T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

I would also love to find something that takes a big swing and lands it, especially in YA. Epic but accessible, character-driven but with lyrical or evocative writing. As an example,
@Tiff_Liao
told me that she would love to find a YA Cloud Atlas and my eyes went 😻🀩 #mswl

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

I consider queries the same way I do books in the store. If the pitch doesn't grab me, I pass and move on. And so much of what doesn't grab me feels like "more of the same." I always want to know what makes YOUR book feel special. Why am I excited to move to the writing?

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

One thing I'm realizing I really love is something that feels comforting and familiar but with an element that makes it feel unique and fresh. Retelling and reinterpretations but also tackling timeless themes from new angles. Taking something we know and changing it up.

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

I'm being more picky than usual about MG right now, but I'd especially love to see commercial genre stories w/ series potential a la Wings of Fire or PJO. I grew up reading Animorphs and Fear Street so I'd love to rep more (potential) series.

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

I'm always a fan of horror and/or spooky goth vibes. Some faves: Fear Street (books AND Netflix trilogy), Stephen King, The Addams Family, The Thief of Always by Clive Barker, Coraline (movie), early seasons of Supernatural, Final Destination, Anne Rice, Alexis Henderson, etc.

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

I'm also leaning more heavily into my love of genre fiction, especially fantasy and horror and books that genre-blend. I would love to find more epic fantasy with fantastic world-building, a la Tomi Adeyemi, Claire M. Andrews, Katy Rose Pool, Natasha Ngan, etc.

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

I'd really love to find more books that have strong commercial hooks (books that will appeal to a wide audience and can be pitched in 1-2 sentences) but that still have strong prose. I don't need literary writing but I've never been able to be a plot over prose kinda guy.

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

I said "check back on this thread later for some updates" and then never updated. But here's some areas I'm looking for in 2024 (YA and MG only for now)...

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 πŸ“š Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens πŸ‘½ rock!
239 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#MSWL for Harlequin Heartwarming, Special Edition or Love Inspired or something close. If I’m closed when you see this, DM me or reply in comments! Looking for Black authors writing cowboy or ranch romance who themselves are riding and ranching and rodeoing!

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. πŸ•― @aalitagents
39 MSWL
Katie Gisondi
@GisondiKatie
Literary Agent
sub rights associate and lit agent at @LDLiterary πŸ€—
23 MSWL
Caroline J. Trussell
@carolinejtrulit
Literary Agent
junior literary agent with @metamorphlitag , mental health advocate/warrior, reader, indie/self pubbed author. INFJ & CapricornπŸ˜‡ (she/her)
44 MSWL

Psychological thrillers in the vein of THE SILENT PATIENT

Psychological horror, haunted houses, setting as character

Dark academia

#MSWL

Kendall Berdinsky
@klberdinsky
Literary Assistant
agent assistant @ DG&B πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» rom-com and Austen obsessive | OPEN to queries | she/her | no DM queries please!
15 MSWL
Meg Reid
@megireid
Other
Director, @hubcitypress . She/her. Canadian in the South 🍁. Way over yonder in the minor key. Tweets are 100% my own and don’t represent HCWP.
9 MSWL

my nonfiction #mswl : memoir, anthologies, and single narrative nonfiction about all facets of Southern culture / by writers who claim the South as home. Essay collections but need to truly sing (and be complete). Proposals and in-prog okay for longer narrative projects.

Meg Reid
@megireid
Other
Director, @hubcitypress . She/her. Canadian in the South 🍁. Way over yonder in the minor key. Tweets are 100% my own and don’t represent HCWP.
9 MSWL

You have a few more days to submit to @HubCityPress 's nonfiction reading period! Good reasons to:

1) we love unagented work!
2) we still need a southern literary nonfiction title for 2026
3) we have good taste (imo) and love braided / lyric narratives

hubcity.submittable.com/submit

Mara Hollander
@MAGHwrites
Literary Agent
she/her. associate agent @FinePrintLit and SFF writer. ✑️. Hoyas πŸ€. Nationals ⚾️. Recovering Nagano '98 apologist πŸ₯ˆβ›Έ.
39 MSWL
Amber Caraveo
@AmberCaraveo
Literary Agent
Literary agent & co-founder: @SkylarkLit . Loves sunny days, myths & mysteries, children's books, YA books, all books! (She/her)
14 MSWL
65 AskAgent

I know this is a big ask but I would practically sell my soul for a Once Upon a Broken Heart type romantasy! If you’ve written such a gem & need an agent, hit me up! πŸ™πŸ€žβ™₯️ Sub guidelines at skylark-literary.com/submission-guidelines #mswl