vanessa aguirre
@vnssaguirre
Assistant Editor
🇲🇽🇨🇴 assistant editor @wednesdaybooks /@stmartinspress, fiction editor @strangehorizons , LxP mentorship co-director
8 MSWL
Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
64 MSWL

in terms of GENRES and NARRATIVES, I love:

- dark academia
- horror
- gothic, esp. regional gothic
- character-led literary fiction
- historical + alternate history, particularly 19th and 20th century and particularly focused on international, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ stories

#mswl

Alexandria Brown
@alexandriab_11
Editor
🌯 PhD Candidate. Jewish. Author. CEO/Editor @RAPubCollective . Bernese Mountain Dog Mom. No DMs pls. 🍦 Contact me here: alex@risingactionpublishingco.com
18 MSWL

I’m looking for female-driven/LGBTQIA+/BIPOC-driven thrillers, especially if they’re messy, messy characters. I love a good ensemble cast and odd dynamics. Do you have a DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES / REAL HOUSEWIVES-esque thriller. #amquerying

Alexandria Brown
@alexandriab_11
Editor
🌯 PhD Candidate. Jewish. Author. CEO/Editor @RAPubCollective . Bernese Mountain Dog Mom. No DMs pls. 🍦 Contact me here: alex@risingactionpublishingco.com
18 MSWL

Here's a bit of an overview of my #MSWL . Comedies! Hilarious family drama and/or funny situations characters get themselves into. Anything that makes me laugh out loud! If it’s got a comedic element with a strong female, BIPOC or LGBTQIA+ protagonist, PLEASE! #amqueryng

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
53 MSWL

#MSWL I’d love to see some YA, NA, or Adult projects set on the set of a non-U.S. TV show/movie!

Probably not reality show based (unless the show has a an all BIPOC cast) so more that the set is just the setting w/the heart of the story elsewhere.

Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian • She/Her • ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) • #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
15 MSWL

I realized I haven’t updated my #mswl in a while, so here’s what I’m currently on the hunt for:

🗡️ BIPOC romantasy
💜 queer contemporary romance (drown me in tropes!)
🐉 myth retellings with a twist
🇨🇦 Canadian authors
🧭 Dan Brown-esque mystery/thrillers

Bonnie Swanson
@BB_Swann
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @Tpurcellagency she/her I also write PB for littles & YA romance w/a magical twist! **CLOSED TO QUERIES!**
4 MSWL
2 AskAgent

Mark the date!! On 6/1/24 I will open to queries! #bipoc authors only this time. Stay tuned for an updated specific #MSWL .

Thais Afonso
@LitAgent_Thais
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Azantian Literary Agency I Currently open to queries from BIPOC authors I She/Her
53 MSWL
Thais Afonso
@LitAgent_Thais
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Azantian Literary Agency I Currently open to queries from BIPOC authors I She/Her
53 MSWL

I’m already open to queries from BIPOC authors, and I’ll stay open solely to BIPOC authors for the next two months. Y’all can submit to me here: QueryManager.com/ThaisAfonso

Catherine Ross
@ThingsCatSays1
Literary Agent
Fantasy Writer ✨. Lover of all things paranormal. Lawyer. Literary Agent Apprentice with @corvisierolit
53 MSWL

Hi everyone!! I am open to queries starting today! 🥳🥳

Below are some themes and genres that I’m particularly looking for right now. Im so excited to read your stories!
querymanager.com/query/2999

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |🗡️📜🏰 Rep’d by @HerringAli
53 MSWL

#MSWL Would love some nouveau riche casts in material too! Probably most interested in international settings for Adult work, though happy to see U.S. settings too especially in YA.

MG, YA, NA/Adult welcome. Genre mixing or SFF w/same vibes welcome! Would love BIPOC casts!

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

YA and upper MG contemporary continue to be my first priority! Lyrical prose, novels-in-verse, “dark and gritty,” “issue-driven,” character-driven, voice-y. I want to feature LGBTQIA+ voices, BIPOC voices, disability and chronic illness, mental health and neurodivergence, grief.

Mara Hollander
@MAGHwrites
Literary Agent
she/her. associate agent @FinePrintLit and SFF writer. ✡️. Hoyas 🏀. Nationals ⚾️. Recovering Nagano '98 apologist 🥈⛸.
53 MSWL

I made some tiny updates to my #MSWL to reflect a few more things I'm excited to see (and maybe remove a few things that haven't been working for me). If you comp What Happened in Skinner, please query me!!
litagentmara.com/mswl/

Rebecca Podos
@BeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Senior Agent at the Rees Literary Agency. Lambda Award-winning author, sometimes. FROM DUST, A FLAME out now, AT MIDNIGHT up next. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
128 MSWL

- Queer contemp and historical fiction with gorgeous prose and a strong hook
- Queer and/or BIPOC romance across categories. Steam (in adult) is welcome but not required!
- Cozy mysteries for millennials
- SFF with a strong romantic element, or romance with a strong SFF element

Amy Bishop-Wycisk
@abwycisk
Literary Agent
Pronounced why-zick. NYC. Literary agent at @trellislit . Opinions my own. Cat mom; fast talker; Garamond enthusiast; she/her. @SUNYGeneseo alum.
34 MSWL
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I've also updated my #MSWL page, and am particularly hungry at the moment for mysteries, suspense, and thrillers written by BIPOC writers and featuring main characters of color. Recent faves: AGE OF VICE, THE BANDIT QUEENS, THE VERIFIERS. (2/

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
53 MSWL

Check out my website for more info. But the above has me really excited! I'm hoping to build my MG, YA, & adult list. PBs, I love you, but my list is pretty heavy there. I'm only looking for particular subject matter / BIPOC author & illustrator #MSWL

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
53 MSWL

For a super detailed #MSWL check out my website: careyblankenshipkramer.com/agenting.html. Let's start with a really good, ol' fashioned haunted house story from a BIPOC author. Kidlit or adult! Also, where are my MG kiddos being chased by ghosts? I love those and want to see more in my inbox!

Grace Milusich
@gracemilusich
Literary Agent
JR Literary Agent at Looking Glass Literary Management! Lover of books, writing, cats, and breakfast foods. She/her.✨
6 MSWL
13 AskAgent

I'll be open to queries for a few more days and would love to see some more BIPOC-led romance in my inbox!! #mswl

Miriam Cortinovis
@chamomeriam
Literary Agent
🏳️‍🌈🇮🇹 || they/she || associate agent at @arthouselit || freelance reader || Writing & Publishing MA || writing: @chamomewrites
53 MSWL

as hopefully offers solidify & client duty calls, I’ll become more selective and slow responding with requests

that being said, for March I’d love to see more YA in my inbox, especially queer + BIPOC (the the latter applies to everything)