TJ Ohler
@OhlerTJ
Editorial Assistant
Editorial Assistant @zandoprojects | Emerson alum | bookseller | constantly questioning words, often feeling Wordless | 3 time #Pitchwars Mentor he/they
2 MSWL

As a small sampling of things I love and am on the lookout for:

Genre-benders (think Romantasy, thrillers with a dash of romance, etc)
Speculative with heart (AS King, Adam Silvera, Kacen Callendar)
Thrillers (Isolated settings and beyond)
Sci-Fi (grounded and/or sweeping)

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

Friendly reminder to #amquerying authors: I open to all queries (within YA & Adult SFF and romance) on Friday, 9/1!

I’m in pretty good shape with numbers right now (I think 60 ish queries and 25 fills), and I’m excited to see what y’all send me!

Andie Smith
@andiesmithbooks
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @BookerAlbertLit | Co-Founder @sunandspines | YA Author | Autoimmune Advocate | Disney Lover | Proud Cat Mom (she/her)
2 MSWL

5. Speculative/Fantasy/Sci-Fi: I don't really have specifics here, but I'd love anything that completely transports me to a new world and makes me crave the setting/characters once I finish. Books like Matched, Fourth Wing, Babel, Artemis. Bring on the book hangover. (6/8)

Andie Smith
@andiesmithbooks
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @BookerAlbertLit | Co-Founder @sunandspines | YA Author | Autoimmune Advocate | Disney Lover | Proud Cat Mom (she/her)
2 MSWL

#MSWL 🧵 before I open to queries on Friday!
I will be open to most genres of YA and Adult including but not limited to contemporary, romance, thriller, speculative, dystopian, issue-driven, fantasy, eco-fiction, sci-fi. Here's some things I'll be keeping my eye out for. (1/8)

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

My bookshelf is 50% character-driven sff/speculative/spooky, 50% realistic contemporary/historical (coming-of-age romance, mystery/thriller, action-adventure, and verse novels), mostly by BIPOC, queer, or traditionally underrepresented folks, & my taste very much reflects that.

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

#MSWL Agents, I've been seeing some fantastic YA sff subs. I'll never say no to sff that captures my heart, but I'm also on the lookout for gorgeously written verse/prose, layered coming-of-age (historical or contemp) esp if it weaves in queer romance and/or mystery/suspense.

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

In sci-fi and horror think Love Death + Robot themes like Zima Blue, Ice, or Jibaro. I love a blend of culture, punkfuturism, anticolonialism, humor, and a pinch of weirdness.

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

I thought I might try a #MSWL thread with a slightly different spin. Agents, these are a selection of my favourite books of all time, in no particular order, so you can get to know the kind of SFF I love.

Andie Smith
@andiesmithbooks
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @BookerAlbertLit | Co-Founder @sunandspines | YA Author | Autoimmune Advocate | Disney Lover | Proud Cat Mom (she/her)
2 MSWL
Michelle Hauck
@Michelle4Laughs
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Storm Literary Agency | Author Birth of Saint Series | she/her |
11 MSWL

I'm open to Graphic Novels for all age groups.

I'm open again to science fiction and horror, though still being extra picky there. I like my horror to have social commentary.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 📚 Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens 👽 rock!
237 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#MSWL Also space ships, generation ships, small ships, big ships, near-future, far-future, aliens, human or not, space exploration for the joy of adventure, space exploration to save earth from disaster, aliens come to us, nice aliens, bad aliens, neutral aliens.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 📚 Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens 👽 rock!
237 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#MSWL I love the voices of Andy Weir & Martha Wells in science fiction. Andy is so smart but the science feels approachable. Plus his voice is real & smart, witty, real. And totally same vibes from Martha. They make science fiction approachable & easy. Give me that.

Ivan Taurisano
@IvanTaurisano
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at @Sourcebooks and @Sourcebooks Kids , Children’s 📚 🟢 Open to submissions #editor 🙋🏻‍♂️#MSWL👇
2 MSWL
Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
36 MSWL
16 Tips

“We come in peace👽”
Or not, they can be chaotic too!

Lastly, check out Marisa’s #MSWL here:
corvisieroagency.com/marisa-corvisiero.html

The team can’t wait to read your queries!
#WritingCommmunity #amquerying

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 care about H.O.T. authors - Has Otherworldly Takes - #mswl #sciencefiction

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
36 MSWL
16 Tips

Does your sci-fi/ fantasy have:
- intricate, well-developed worldbuilding
-unique takes on classic tropes
-LGBTQ and disability representation

Send them Gabrielle’s way!
Find out what else is on her list here: corvisieroagency.com/gabrielle-harbowy.html

#MSWL #amquerying #WritingCommmunity

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
36 MSWL
16 Tips

We’re trying to travel this summer! To a different time period, if you have the miles.

Check out what else is on Tessa’s #MSWL here: corvisieroagency.com/tessa-shaffer.…

Sophia M. Ramos
@sophiamreads
Literary Agent
she/her | literary associate @newleafliterary | books, chisme, existential dread, etc. | opinions are my own 🇨🇺🏳️‍🌈
21 MSWL
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
77 MSWL
35 AskAgent
115 Tips

Someone write me an SF novel version of this newsletter by @RyanFMandelbaum, except for it's a boneheaded far future city organization who releases aliens/cryptids/etc into their parks ecosystem.

ryanmandelbirder.substack.com/p/project-x-or…

#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 read widely in YA, and enjoy just about every genre in it. I love moving contemporary reads, thrilling sci-fi, and lush fantasy." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/