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.)
151 MSWL
24 AskAgent
42 Queries
25 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
Writer.๐Ÿ“š Founder & book publicist @pinestatepub & @bullcitypress . Literary agent @howlandlit . CNF MFA @uncwcrw . Board @writingeststate . Pettyโ€™s mom. ๐Ÿ’• Beej.
15 MSWL
1 Tips

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

Shannon Snow
@ssnow_lit_agent
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Audio Subrights Manager at CMA. Mom of adult kids, owned by 4 chihuahuas, wife to a homemade soapmaker hubby, lover of books & their creators!
15 MSWL
5 Tips
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 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/

Stephanie Stein
@stephlystein
Editor
Senior Editor @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen , she/her, 47% caffeine by volume. Opinions my own, and I do have a lot of them. ๐ŸŒˆ
213 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
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
170 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor of ya, middle grade, & picture books (@knopfbfyr), appreciator of scientific oddities, & aspiring drummer // she/they ๐ŸŒน
43 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

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
906 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips
Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
906 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips
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
27 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, donut obsessed, she/her. All views are my own.
148 MSWL
17 Tips

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

Emmy Nordstrom Higdon
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency ๐Ÿ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ โœ faculty @MSWLMA ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ recovering PhD ๐ŸŒˆ they/them; Sal: Dr. โ™ฟ clients #SpineSquad ๐Ÿ“˜
178 MSWL
12 Queries
71 Tips
Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
279 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
385 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 Nordstrom Higdon
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency ๐Ÿ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ โœ faculty @MSWLMA ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ recovering PhD ๐ŸŒˆ they/them; Sal: Dr. โ™ฟ clients #SpineSquad ๐Ÿ“˜
178 MSWL
12 Queries
71 Tips
Stephanie Guerdan
@captainsteph
Assistant Editor
thanks for vibing and keeping it tight. always on my mobile. assoc editor @HarperChildrens . steward of @hcpunion . podcast host @CharacterRev . opinions my own.
31 MSWL
11 AskAgent
Tiffany Shelton
@TiffanyDiahann
Editor
Editor & Manager, Acquisitions Outreach @StMartinsPress โ€ข Foodie โ€ข Tattoo + Tea Addict โ€ข Siren of Sass โ€ข Opinions are mine โ€ข ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ-๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ (๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ)
110 MSWL
2 AskAgent
2 Tips
Vicki Lame
@thedaysbetween
Editor
Executive Editor, @StMartinsPress & @WednesdayBooks . Books about Big Feelings. Opinions mine. She/her. Not here as often as you think.
125 MSWL
4 Tips

#MSWL Retellings, magical realism, Gothic settings, witches, vampires, genre bendy things, anything you would comp to one of my own books (Agented only)

Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
623 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

I'd love to find a dark fairy tale retelling in the vein of UPROOTED that plays with form/timeline/expectations. Looking for MG/YA/Adult! #mswl