Jynastie Wilson
@jynastiewilson
Literary Agent
freelance editor | asst. literary agent at @lcsliterary ๐Ÿ‰ black latinx | author acct: @jynastiealazai
20 MSWL

my inbox is clearing up & this summer iโ€™m looking for:

๐Ÿชผ mg/ya queer sports
๐Ÿ  ya/adult tragic queer romances
๐Ÿณ mg marginalized contemporary (think front desk)
๐Ÿ‹ mg/ya/adult indigenous authors
+ any of the above in graphic novel form

[ #amquerying #mswl ]

Susan Velazquez
@susanvcolmant
Literary Agent
Publishing professional, Texas native, and Oxford comma supporter. Chingona como mi madre.
35 MSWL

in rom-coms, i really love hijinks. i love fake dating but i love mistaken identity, i love the dancing around declarations of love like in this clip. i want to be like "oh boy oh boy how are these rascals gonna get out of this one"

Susan Velazquez
@susanvcolmant
Literary Agent
Publishing professional, Texas native, and Oxford comma supporter. Chingona como mi madre.
35 MSWL

also a romance trope i find that i really, really hate especially in heterosexual dynamics is the MMC "taking care" of the FMC but it's really just him bossing her around and taking control of her life even if it's doing something ostensibly nice like cleaning their room

Susan Velazquez
@susanvcolmant
Literary Agent
Publishing professional, Texas native, and Oxford comma supporter. Chingona como mi madre.
35 MSWL

i never want a romance to feel like the rom-com parody in how i met your mother where the antagonist is clearly a jerk and you're kind of just checking your watch waiting for the MC to realize that. i need villains to have nuance.

Susan Velazquez
@susanvcolmant
Literary Agent
Publishing professional, Texas native, and Oxford comma supporter. Chingona como mi madre.
35 MSWL

especially for romance, i am super picky about antagonists, if any. i've read 1000s of romance novels. when i see a jerk ex or the romantic false lead is an arrogant ass, i'm like "dump them! block them! take them straight to jail!"

Deirdre Power
@deedotpower
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช in ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง, book stuff @dhabooks @dhachildrens opinions/neuroses my own. cries at everything.
20 MSWL

YA romance/romcoms - if I had to pick just one thing, this is definitely the asylum where they raised me. Some faves: Michelle Quach, Ann Liang, Eva desLauriers, Emma Lord, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Emma Mills, Sophie Gonzales, William Hussey, Stephanie Perkins - you get the idea

Emily S. Keyes
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
100 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

I am going to open again to queries next Monday. I would really like to see a romance (either YA or mainstream adult) that will sweep me away, a character I will fall in love with in chapter 1, and to add more diversity to my list overall. #mswl QueryManager.com/1621

Thais Afonso
@LitAgent_Thais
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Azantian Literary Agency I Currently open to queries from BIPOC authors I She/Her
20 MSWL

Since this seems to be the year of mainstreaming age-gap romance, let me just say once again that I *love* queer, but especially Sapphic age-gap romance.

#MSWL #amquerying

Bethany Fulk Hendrix
@bethanyfulk
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Spencerhill Associatesโ€ข YA writer โ€ข Lover of all things Disney and chocolate
12 MSWL

I am so excited to announce that I am now at Spencerhill Associates! AND I am now open to queries! Head to the Spencerhill website to see what I'm looking for and get your queries in my QueryManager! So excited for this new adventure.
spencerhillassociates.com/submissions

Nadia El-Fassi
@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
73 MSWL

polite request to agents to send me more trans romance on sub. there's a romantasy boom people, send me some spicy trans love affairs, I'm begging #MSWL

Hillary Fazzari
@HillaryFazzari
Literary Agent
Agent @Bradford_Agents |๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿฐ Repโ€™d by @HerringAli
20 MSWL

#MSWL Remember those YA romantic dystopian books from 10-15 years ago? LEGEND, SHATTER ME - I even count HUNGER GAMES here. I'd LOVE to see some new, fresh romantic dystopian!

(No plague-based books or books where the world is dystopian because it's misogynist, though, please.)

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
39 MSWL
16 Tips

For Marisa, her favorite tropes in romance are the ones that make the readers second-guess themselves, starting off with stronger emotions only to find themselves falling in love with the LI, at the same rate the MC does!
#MSWL #WritingCommunity

Jill Marr
@jilliganjonze
Literary Agent
Literary agent, baseball mom, wine lover, cake eater--not necessarily in order of importance.
33 MSWL

Folks, I am thrilled to announce that I am FINALLY opening to submissions again in June. I'm looking for my usual #MSWL but especially interested in seeing...
Dark and spicy romance
marginalized voices
Gothic
dark academia
horror
genre-mashups
fantasy 1/

Molly Ketcheson
@mollyketch13
Literary Agent
Agent @wolfsonliterary | St Andrews โ€˜22 | Creative Writing & Publishing MA | A hopeful writer | Probably listening to Taylor Swift right now
20 MSWL

A personal reading update in case itโ€™s helpful to see what Iโ€™m into right now! I adored How To End a Love Story & Funny Story. Iโ€™ve loved Yulin Kuang since her YouTube days, and her debut is funny, romantic, & emotional. And, of course, EmHen remains the romcom queen. #mswl

Amanda Ferreira
@amandatferreira
Editor
Editor, Random House Canada ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ  Chinese-Canadian โ€ข She/Her โ€ข ENTANGLED WITH AN ELF PRINCE (Oct 12/22) โ€ข #mswl adult romance, SFF, historical, mystery/thriller
15 MSWL

I realized I havenโ€™t updated my #mswl in a while, so hereโ€™s what Iโ€™m currently on the hunt for:

๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ BIPOC romantasy
๐Ÿ’œ queer contemporary romance (drown me in tropes!)
๐Ÿ‰ myth retellings with a twist
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canadian authors
๐Ÿงญ Dan Brown-esque mystery/thrillers

Katie Gisondi
@GisondiKatie
Literary Agent
sub rights associate and lit agent at @LDLiterary ๐Ÿค—
26 MSWL

I don't see enough queer monster romances or paranormal romances!! where are my vampire boyfriends and trans merpeople and werewolf lesbians? #mswl

Thais Afonso
@LitAgent_Thais
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Azantian Literary Agency I Currently open to queries from BIPOC authors I She/Her
20 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
907 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips
Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
Associate Agent: @perez_literary MSWL: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ninaโ€ฆ QM: QueryManager.com/NinaLeon Editing: nina-rachel-leon.co.za
44 MSWL

#MSWL I would LOVE to see pen pal contemporary romance queries. Love letters are ๐Ÿ˜

Catherine Hedrick Armstrong
@C_H_Armstrong
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @TPurcellAgency (thepurcellagency.com). Leader of #TeamCathie . Header courtesy of @kwrites4 .
48 MSWL
17 AskAgent
3 Tips

#WritingCommunity
New on my #MSWL when I reopen is a paranormal mystery in the vein of @Ll20Victoria 's GHOST HUNTER series (Dang, I miss that series!) or @JulietBlackwell 's WITCHCRAFT MYSTERIES...but with a super-strong romantic will-they-or-won't-they sub plot.