Cortney Radocaj
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • she/they • queer • neurodivergent • query me at QueryManager.com/CortneyRadocaj
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

a quick FYI for my #mswl:

i love retellings (fairytale, mythology, etc.) and am always happy to see them in my box!

HOWEVER, i *do not* like super obvious retellings. they HAVE to be subtle for me to like them - think ACOTAR and ACOMAF, CINDER, or FOR THE WOLF

Tiffany Shelton
@TiffanyDiahann
Editor
Editor & Manager, Acquisitions Outreach @StMartinsPress • Foodie • Tattoo + Tea Addict • Siren of Sass • Opinions are mine • 🇨🇦-🇺🇲 (🇯🇲🇮🇳🇨🇳)
110 MSWL
2 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Grill
@SarahGrill1
Editor
Associate Editor @StMartinsPress . she/her. Avid dog-spotter and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.
24 MSWL

#MSWL In YA: Ever on the hunt for my light-hearted Jewish rom-com. Particularly interested in the trend toward more traditional mysteries (see TRULY DEVIOUS, GOOD GIRLS, ACE OF SPADES) with a strong investigative drive. Always have room for smart, high-concept contemp retellings.

Bethany Fulk Hendrix
@bethanyfulk
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @HollowayLit • YA writer • Lover of all things Disney and chocolate
11 MSWL
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 📚 Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens 👽 rock!
230 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

Gender-flipped contemporary Cinderella retelling, except I want “Cin” to be damaged, the bad boy, who needs rescuing in true enemies-to-lovers fashion by his “princess.” Make him sympathetic & redeemable at first. Make us only really like him as the plot develops. #MSWL

Nidhi Pugalia
@makep1enotw4r
Editor
associate editor at @VikingBooks . got deviants to see, a cake to bake, and a novel to write. she/her/hers.
21 MSWL

My #A #MSWL page is live! Agents, send me your BIPOC myth-retellings--your dark, lyrical novels that dip into fantasy--your REBECCA-esque gothic fiction--your quirky, voicey nonfic. Make me hungry, teach me something, whisk me away: bit.ly/2Udh4Is📚

Bunmi Ishola
@bunmi_ishola
Editor
Children's Editor @WaterBrookPress | Board Member for @wordisdiversity | Compulsive Reader | Theatre geek | Travel Obsessed | Opinions are my own.
8 MSWL

Is there a MG/YA retelling of My Fair Lady out there? #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2588 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

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

Leonicka Valcius
@leonicka
Literary Agent
she/her 🇭🇹. Christian ✝️. JD Candidate 2024. Literary Agent @TransLitAgency . Closed to queries.
87 MSWL
51 AskAgent
5 Tips
Kim Lindman
@kim_lindman
Literary Agent
lit agent + smm @StonesongNYC repping cookbooks, nonfiction + select fiction! (send me yours ⬇️) tweets about books/food/life/#adopteevoices *opinions mine*
59 MSWL
9 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 . #StopAAPIHate !
18 MSWL
17 AskAgent

🤩 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. 👀 Selena will be open to queries in May!

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

I’ve been reminded how much I love Anastasia retellings so just....putting that general vibe out in the world 👀👀 #mswl

Bunmi Ishola
@bunmi_ishola
Editor
Children's Editor @WaterBrookPress | Board Member for @wordisdiversity | Compulsive Reader | Theatre geek | Travel Obsessed | Opinions are my own.
8 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 . l’ll never own enough books or clothes. Philly-born Brooklynite.
1 MSWL
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. 🌈
213 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 , she/her, 47% caffeine by volume. Opinions my own, and I do have a lot of them. 🌈
213 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 Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly @hellogiggles @bustle | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
66 MSWL
8 AskAgent

Literary or fairytale #retellings – but they have to really stand out and bring something new. Bonus for more under-the-radar or lesser-told tales or mashups. #MSWL

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)
32 MSWL
1 Tips

And honestly, you all, I’m DYING for the next retelling of ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, so just keep that in mind.