Nina Leon
Literary Agent
Associate Agent: @perez_literary MSWL:… QM: Editing:

Mystery/adventure such as Da Vinci Code/ National Treasure. The Holiday but make it a book. Fairy tale retelling. Magical realism. 🌟✍️⭐️

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)
1 Tips

Finally, I adore reading retellings of classics and fairytales, and I would love to rep them, too! Bring me your takes on Jane Austen, Hans Christian Andersen, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and (need I say it) Wonderland. Anything you can think of! #MSWL

Emmy Nordstrom Higdon
Literary Agent
📚 lit agent @WCA_LitAgency 📖 advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA 🐕‍🦺 recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿ clients #SpineSquad 📘
178 MSWL
12 Queries
71 Tips

Just found out that Winnie the Pooh enters public domain in 2022 and I am here to call dibs on ALL the Pooh retellings!!! #MSWL

Emily Forney
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit • Undiscovered National Treasure • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • for #MSWL (she/her)
16 AskAgent

Oh what I would give for some YA and crossover historical dramas. I’m talking period pieces, assassin stories, retellings set in their original time periods, royal courts and political intrigue 👑

Please give me books where I can fan cast this man

Sarah N Fisk
Literary Agent
Agent @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, programs lead @disabilityinpub 💛🤍💜🖤
99 AskAgent
2 Tips

You: "This book is a genderbent/queer retelling of—"
Me: Yes!


Carlisle Webber
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @FuseLiterary 📚 Princess on the outside, villain on the inside 🖤 She/her, Ms. 👸🏼
113 MSWL
10 Tips

I keep thinking about this article on TikTok and mental health. There's got to be YA novel in this, or maybe a retelling of The Crucible. #MSWL…

Nivia Evans
Senior Editor at Orbit/Redhook. PW Star Watch Superstar 2020. Openly Black. I read things...all the time.

I would love to see a gothic fairytale retelling of Rappaccini's Daughter in my inbox. #MSWL

Stacey Graham
Literary Agent
Literary agent and author whose reviews include "ok" and "arrived in great condition." Moonlights in antiques. she/her
14 AskAgent
20 Queries
27 Tips

Looking for ALL the graphic novel ghost stories! More more boo than blood and more spooky than scary for MG, but I'm all in for YA and Adult. Have a headless horseman retelling? Yes, please.

Nina Leon
Literary Agent
Associate Agent: @perez_literary MSWL:… QM: Editing:

My manuscript wish list profile is now live! Head on over to see if I would be a good match for your story!… #MSWL

Cortney Radocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • she/they • queer • neurodivergent • query me at
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
Editor & Manager, Acquisitions Outreach @StMartinsPress • Foodie • Tattoo + Tea Addict • Siren of Sass • Opinions are mine • 🇨🇦-🇺🇲 (🇯🇲🇮🇳🇨🇳)
110 MSWL
2 AskAgent
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Sarah Grill
Associate Editor @StMartinsPress . she/her. Avid dog-spotter and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.

#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
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @HollowayLit • YA writer • Lover of all things Disney and chocolate
Ali Herring
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 📚 Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens 👽 rock!
239 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
associate editor at @VikingBooks . got deviants to see, a cake to bake, and a novel to write. she/her/hers.

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:📚

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

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

P.S. Literary Agency
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 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

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

all this Satan talk has reminded me that I'd LOVE a re-telling of Paradise Lost #MSWL