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!
19 MSWL
1 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
16 MSWL
10 AskAgent

๐Ÿคฉ 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. ๐Ÿ‘€ Selena will be open to queries in May!

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

Iโ€™ve been reminded how much I love Anastasia retellings so just....putting that general vibe out in the world ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€ #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 DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
114 MSWL

Can I get a sapphic YA rom that is essentially an ANNE OF GREEN GABLES retelling but with Anne and Diana admitting theyโ€™re totally gone for each other please and thank you. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿฆฐ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’œ #MSWL

Bunmi Ishola
@bunmi_ishola
Editor
Children's Editor @WaterBrookPress | Board Member for @wordisdiversity | Compulsive Reader | Theatre geek | Travel Obsessed | Opinions are my own.
3 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 . lโ€™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. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒˆ
195 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. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒˆ
195 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)
16 MSWL

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
@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
11 MSWL

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

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)
15 MSWL

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 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 DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her
114 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

Cortney Radocaj ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr โ€ข writer โ€ข she/her โ€ข bisexual โ€ข neurodivergent
90 MSWL
26 AskAgent
71 Tips

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’™
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr โ€ข writer โ€ข she/her โ€ข bisexual โ€ข neurodivergent
90 MSWL
26 AskAgent
71 Tips

OKAY HERE WE GO:

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
@allidhellegers
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
11 MSWL

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
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1812 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 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/

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

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! twitter.com/Write4Harlequiโ€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
@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
156 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Lauren Knowles
@knowles_editor
Editor
Senior Editor at Page Street Publishing. Nonfiction and YA. ๐ŸŒˆ She/her
7 MSWL