Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
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
625 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

Beautifully written or Upmarket Adult fantasy/SF/horror that would appeal to a book club audience. Think MEXICAN GOTHIC, STATION ELEVEN, or THE STARLESS SEA. #mswl

Zoie Janelle
@zoiejanelle
Editorial Assistant
editorial assistant @PeachtreePub & @PeachtreeTeen • cat enthusiast • the L in LGBTQ • (all views are my own!)
1 MSWL
Sandra Proudman
@SandraProudman
Literary Agent
Lit Assoc @GalltZacker ✨ed. RELIT (YA SFF antho) (Inkyard ‘24) SALVACÍON (Wednesday Books ‘24) | @LatinxPitch | Rep: @KTLiterary . ❤️ @jproudman . (she/her/ella)
11 MSWL

YA/NA #MSWL: although sci-fi is still tough, I always say things in publishing are tough but not impossible.

I’d love a BIPOC grounded sci-fi mystery/thriller that can be comp’d to DEVS/Tales From The Loop/The OA.

Sandra Proudman
@SandraProudman
Literary Agent
Lit Assoc @GalltZacker ✨ed. RELIT (YA SFF antho) (Inkyard ‘24) SALVACÍON (Wednesday Books ‘24) | @LatinxPitch | Rep: @KTLiterary . ❤️ @jproudman . (she/her/ella)
11 MSWL

MG #MSWL: I am looking for a grounded science fiction story set five minutes in the future that’s Super 8 meets The Arrival/Tales From The Loop/DEVS (but from an MG perspective), and which also includes a strong parental presence.

Grace Milusich
@gracemilusich
Literary Agent
JR Literary Agent at Looking Glass Literary Management! Lover of books, writing, cats, and breakfast foods. She/her.✨
6 MSWL
13 AskAgent

🥳I am officially open to queries🥳

Let's chat about the tropes I'm looking for, and what makes me dive into a manuscript! Here’s my #MSWL for more info on the books I want to help people discover!
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/grac…

Jenissa Graham
@jenissamichelle
Literary Agent
Associate Agent & Subrights Manager @bookendslit 📚 | introvert with extrovert potential | Rep: @author_analieze | All views & shenanigans are my own | she/her
13 MSWL

It's #MSWL Day... 📜

In Adult I'm now open to SFF, so I'd love to see lush world building, morally grey MC's & lovable villains 🖤

Time Travel where it compliments a much bigger plot 🪐

I'm still on the look out for a psychological thriller with an unreliable narrator 🎭

⤵️

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
77 MSWL
21 Tips

Big fascinating SFF with a moment that grabs you by the throat, like EMPIRE OF EXILES or the forthcoming THESE BURNING STARS - or, not on my list, THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT or GIDEON THE NINTH.

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
77 MSWL
21 Tips

Romantic SFF along the lines of CM Waggoner, Freya Marske, THE UNDERTAKING OF HART & MERCY, or WINTER'S ORBIT (or the secret book that will be announced v soon, hang tight)

Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, programs lead @disabilityinpub 💛🤍💜🖤
50 MSWL
99 AskAgent
2 Tips

Happy #MSWL day! You can see my wishlist here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sara… I'm looking for all MG and YA fiction (except graphic novels), adult romance, and adult anything-under-speculative-umbrella except hardcore horror #mg #ya #sff

Rebecca Strauss
@RebeccaLiterary
Literary Agent
Literary agent at DeFiore and Co. she/her
10 MSWL
6 Tips

As it's #MSWL Day, I'm posting my link:
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/rebe…

Some of my interests: hilarious rom-coms, high-concept SFF w/ delicious world-building & commercial pacing, book club fiction with inter-generational fams, ❤️ female journey & feminist perspective

Allegra Martschenko
@AllegraMartsch
Literary Agent
Acq editor @UPColorado | SFF Agent @Ladderbirdlit | Cofounder @Pathsinpub | wearer of many hats 🤠 | opinions mine but I can share
19 MSWL
15 AskAgent

Happy #MSWL day! I represent authors in the Adult, YA, and crossover SFF space. I am always looking for sharp writing, punchy characters, and big emotions. ☺️ Query me!

You can read my full wishlist here:
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alle…

Laura Zats
@LZats
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!

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

As for me, I'm always looking for genre-blending literary fiction, accessible sci-fi and fantasy, diverse and inclusive kid-lit, and moving non-fiction.

Some recent examples from my list? Here are some by @AlisonStine @mikechenwriter @mk_england and @JamesTateHill.

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

I'm only looking for sci-fi in the adult space and prefer distant-future space-set stories. I love SF that is kind-of-sort-of-fantasy, like Yoon Ha Lee & Tamsyn Muir.

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

Finally got around to watching Poker Face (ep1) with @BrendonAlekseii and all it's done is emphasize how much I would love some SFF that feels like this, or a Knives Out movie.

#MSWL

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

2. I'm also still craving a BIPOC elves/fae book

3. A corruption arc

4. YA sff that isn't gritty or dark and has personal stakes instead of big world ending ones

#MSWL

Paige Terlip
@PTerlip
Literary Agent
Dog lover. Book hoarder. Outdoor enthusiast | Agent @AndreaBrownLit | Children's Lit. MA & MFA from Simmons | she/her
23 MSWL
1 Tips

A VERY specific wish list item, could be any genre (SF/F, horror, contemporary, etc.) but a novel about the Navajo Rangers from a Navajo author (perhaps something along the lines of what was featured in Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3).

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Paige Terlip
@PTerlip
Literary Agent
Dog lover. Book hoarder. Outdoor enthusiast | Agent @AndreaBrownLit | Children's Lit. MA & MFA from Simmons | she/her
23 MSWL
1 Tips

SF/F that appeals to newcomers to the genre as well as hardcore readers,
​hackers,
fresh romantic fantasy,
stories exploring a matrilineal inheritance through a trans POV,
real, burgeoning science & innovative technology taken to the next level

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Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi 🏳️‍🌈. She/they. Views my own. 🇲🇦/ 🇦🇺
73 MSWL

I'm also interested in SFF that shows characters with a strong sense of spirituality. Though caveat, I'm not the right editor for overtly Christian narratives.

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi 🏳️‍🌈. She/they. Views my own. 🇲🇦/ 🇦🇺
73 MSWL

Faith doesn't necessarily feel like a popular theme in SFF these days, but I am always interested in novels that deal with it. Whether it's religious horror, positive representations of Islam in high fantasy, or nuns in space, send it my way #MSWL