Caitlin White
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)

Literary or fairytale #retellings โ€“ 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
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

Retellings, retellings! Especially if they're spooky and/or swoonworthy ๐Ÿ’œโ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ

Haley 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)

And honestly, you all, Iโ€™m DYING for the next retelling of ALICEโ€™S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, so just keep that in mind.

Ashley Herring Blake๐ŸŒˆ
Literary Agent
Agent w/ Rees Literary | Author of books | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her | ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

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

Cortney Radocaj ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr โ€ข writer โ€ข she/her โ€ข bisexual โ€ข neurodivergent
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Native/indigenous mythology retellings! I would LOVE to see mythologies from tribes in my own area in particular (PNW born and raised!)

Cortney Radocaj ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr โ€ข writer โ€ข she/her โ€ข bisexual โ€ข neurodivergent
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f/f Hades and Persephone retelling! As with ALL retellings, keep it subtle!! But UGH THAT PAIRING I WANT IT AND I WANT IT QUEER

Allison D. Hellegers
Literary Agent
| Literary Agent & Rights Director | Stimola Literary Studio | she/her ||misses looking out of windows on planes and trains with a book in my lap | #teamdog

Big Edition @BigEdition

Would you recognize Julius Caesar or Cleopatra in modern clothes?

I'm mesmerized by this. And it feels like there is a good book concept/retelling hidden in one of these renderings. Authors, go! #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1725 MSWL
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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

Deborah Nemeth
Freelance fiction editor for indie authors and Carina Press. History geek, armchair sleuth, hobbit. She/her.
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Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth

Carina Press is holding a pitch event on Nov. 30 for our Adores line of LGBTQ+ contemporaries. For this line, we don't require the full manuscript to submit, nor do we require you to have an agent. And we're providing feedback on requested submissions!โ€ฆ

For Carina Adores, some of the tropes that will grab my eye include attraction of opposites, cross class, fake relationship, marriage of convenience, enemies to lovers, secret agenda, second chance, road trip, forced proximity, fairy tale retelling. Low angst stories only. #MSWL

Linda Epstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
154 MSWL
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Lauren Knowles
Senior Editor at Page Street Publishing. Nonfiction and YA. ๐ŸŒˆ She/her
Hannah Fergesen
Literary Agent
Lit Agent at KT Literary. SFF writer (rep: Brooks Sherman, Janklow and Nesbit). Host at @gwbbpodcast . Gender mysterious witch. She/They. Sal: Mx.
145 MSWL
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โ„๏ธMeganโ„๏ธ - Closed to Queries
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary โ€ข Freelance Editor โ€ข #RevPit Editor โ€ข Former #Pitchwars Mentor โ€ข (She/They) โ€ข Latinx
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Rachel Bass
Assistant Editor
assistant editor at Tor Books, cat mom/aunt, she/her. thoughts and opinions are my own.

Aggressively not thinking about This Week right now, but you know what I would love? Explicitly queer Shakespeare retellings. Sapphic Macbeth. Midsummer but queer and poly. Is this my brand?? #mswl

Mandy Hubbard
Literary Agent
Founder of Emerald City Literary Agency, author of 11 novels. World domination, one book at a time. She/her. #Gosounders
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Thao Le
Literary Agent
*semi-hiatus* Literary Agent: kidlit(PB, MG, YA, GN), adult SFF & Rom. Check website for submission link (pls don't email/dm queries). Icon by @sethpuertoluna
278 MSWL
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Annie Bomke
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
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I'd love to get a retelling of Dostoyeksky's "The Double." Give me some creepy doppelganger action! #MSWL

Cassie Mannes Murray
Literary Agent
writer. working on a book about southern shame & girlhood. literary agent @howlandlit . query me ๐Ÿ’Œ. designs @ecotonemagazine . mfa @uncwcrw . she / her.
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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