Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
14 MSWL

I’m a total sucker for found family in any setting. Epic fantasy, space opera, I don’t mind. Just give me
those heartfelt 'with-you-to-the-end-no-matter-what vibes' #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
14 MSWL

Give me some pacy dynamic space opera! Especially if it has a sense of fun and/or a rag-tag bunch of space rogues - I need me some of those Firefly vibes! (Under Fortunate Stars was a recent fave) #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
14 MSWL

Calling all agents of SFF! I’ve been meaning to do one of these since I got back from maternity leave, so here goes…
#MSWL thread

Future House Books
@FutureHousePub
Publisher
Stories, Myths, & Legends. Seeking Amazing #Authors bit.ly/fhpsubs #MSWL : #YA #Fantasy #SciFi
42 MSWL

Hey #writingcommunity! We are open to manuscript submissions! Future House Publishing is currently looking for and accepting family friendly adult manuscripts in the Sci-fi and Fantasy genres. Learn more here: FutureHousePublishing.com/submissions
#publishing #amwriting #mswl #amwritingfantasy

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

The @TheTobiasAgency #mswl day is over, but I wanted to clarify: When I say I want anything under the SFF umbrella, most people know I mean fantasy and sci-fi but they don't realize I also want things that are other genres (mystery esp) with a speculative twist!

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

This is vague, I know, but since it's #mswl day at @TheTobiasAgency, I would love to find a SFF/speculative in adult or ya that is weird but captivating. A little bit of "I have no idea what's going on but I am into it."

Future House Books
@FutureHousePub
Publisher
Stories, Myths, & Legends. Seeking Amazing #Authors bit.ly/fhpsubs #MSWL : #YA #Fantasy #SciFi
42 MSWL

Hey #writingcommunity! We are open to manuscript submissions! Future House Publishing is currently looking for and accepting family friendly adult manuscripts in the Sci-fi and Fantasy genres. Learn more here: FutureHousePublishing.com/submissions
#publishing #amwriting #mswl #amwritingfantasy

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

If you're writing Adult or YA SFF with horror as a subgenre pls query me I was reminded today of how much I love it #MSWL

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

I updated a #MSWL one-sheet for January '23, plus I'll keep tweeting and evolving like the book gremlin I am!
Also, credit to Inkyard Press for the idea of using scales to help capture vibes ::gestures to self::

Erin Murphy
@agentemurph
Literary Agent
Pres./founder @emliterary . Member @aalitagents . She/Her. QueryManager.com/ErinMurphy
7 MSWL

...I am so hungry for immersive, beautifully written, non-European YA fantasy, and for cozy/slice-of-life SFF for MG/YA (prose or graphic novel), that for now I will allow queriers for these genres to bypass my usual requirements. #MSWL

QueryManager.com/ErinMurphy

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
31 MSWL

On the YA side I want more SFF that features friend groups over “the chosen one” trope - I love a chaotic but loving found family! #mswl

Jessica Felleman
@jmfelleman
Literary Agent
Agent @JLyonsAgency1 , Writer, Marshmallow enthusiast she/her more active on IG @jmfelleman query me: jfsubmissions (at) jenniferlyonsliteraryagency (dot) com
31 MSWL

I’m really grabbed by adult science fiction that takes place in near/far futures or invented worlds with technology that makes us question what it means to live well, with stories focused characters' unique lives like in Becky Chambers’ Wayfayers & Monk and Robot series #mswl

Hana E
@hel_no_wai
Literary Agent
she/her. co-founder @BIPOCPub . works in 📚 foreign rights. i talk to myself & post it on the interwebs. views shared here are mine alone (so back off kthnxbyee)
17 MSWL

i'm also over on #mswl and i've had a great time putting together my profile! please take a look here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/hana…

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
43 MSWL

Welcome to 2023 everyone

Pleased to announce my official #MSWL is live and available. For details on what I’ll be looking for please refer to this page⬇️

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/anto…

Laura Bennett
@Losbennett
Literary Agent
SFF Agent @LiverpoolLit . Queries closed | TTRPG, board game & video game geek. | Ex-teacher. | Toddler & Bengal cat mum. | She/her. | IndieInk judge. | 🏳️‍🌈
10 MSWL

I especilly want: Fantasy romance! (Not paranormal romance - needs to be fantasy!) Near-future adult sci-fi. Epic fantasy based on non-European settings. Space opera with non-European/American influences!

Laura Bennett
@Losbennett
Literary Agent
SFF Agent @LiverpoolLit . Queries closed | TTRPG, board game & video game geek. | Ex-teacher. | Toddler & Bengal cat mum. | She/her. | IndieInk judge. | 🏳️‍🌈
10 MSWL

I am always looking for adult and YA SFF! That includes pretty much any speculative fiction you can think of, although I prefer my sci-fi on the heavier side. (So not really near-future stuff that's "just" dystopian without awesome tech etc.)

Future House Books
@FutureHousePub
Publisher
Stories, Myths, & Legends. Seeking Amazing #Authors bit.ly/fhpsubs #MSWL : #YA #Fantasy #SciFi
42 MSWL

Hey #writingcommunity! We are open to manuscript submissions! Future House Publishing is currently looking for and accepting family friendly adult manuscripts in the Sci-fi and Fantasy genres. Learn more here: FutureHousePublishing.com/submissions
#publishing #writing #mswl #amwritingfantasy

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. 🇲🇦/ 🇦🇺
69 MSWL

Oh no I have one more for now: Pre-Raphaelite inspired fantasy, sf or horror

Rebecca Matte
@RebeccaLMatte
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Contract Manager at @Bradford_Agents . NYC DOE Lawyer. Author in Progress. Always a nerd. She/her.
7 MSWL
68 AskAgent

Rebecca Matte @RebeccaLMatte

4) Keep up to date with current trends/comps. I've seen a few queries described as "unique" with a premise that is reminiscent of a 2022 release. Obvs 2 people can have the same idea, but keeping up to date will give better comps and help you distinguish yours.

5) Finally, do keep in mind my #mswl for queries. I really only accept romance & SFF, and so general contemporary fiction is not for me, even if it features the type of characters/relationships that I like.

Thank you all for your amazing queries, and I hope this helps some.

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

Ladderbird Agency @ladderbirdlit

Oh my! We've done it again and hired an incredible talent to join our team! Find out more about the delightful @AllegraMartsch at ladderbird.com/allegra-martsc… pic.twitter.com/WW7nOdbn0f

✨I'm now an SFF agent @ladderbirdlit & open to queries! Super excited to join such an amazing team— I look forward to connecting w/editors in Jan !!

While I remain at UPC acquiring nonfic, I always knew I'd get back into the world of SFF someday. 😊 Read on for a #MSWL thread