Michelle Hauck
@Michelle4Laughs
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Storm Literary Agency | Author Birth of Saint Series | she/her |
10 MSWL

I've replied to all queries and requested material. I should have my newest client on submission soon. So it's almost time to reopen to queries.

I'm leaning toward mainly reopening to Adult projects again this time. I have a lot of children's projects right now.

Cole Lanahan
@LanahanCole
Literary Agent
Lit agent at The Seymour Agency. Certified MHFA instructor. Dog lover, chicken wrangler, and guaranteed to ruin every movie by predicting the twist. she/her
15 MSWL

I haven't seen the sun in a month and it's affecting my #MSWL . Please send me more domestic thrillers, YA thrillers, stories about cults, and non-supernatural horror where the monsters are regular people.

Christa Heschke
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
78 MSWL
13 Tips
Gabriella Noelle
@Briella_Noelle
Literary Agent
There's only one me. And I'm it. | Assistant Agent/ Editorial Assistant at Great Dog Literary Agency | Consuming all the media I can | Query Me!
13 MSWL

Finally caught up and responded to all the queries in my inbox from last year šŸ˜®ā€šŸ’Ø. That means I'm opening back up to new queries!!! Start sending #opentoqueries #mswl

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
11 MSWL

Holy crap. If Tender is the Flesh is a comp title for your book, Iā€™d love to consider your query. I will now proceed to stare blankly at the ceiling all night long. šŸ«  #MSWL

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. šŸ’€ My opinions are my own. She/her.
107 MSWL
92 AskAgent

I am DYING to find a diverse ensemble cast series that could comp shows like One Tree Hill, The O.C., or 90210 in my inbox.

Super specific #MSWL I know, but damn I loved those shows with their gossip, romance, friendship, and family.

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

And while that's all what I'm looking for ā€” I do love being surprised by things I didn't know I wanted. So if it falls anywhere under the genre tags I have on query manager... send it my way. Who knows, yours might be the next thing I fall in love with. querymanager.com/query/mferrara

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

> reality/competition shows (like Below Deck or Next Level Chef).

And did I mention Ted Lasso? (Sighing, where's my Season 4 announcement any day now please...)

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

Media I've been consuming lately (if you want a sense of storytelling and characters and things I love in my books):

Ted Lasso āš½ļø, Only Murders in the Building, The Traitors (US and UK!), Ghosts (US and UK), Succession, White Lotus, The West Wing, Bob's Burgers >

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

šŸ“š OGNs: I'm primarily looking for MG/YA graphic novels (preference for author/illustrator, but open to author-only!) As far as what I'm looking for, everything above applies here!

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

šŸ“š YA: You'll steal my heart with unique magic systems. Creepy carnivals. Creepy abandoned buildings. New twists on the familiar.

And yes, I'll selectively be looking at queer rom-coms still (because reasons)!

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

šŸ“š YA: I'm focusing more on genre fiction ā€” namely fantasy and horror with an emphasis on works by authors from marginalized communities. I still have a soft spot for reimaginings (like...Count of Monte Cristo. Or if someone were to update Christopher Pike's The Midnight Club...)

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

šŸ“š MG: I love kids getting into trouble and have to get out of said trouble before their parents get home!

Unless it's a madcap adventure novel *or* kids navigating their queerness, I'm really not looking for contemporary middle grade.

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

šŸ“š MG: Three things I'll probably always be looking for:
1. Adventure novel with a humorous voice
2. creepy and lyrical horror a la coraline.
3. queer first crush (if it makes you think of the short 'in a heartbeat' I want to see it.)

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

šŸ“š PB: Currently, my wants in the PB space are for author/illustrated manuscripts. Bonus points for humor. I *love* to laugh, especially now. I love the smart-but-side-splittingly-funny vein.

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

Am I open to queries in the first time in a couple of years? Yes, yes I am. What am I looking for? Glad you asked! Here's my updated #MSWL :

Overall ā€” please don't send me books that deal heavily with parental death. I'm not at a place where I'm ready to delve into those yet.

Kristin Temple
@_kristintemple
Editor
Associate EdiTOR @TorNightfire . Chaotic neutral, horror fan, Broadway lover, and "little bisexual gremlin". Opinions my own. she/her. šŸ’–šŸ’œšŸ’™
57 MSWL

Agents, I want a dinosaur horror book. Like give me Jurassic Park but REALLY SCARY #mswl

Elizabeth Counsell
@ejcounsell
Literary Agent
Literary Agent - Fiction @NorthbankTalent
13 MSWL
Elizabeth Counsell
@ejcounsell
Literary Agent
Literary Agent - Fiction @NorthbankTalent
13 MSWL

Calling all authors šŸ“¢ if you're querying high-concept thrillers please send them my way, ESPECIALLY those with a speculative twist or horror element #mswl

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
33 MSWL

Other specifics: friendship stories (or friendship breakup stories) and stories that bridge the gap between MG and YA. #mswl

I look forward to reading your submissions!