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)
17 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
Author of books | Agent at Rees Literary | Up next: FOOLS IN LOVE, Running Press 12.7.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 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 she/they โ€ข bisexual โ€ข neurodivergent
95 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 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 she/they โ€ข bisexual โ€ข neurodivergent
95 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 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 Hellegers
@allidhellegers
Literary Agent
| Literary Agent & Rights Director | Stimola Literary Studio | she/her | (Allison or Alli) #loveislove #BLM #StopAAPIHate #peaceinthemiddleeast #mybodymychoice
13 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.
1938 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 Harlequin's Carina Press imprint. 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
167 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
Hannah Fergesen
@HannahFergesen
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at KT Literary. Host at @gwbbpodcast . Gender mysterious witch. She/They. Sal: Mx. rep: @LitAgentMarini **closed to queries**
146 MSWL
14 AskAgent
6 Queries
42 Tips
Megan ~ Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary โ€ข Freelance Editor โ€ข #RevPit Editor โ€ข Committee for #LGBTNpit โ€ข (She/They) โ€ข Latinx ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Opinions are my own.
109 MSWL
194 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Rachel Bass
@bachelrass
Editor
associate editor at Tor Books, ocean/clock witch, cat dad, she/her.๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™thoughts and opinions are my own.
3 MSWL

Aggressively not thinking about This Week right now, but you know what I would love? Explicitly queer Shakespeare retellings. Sapphic Macbeth. Midsummer but queer and poly. Is this...is this my brand?? #mswl

Mandy Hubbard (she/her)
@MandyHubbard
Literary Agent
Author of eleven novels. Founder of Emerald City Literary. Follow me for book talkโ€ฆ stay for pictures of my cows.
51 MSWL
22 AskAgent
1 Tips
Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
*hiatus* Literary Agent posting client updates and news! Check website for more info & how to submit (pls don't email/dm queries). Icon by Caleb.
281 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips
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.)
144 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
Literary agent @howlandlit ๐Ÿ’Œ QUERY ME! Writer in @the_rumpus @storyquarterly + more. BAE Notable 2020. Pushcart Nom. Publicist at @mindbuckmedia . She/her
7 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
Associate Literary Agent & Audio Subrights Mgr at CMA, Inc. Mom of adult kids, owned by 4 chihuahuas, follower of awesome TV, lover of books & their creators!
11 MSWL
1 Tips
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1938 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 . 47% caffeine by volume. She/her. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒˆ
198 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