Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary . @aalitagents communications committee. Avid quilter. Still not Elena. Closed to queries. Mostly here to share good news. She/her.
98 MSWL
3 AskAgent
196 Tips

YA:
- Would love some more big romance with a hook. Smart and swoony. If there's an irreverent quality to it (ala VIOLET MADE OF THORNS), all the better.
- Speculative twists and hooks. Splashes of magic or sci-fi.
- Books that feel like going on a vacation somewhere exciting.

Reeves Hamilton
@InkReeves
Literary Agent
Literary agent at the Vertical Ink Agency, looking for innovative sci-fi and speculative upmarket fiction. See the website for query guidelines.
1 MSWL

#mswl SF (broadly defined) & speculative literary. But weird. I want more weird. Absurdity. Humans with two heads and shit. Stuff that's funny & dark. Books that go too far.

Matt Belford
@MWBelford
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent at The Tobias Agency, representing SF/F and Graphic Novels. he/him opinions are my own header by @chjorniy_voron
19 MSWL

I find humor in SF/F tough, so I'm shying away from that. But if you can get me excited, or scared, or happy, or joyous for your protagonist (or antagonist!), I'm in.

#MSWL: More sub-genre specific, I want magic systems, found family, old protagonists, complex antagonists

Matt Belford
@MWBelford
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent at The Tobias Agency, representing SF/F and Graphic Novels. he/him opinions are my own header by @chjorniy_voron
19 MSWL

You can query me here: querymanager.com/query/mwbelford

And below, I'll include some other MSWL tags I've done in the last few months about some specific SF/F projects I'm looking for.

For genre fiction, more than anything else, I need amazing characters.

Kate McKean
@kate_mckean
Literary Agent
CLOSED TO QUERIES. VP at Morhaim Literary. Daughter of the Fifth House, holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, heir to the Holy Rings. Rep’d by @Michaelbourret
73 MSWL
35 AskAgent
114 Tips

My kid is playing with my calculator and showed me a random 10 digit number and said: "MOM THIS IS THE LAST NUMBER" with awe and reverence. So I'm going to need that SF novel one day, too. #mswl

Julie Gwinn
@JulieGwinn
Literary Agent
Love all things books, diy, creating, sports, pets, outdoors. Wife, mom, book agent, southern transplant. she/her
23 MSWL
2 Tips

*if romance I like banter and not too convenient HEA because life isn't like that
*an author open to edits or suggestions who is willing to work to engage readers
* if scify/fantasy, a world that pulls me in immediately
* all the feels

Mariah Nichols
@LitAgentMariah
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at D4EO Literary Agency with a passion for books (Adult & YA) both nonfiction & fiction.
11 MSWL

YA Fiction:
Rom-coms, paranormal romance, dystopian romance, science fiction/fantasy/speculative, & thriller/suspense. I would love to see: diversity, LGBTQ+, environmental issues/climate change, school settings, and mental health.

Michelle Hauck
@Michelle4Laughs
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Storm Literary Agency | Author Birth of Saint Series | she/her |
1 MSWL

I am officially open to queries! You can query using Query Manager at QueryManager.com/2011

I accept adult SFF, including horror, and adult cozy mystery.

I accept all genre of YA and MG.

I am not looking for PB, NF or graphic novels at this time.

Clara Chuiton ✨
@LiteraryClara
Literary Agent
literary associate at Olswanger Literary // romance writer // mother to a cat // 💫 OPEN TO QUERIES 💫// pp by @makowwka
14 MSWL

For sci-fi manuscripts, the softer and cozier the better. Anything set on a spaceship, with a strong romantic subplot, a diverse cast, and high, commercial stakes, will sweep me off my feet.

Clara Chuiton ✨
@LiteraryClara
Literary Agent
literary associate at Olswanger Literary // romance writer // mother to a cat // 💫 OPEN TO QUERIES 💫// pp by @makowwka
14 MSWL

I'm open to queries again! Which means it's about time for an updated ✨2022 MSWL✨

I am still focusing exclusively on adult genres, with my priority being romance, science-fiction, and horror. #MSWL

Eric, OPEN for MS queries
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
19 Tips

#MSWL I’m mainly looking for speculative fiction and science fiction stories. 👉 We also publish romance, fantasy, and suspense/thrillers.

We are accepting manuscript submissions.

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/SFF at Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE out *now* and FROM DUST, A FLAME out 2/22/22. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
118 MSWL

And across genres and age ranges, I'm especially fond of SFF (including horror) with deep roots in folklore and culture, casually queer stories, and beautiful prose paired with high, commercial stakes. I can't wait to read your words! #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/SFF at Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE out *now* and FROM DUST, A FLAME out 2/22/22. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
118 MSWL

—Mystery and horror in certain genres (In mystery, think cozies or women’s fiction-adjacent, instead of hard-boiled detective stories; in horror, think Hill House, not Halloween).

—Character-driven sci-fi and fantasy. Send your sweeping, sexy Kushiel’s Dart-style epics, please!

Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary/GenderQueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
205 MSWL
214 AskAgent
181 Tips

Kritika H. Rao (she/her) @KritikaHRao

Woke up and realized I didn't because it's not that kind of epic fantasy, no swords here, and felt a lot better until it hit me this is debut year and panicked for other reasons 🙃

I love VERY DIFFERENT fantasy. The more genre-bending the better. Kritika's books blend epic fantasy (no swords!) with a touch of sci fi, STRONG sense of place, & strong contemporary relevance. If you're wondering what I mean by "very different fantasy" on #MSWL - add this TBR!

Roz Foster
@RozFoster
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Frances Goldin Literary Agency. Fiction: email query & first 15 pages to rf@goldinlit.com Nonfiction: email query and proposal.
7 MSWL
1 Queries
7 Tips

Seeking literary & commercial crime/mystery, thriller & speculative/scifi. Unique hooks & new, diverse views in these classic genres. Linguistic & storytelling mastery, high personal stakes, psychological depth.❤️Tana French, Hervé Le Tellier, Octavia Butler, Kazuo Ishiguro #MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨ Surreal, atmospheric horror that unpacks societal and/or personal traumas
✨Monster reimaginings from BIPOC POVs or steeped in SWANA or other non-western mythologies
✨Body horror, psychological horror, gothic, historical, and/or genre-blended with fantasy or sci-fi.

#MSWL

Norma
@normajeanesays
Assistant Editor
assistant editor | writer | sometimes actor | founding member of @LatinxinPub and @PocPub | BTS! BTS! | Swiftie in training | messaging and data rates may apply
58 MSWL
25 AskAgent

Norma @normajeanesays

Hello, literary agents! It’s been awhile since I’ve done this, so here’s a thread of #MSWL requests, aka the submissions I want to see in my inbox:

First off, work by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or disabled authors are always welcome in the genres I edit, which includes romance yes, but also mystery and thrillers, upmarket fiction, fiction with fantasy/sci-fi/ speculative elements that are mainstream crossovers, and nonfiction.

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
21 MSWL

-Immersive YA high fantasy and sci-fi with well-defined rules (be it unique magic systems or technology)

-YA inspired by or reimagining folklore or mythology

-Humorous, voice-y MG, as well as MG that recognizes the harder truths of the world while being ultimately hopeful
#mswl

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
21 MSWL

More specifically, I’m seeking:

-Engaging, escapist YA that also offers social commentary. Bonus for genre-blending. Do you have a sci-fi thriller that interrogates what it means to be human? A horror fantasy that comments on the immigrant experience? Send it my way!

#mswl

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
21 MSWL

Generally, I’m looking for YA contemporary, thriller, mystery, horror, historical fiction, high fantasy, and sci-fi stories.

In MG, I’m looking for contemporary, action/adventure, mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi stories. #mswl