Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses ‘ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
167 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

Gender-flipped contemporary Cinderella retelling, except I want “Cin” to be damaged, the bad boy, who needs rescuing in true enemies-to-lovers fashion by his “princess.” Make him sympathetic & redeemable at first. Make us only really like him as the plot develops. #MSWL

Nidhi Pugalia
@makep1enotw4r
Assistant Editor
*acquiring* Assistant Editor at @VikingBooks . Writer, Baker, Candlestick Maker. She/her/hers.
7 MSWL

My #A #MSWL page is live! Agents, send me your BIPOC myth-retellings--your dark, lyrical novels that dip into fantasy--your REBECCA-esque gothic fiction--your quirky, voicey nonfic. Make me hungry, teach me something, whisk me away: bit.ly/2Udh4Is📚

Bunmi Ishola
@bunmi_ishola
Editor
Children's Editor @WaterBrookPress | Board Member for @wordisdiversity | Compulsive Reader | Theatre geek | Travel Obsessed | Opinions are my own.
5 MSWL

Is there a MG/YA retelling of My Fair Lady out there? #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1914 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Did you elevate the Jane Austen retelling? Plots with new twists, takes, and contemporary relevance are the stories I want to see.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Léonicka
@leonicka
Literary Agent
she/her 🇭🇹 | Check out @TheFOLD_ . Literary Agent at @TransLitAgency . CLOSED TO QUERIES. All glory to God ✝️
81 MSWL
42 AskAgent
5 Tips
Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
167 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I LOVE retellings of stories but not so keen on a classic or fairy tale or Shakespeare or Bible story or whatever being retold in a contemporary setting. I know that's a thing. It's just not MY thing. #MSWL

Kim Lindman
@kim_lindman
Literary Agent
putting the "lit" in literary agent & the "tender" in bartender! saving up to start a kelp farm! opinions mine! loud because I care!
29 MSWL
3 Tips

all this Satan talk has reminded me that I'd LOVE a re-telling of Paradise Lost #MSWL

Pande Literary
@agent_ayesha
Literary Agency
Mission-driven literary agency with an antiracist focus, two dogs and a cat. Harlem-based. Tweets are from all of us! #BLM
18 MSWL
17 AskAgent

🤩 This week, #MeetAPL starts with the newest addition to the APL team, @foldandgathers!

Selena is the star behind the scenes at @pandelectures. For her #MSWL, she is looking for dark, strange retellings that break genres. 👀 Selena will be open to queries in May!

Sam Brody
@SamJBrody
Assistant Editor
assistant editor @readforeverpub (she/her) • when the going gets tough, tough listens to pop anthems from 80s • handsome, clever & bi • Jewish • Opinions = Me
6 MSWL

I’ve been reminded how much I love Anastasia retellings so just....putting that general vibe out in the world 👀👀 #mswl

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
115 MSWL

Can I get a sapphic YA rom that is essentially an ANNE OF GREEN GABLES retelling but with Anne and Diana admitting they’re totally gone for each other please and thank you. 👩🏼‍🦰👩🏻🌈💜 #MSWL

Bunmi Ishola
@bunmi_ishola
Editor
Children's Editor @WaterBrookPress | Board Member for @wordisdiversity | Compulsive Reader | Theatre geek | Travel Obsessed | Opinions are my own.
5 MSWL

On my #MSWL retellings of Biblical parables and stories from BIPOC perspectives/set in BIPOC cultural contexts.

Bria Ragin
@BriARag
Editor
Editor @JoyRevBooks @DelacortePress . l’ll never own enough books or clothes. Philly-born Brooklynite.
1 MSWL
Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
197 MSWL
34 AskAgent

Mainlined all of Lupin last night & this afternoon, and it is SO EXTREMELY MY SHIT! A kind-of retelling where the source material exists in-universe and the characters are consciously riffing on it? Meta af, sign me up. Also an eternal #mswl

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. 🎮🏒📚🌈
197 MSWL
34 AskAgent

5) Savvy, inventive retellings, from Baba Yaga to the Thousand and One Nights to Oscar Wilde, and beyond

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
24 MSWL

Literary or fairytale #retellings – but they have to really stand out and bring something new. Bonus for more under-the-radar or lesser-told tales or mashups. #MSWL

Maggie Kane
@CallMePog
Literary Agent
There is always time to read. Always. Junior agent @IGLAbooks Unconventional Leo, textbook middle child. Opinions are lurking, they are just mine. She/her
12 MSWL

Retellings, retellings! Especially if they're spooky and/or swoonworthy 💜☠️💜

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
17 MSWL

And honestly, you all, I’m DYING for the next retelling of ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, so just keep that in mind.

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent at Rees Literary | Author of books | Very bi | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
115 MSWL

For thrillers, I'm eager for some retellings (think THE WIFE UPSTAIRS). I'm not super into crime thrillers or domestic abuse, but I AM into fresh takes on a domestic psychological thriller. Again, not really into cop stories here either. As always, make it queer. #MSWL