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

#MSWL CONT:
-stories that play with form & storytelling
-quiet magic/strangeness
-retelling genre mashups (eg. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Warm Bodies, Hadestown)
-stories where food plays a major role
-all the feels (take me on an emotional rollercoaster)

๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ› Laura-aaah! โ€œGore-a" Bennett, Agent of Chaos
@Losbennett
Literary Agent
SFF Agent @LiverpoolLit . Queries closed | TTRPG, board game & video game geek. | Ex-teacher. | Toddler & Bengal cat mum. | She/her. | IndieInk judge. | ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
10 MSWL
Rachelle Gardner
@RachelleGardner
Literary Agent
I'm a literary agent, book editor, and publishing coach. I love books, writers, and publishers - and talking incessantly about them!
36 MSWL

Querying authors, we're looking for #Steampunk (YA or adult) and YA fairy tale retellings geared toward the #Christian market. Looking for authors with strong platforms. No DMs. See submission guidelines here: rachellegardner.com/submissions #MSWL #Inspybooks #amwriting #ChristFic

Rachelle Gardner
@RachelleGardner
Literary Agent
I'm a literary agent, book editor, and publishing coach. I love books, writers, and publishers - and talking incessantly about them!
36 MSWL

Querying authors, we're looking for Christian #YA / #YAFantasy, including fairytale retellings w/ a unique approach. Must be tailored for the Christian market and you need a strong platform. No DMs. See submission guidelines: rachellegardner.com/submissions #MSWL #InspyBooks #ChristFic

Rachelle Gardner
@RachelleGardner
Literary Agent
I'm a literary agent, book editor, and publishing coach. I love books, writers, and publishers - and talking incessantly about them!
36 MSWL

Querying authors, we're looking for #YA and #YAFantasy, including fairytale retellings w/ a unique approach. Must be tailored for the Christian market and you need a strong platform. No DMs. See submission guidelines here: rachellegardner.com/submissions #MSWL #InspyBooks #ChristFic

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.
67 MSWL
28 AskAgent
1 Tips
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I will also add there is a tendency when looking at YA fantasy to over-simplify with "This fairy tale/classic re-telling is overdone" but when you look at it, it's all white/western retellings. I am 100% open to retellings from new perspectives. #MSWL #AskECLA

Nadia El-Fassi ู†ุงุฏูŠู‡
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ/ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
37 MSWL

#MSWL Who must I sell my soul to for a fantasy retelling of A ROOM WITH A VIEW? The manners, the beauty, the romance. The whole book (and movie) feels like you've walked straight into an impressionist painting, and I want that but, like, with magic.

One Track Literary Agency
@onetracklit
Literary Agency
Boutique Lit Agency founded by @taragel for Romance, WF, Mysteries, YA & more. Check my website then QueryMe.Online/onetracklit
19 MSWL

random #MSWL request: I really want to see an update/retelling of Louisa May Alcott's An Old-Fashioned Girl. Polly/Tom FTW. #ifyouknowyouknow

Alex Arnold
@alexyarnold
Editor
Senior Editor of fiction & nonfiction for small kids, big kids, & teens @quirkbooks . Former child who hasn't forgotten a thing.
46 MSWL

I'm not your ideal editor for high fantasy worlds, but I do love grounded fantasy, magical realism, retellings, time travel, and speculative twists in both MG & YA

Page Terror Literary Ahhhh ๐Ÿ‘ป
@PageTurnerLit
Literary Agency
Page Turner Literary reps kid lit authors & illustrators. I stand with all people whose right to choose/privacy was taken away. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ (he/him)
8 MSWL

#GN horror, contemporary, HF, retelling, mythology
#CB/early readers anything goes for fiction. For NF STEM, Bios of little know historical figures

I love books that show all the brilliant colors of my community ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ and underrepresented voices

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#queries #MSWL

Page Terror Literary Ahhhh ๐Ÿ‘ป
@PageTurnerLit
Literary Agency
Page Turner Literary reps kid lit authors & illustrators. I stand with all people whose right to choose/privacy was taken away. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ (he/him)
8 MSWL

I open to #queries on Jan 17-Feb 17. Here's my #MSWL
#PB anything goes for fiction. For NF STEM
#MG for fiction horror, contemporary, adventure, HF. For NF field/nature guides
#YA horror, contemporary, retellings, HF, romance. For NF cookbooks, STEM, Inspirational
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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

๐ŸŽผ While we're on Broadway: a retelling that feels as fresh and topical but perfectly, wholly, inevitably classic as Hadestown. Also very much looking for retellings/riffs on folklore and legend that decolonize and reclaim magic from white patriarchy (think LEGENDBORN) #MSWL

Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
To quote Lady Mary, "I am the agent." High Spot Literary ๐Ÿ“š Closed to unsolicited queries.
12 MSWL

Mystery/adventure such as Da Vinci Code/ National Treasure. The Holiday but make it a book. Fairy tale retelling. Magical realism. ๐ŸŒŸโœ๏ธโญ๏ธ

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

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, purveyor of spines
@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“˜
169 MSWL
12 Queries
70 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
@EmilyKaitlinnn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit โ€ข Undiscovered National Treasure โ€ข Neighborhood Book Bimbo โ€ข emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
42 MSWL
16 AskAgent

Oh what I would give for some YA and crossover historical dramas. Iโ€™m talking period pieces, assassin stories, retellings set in their original time periods, royal courts and political intrigue ๐Ÿ‘‘

Please give me books where I can fan cast this man
#mswl

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, programs lead @disabilityinpub ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค
43 MSWL
89 AskAgent
1 Tips

You: "This book is a genderbent/queer retelling ofโ€”"
Me: Yes!

#mswl

๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธCarlisle Spiderwebber๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ
@carliebeth
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @FuseLiterary ๐Ÿ“š Princess on the outside, villain on the inside ๐Ÿ–ค She/her, Ms. ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผ
111 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

buzzfeed.com/daily/tiktok-tโ€ฆ

Nivia Evans Has Zero Updates
@NiviaEvans
Editor
Senior Editor at Orbit/Redhook. PW Star Watch Superstar 2020. Openly Black. I read things...all the time.
36 MSWL

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

The Headless Horsegraham
@staceyigraham
Literary Agent
Literary agent and author whose reviews include "ok" and "arrived in great condition." Moonlights in antiques. she/her threeseasagency.com
95 MSWL
14 AskAgent
20 Queries
25 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.
#MSWL
QueryManager.com/Stacey3Seas