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.

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
27 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

In ADULT 💘Romance:
* Dark or Light*
* HEA required (even if the HEA not everyone's preferred HEA)
* Please indicate the heat level/sensuality in query
* Includes but not limited to: LGBTQ / work from diverse authors / chars with diverse backgrounds

- Esp. Settings in Alaska, Nat'l Parks, Outdoors, Wilderness, etc)
- Romantic Mystery
- Romantic Suspense
- Inspirational Romance (especially suspense: kidnappings, cold cases, witness protection, etc)
- RomCom
- Contemporary
- Historical (including Regency/England early 1800's)
- Paranormal (light/grounded in real world)
- Fantasy (light/grounded in real world), no fae, no dragons.

#MSWL March 2024

Brandy Vallance
@BrandyVallance
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Barbara Bova Literary Agency & Award-Winning Author. Open to queries 1/1/24 http://barbarabovaliteraryagency.com
5 MSWL
Samiha Hoque
@hijabi_soldier
Editor
💫 Earth/Environmental Sci. grad turned Acquiring Editor @shaherazadshelf 🇧🇩 Bengali-American Muslim with a passion for books, justice, & religion.
15 MSWL

Reading up on the Victorian era, and it was exclusively aristocrats--Barons, Earls, Ladies--who converted to Islam. Is someone going to write me a historical regency fic with a strikingly rich and handsome Muslim lead? #MSWL

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
23 MSWL

I should say I’m open to the Regency era as well!

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
The Wild Rose Press
@WildRosePress
Publisher
Award-winning #publishing company with 16 years of experience and a vision to create a better, friendlier way to get #books published. 📚
5 MSWL

🌹High and Dark Fantasy

🌹Morally gray characters

🌹Regency Romances

🌹Amish Romances

🌹Vampire and/or Shapeshifter Romances

🌹Alpha Males

Lauren Bajek
@laurenbajek
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @LizaDawsonAssoc & assistant to @hannahnpbowman . Genrequeer, writer, parent. Pronounced BYE-ik. she/her.
23 MSWL
1 Tips

Oh wait-- one more bizarrely specific #MSWL from me:

I'd love to read a historical or Regency farce set on social media. The scandal! The games of gossip telephone! The social climbing! I'm talking Georgette Heyer with groupchats and softblocks.

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

LISTEN, if anybody out there has a queer regency fantasy full of yearning and secrets and also an HEA that's currently sitting in my QM inbox, PLEASE do let me know #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 📚 Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens 👽 rock!
240 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#MSWL *Think "If Bridgerton was an inspirational novel."
*Think "not an old-fashioned romance" but still set in opulent historical regency period.
*Think "not historically accurate." Give me diversity, sass.
*I am looking specifically for Inspy/Christian fic/clean" read romance

Kimberly Fernando
@books4kimberly
Literary Agent
Read | Write | Terrible Gardener | Literary Associate - Olswanger Literary - Adult Fiction & Nonfiction Only
23 MSWL

Regency and Victorian era romance by BIPOC authors, in addition to romance from other countries during this time period (approximately 1811-1901). For example, Rebel (Women who Dare) by Beverly Jenkins, and the forthcoming Ana Maria and The Fox by Liana De La Rosa. #MSWL

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 would also love to see:
💫female MCs with -ologist jobs (paleontologist, marine biologist, etc.)
💫regency era romances
💫queer joy
💫feminist re-imaginings
💫SFF standalones
💫literary fiction with happy endings
💫Canadian settings

#mswl

Stephanie Winter
@readbystephanie
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent specializing in nonfiction, graphic novels, and select fiction. She/Her. 🌈 @PSLiterary Work Updates Only.
51 MSWL
40 AskAgent
1 Queries

#MSWL Regency romcoms or thrillers with queer rep. Heavy on the thriller.

Carolina Ortiz
@pushthepanorama
Editor
🇨🇱❤️💜💙 Editor @ Harper Children's | @PocPub Co-Director | @LatinxinPub Mentorship Co-Director | Lover of bookstores y tequila| She/Her| Avi @emcorm
42 MSWL
5 AskAgent

✨Diverse Regency/Victorian YA
✨Novels-in-verse

To see a fuller version of my #mswl check out my website, which has also been updated!

carolinaiortiz.com/manuscript-wis…

Lisa Green
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
She/Her Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Adult only F/SF R querymanager.com/query/lisagree…
72 MSWL
17 Tips

#MSWL I WANT a hot regency romance like BRIDGERTON but with supernatural elements. ADULT only pls. 50-75K. #MSWL QueryManager.com/LisaGreenQueri…

Catherine Hedrick Armstrong
@C_H_Armstrong
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @TPurcellAgency (thepurcellagency.com). Leader of #TeamCathie . Header courtesy of @kwrites4 .
48 MSWL
17 AskAgent
3 Tips

#MSWL #ROMANCE: This should've been at the top. I'm dying for a really great #RomCom in the vein of Helen Hoang or Christina Lauren. I also am a sucker for an enemies to lovers trope. #Regency is my original love since my teens, so I'd love something in the vein of Julia Quinn

Heather Howland
@HeatherHowland
Editor
When it’s dark, look for stars. Product Manager. Editor.
32 MSWL
1 Tips

I have a spot on my list for a fresh, high-concept historical romance series! Print potential for the right book/sales track. Agents, authors…who has a yummy Regency, Highlander, or Viking series for me to devour?#MSWL (see pinned tweet)

Heather Howland
@HeatherHowland
Editor
When it’s dark, look for stars. Product Manager. Editor.
32 MSWL
1 Tips

I’d also happily take on another Regency series or two, including those set outside of London. Diversity within the world required. Oh, and I like ‘em spicy :) Submission guidelines in my pinned tweet. #MSWL #HistoricalRomance

Heather Howland
@HeatherHowland
Editor
When it’s dark, look for stars. Product Manager. Editor.
32 MSWL
1 Tips

Also, I’m forever on the hunt for diverse historical romance set in the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian eras. Hit me up! entangledpublishing.submittable.com/submit/ #mswl #amquerying

Heather Howland
@HeatherHowland
Editor
When it’s dark, look for stars. Product Manager. Editor.
32 MSWL
1 Tips

I want to acquire a YA regency romance with a diverse cast of characters. Who’s got one? Black historical romance authors are strongly encouraged to query. I’m interested in all angles of that period. #YA #mswl #amwriting