Vicky Weber
@vickyweberbooks
Literary Agent
Assoc. Lit Agent at @tpurcellagency ❤ Children's Books Author + Publishing Coach - Repped by @eastwestlit 🇵🇷
8 MSWL

#MSWL

-More illustrators or author/illustrators, especially marginalized
-Poetic, lyrical PBs (but not rhyme) with lots of layers and heart
-Creepy, spooky ghost stories (Adult/New Adult)
-Gorgeous prose but highly commercial concepts across the board

Focused Artists
@FocusedArtists
Literary Agency
Executive Director at Focused Artists/ Director of Media Rights, Translation Rights Agent, Jr Lit Agent at Context Literary Agency/ Latiné
17 MSWL

Looking for Roaring Twenties and Regency era Romantasy! Also looking for picture books about parents WFH, books about being a community helper, and fully illustrated picture books. Kristina is particularly scouting works from authors/illustrators of indigenous or latiné descent.

Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez
@KaitlynLeann17
Literary Agent
#Kidlit Literary Agent. Mom. Wife. Math teacher. #SCBWI . #PBParty finalist. Eat a🍪 while you can.
17 MSWL

I'm delighted to share that I'm OPEN to #PB and #MG submissions!

I just updated my #MSWL . which can be found here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kaitlyn-sanchez/

And you can submit with this link: bradfordlit.com/kaitlyn-sanchez/

Thank you for trusting me with your work and wishing you all the best!

Deidra Purvis
@FSPacquisitions
Editor
Acquiring editor for @freespiritbooks (@tcmpub), the leading publisher of social & emotional learning books for kids, teens, & educators. Write for us! She/her
7 MSWL

#MSWL I'm seeking picture book manuscripts with authentic representation of underrepresented religions. While we don't publish picture books that teach religious messages, we want more books for children to see themselves reflected. Please submit: freespiritpublishing.submittable.com/submit/134906/free-spirit-submissions

Deirdre Power
@deedotpower
Literary Agent
🇮🇪 in 🇬🇧, book stuff @dhabooks @dhachildrens opinions/neuroses my own. cries at everything.
5 MSWL

Picture books with heart and humour! Anywhere on the scale of funny to gentle, please just send your best three texts.

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.
12 MSWL

WRITERS: I will be closing to queries on June 8th-so that I can catch up on submissions and focus on client manuscripts. As a reminder, I'm looking for YA/MG/PB and Adult and Kids NF. Polish and send those queries by 6/8 or hang on to them until later in the summer. Thanks!

Sandra Proudman
@SandraProudman
Literary Agent
Lit Assoc @GalltZacker ✨ed. RELIT (YA SFF antho) (Inkyard ‘24) SALVACÍON (Wednesday Books ‘24) | @LatinxPitch | Rep: @KTLiterary . ❤️ @jproudman . (she/her/ella)
11 MSWL

Figen @TheFigen_

When you meet someone who matches your energy. 😂 https://x.com/TheFigen_/status/1795457043710530031

I haven’t done a #MSWL in a long time, but if you have a PB manuscript that talks about the power of dance for marginalized communities, I have been thinking about this a lot lately. DM me for my link 💛

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.
12 MSWL

WRITERS! New #MSWL w/ a few changes. Still looking for Adult NF (lifestyle, parenting, sports, current events, etc) and YA/MG/PB, but expanding YA/MG to fantasy and still including dystopian/sci-fi/horror/contemporary. Make me laugh, make me sob! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/shari-maurer/

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
39 MSWL
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Lisa loves finding picture books that surprise her with unexpected approaches, big emotions and voice-y writing. Find out more about her #MSWL below! @planningforsun corvisieroagency.com/lisa-gouldy.html

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
85 MSWL
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Mara Cobb
@MaraCobbWrites
Literary Agent
Junior Agent at Martin Literary Management. "Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good." -William Faulkner
5 MSWL

I will be closing to #pb queries mid-May to focus on the lovely #kidlit authors I've recently signed. So be sure to submit soon if you have a project that fits my #mswl ! #authorcommunity #writing

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

Here are the main differences in my MSWL from last year:

-In the MG space, I'm only now open to upper MG (protagonists 12+)

-Open more to contemporary fantasy, less to genre fantasy

-Open less to PBs with animal casts

-Narrower parameters on historical and dystopian

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

Sparingly open to nonfiction in picture books, from educational to memoir.

I'm open to bios; I prefer underrepresented subjects (NIKI NAKAYMA: A CHEF’S TALE IN 13 BITES by Debbi Michiko Florence).

Informative with some wit, like Mary Roach for kids!

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

I also love author-illustrators/teams! However, I am NOT a fit for art-only queries.

For some styles I like, check out the M&O team of picture book illustrators: Stacey Byer, Maribel Castells, Rachel Más Davidson, Tiffany Golden, Skylar Hogan, Dawn Masi, Sue Safianoff

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

I'm looking most for SEL-driven PBs in general! Topics of interest:

-Grief – hopeful but not saccharine; honest about the heavy parts. (THE HOLE by Lindsay Bonilla)

-LGBTQIA+ – Anything from celebratory, to informative, to issue-based (WHAT ARE YOUR WORDS? by Katherine Locke)

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

*NEW: I've learned that I almost always prefer picture books with human protagonists. If I did take on a picture book with an all-animal cast, it'd be heavily SEL-driven (POCKET FULL OF SADS by Brad Davidson and Rachel Más Davidson).

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

Picture books: I always knew this would be the smallest area of my list, as I work on so many wonderful PBs with my boss @ChristaHeschke , but I've become even more selective with them.

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

In my first year, I took on two extraordinary clients (@k_dishmon and Nicole Zelniker, who are unequivocally the best) for their beautiful YA novels. I'm still actively seeking YA, as well as upper MG, and am sparingly open to picture books.

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
57 MSWL

I'm a queer, chronically ill, disabled junior agent at McIntosh & Otis. I’m acquiring (in order of priority) YA, MG, and PB.

I studied English, literary criticism, poetry, and creative writing.

I look very flowery and sunshiny above, but I also love the hard, sad books!