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

#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)

Taj McCoy
@tajmccoywrites
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 . 🖤🇹🇭🇵🇭🏳️‍🌈
13 MSWL

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
@ericsmithrocks
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.

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

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

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
160 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

SPECULATIVE—I’d love to find adult fiction with light touches of magic such as magical realism, cozy fantasy, or magic-tinged rom coms. THE INHERITANCE OF ORQUÍDEA DIVINA, THE VERY SECRET SOCIETY OF IRREGULAR WITCHES, THE EX HEX, and EMILY WILDE’S ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF FAERIES. #MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
160 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

ROM COMS—I love rom coms, especially when there is a high concept commercial hook. My favorite tropes are grumpy/sunshine, enemies to lovers, fish out of water, forced proximity. Some of my all-time favorites are: BEACH READ (elite), THE UNHONEYMOONERS, and REAL MEN KNIT. #MSWL

Jill Marr
@jilliganjonze
Literary Agent
Literary agent, baseball mom, wine lover, cake eater--not necessarily in order of importance.
33 MSWL
Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
160 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

I’m going to post a more detailed #MSWL thread soon, but in the meantime—here’s a big picture overview of what I’m looking for this year! ✨

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"For rom coms, my taste veers towards genre-blends, i.e., a rom com that's also a family saga or a romcom com that's also a thriller. DIAL A FOR AUNTIES by Jesse Q. Sutanto is a great example and my all-time favorite rom com."
@ceciliaclyra #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
184 MSWL
68 Tips

I'm still dying for projects by Indigenous authors in PB, MG, YA, or adult: contemporary romance, romcom, thriller, mystery, or suspense. #MSWL #WritingCommunity

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop, an imprint of @penguinteen and @penguinkids ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites She/her #WNDB #POCinPub
31 MSWL

YA:
- BIPOC and queer romcoms with depth and heart!!!!
- Speculative thrillers
- Contemporary, literary stories, with hints of magical realism

Tanera Simons
@tanera_simons
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Darley Anderson📚 📖 All views my own.
11 MSWL

I am a big fan of rom-com and want fresh takes on original tropes - REPUTATION and THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS are examples of this (4/12)

Marietta B Zacker
@AgentZacker
Literary Agent
obsessions: 📚🍦💃🏽, representation in books & in all of life matters to this unabashed Latinx; co-owner & literary agent at @galltzackerlit ; author (she/her)
17 MSWL
44 AskAgent

In MG & YA (incl GNs by Author-Illustrators):
•Diverse contemporary stories and romcoms
•Grounded sub-genres like horror or mysteries
•Novels by marginalized writers w/ stories yet told
•Stories that take you on an adventure and an emotional roller coaster all at once
5/7

Saint Gibson
@s_t_gibson
Literary Agent
Author of A DOWRY OF BLOOD and agent, Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, British Fantasy Award Nominee, she/they. Rep: @Literary_Tara .✨ 💌 saint.substack.com
29 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Since I'm a major softie, please send me your sweet rom coms! I want emotional intelligence, tender ~steamy scenes~, and genuinely funny dialogue."
@claire_m_harris #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Christa Heschke
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
79 MSWL
13 Tips

Rom-coms – Funny with smart dialogue, and tons of witty banter between the romantic leads! Nothing overly corny or predictable. For adult: BOOK LOVERS, RED WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE, THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS, GET A LIFE CHLOE BROWN. For YA—love Gloria Chao’s books!

Christa Heschke
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
79 MSWL
13 Tips

Christa (Heschke) Cifelli @ChristaHeschke

Authors! I’m excited to tell you about my #MSWL for 2023. Some big changes this year! A thread:

This year, I’ll be looking first for MG, then YA, then adult, then PB. My preference is for dark genre work (fantasy, horror, suspense) and rom-coms/lighter contemporary! I’m newly open to adult rom-coms after falling in love with a few last year. 😁

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Agent at the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Lifelong New Yorker and forever bookworm. she/her
82 MSWL
10 Tips

Romance—way more of it! Rom-Coms so funny that make me snort out my coffee, historicals with so much tension I want to pull my hair out, adventure/caper romance that takes me on a nailbiting ride or presents me with a mystery to solve. #MSWL