BookEnds Literary
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
35 MSWL
53 AskAgent
127 Tips

Happy Tuesday! Here's your BookEnds #MSWL for today: "For picture books, she's particularly interested in manuscripts that are laugh out loud funny or deliciously dark." @TracyMarchini
bookendsliterary.com/submissions/

Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary/GenderQueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
202 MSWL
214 AskAgent
176 Tips

A quick #MSWL for picture books:
I always, always love the intersection of family and food - keep me in mind for these!
But I have some specific desires right now in PBs, related to my own disability experience in myself and my family.

Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
155 MSWL
68 Tips

If I missed your #DvPit #PB pitch, paste query AND text in the body of the email OR paste the query in the email and attach the MS. #ownvoices #MSWL #diversity querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com.

Cheryl B. Klein
@chavelaque
Editor
Editorial director at @LEEandLOW ; author of THE MAGIC WORDS, HAMSTERS MAKE TERRIBLE ROOMMATES (out 9/28), & more; toddler mom. Opinions my own. She/her. #BLM
41 MSWL
3 Tips

There’s a picture book in this @AdamMGrant thought. Someone write it & send it to me. #MSWL

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Open to queries.
64 MSWL
16 Tips
Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Open to queries.
64 MSWL
16 Tips

In the #picturebook #PB realm, I'm really focusing on culturally grounded stories from marginalized authors and non-fiction that focuses on lesser known heroes/historical figures/etc. Here I love folklore, non-western mythology, etc. I don't typically tend to gravitate toward -

Kortney Price
@kortney_price
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @RavenLiterary . Based in StL. Seeking PB - YA of all shapes & sizes. I tweet about bookish things & my dog 🐶 She/Her
51 MSWL
30 AskAgent
9 Tips

*In #PB I've got a pretty full list and so am focusing more on novels at this point but if you have a holiday story (specifically holidays that aren't traditionally featured heavily), I'd love to see it! #MSWL

ChristAHH HeschkEEK!
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
57 MSWL
13 Tips

PB:

-The ocean (I love dolphins & beluga whales!)

-Climate change, recycling, etc.

-The outdoors (e.g. camping/hiking)

-Sharing experiences of kids from nonwhite/non-Western cultures and backgrounds

-Tackling serious topics like grief for young readers

ChristAHH HeschkEEK!
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
57 MSWL
13 Tips

PB: I'm looking for PB much more sparingly than before, as my list is very full in this area. I'm not looking for rhyming PB.

Chapter books/early readers: Not looking for new authors here, I already have amazing clients writing these!

Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary/GenderQueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
202 MSWL
214 AskAgent
176 Tips

Yep, open to queries!
On my #MSWL: adult SFF, MG (particularly fantasy), YA (also particularly fantasy, but I love contemporary too), and PB. I'm looking for exciting new projects and dynamic voices. Surprise the heck outta me.

Tara Gonzalez
@taratgonzalez
Literary Agent
Associate Agent/Social Media at @emliterary . Dota 2 Social Media/Managing. Has an unashamed love for terrible reality dating tv. Cuban-American. She/her.
3 MSWL
Emelie Burl
@BigKidBookworm
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Susan Schulman Literary Agency (@SusanSchulman) All thoughts and opinions are my own. she/her
3 MSWL

I just did a MASSIVE update to my #MSWL page to hopefully clear up some questions about what I'm looking for. Authors, if your book seems like a good fit, let's chat!
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/emel…

Julia McCarthy
@thejumbles
Editor
Associate Editor at Atheneum (S&S) by day, purveyor of dad jokes by night, eternal sea hag. My tweets are my own. she/her 🇧🇷🇺🇸 Avatar by lovely @NicoleGoux
93 MSWL
Dara Hyde
@dzhyde
Literary Agent
Senior Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency @hillnadell . Culture consumer, lover of sunshine, howler at moons. Currently closed to queries. She/her.
14 MSWL

Dara Hyde @dzhyde

So what am I going to be looking for when I re-open to queries tomorrow 10/1 @hillnadell? A #mswl thread 🧵📚 1/

I represent a wide range of adult fiction and nonfiction, including literary and genre fiction, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. In the Children’s space, I represent YA and MG graphic novels, some prose YA and select picture books 2/
hillnadell.com/current-and-up…

Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Bent Agency (closed to queries). I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. She/her
32 MSWL
1 Tips

- Something “earthy”—be that a lyrical picture book about environmentalism or a MG hiking action-adventure or a darkly atmospheric YA that takes place in a forest or anything in between
- MG and YA with rural settings
- Witches, boarding schools, sister bonds
(3/3; #MSWL)

Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Bent Agency (closed to queries). I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. She/her
32 MSWL
1 Tips

The categories I’m looking for, in order of priority, are:
- YA and MG graphic novels from author-illustrators (one person)
- MG
- YA
- Nonfiction for kids and teens
- Chapter books and picture books from author-illustrators (one person)
(1/3 #MSWL)

Catherine Laudone
@CatherineLaud
Editor
Associate Editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and freelance editor on the side. Author rep’d by @DorianMaffei . Lover of all things chocolate.
56 MSWL

I’m in the mood for a cozy picture book with a fresh take on the Fall season. Sweaters, apple picking, cider donuts, crisp bonfire nights, corn mazes, colorful leaves—I want all the seasonal vibes! (Agented submissions only please) #MSWL #PB #picturebooks

Thalia Leaf
@Thalia_Leaf
Editor
Associate editor at Calkins Creek. History and historical fiction for kids. Formerly at Princeton University Press. Views are my own.
1 MSWL
Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
155 MSWL
68 Tips

If I missed your #LatinxPitch, send query & 1st 5 pages to: QueryManager.com/QueryLynnetteN… #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. #YA: thriller, horror, SFF, mystery, & cont. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #PB #diversity #MSWL #BVM #illustrators

Erika DiPasquale
@ErDiPasquale
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor @ HarperCollins Children’s (she/her)
1 MSWL

I’m thrilled to share my #MSWL! Agents, I’d love to connect if we haven’t met yet! 📚📖
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/Erik…