Bethany Jett | ♥️💛 FSU 💛♥️
@BetJett
Literary Agent
Assoc Lit Agent, Boymom x3, Milspo🇺🇸 🙏🏻 💖 #INFJ ✨ I live in a world of books, but I’m literally allergic to them. #colophony | AALA SCBWI
12 MSWL

#MSWL I’m reopening to queries in Dec. & am acquiring everything listed on my website, but would really like to see:
💞YA/MG: Retellings
💕A: Cozies
💞Cookbooks/Food & Beverage
💕NF: Home & Lifestyle

#amquerying

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
4 MSWL

Karolina Sutton @KarolinaSutton

From the coalface of publishing: all editors are saying no more witches please or retellings of myths.

I'll always want witches & myth retellings! Just give me a strong voice, layered characterization, & beautiful textured writing with them. Would especially love to see witches from underrepresented backgrounds - like, can I get a witch living in a hanok in the woods? #mswl twitter.com/KarolinaSutton…

Liza DeBlock
@lizadeblock
Literary Agent
Reader 🤓 Rower 🚣🏻‍♀️ Baker 🧁 Always looking for the next great book. Bookseller Rising Star 2022. Foreign Rights Executive at @MushensEnt .
6 MSWL

Liza DeBlock @lizadeblock

Hi #authors! In anticipation of #NaNoWriMo I want to let you know that I am on the hunt for some great books to sign! People always wonder what #literaryagents look for, and I have a few things I am desperate to see hit my submissions inbox. What are they? Let me tell you…

I love historical fiction. I love mythological retellings, and I would love to find what comes next! Send me your folklore, your Tristan & Isolde, or better yet: King Arthur’s court written from Guinevere’s perspective! Give me new perspectives that make you excited!

Asia Harden
@asiacharden
Editorial Assistant
editorial assistant at FSG BYR (@mackidsbooks) ☆ @columbiapubcrse & @olemiss alum ☆ 1908 ☆ grace upon grace ☆ all thoughts my own
7 MSWL

things I’ve been dying to see in my inbox #MSWL

- unapologetic female protagonists
- revenge stories
- retellings with a twist
- mythology, meddling gods
- smart mystery thrillers
- spooky middle grade
- royals!!

𝕬𝖓𝖙𝖔𝖎𝖓𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖊⚔️
@Antoinight
Literary Agent
🇬🇾🇨🇷 Fantasy Writer | Artist • Dark Polymath • Junior Agent at @IGLAbooks • Predisposed to chaos & black bubble tea🥷🏾🧋
13 MSWL

For adult fantasy I’d love something a-la BLACK SUN but without magic. Decolonial epic fantasy without magic with a dark atmospheric edge — the more psychological and twisted the better. Would love to see some fresh voices and mythology retellings on second worlds

Laura Southern
@LauraGayle77
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @WolfLiterary • SFF Writer • Musician • #AMM • Likes nature magic, feminism, and villains • Rep: @ChelseaBigBang
5 MSWL

For YA and MG: I have a preference for speculative fiction here, although I’m also open to select contemporary works. Misc interests: the fae, talking animals, marching band, quests, genre-blending, found family, mythological retellings, and dragons.

Ali Romig
@a_rom00
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor @DelacortePress , an imprint of RHCB | co-author of The Yearning newsletter on queer media | DC & NY | she/her
1 MSWL

Agents! I am eager for new, exciting acquisitions and I updated my #mswl to prove it! Check out what I’m looking for here (spoiler alert: subversive horror, witty rom coms, & unique genre mash-ups): manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alis…

Larissa Melo Pienkowski
@lmpnk
Literary Agent
latine literary agent @JillGrinbergLit , writer, editor, asst publisher, ceramicist. she/her 🏳️‍🌈🇧🇷🇵🇱 #LatinxinPub #PocPub #WeNeedDiverseBooks
32 MSWL

contemporary retellings of non-Western folklore have been on my wish list for a while now, but i'd also like to see BIPOC- and queer-led reinventions of ~the classics~ like @NghiVoWriting's THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL

#MSWL

Bethany Jett | ♥️💛 FSU 💛♥️
@BetJett
Literary Agent
Assoc Lit Agent, Boymom x3, Milspo🇺🇸 🙏🏻 💖 #INFJ ✨ I live in a world of books, but I’m literally allergic to them. #colophony | AALA SCBWI
12 MSWL

#MSWL
✨Cookbooks
✨Home & lifestyle
✨Retellings (YA only)
✨PB, particularly holiday

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
She/Her Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Adult only F/SF R querymanager.com/query/lisagree…
72 MSWL
16 Tips

On my #MSWL Any/all of the following:
1. Quirky/dark humor
2. Paranormal crime syndicate
3. Unusual fairy tale retellings with magic
ALWAYS high heat, HEA/HFN, Fast paced, romance in sci-fi or fantasy sub genre. Prefer under 75K words.

ghoul-ie gourinchas 👻
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 books babe @BLM_Agency + writer, editor, literary flâneuse. nd. likes: TTRPGs, gaming, cheap wine. views mine. 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. no query dms pls!
28 MSWL

- suspense and psychological thrillers, but specifically with a textured, vibrant sense of setting (think Gillian Flynn’s SHARP OBJECTS)
- folklore and mythological retellings, particularly non-Eurocentric traditions
- magical realism

#MSWL

ghoul-ie gourinchas 👻
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 books babe @BLM_Agency + writer, editor, literary flâneuse. nd. likes: TTRPGs, gaming, cheap wine. views mine. 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. no query dms pls!
28 MSWL

I have *obsessively* been playing Hades for the past nine days, so, naturally: #mswl for folklore or myth retellings; #mswl for fraught family dynamics, particularly difficult fathers; and #mswl for a polyam triad in the vein of Thanatos x Zagreus x Megaera 💕

ghoul-ie gourinchas 👻
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 books babe @BLM_Agency + writer, editor, literary flâneuse. nd. likes: TTRPGs, gaming, cheap wine. views mine. 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. no query dms pls!
28 MSWL

where oh where is my upmarket/literary retelling of the Tiresias myth from a trans perspective, I will beg for it once a month until it materialises into existence by sheer force of will #mswl

Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada 🐧🏠 Chinese-Canadian • She/Her • ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) • #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
8 MSWL

So, for any agents listening 👀 I would love to see more of the following adult fiction submissions in my inbox! #mswl

💫rom-coms where the MCs meet in Chapter 1
💫locked-room thrillers and mysteries
💫gothic horror
💫retellings
💫queer & BIPOC characters
💫Asian representation

ghoul-ie gourinchas 👻
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 books babe @BLM_Agency + writer, editor, literary flâneuse. nd. likes: TTRPGs, gaming, cheap wine. views mine. 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. no query dms pls!
28 MSWL

I'm trying to put my #mswl together for y'all but every time I write something I want to read I get way too specific about it

like yes please I would like a queer retelling of the Morrígan myth set during the Irish War of Independence with speculative magic vibes

Jill Marr 🍁🎃🤎🍂💛
@jilliganjonze
Literary Agent
Literary agent, baseball mom, wine lover, cake eater--not necessarily in order of importance.
17 MSWL

Announcing an addition to my #MSWL. We have been seeing some reimagining of legendary folklore or Greek mythology. More of that please. But I'd also love to see a retelling of Hawaiian mythology and/or legends.
tinyurl.com/2en3zvtm

Emily Glenister
@emily_glenister
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @dhhlitagency | Events @goldsborobooks | Mentor @blkgirlwriters @ownedvoices | No query DMs please
3 MSWL

Authors! I am SO excited to tell you that after a fairly long hiatus, my submissions are now… Open again 🥳

Let’s fill these terrible times with amazing books - details below…
bit.ly/3ISBFpw

#WritingCommunity #AmWriting #booktwt

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!
202 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

I'm marathoning every (good) Cinderella movie ever made with my baby girl today and it really, really makes me want a Cinderella retelling. Ever After's my fave & I'd especially vibe something realistic & historical like that but will look at anything you send me! #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
809 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips