Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips
Annie Bomke
@ABLiterary
Literary Agent
Literary agent, pizza lover, dance fiend, park enthusiast, and that's just the beginning. There are no limits to what I can do. (She/her.)
144 MSWL
24 AskAgent
42 Queries
24 Tips

I'd love to get a retelling of Dostoyeksky's "The Double." Give me some creepy doppelganger action! #MSWL

Cassie Mannes Murray
@cassmannes
Literary Agent
southerner, literary agent @howlandlit , designs @ecotonemagazine & writer: @the_rumpus @passagesnorth @hobartpulp @fuguejournal + (writing a book @uncw MFA)
7 MSWL

christina orlando @cxorlando

okay, youโ€™ve got a book deal to retell a story that ISNT king arthur, robin hood, shakespeare anything, or jane austen anything. what story are you writing?

This is my favorite prompt. If youโ€™re writing a retelling that is queer, unexpected, just plain olโ€™ weird, or using an obscure fairytale from literally any culture but especially non-western, I totally want it in my inbox. #MSWL

Submissions(@)howlandliterary(.)com

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1671 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 Tips

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

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“š
176 MSWL
34 AskAgent

Agent friends, I've been hungry for a smart, incisive, fresh retelling--think A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE. If you've got something like that in YA or MG, send it my way! #MSWL

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/her ๐ŸŒน
32 MSWL
1 Tips

Sophie Vershbow @svershbow

So jealous the girl with the green ribbon could take her brain off. pic.twitter.com/aVUkI3krKr

This post reminds me that I need one of you YA authors to write a creepy gothic retelling of the story of green ribbon girl. Maybe a graphic novel?!? #mswl

Nora Long
@NoraLong10
Literary Agent
Junior agent at Writers House LLC. Giant nerd. Addicted to stories in all their myriad and glorious forms. [she/her]
6 MSWL
1 Tips

Annoyingly specific #mswl: anyone have an interesting Persuasion retelling they want to throw my way? I've been working on an Austen puzzle and remembering how great and underrated that one is--exes reconnecting years later with hurt feelings and figuring out how to reconcile!

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
755 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips
Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
755 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips
Beth Marshea-Closed to Queries
@busybethm
Literary Agent
Literary Agent/ Owner @ladderbirdlit Believer in equality for all. Book nerd. Scattered mess.
10 MSWL
2 Tips

I'm opening back up in June and I'm here for Cyrano retelling, all the lesbians, and all the found family. Adult, YA, MG, just make it heartbreaking and beautiful. #mswl #comingbackinjune

Tia Rose Mele
@TiatheTiger
Literary Agent
I read for a living. Jr Agent and Audio Rights at Talcott Notch, send me: MG, YA, & some adult! Fights internet trolls. she/her queryme.online/TiaMele
82 MSWL
37 AskAgent
16 Tips

Is there an Emma retelling where Emma ends up with Harriet or do I need to #mswl that

Kat Kerr
@thekatsmews
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at DMLA, writer, foodie, theatre nerd. ESTP. Horribly mundane person. All views my own. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทQueryMe.Online/katkerr
26 MSWL
6 AskAgent
10 Queries
23 Tips

However, I would be interested in retellings from classics not often covered. Some examples Iโ€™d love to see retold are Picture of Dorian Grey, Jekyll and Hyde, Faust, Korean/East Asian legends and fables, and Mesopotamian myths. #mswl

Retellings 2/2

Erica Bauman
@Erica_Bauman
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @AevitasCreative , writer, cat lady, musical theater superfan, TV watcher, unhealthy foods eater, she/her. All views are my own.
141 MSWL
16 Tips

Clever takes on familiar plots/tropes or fresh retellings that completely subvert expectations.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š literary agent with WCA โœ๐Ÿผ planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ“– PhD (abd) ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ blogger ๐Ÿ’ป they/them ๐ŸŒˆ Professional account for my work and authors: the #SpineSquad ! ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ“˜
51 MSWL
24 Tips
Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

#mswl I'd love to see a Romeo/Juliet retelling outside the US/Europe. Rival tech/business mogul families? Something Filipino with rich worldbuilding? Count me in.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š literary agent with WCA โœ๐Ÿผ planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ“– PhD (abd) ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ blogger ๐Ÿ’ป they/them ๐ŸŒˆ Professional account for my work and authors: the #SpineSquad ! ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ“˜
51 MSWL
24 Tips
abolish the police
@captainsteph
Assistant Editor
if every pork chop were perfect, we wouldnโ€™t have hot dogs. assistant editor @HarperChildrens . proud member of @hcpunion . podcast host @CharacterRev . she/her.
27 MSWL
11 AskAgent