Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian β€’ She/Her β€’ ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) β€’ #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:

πŸ—‘οΈ BIPOC romantasy
πŸ’œ queer contemporary romance (drown me in tropes!)
πŸ‰ myth retellings with a twist
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canadian authors
🧭 Dan Brown-esque mystery/thrillers

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

Specific Interests continued:

-Singers, music, musical theatre

-Pets (cats!!), esp. if the owner was hesitant at first

-Retellings (not so much retellings of popular fairytales, thoughβ€”love DON’T LOOK BACK by Lilliam Rivera)

-Characters who don’t want kids

Najla
@BookishNajla
Literary Agent
I write a little each day. I read a lot each day. Real life is the best fiction. Grateful for publishing friends.
48 MSWL

More underrepresented voices and backgrounds. More rare or lesser known settings. More diamonds in the rough. More retellings. Give me deep POV. If you're comps include a binge worthy show, character we love or love to hate, or movie, send my way.

T.S. Ferguson
@TeeEss
Literary Agent
Literary Agent w/ Azantian Literary Agency and freelance editor. Mostly jokes + booktalk on here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Witch-lover, gaymer, proud guncle, jovial. He/him
46 MSWL

One thing I'm realizing I really love is something that feels comforting and familiar but with an element that makes it feel unique and fresh. Retelling and reinterpretations but also tackling timeless themes from new angles. Taking something we know and changing it up.

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
48 MSWL

Graphic Novels:

I would love to see this in any of the above age categories, especially if it is fantasy, sci fi or horror. I love manga art styles too! I'd also be open to retellings here esp set in modern day! 10/?

Morgan Wilson
@authormorganw
Literary Agent
SFF Author. Enby. ND. Demi. @belcastr Agent Apprentice. Host/VA for @itsallinthecard podcast. They/Them πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Layout @ana_scribe
48 MSWL

I love genre blends like sci fantasy and strong horror elements. I also really want to see queernorm worlds, accessible fantasies and diverse casts.

For YA specifically, I'd love to see retellings! 5/?

Caroline J. Trussell
@carolinejtrulit
Literary Agent
junior literary agent with @metamorphlitag , mental health advocate/warrior, reader, indie/self pubbed author. INFJ & CapricornπŸ˜‡ (she/her)
46 MSWL

Dark romance in the vein of Emily McIntire

Romantasy of all kinds

Fairytale retellings of all kinds

#MSWL

Gabriella Noelle
@Briella_Noelle
Literary Agent
There's only one me. And I'm it. | Assistant Agent/ Editorial Assistant at Great Dog Literary Agency | Consuming all the media I can | Query Me!
48 MSWL

Hearing news about archeologists getting closer to finding Cleopatras tomb is making me hungry for more Egyptian based retellings or even YA adventure manuscripts. #mswl

Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews β€˜22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
48 MSWL
Angelica Chong
@angelicachong_
Editor
books, films, deep sea facts, figure skating β€’ associate editor @orbitbooks β€’ she/her
48 MSWL

#mswl moby dick fantasy/space opera retelling....? is this anything or am i just looney haha (no but seriously...send it to me)

Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews β€˜22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
48 MSWL

Jane Austen First Drafts @Austen1stDrafts

NETHERFIELD PARK IS LET AT LAST! twitter.com/Austen1stDrafts/status/1756872491807457769/photo/1

I love retellings! Give me your Lizzie Bennet Diaries, your Ten Things I Hate About You. Really, I’m looking for this tweet in book form:

Caroline J. Trussell
@carolinejtrulit
Literary Agent
junior literary agent with @metamorphlitag , mental health advocate/warrior, reader, indie/self pubbed author. INFJ & CapricornπŸ˜‡ (she/her)
46 MSWL

I’d like to see more…
- fairy tale retellings
- dark romance

If you have a completed manuscript that fits into either of these categories, please send them my way!

Saritza Hernandez
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
πŸ“š Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’»#UCLAAnnex educator, β˜•οΈ@aalitagents member #autismparent 🧩 #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ she/her/ella πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·#SarysPosse
132 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

Ok but like, I totally want this as a RomCom in a contemporary retelling of When Harry Met Sally way. Like, right? #mswl
tiktok.com/@ajmagnifica18/video/7325463957471268126

Kendall Berdinsky
@klberdinsky
Literary Assistant
agent assistant @ DG&B πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» rom-com and Austen obsessive | OPEN to queries | she/her | no DM queries please!
15 MSWL

In book club fiction I'd love to see women who gaslight, girlboss, and gatekeep, historical fiction similar to Taylor Jenkins Reid, and/or female-led retellings.

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)
42 MSWL
1 Tips

Bring me myth, fairytale, and classic retellings!

Bring me vibes!

Bring me:

Locked-room YA thrillers
Rivals-to-lovers tension-filled romcoms
Unbearably clever YA heroes
Romantasy with characters to die for
An MG novel full of magical creatures
Heists
Female friendships

#MSWL

Hannah Andrade
@hhandrade93
Literary Agent
πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | literary agent with @Bradford_Agents | book reader | tea drinker
5 MSWL
Andrew Dugan
@AndDugan
Literary Agent
A lit literary agent @DGandBTweets , writer of tiny emails // sauv blanc enthusiast // Fleabag obsessor
4 MSWL

maybe it's just cause my bf and i are rereading percy jackson but where are the queer myth retellings? where are the non-Greek mythology ones? i want them pleeeeease #MSWL

H.AlOmari
@inkbyomari
Editor
βœ¨πŸ“– Editor πŸ“‘βœ¨ @shaherazadshelf || β˜ͺοΈπŸ•ŠοΈrevert || πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ΈπŸ’ Ψͺحيا Ψ¬Ω†ΩŠΩ†
48 MSWL

Sci-fi β€’ space opera, aliens, monsters, romance

Fantasy β€’ high/epic/second-world, retellings, mythical creatures, *limited* magical systems, time travel, academia, romance

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

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private πŸ‘οΈ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- I would also love a contemporary take on AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters - Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography - Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

Alice Caprio
@alice_caprio
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @FelicityBryan πŸ“š Passionate about Children’s, YA, SFF and all kinds of romance πŸ’˜ (she/her)
48 MSWL

When the seasons start to turn, I find myself reaching for the comfort of a good classic. I also enjoy exploring new ground with a good retelling. Think along the lines of The Bear and the Nightingale, Spinning Silver, The Deathless Girls and, of course, the iconic Bridget Jones.