Brandy Vallance
@BrandyVallance
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Barbara Bova Literary Agency & Award-Winning Author. Open to queries 1/1/24 http://barbarabovaliteraryagency.com
1 MSWL

Haven’t seen much Southern fiction in my Query Manager. Also open to contemporary, historical, romance, literary, inspirational, YA, thriller…and more! Brandyvallance.com / barbarabovaliteraryagency.com #mswl #amquerying #literaryagent

Brandy Vallance
@BrandyVallance
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Barbara Bova Literary Agency & Award-Winning Author. Open to queries 1/1/24 http://barbarabovaliteraryagency.com
1 MSWL
Felice Laverne
@bookgurufelice
Literary Agent
Founder & Lit Agent @arthouselit | Rep @oczoroadnama @translitagency | #BookEditor | Celeb #Ghostwriter | #BookTwitter | Always the most fun gal in the room 😎
7 MSWL

Literary fiction written around characters of color (The Emperor of Ocean Park, A Little Life); contemporary Southern Gothic fiction (Pew); Gothic Magical Realism (Sorrowland); #writingcommunity /3

Felice Laverne
@bookgurufelice
Literary Agent
Founder & Lit Agent @arthouselit | Rep @oczoroadnama @translitagency | #BookEditor | Celeb #Ghostwriter | #BookTwitter | Always the most fun gal in the room 😎
7 MSWL

Felice has a soft spot for brainy novels set on college campuses (The Secret History, Loner); dark, moody Southern atmospheres like in Sharp Objects; clever ‘whodunits’ set on estates (The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Knives Out) #WritingCommunity /2

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
1 MSWL

Some more fun, specific #MSWL :
🗻Stories in fun / nature filled settings, especially if they're a secondary character
☕️ Characters who are chefs / baristas / bakers
🥵I'm a southern, so give me southern stories
🦄Multimedia storytelling? YES!!
🐶 Any story with dogs / animals

Rachelle Gardner
@RachelleGardner
Literary Agent
I'm a literary agent, book editor, and publishing coach. I love books, writers, and publishers - and talking incessantly about them!
40 MSWL

Authors, we're looking for Southern fiction and Southern women's fiction. Romantic elements should be behind closed doors. No DMs. See submission guidelines: rachellegardner.com/submissions #MSWL #WritingCommunity #amagenting #amwriting

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

I would love to champion more marginalized voices from the Southern working class, in all genres I represent. #mswl

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
168 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

Adult fiction: Literary and upmarket projects, speculative fiction, horror, mystery, psychological thrillers, domestic thrillers, magical realism/fabulism, Southern gothic, rom-coms

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
168 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

YA fiction: Horror, mystery, thriller, grounded stories with a speculative element, magical realism/fabulism, Southern gothic, rom-coms (heavy on the com)

Ismita Hussain
@ismita_h
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @greatdoglit Founding Member @DisabilityinPub Open to Queries: querymanager.com/query/IsmitaHu… MSWL & more info on website!
14 MSWL
1 Queries

New year, new website! You can find all the info on agenting things, a detailed #MSWL, etc. at ismitahussain.com. #amquerying folks, check out that Manuscript Wishlist page :)

Rachelle Gardner
@RachelleGardner
Literary Agent
I'm a literary agent, book editor, and publishing coach. I love books, writers, and publishers - and talking incessantly about them!
40 MSWL

Authors, we're looking for Southern fiction and Southern women's fiction. Romantic elements should be behind closed doors. Send your query via website contact form. No DMs. Submission guidelines: rachellegardner.com/submissions #MSWL #WritingCommunity #amagenting #amwriting

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
168 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips
Jen Chen Tran
@jenchentran
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Glass Literary Management. Former art major, publishing attorney, cheese lover, aspiring humorist. @aalitagents and @AuthorsGuild member.
21 MSWL
38 AskAgent
38 Tips

#MSWL: Always on the hunt for prescriptive non-fiction with practical takeaways, #cookbooks with a unique angle or narratives centered on #culinary or #foodie life. Currently loving Mooncakes & Milk Bread by Kristina Cho. Want more southern, Asian-forward, indigenous cookbooks!

Hannah Strouth
@hannah_strouth
Literary Agent
TN • NYC • associate lit agent @jane_rotrosen • opinions my own • she/her
1 MSWL
Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
168 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

& similarly, diverse Southern voices, always, for every audience/genre I represent. As an agent, I'd love to fill bookshelves about the breadth of the real South, not the stereotyped South.

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
168 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

Adult: Narrative nonfiction/memoir about food, Southern culture, adventure, extreme sports, journeys, science/medicine, from perspectives we have not seen before/enough of & whose narratives tackle bigger-picture subjects alongside personal narratives.

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
81 MSWL
18 Tips

As agents, we all have ‘ones that got away’. One of mine was Ginny Myers Sain’s DARK AND SHALLOW LIES. And I would love to see something like that in my inbox right now, #amquerying authors! #writingcommunity #MSWL #southerngothic #alltheatmosphere

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

I would like a southern romcom/romance about a last minute date or a one night stand that leads to more called RIGHT QUICK #mswl

Ismita Hussain
@ismita_h
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @greatdoglit Founding Member @DisabilityinPub Open to Queries: querymanager.com/query/IsmitaHu… MSWL & more info on website!
14 MSWL
1 Queries

#MSWL I love a good Southern setting, anything related to Italy, and REALLY want to see some health/illness stories and #disabilityinclusion

YA & New Adult- send me your romcoms, your fresh takes on classics, but please no SFF

Short story collections! I want to see ‘em. 2/x

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
615 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

I love grounded, upmarket genre fiction. The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, The Rook, The Warehouse, Hench, Mexican Gothic, Station Eleven. When I reopen to queries on Sept 1, please send me books like this.

#mswl #sff #horror