Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

I am listening to BOYS OF ALABAMA by @genhudson on audio, & it's just what I always dream of in Southern fiction: It explores everything that's beautiful & ugly about the South, with a touch of magic. It's stunning. #MSWL

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, and good books. She/her. Query: hilaryquery at ktliterary.com
48 MSWL
16 Tips

esp #ownvoices; Author/Illustrators (PBs, CBs, GNs); #ownvoices Southern Gothic (Cajun/Creole/BIPOC) YA or MG; original, inventive MG fantasy - show me a world no one's ever thought of before. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

I am still on the hunt for the book I’ve been dreaming about since I became an agent: a multigenerational family saga with spec elements set in the South, a Southern 100 Years of Solitude. Dream big, right?

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, and good books. She/her. Query: hilaryquery at ktliterary.com
48 MSWL
16 Tips

#MSWL Alert: I would love to get my hands on an atmospheric, #ownvoices, #Southerngothic. Give me mystery, dark magic, the bayou, Cajun/Creole culture.

Ashley Hearn 🌖🌗🌘 Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. 📚 Rep: @alibelle . she/they 💜🖤
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent

As a Southern person, working at a Southern publisher, I'd love to find Southern stories—in everything from contemporary to genre fiction! Particularly BIPOC and/or queer southern stories! #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1663 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 Tips

“I’m always searching for books about the American South, especially romances, women’s fiction, horror and non-fiction.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Nivia Evans
@NiviaEvans
Editor
Editor at Orbit/Redhook. I read things...all the time.
32 MSWL

Hi, black Southern Gothic with spec elements needs to hit my inbox. Please and thank you!

#mswl

Melanie Fried
@Melanie_Fried
Editor
Editor at Graydon House/HarperCollins. Opinions mine.
4 MSWL

Agents! Would ❤️ to see: historical (1900s), diverse voices, complex female relationships, high society, immigrant stories, suspense, light speculative, campus setting, southern, family dramas, gothic, nostalgia, romcom. All upmarket w/ commercial hook & feminist themes. #mswl

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips
Laura Crockett
@LECrockett
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Book blogger | Opinions my own. 🧷
141 MSWL
24 AskAgent
322 Queries
88 Tips

I’ve been in such a Mood for two very different kinds of books:

(1) Southern fiction a la Kristy Woodson Harvey, with warmth, setting as character, female friendships and/or multigenerational families, and secrets/hardships that come to light. Can be A or YA!
#mswl

Kristy Hunter
@KristySHunter
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @KnightAgency (All views are my own) Instagram: @kristyshunter **Now OPEN to queries** querymanager.com/query/Kristy_H…
68 MSWL
15 Tips

For #YA send me all your charming rom-coms, your heartfelt exploration of sibling dynamics, thrillers that will keep me up at night turning the pages, and all the southern gothic you can handle. Oh & anything with hints of magic. I LOVE contemporary fantasy & light fantasy #MSWL

Diana M. Pho 📚
@writersyndrome
Other
3-time Hugo Award-nominated #AuntieEditor . Story Producer @serialboxpub . Formerly Tor/Tor.com, SFBC. Queer. Geeky. Sociopolitical. Steampunk. she/her.
44 MSWL

For #MSWL in horror

- Creepy Southern/Western Americana or non-Western world Gothic

- horror that interrogates sociopolitical fears

- anything you can see Bruce Campbell starring in

- no exploitative violence against femmes and POC pls

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips
Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

-My long shot: Still looking for a literary epic multigenerational family saga with magic realism set in the South. A Southern 100 Years of Solitude. Does it exist? Did you write it?!

Ann Leslie Tuttle
@AnnLeslieTuttle
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @DGandBTweets ; specializing in romance/women’s fiction/Southern Gothics and Middle Grade. Former editor.
28 MSWL

#MSWL. The post that was retweeted is outdated. I am looking for rom coms, historical romance, romantic suspense; women’s fiction, especially stories related to relationships; thrillers; Southern Gothics; Middle Grade and narrative nonfiction.

Tara Gilbert 👻✨🔮
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/they | ✨Magic | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
213 MSWL
33 AskAgent
25 Tips

A couple things I REALLY want to read right now.

Historical YA with no magic, especially if its gothic/southern gothic.

Romantic Comedies, but with a new twist or perspective. Example: diverse backgrounds, gender-bending, or a retelling of Shakespeare/fairtales/myths. #mswl

Sharon Belcastro - Agent at Belcastro Agency
@SharonBelcastro
Literary Agent
Introvert surviving in an extroverted world. Lover of books, animals, plants, the beach, working out and eating tacos. @belcastr
30 MSWL
50 Queries
12 Tips
Cassie Mannes Murray
@cassmannes
Literary Agent
southerner, literary agent @howlandlit , designs @ecotonemagazine & writer: @the_rumpus @passagesnorth @hobartpulp @fuguejournal + (writing a book @uncw MFA)
6 MSWL

For the record, I’m ALWAYS looking for southern lit across nonfiction, fiction, YA, and middle grades. Always. There is never a time I’m not actively looking for that. #mswl

Kendra Levin
@kendralevin
Editor
Levin in a powder keg, givin' off sparks. Editor, life coach, @PsychToday columnist, she/her, author: indiebound.org/book/978157324…
6 MSWL

All ages: Female friendship, gender subversion, Southern Gothics, wordplay and puns, under-explored chapters in history, Jewish characters beyond WWII/shtetl, economic #diversity, genre blends, stories set in the deep South, rural America, and the Southwest. That's my #MSWL.