Ashley Reisinger
@Awritesinger
Literary Agent
Book Hoarder | Canadian, eh? | Assistant Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Opinions My Own | She/Her
20 MSWL

A few things I'd love to see in my inbox right now! #MSWL

YA & A:
-horror
-gothic/dark academia vibes
-romance with a spec twist
-"nerdy"/fandom romance (think: comicons, cosplay, fanart/fanfic, D&D)
-contemporary/grounded fantasy

MG & YA:
-graphic novels

Rachel McMillan
@rachkmc
Literary Agent
book gusher! agent! scribbler ( Harper Collins) Toronto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
9 MSWL

#MSWL i'd love to see a modern riff on Bell, Book and Candle!

witches and magic are in

I love the relationships in the Holroyd family. You could do a book on Gill, one on brother Nicky, one on the eccentric and delightful aunt.

create a WHOLE world b/t humans+ magic

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. ๐Ÿฅท๐Ÿพanti-literary imperialism๐Ÿฅท๐ŸพโœจShe/Herโœจ
49 MSWL
Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & childrenโ€™s literature. ๐Ÿ•ฏ @aalitagents
53 MSWL
vanessa aguirre
@vnssaguirre
Assistant Editor
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด assistant editor @wednesdaybooks /@stmartinspress, fiction editor @strangehorizons , LxP mentorship co-director
8 MSWL

now i'm just thinking more random 2024 #mswl things... i'd also love to see more epic romance! sweeping, fated love stories with world-changing stakes, different lifetimes, etc. i also love romances with fairytale and/or folklore sensibilities๐Ÿ’–

vanessa aguirre
@vnssaguirre
Assistant Editor
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด assistant editor @wednesdaybooks /@stmartinspress, fiction editor @strangehorizons , LxP mentorship co-director
8 MSWL

thinking about what i'd like to see more of in 2024 and i'd be thrilled to get more cryptid submissions (in any genre)! also anything with eldritch vibes, weird things in the woods, or incomprehensible cosmic horrors ๐Ÿ˜‡#mswl

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

Content I Cannot Read:

Please do not send me these, they are very sensitive to me so I would appreciate not having to read them.

On page rape or sexual abuse
On page child abuse
On page death of a parent, esp cancer
Abusive LIs (that the MC ends up with) 12/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

What I'm Not Looking For:

I'm not the best fit for any nonfiction, women's fiction, chapter books or picture books. Those are other Belcastro agents' wheelhouses but not mine! I'm also not the best person for stories with pro cop or military storylines. 11/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

Graphic Novels:

I would love to see this in any of the above age categories, especially if it is fantasy, sci fi or horror. I love manga art styles too! I'd also be open to retellings here esp set in modern day! 10/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

Adult/YA Romantasy:

I really want to see queer stories here (and everywhere else too!). I especially want sapphic and trans/nonbinary characters. High or low stakes is okay here so long as the romance is believable and I get the worldbuilding! 9/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

Adult/YA Horror:

I will say it takes A LOT to scare me. If you're story can keep me up at night ๐Ÿ‘€! I want monsters, sentient settings and scares that mess with your mind! I want MCs that can't trust what they see or reality is so blurred they can't tell the difference! 8/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

I also really want science fiction horror! Please send me your horror set in space! Show me science getting out of control or defying all possibilities and breaking loose! 7/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

Adult/YA Science Fiction:

For me, the more science the better! I love extrapolations on current science/tech. I love stories set in space or that involve space travel or are set after some sort of catastrophe/apocalypse. 6/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

I love genre blends like sci fantasy and strong horror elements. I also really want to see queernorm worlds, accessible fantasies and diverse casts.

For YA specifically, I'd love to see retellings! 5/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

Adult/YA Fantasy:

For both here, I really want cozy fantasy. Low stakes 'comfort' reads are huge especially if it's got something to do with food or music! Contemporary and urban fantasies are also great and I love vamps and werewolves! 4/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

MG Horror:

Again, I love all of this, but really want haunted houses or schools! Would also love to see some monter hunting or sentient natural settings like forests or lakes. Have a creepy summer camp? Yes that is for me! 3/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

First I'm looking for Adult, YA and select MG. I'll start with MG since it is the shortest!

MG Fantasy:

I love all these fantasy here, I would love to see magical creatures, especially dragons. A magic school with diverse cast? Send it my way! 2/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
53 MSWL

Okay let's try this again! MSWL thread take 2!

I will first talk about what I'm looking for, then what I am not including content I do not want to see and then end with how I plan to read and go through queries.

This will be a longish thread so 1/?

Catherine Hedrick Armstrong
@C_H_Armstrong
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @TPurcellAgency (thepurcellagency.com). Leader of #TeamCathie . Header courtesy of @kwrites4 .
48 MSWL
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greg cantwell @gregmcantwell

I recently finished a novel set in the world of sports. Any tips for finding agents whoโ€™d be interested in sports fiction?

Oh gosh, aside from doing a search for #MSWL , Iโ€™m not sure. Iโ€™m actively searching for (preferably) a high-level gymnast or diver who is forced to give up their sport due to extenuating circumstances and how they cope. But Iโ€™d be open to other sports.