Laura Zats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
213 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

I am a HUGE sucker for books that cross genres or that pull in familiar tropes from other genres. Want to put a heist inside a romance? Here for it. #MSWL

Laura Zats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
213 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

I'm closed to queries for the next couple months for dedicated reading time, but in honor of #MSWL Day I redid my MSWL! I am looking for all types of romance, SFF (plus horror), mysteries, thrillers, YA, and some small subsets of literary and commercial fiction!

Rachel Gilmer
Assistant Editor
Tacos, dogs, and books, not necessarily in that order. Crafter in training. Coffee enthusiast. Assistant editor for @Sourcebooks . Opinions are my own.

#MSWL: Light paranormal romance, especially paranormal romantic comedy
Gothic romance/Gothic fiction
Uplit, feel-good women’s fiction, especially with speculative elements
Dark/darkly funny women’s fiction and romantic comedy (think Love in the Time of Serial Killers)

Norma Perez-Hernandez
Assistant Editor
assistant editor | writer | sometimes actor | founding member, @LatinxinPub and @PocPub | BTS! BTS! | rep: @jcastillobooks | messaging and data rates may apply
25 AskAgent

Norma @normajeanesays

your friendly reminder that i am looking for magical realism, gothic fiction, and horror #MSWL

oh, it’s #MSWL day! along with the below tweet, i’m into mysteries and thrillers, historical fiction, and LGBTQ romance or fiction with strong romantic elements 💕

Taj McCoy
Literary Agent
Author, Agent (@reesagency), & Consultant. Out: SAVVY. Next: ZORA, 04.25.23 (MIRA), EVEN IF THE SKY IS FALLING, May 2023 (HQN). Rep: @Jemiscoe . 🖤🇹🇭🇵🇭🏳️‍🌈

And yes, give me romances and romcoms, but give me some substance outside of the romance itself––increase the stakes with external conflicts and complex side characters. #MSWL

Eric Smith
Literary Agent
Literary Agent (@PSLiterary), Author. Latest, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress) and JAGGED LITTLE PILL: THE NOVEL (@abramskids). Loves @BeautyBritches .
175 MSWL
63 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Major #MSWL items for me now:

❤️ Stories that celebrate neurodiversity.

✨ Joyful novels, memoirs about the adoptee experience.

🪶 In-verse projects, kid-lit + adult!

💋 High concept rom-coms!

Examples? Follow @MargeauxWeston @bookdragonbooks @katefussner @tianasmithbooks.

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!
237 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

Right now I'd really love to have more category romance written for lines like Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. #MSWL

Editor@HarlequinBooks (romantic suspense). 1st Reader poetry @OrionsBeltMag . Mostly editing, books, films, crafting, local politics. Views are my own. She/her.

It's #MSWL day! I've updated my profile over at Manuscript Wish List, so if you're writing suspenseful romance stories, please check it out and send your projects my way! Always open to questions if you have any.…

Monica Rodriguez
Literary Agent
Creator of @findalovelylife + @findalovelybook#writer rep'd by @agentHenkin • Jr. Agent + Dir. of Brand Management @contextliterary

Sub genres I’m looking for:

Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Feminism, Film/TV, Folklore, Gothic Horror, Humor, Magical Realism, Multicultural, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy, Self-help, Social Issues, Study Abroad Stories, Time Travel, Travel

Stuti Telidevara
Literary Agent
she/her // @ParkandFine // former: @RavenLiterary @orbitbooks @TransLitAgency // opinions own

In adult romance, my big super-specific ask is for celebrity-centric fiction in the vein of THE VIEW IS EXHAUSTING, which I *loved*, and something like Starstruck on HBO Max/BBC.

Helen Lane
Literary Agent
Writer of fantasy and horror. Junior Literary Agent @BookerAlbertLit Hoarder of books. Murdery at heart. Tea obsessed. (She/her). Closed to submissions.

Helen Lane is hibernating for winter. @HFLane_writing

I will be reopening to queries on the 15th March.

I am having to make a few changes (partly for my workload and partly to make sure I am balancing my list).

The delay also gives me time to finish my remaining fulls before then.

1. I will open for a month only. (By doing it in controlled bursts I can make sure it doesn't overwhelm me).

2. Genres. I will be only opening to a few genres:

Action & Adventure (adult)

Thriller/ mystery: Adult and YA.

Fantasy YA.

Fantasy Romance Adult and YA.

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

Things I love in YA romances: queer love; sex-positivity; steaminess & tension; opposites attract (💜 stoic softies at heart); complex characters; discovering first love & lust; enemies or rivals to lovers; attraction (or battle) of minds; funny romantasy; dark gothic (2/)

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

🤍Adult Romance🤍
Contemporary college stories
Interconnected standalone series
Heartbreaking stories about young women finding their identities
Deals gone wrong
Marriage of convenience
Campy genre fiction
Fated mates

Darley Anderson Agency
Literary Agency
Darley Anderson Literary, TV/Film Agency -- OUR WRITERS MEAN BUSINESS -- For Children's: @DA_Childrens Insta:…

The countdown is on to tomorrow's Valentine's #PitchtoDA We cannot WAIT to read your pitches for the next romance bestseller! Full details at the link below!… #amquerying #amwriting #onwriting #authorsoftwitter #mswl #romancebooks #booktok

Rebeka Finch
Literary Agent
Junior Agent at Darley Anderson Agency. Obsessed with all things romance! The spicier the better. All views my own

I'm excited to be kicking off the weekend with a sneak peak at my #MSWL for this year! I'm on the hunt for for contemporary romantic fiction, specifically for the booktok hungry new adult, 20+ markets! #romancebooks #amquerying #amwritng @DA_Agency…

Darley Anderson Agency
Literary Agency
Darley Anderson Literary, TV/Film Agency -- OUR WRITERS MEAN BUSINESS -- For Children's: @DA_Childrens Insta:…

Calling all BookTok lovers and romance writers! Rebeka Finch is looking for commercial romance fiction, specifically for the new adult/20+ market. Read her full wishlist at the link below!#MSWL #booktok #romancebooks #onwriting #amwriting #amquerying…

Lauren Spieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
616 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

I’d love to find a genre-bending romance in 2023. Think Ash Poston or Casey McQuiston. #MSWL

Ameerah Holliday
Literary Agent
“The very time I thought I was lost, / My dungeon shook and my chains fell off” Dancer | Poetess | Revolution | Agent - Serendipity Lit | Opinions are my own

I think a story with a masculine presenting/masculine of center main female character could be really fun! YA or otherwise (a romance could also be interesting!) 🤔 #MSWL

Keir Alekseii
Literary Agent
Associate🔥Agent for @jenazantian | Cat wrangler 🐈‍ | 🇹🇹 gyal | Intersectional feminist✊ | #ADHD | she/they bi/pan 🌈 | Opinions my own. Layout @ana_scribe
5 AskAgent

5. Interracial romance where none of the romantic leads or interests or partners are white

6. Healthy, respectful polyamory

7. Cli-fi written by and starring bipoc


Caroline J. Trussell
Literary Agent
junior literary agent with @metamorphlitag , mental health advocate/warrior, reader, indie/self pubbed author. INFJ & Capricorn😇 (she/her)

When I reopen to queries in March, I’d like to see more adult romance & I want to see more bi, pan, and demi MCs too 🌈✨ #mswl