice, never Ali. No DM queries.
83 MSWL
21 AskAgent
emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency 📖 planning @TheFOLD_ 🐕‍🦺 PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿️ My clients: #SpineSquad 📘 Closed to queries until 2022! 📣
132 MSWL
12 Queries
61 Tips

I've been mulling this over for a while, but I'm officially adding this concept to my #MSWL: by an author who has lived in one and knows the culture, the story of how gentrification, urbanization, and development are impacting the residents of mobile home parks.

Lorna Hemingway
@HemingwayLorna
Literary Agent
PB and illustration agent @BLM_Agency | MA in Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths | Small obsession with Drag Race UK | She/Her | Bi 🏳️‍🌈
1 MSWL

Some picture books I’m really loving at the moment ✨❤️

Would love to see these themes in my inbox pls! #MSWL #PBWriter #PBAgent

🔍 cosy crime (Richard Osman for the under 5’s)

📝 Soft learning texts with quirky characters

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ elderly LGBTQIA+ rep

Kayla Tostevin
@ktostevinbooks
Editor
📚 Picture Book Editor @PageStreetKids • she/her • 🇺🇲 🇨🇦 • Happiest when adventuring 🚶🏻🏕 ⛵
6 MSWL

New specific whim to add to my #MSWL since mention of it just gave me a mini homesick twinge: I would love to see some kind of adventure that takes place at Pike Place Market. It still feels like a magical place to me today and did even more so when I was a kid!