Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
44 MSWL
477 Tips

Southern Gothic. Swampy. Magical. Think BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. #MSWL

Michelle Witte - closed to queries
@michellewitte
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/@mansionstreet. I also make jewelry and write craptastic books. Some people think I'm funny. You should probably be worried about those people.
171 MSWL
18 Tips

Oh, and I have a soft spot for Southern Gothic. Especially from/about POC. And I donโ€™t mean just tossing a side character who practices hoodoo/voodoo into a mostly white story. *side eyes Hollywood* #MSWL YA/MG

Ann Leslie Tuttle
@AnnLeslieTuttle
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @DGandBTweets ; specializing in womenโ€™s fiction/romance/thrillers and Middle Grade/YA. Former editor.
29 MSWL

#MSWL. Looking for romantic comedies and women's fiction that is Up Lit and deals with female relationships and family secrets. I also enjoy historical fiction. Would also love to find some Middle Grade. And I love stories set in the South and Southern Gothics.

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
Editor @tinyrepbooks @duttonbooks . Bronx bred. Weirdo. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. IG: bamtastic07
23 MSWL

I've been dying for a creepy, atmospheric contemporary southern gothic with poc characters. #MSWL so hard y'all!

Sarah Phair
@SarahPhair
Literary Agent
Literary agent, book enthusiast, and Haribo connoisseur.
8 MSWL
1 Tips
Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // opinions my own // she/her
141 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

-Iโ€™m a Southerner, and I want to lift up diverse Southern voices. Southern writers from marginalized communities, please send me your work.

Patrice Caldwell
@whimsicallyours
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @newleafliterary . WHERE SHADOWS REIGN ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ (fall '22) @WednesdayBooks . A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN (#blackgirlmagic antho, out now). she/her.
23 MSWL

Southern gothic has been claimed so much by white writers when some of my favorite southern gothic literature is by black authors so would love to see the submissions I get really reflect the diversity of the south and of vampires, haha. #mswl

Patrice Caldwell
@whimsicallyours
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @newleafliterary . WHERE SHADOWS REIGN ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ (fall '22) @WednesdayBooks . A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN (#blackgirlmagic antho, out now). she/her.
23 MSWL
Vicki Lame
@thedaysbetween
Editor
Executive Editor, @StMartinsPress & @WednesdayBooks . Books about Big Feelings. Opinions mine. She/her. Not here as often as you think.
116 MSWL
4 Tips

#MSWL: YA & Adult Fiction - magical realism, southern Gothic, Gothic, vampires, fantasy of all kinds (especially in need of a contemporary fantasy), retellings, rom coms

Cortney Radocaj ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™ - ON HIATUS
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr โ€ข she/they โ€ข queer โ€ข neurodivergent CLOSED TO QUERIES until 1/10/2022
97 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I๐Ÿ’™Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill ๐Ÿ‘ฝ โ€œAli-ens." โšพ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ“š
178 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
30 Tips

Any southern fantasy writers out there? Meaning authors who write narratives deeply rooted in southern tradition, folklore, etc. I'm looking for you.... #MSWL

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
790 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

Magical realism and an atmospheric read round out today's #MSWL.

Also still looking for my THIRTEENTH YEAR comp and my Southern Gothic book.

Lisa Dunn
@AuthorLisaDunn
Editor
Editor for @AnaiahPress and author of THE CHASMARIA CHRONICLES. Wife. Mother. Believer in messes made lovely. None of my metaphorical caps are for sale.
23 MSWL
1 Tips

One specific #MSWL for Christian #YA: I live in a small southern town, and I'd love a narrator with that undercurrent of commentary on everyone else and their "kin" who learns the hard way that the crazies around her are HER PEOPLE. Be sure to include a covered dish scene.

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Open to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
64 MSWL
16 Tips

I'd love a chilling #YA #Horror too - heavy atmosphere, heavy tension/anticipation. Scare me, please!! #MSWL #SouthernGothic

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
49 MSWL
50 Queries
17 Tips
Ann Leslie Tuttle
@AnnLeslieTuttle
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @DGandBTweets ; specializing in womenโ€™s fiction/romance/thrillers and Middle Grade/YA. Former editor.
29 MSWL

#MSWL. Always looking for great adult fiction, e.g. Southern Gothic, medical romance, romantic comedies, Up Lit, domestic thrillers, historical fiction, womenโ€™s fiction, mysteries and cozy mysteries. You can email me at atuttle@dystel.com.

Ann Leslie Tuttle
@AnnLeslieTuttle
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @DGandBTweets ; specializing in womenโ€™s fiction/romance/thrillers and Middle Grade/YA. Former editor.
29 MSWL

#MSWL. Just finished Louisianaโ€™s Way Home, and it typifies some of what Iโ€™m seeking in Middle Grade. I love the voice, Southern setting, eccentric characters, secrets & a fearless girl finding her way.

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

#mswl: historical (1900s), romcom, immigrant stories, diverse voices, high society, light suspense or speculative hook, campus setting, southern, complex female friendships, family dramas, gothic, nostalgia. Upmarket with commercial hook. Agented only.

A Woman Reading
@AWomanReading
Literary Agent
Founder of @HollowayLit #LiteraryAgent of bestselling authors. IG: @AWomanReading
93 MSWL
5 Tips

ISO of #WOC in historical romance, especially Regency or Highlander, traditional mystery, cozy mystery, domestic thriller, science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, southern gothic. #MSWL