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 @NicoleGoux bit.ly/juliabooks
101 MSWL

Hi cuties! Who’s got a picture book text about the Amazon? Fiction or nonfiction, or a little bit of both—I’ve got a hankering! #MSWL

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | mountain biking | writing
62 MSWL
28 AskAgent
23 Tips

#PB Timeless picture books, especially w/ a new format or approach. Unexplored topics, new perspectives, exceptional writing, true-to-life characters. Kid-facing, non-didactic, empowering, authentic, award-worthy.
Also fun, quirky, and funny picture books!

Esty Downes
@estywrites
Literary Agent
associate literary agent @arthouselit • ✡️📚🌈🍓 editor @SouthRevBooks • SCBWI • sweet + ungovernable •
15 MSWL

I’d love some in my inbox please? #MSWL
🩷 cozy cottagecore romantasy
📚 book club fiction
🤪 wacky picture books
👀 anything by BIPOC authors
🗣️ literary fiction

Suzy Evans
@TheHistoryChef
Literary Agent
Literary agent, attorney, author of MACHIAVELLI FOR MOMS, happy wife, proud mom of 4, books from Simon & Schuster, Berkeley History Ph.D. #bekind
23 MSWL

Happy Monday Funday and just sharing my picture book banister!!! And remember kids: reading is fun! #books #literaryagent #BeKind #MSWL

Moe Ferrara
@inthesestones
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent @BookEndsLit . 🏳️‍🌈 Violinist | Cosplayer | Anglophile | Geek Extraordinaire | Corgi Minion | Wine Enthusiast | Coffee Addict | #TeamMoe
156 MSWL
117 AskAgent
35 Queries
68 Tips

📚 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.

Adam Blackman
@Adamdblackman
Editor
Acquiring Editor @CardinalRulePrs . Nonprofit mgmt @UnivSettlement . Writer of #PB . #SCBWI #12x12 , 2019 #PB Chat Mentee. he/his repped by @SoCalledYALife
15 MSWL

#kidlit #pb #authors - today's the last day of Open Submissions for @CardinalRulePrs .

No specific #MSWL but I'd really love a story that meets all the guidelines below and is told with energy and humor.

Esty Downes
@estywrites
Literary Agent
associate literary agent @arthouselit • ✡️📚🌈🍓 editor @SouthRevBooks • SCBWI • sweet + ungovernable •
15 MSWL

looking for:
🥸 laugh-out-loud, wry, absurd PBs
👩🏽‍🦳 contemporary, high-concept upmarket MG and YA focused on stakes, and emotion
🩷 romance with BIPOC voices
🏠 uncommon or intergenerational relationships
#mswl #MSWL

Lisa Gouldy
@planningforsun
Literary Agent
I agent, I write, I quilt, I obsessively read weather forecasts
15 MSWL

I'm excited to announce that I am a Literary Agent Apprentice with @CorvisieroLit and am now accepting queries! Follow the link in my bio for my full #MSWL , and how to submit. Send me all your upmarket speculative fiction 🤩 #amquerying #WritingCommunity #amagenting #publishing

Karen Chaplin
@CapChapReads
Editor
Executive Editor at Quill Tree Books/Harper Children’s. Mom to humans/cats/a dog. Aspiring photographer. TV addict. Girl with a sweet tooth.
11 MSWL

I think this needs to be a picture book …like, immediately! 🐭🥰

Samiha Hoque
@hijabi_soldier
Editor
💫 Earth/Environmental Sci. grad turned Acquiring Editor @shaherazadshelf 🇧🇩 Bengali-American Muslim with a passion for books, justice, & religion.
14 MSWL

3. FABLES

If you have stories that are folklore lite, I want them! They can be imagined or real stories from a culture.

Examples: 1001 Arabian Nights, Aesop's Fables

Samiha Hoque
@hijabi_soldier
Editor
💫 Earth/Environmental Sci. grad turned Acquiring Editor @shaherazadshelf 🇧🇩 Bengali-American Muslim with a passion for books, justice, & religion.
14 MSWL

2. MORALS and LESSONS

I'm keen on publishing books that teach children about virtues (e.g., forgiveness, patience), emotions, and mistakes through a fun or engaging story.

Examples: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, My Hijab Is My Crown, Who Will Make Iftar With Me?

Samiha Hoque
@hijabi_soldier
Editor
💫 Earth/Environmental Sci. grad turned Acquiring Editor @shaherazadshelf 🇧🇩 Bengali-American Muslim with a passion for books, justice, & religion.
14 MSWL

1. COMMUNITY

I'm the perfect one for you if your PB focuses on teaching children how to navigate this world with kindness, compassion, and sympathy toward themselves OR others via a story.

Examples: Brown is Beautiful, Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, My Block Looks Like

Samiha Hoque
@hijabi_soldier
Editor
💫 Earth/Environmental Sci. grad turned Acquiring Editor @shaherazadshelf 🇧🇩 Bengali-American Muslim with a passion for books, justice, & religion.
14 MSWL

For the first time, I will be open to select picture book submissions for Shush or Sorra Books (on top of chapter books)!

What I'm looking for — a quick #MSWL 🧵

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
82 MSWL
18 Tips

Top of my 2024 #MSWL - #YA fast-paced, twisty #thrillers and atmospheric #horror ; #YA #romantasy ; #YA #historical with a modern voice; #diversevoices ; #PB with strong cultural elements, joy, humor, whimsy.

Page Turner Literary Agency
@PageTurnerLit
Literary Agency
Page Turner Literary reps kid lit authors & illustrators. I stand with all people whose right to choose/privacy was taken away. 🏳️‍🌈 (he/him)
10 MSWL
Ivan Taurisano
@IvanTaurisano
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at @Sourcebooks and @Sourcebooks Kids , Children’s 📚 🟢 Open to submissions #editor 🙋🏻‍♂️#MSWL👇
15 MSWL

Back to work next week and I’m so excited to check my inbox! 🤩 #kidlit #kidlit art #MSWL #PB #editor

Ivan Taurisano
@IvanTaurisano
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at @Sourcebooks and @Sourcebooks Kids , Children’s 📚 🟢 Open to submissions #editor 🙋🏻‍♂️#MSWL👇
15 MSWL

Dear #kidlit #WritingCommunity all this #editor wants for Christmas is your weirdest and funniest character-led stories that break all the rules 😜🎄🎁 #PB #MSWL

Out of Office: 12/16/23 - 1/4/24

Happy Holidays! 🥰

Tova Seltzer
@talovala
Editorial Assistant
Editorial Assistant @ Holiday House | Head Interior Designer @ Tova's House | Most Anxious Guest @ Your House ~opinions are solely my own~
4 MSWL

Since we're all kinda talking about our wishlists, can I just say I am still always looking for picture book stories that are weird. And maybe don't really teach you anything. Bonus points if the protagonist is a weird little girl.

Bethany Jett
@BetJett
Literary Agent
Assoc Lit Agent, Boymom x3, Milspo🇺🇸 🙏🏻 💖 #INFJ ✨ I live in a world of books, but I’m literally allergic to them. #colophony | AALA SCBWI
18 MSWL

Future #MSWL & QM update:
I have less than 40 undecided queries/submissions. I plan to reopen mid-late January to a few genres. This info is not on my website or MSWL page yet— it’s just a head’s up and I hope it’s helpful!

✨ ADULT FICTION✨
• contemporary romance - think Emily Henry but low spice or Melissa Ferguson
• upmarket / book club
• cozy mysteries

✨ NONFICTION✨
- same as what’s on website -

✨ KIDLIT ✨
• PB/MG/YA - classic-style with a literary bent. Secret Garden. Bridge to Terabithia. Winnie-the-Pooh.
• PB - humorous character-driven series

‼️Not looking for SEL or rhyme.‼️