Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
23 MSWL

For romcoms, give me a cozy town (think Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls), witty banter, and some chemistry, and I’m all over it. I’m fond of enemies to lovers, rivals to lovers, and grumpy/sunshine.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
23 MSWL

I acquire a few genres between our two imprints, but to break it down:

Crooked Lane:
thrillers, historical mysteries, cozy mysteries, and horror.

Alcove Press:
historical fiction, magical realism, speculative fiction, romcoms, bookclub fiction, and romantasy.

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
27 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private 👁️ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- I would also love a contemporary take on AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters - Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography - Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
27 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private 👁️ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters
- Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography
- Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
23 MSWL

Normally I am not a sports romcom type of person, but as someone who used to fence, I would love to see a romcom centered around fencing #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

"I'm really hungry to find some great rom coms. A few of my clients are working on them, and I'd just love to find some unique, genre-blending romances."
@ericsmithrocks #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

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

As I open up to queries on November 13 until the end of the month, here are some things I’m looking for:
• psychological thrillers
• romcoms, romantasy, enemies to lovers,
• contemporary MG
• horror (psych, haunted houses)

#MSWL

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

#RomanceAuthors : tennis, basketball, f1, and soccer romances/romcoms are very much on my radar right now. pretty please consider sending these my way if you are querying🤗🥰 #MSWL

Transatlantic Agency
@TransLitAgency
Literary Agency
North American, full service literary agency with agents in the U.S. & Canada covering adult & children's markets. Over 700 bestselling, award winning clients.
12 MSWL

After closing this summer for the first time ever, Senior Agent @Cforde_litagent is ready to open for submissions again!

She will be open for submissions from November 6th to December 6th 2023!

Find more details in the attached graphics.
#mswl #queryme #pitchme #litagent

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
12 MSWL

Agents:
- LGBTQ+ stories—including romcoms
- Twisty, gripping with surprising endings (think Mary Kubrica or Seraphina Nova Glass)
- Stories with light fantasy or gothic elements, mild horror, and/or magical realism
- Quirky female-driven fiction
- Juicy dramas
#MSWL

Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
Literary Agent Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen
115 MSWL
45 Tips

Like it could be a Dark Fantasy or a Speculative Thriller, or an Ensemble Bottle Episode Mystery, or a Heisty Puzzle Solver, or a gloebtrotting Adventurous Romp or a Warm & Fuzzy Rom-Com... but critically... whatever the vibe is I want THE MOST VIBES WE CAN HANDLE.

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 rom-coms with great depth
-books that pull readers in for the hook(s), but make them stay for the relatable, tear-jerking emotional arcs
-sweeping historical and family dramas
-new adult / first year of college stories
-Gossip Girl-esque thrillers

Daisy Chandley
@daisychandley
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @pfdagents , exclamation mark enthusiast, egg girl // views model’s own (she/her)
5 MSWL

have just updated my #mswl on our website to reflect my ever-growing hunger for com-heavy rom-coms, and clarify a few other bits and pieces, so putting it here for pinning purposes! but as ever, if in doubt, send it my way❤️‍🔥
https://petersfraserdunlop.com/agent/daisy-chandley/

Daisy Chandley
@daisychandley
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @pfdagents , exclamation mark enthusiast, egg girl // views model’s own (she/her)
5 MSWL

making this a thread of stray #mswl thoughts/updates/niche requests - not such a niche one this time, but despite loving books where people eat each other I also truly do love LOVE, specifically com-heavy-rom coms with a proper Nora Ephron style dryness to them

Kat Foxx
@_LiteraryKat_
Literary Agent
Assistant Literary Agent @TRFNews . OPEN TO QUERIES! | she/her | @_badasswriters @moodpitchers | writes thrillers @kfoxx_writes
64 MSWL

3. Romance like EVERY SUMMER AFTER. Also, anything to do with past lives, soulmates, time travel, second-chance romance, etc. Light spice. I also like romcoms.

Morgan Strehlow
@morganstrehlow
Literary Agent
📝 literary agent + creative collaborator 🎧 podcast host @sanctuarywoman 🎾 former athlete + sports industry pro 📚 academia w/ @seanstrehlow
4 MSWL

I requested my first full manuscript for a football romcom this weekend and I expect/hope to see more. 👀 #mswl

Kat Foxx
@_LiteraryKat_
Literary Agent
Assistant Literary Agent @TRFNews . OPEN TO QUERIES! | she/her | @_badasswriters @moodpitchers | writes thrillers @kfoxx_writes
64 MSWL

Sorry, romance like EVERY SUMMER AFTER (not romcom!). (Although I also love romcoms!) #MSWL

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @ktliterary & U of MN pub and lit lecturer (opinions my own) // I believe books make people better people // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
87 MSWL
2 Tips

I closed to queries for a while, but I'm baaaack! A quick #MSWL note to celebrate While kidlit will always have my heart, I'm actively trying to build up the adult side of my list—so if you've got thrillers, romcoms, horror, spec and contemp fiction, I wanna see!