James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker… the usual. @bookendslit (he/him)
98 MSWL
18 AskAgent
5 Tips

I’ve opened to picture books. I’ve missed my PB community. (Go easy on me.)

I’ll be prioritizing authors and/or illustrators from marginalized communities, books with side-splitting humor, and fascinating nonfiction (that’s not a bio).

Querymanager.com/jmcgowan - #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2030 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Picture Books: stories with literary sensibilities, nonfiction (not biographies) the Wheel of the Year, cultural traditions/folklore/history.” @agentvicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Alex Arnold
@alexyarnold
Editor
Senior Editor of YA, MG, & picture books @quirkbooks
46 MSWL

In picture books and board books, I’m looking for concept-driven, funny, sweet, and joyful read alouds that you’d immediately identify as a perfect baby shower or new baby gift

Page Turner Literary Agency
@PageTurnerLit
Literary Agent
Page Turner Literary reps authors & illustrators who work in children’s literature. A book can inspire a child. A child can inspire the world. 🏳️‍🌈 (he/him)
4 MSWL

I open to #queries on Jan 17-Feb 17. Here's my #MSWL
#PB anything goes for fiction. For NF STEM
#MG for fiction horror, contemporary, adventure, HF. For NF field/nature guides
#YA horror, contemporary, retellings, HF, romance. For NF cookbooks, STEM, Inspirational
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Analieze🎄is CLOSED to Queries!✨❤️
@author_analieze
Literary Agent
Writer💕| Associate Literary Agent @HKLiterary : A, YA, MG, PB & Illustrators | Former @Disneyland Cast Member🐭💚| analiezecervantes.com
31 MSWL
1 Tips

In Picture Books, I’d love to see:
☀️culture stories that shape us
☀️meaningful diverse stories that talk about love and family
☀️author or author-illustrators
☀️underrepresented voices

🎉 Look out for an announcement this week 👀

✨Illustrators are welcome to submit✨

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Shari Maurer
@sharimaurer
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Stringer Literary and Local Group Lead for @MomsDemand Rockland County, NY. The best days include ice cream.
6 MSWL

WRITERS! I'm excited to see what the new year will bring to my inbox. If you write YA/MG/PB/NF, please check out my #MSWL to see if we might be a good fit. (a little Elmo energy because I'm enjoying Elmo/Rocco a little bit too much) bit.ly/smaurermswl

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

This great @annehelen interview with activist Ragen Chastain (@danceswithfat) reminds me of a #MSWL: I'd love to do a picture book about fatness and body positivity with a BIPOC team. If you have a MS, hit me up! annehelen.substack.com/p/i-had-been-h…

Trisha de Guzman
@trishadeg
Editor
🇵🇭 Filipino immigrant and Editor at Farrar Straus Giroux Books For Young Readers @mackidsbooks @fiercereads #WNDB #POCinPub
35 MSWL

PICTURE BOOK:
--Offbeat humor and cheeky, adventurous characters
--Thoughtful, emotional stories with unusually beautiful art

Trisha de Guzman
@trishadeg
Editor
🇵🇭 Filipino immigrant and Editor at Farrar Straus Giroux Books For Young Readers @mackidsbooks @fiercereads #WNDB #POCinPub
35 MSWL

Hi, agent friends :) It's about that time: New Year, New #MSWL 📚✒️

I edit picture books, middle grade novels, and YA novels/nf, as well as select graphic novels across genres.

I prioritize intersectional stories that center BIPOC characters & their unique, varied experiences.

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.
72 MSWL
21 AskAgent

Across all ages but particularly picture books, I want joyful fat kids having a great time! Living their best life! Not being preached to about some diet crap! #mswl

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.
72 MSWL
21 AskAgent

🎄 Alice S-H 🎄 @alibelle

Hello! Happy 2022! I will be back at my desk tomorrow morning and am excited to dive into what’s already shaping up to be an exciting year, over 300 (!) assistant applications, AND I’ll be opening to queries. Ahead of that, let’s do a #mswl thread.

I’m looking across picture books (author-illustrator only) to YA including graphic novels. I love romcoms, friendcoms, adventures and intriguing magic. I am not a fit for most horror, sci-fi, anything to do with emergencies on planes or the pandemic, or animal POVs. #mswl

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.
2 MSWL

Updated manuscript wishlist: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/thal…. Looking forward to reading some fantastic American history picture books and historical novels in 2022. #MSWL #kidlit #picturebooks #HistoricalFiction #YA #middlegrade

Tracy CAN FIX IT Marchini
@TracyMarchini
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent at @BookEndsLit Jr. | Author CHICKEN WANTS A NAP & PRINCESSES CAN FIX IT! | she/her 🖤🤍💜 demi | Join the Quacktory! bit.ly/1DfU0Wk
147 MSWL
144 AskAgent
13 Tips

First day back in the office and I'm looking forward to some wonderful books in 2022!

I'm currently looking for:

* author-illustrated picture books
* children's illustrators
* middle grade fiction and non-fiction

#mswl here: tracymarchini.com/submit-to-tracy

#amquerying #kidlitart

Hannah VanVels Ausbury ❄️⛄️
@hannahvanvels
Literary Agent
📚✏️Literary Agent @belcastr | Editor | Writer | #RevPit | Devoted German shepherd & cat mom | She/her | QueryMe.Online/HannahVanVels☕️🍷
41 MSWL
55 AskAgent
58 Queries
3 Tips

In Picture Books, I'd love to see:
🍎Family traditions and how they shape us
🍎Silly and fun wordplay
🍎Poetic, lyrical books that show emotional resilience
🍎Biographies and nonfiction focusing on people and eras that have been historically overlooked

Naomi Krueger
@NaomiJKrueger
Editor
Acquisitions Editor at @BeamingBooksMN . Mama of 2 little boys. Tweeting about books, family, and making the world a better place. Opinions are mine. she/her
9 MSWL

Agents: If anyone has a winter solstice-themed picture book manuscript ready, I'd love to see it in the new year...

#MSWL

Julia McCarthy
@thejumbles
Editor
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
95 MSWL

Just a reminder that I (and many other editors!) are eager to acquire and amplify trans voices. Agents, I’m always looking for picture books, graphic novels, and MG/YA novels that uplift the trans community 🏳️‍⚧️ No more room in this world or on our pub lists for bigotry & hate!

Shari Maurer
@sharimaurer
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Stringer Literary and Local Group Lead for @MomsDemand Rockland County, NY. The best days include ice cream.
6 MSWL

WRITERS! I'm open to queries through the holidays so if you have a finished YA/MG/PB/NF ms you're excited about and don't want to wait for the new year, send it over! #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/shar…

Weronika (/vɛ.rɔˈɲi.ka/) (Veronica) E. K. Janczuk
@weronikajanczuk
Literary Agent
Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.
64 MSWL
69 AskAgent
3 Tips

FYI: Queries read through 11/25. MSS to come. // Happy Thanksgiving! Peace! // #MSWL: all good things; ever-keen on representing a genie thriller, romance a la Rainbow Rowell, clever picture books, illustrators with visions, + more. // Closed. Until next updates.

Feather Flores 🌸
@featherfully
Editorial Assistant
editing, acquiring, & making trouble @ChronicleKids • art by @anushnush • she/her • #LatinxinPub • still workin’ on it 🌱🌈✨
16 MSWL
Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing
47 MSWL
4 AskAgent
17 Tips