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 // opinions my own // she/her
157 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 // opinions my own // she/her
157 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. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Open to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
68 MSWL
16 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
72 MSWL
35 AskAgent
112 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
Probably reading a book somewhere. Assistant Agent @greatdoglit Founding Member @DisabilityinPub Open to Queries: querymanager.com/query/IsmitaHu
6 MSWL

#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 is CLOSED to queries
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her.
560 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

Cate Hart
@CateHart
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Harvey Klinger. YA author. Kid wrangler. Galactic Princess. Addicted to the Foo Fighters. Need More Cowbell!
88 MSWL
31 Queries
13 Tips

High on my #MSWL list:
Contemporary Southern Gothic
Creepy Historical Gothic
Give me haunted manors, haunted woods, haunted histories
Add a dash of magic, even better!!
Fantasy RomCom
More YA urban fantasy
MG adventure and mystery and puzzles to solve
GN for MG and YA

ArtHouse Literary Agency | Accepting Submissions
@arthouselit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bold voices and promoting diversity in publishing. Submissions are open. querymanager.com/query/ArtHouse…
10 MSWL
5 Tips

Agent #MSWL Felice is particularly excited to see upmarket and literary fiction, especially in the sub genres of Southern Gothic and Magical Realism. If you're not sure if your manuscript is Magical Realism, check out Elizabeth Buege's post to be sure! elizabethbuege.com/magic-realism-…

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

3. Gothic & Southern gothic fiction in YA & adult (Does anyone have a Rebecca comp for me?)

MJ Johnston
@FictionalMJ
Editor
Editor at Sourcebooks. Adult Fiction. Can be frequently heard saying "yes, I read books for a living" and "yes, I know guac is extra.” (she/her)
18 MSWL

oh, and while we’re at it, I will sell my soul for a southern fiction Delta Dawn right now. #MSWL

*Tanya notes the dramatics and approves.

Leah Pierre
@leahbene
Literary Agent
HTX | Publishing MA in 21'🤞🏾 | agent @ladderbirdlit • open to queries📚
21 MSWL
59 Queries
emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency 📖 planning @TheFOLD_ 🐕‍🦺 PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿️ My clients: #SpineSquad 📘 Closed to queries until 2022! 📣
133 MSWL
12 Queries
61 Tips

11: Southern Gothic, and/or other regional twists on the genre. Comps: SING UNBURIED SING and the forthcoming SUMMER SONS. Neo-Gothic, like WHITE IS FOR WITCHING.

Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Monthly reminder that I'd love more of the following stories:

- Southern Gothic

- Small town/isolated settings with a darkness to them and how characters deal with it. Think Sawkill Girls or Burn Our Bodies Down

- Queer found families with various dynamics.

#MSWL

Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Some #MSWL things I've been craving in my inbox:

🌈 Queer MG, especially first crushes
💙 Found family dynamics
🌳 Small towns/isolated settings especially with a speculative element
💀 Southern Gothic
♣️ Stories that involve tarot/playing with fate

Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

I'd love a southern gothic novel. Creep me out whether with the grotesque or psychologically. Make the setting come alive.

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

Across the board, I will be prioritizing authors from marginalized communities. I'd love to see more Southern fiction by marginalized authors, think BOYS OF ALABAMA or BLACKTOP WASTELAND. Still dreaming of a sweeping multigenerational family saga by a Southern BIPOC author.

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // opinions my own // she/her
157 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 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
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. 🇸🇪🇱🇹 Open to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
68 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
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // opinions my own // she/her
157 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 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?