Leslie Varney
@virtuallyleslie
Literary Agent
Fierce in friendship and in vengeance, she/her pronouns, lover of stories in all forms , agent w/ Prentis Literary, Leo, hippie, jackass
2 MSWL
Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

On the speculative side of YA, give me a world or a circumstance I’ve never seen before. I love high-stakes, plot-driven fantasy and sci-fi, where the world enhances the story more than is the focus.

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

Again in MG, I’d love to find more grounded or just slightly speculative adventure stories. Spies, detectives, quest and adventure seekers. I’m a sucker for a good competition!

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I’m a huge fan of classic detective fiction, everything from Agatha Christie to Raymond Chandler, and really keen to find something in this area, whether more conventional or with a high-concept/speculative twist. Would love a gripping locked-room mystery #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I'm also on the lookout for high concept love stories - ones with a strong central pitch. This might be a techy twist, or perhaps something slightly magical or speculative. #mswl

Allison Remcheck
@allisonremcheck
Literary Agent
Professional reader and literary agent at Stimola Literary Studio. @StimolaLiterary
10 MSWL

For YA, I love contemporary coming of age, fantasy grounded in reality, near-future dystopia, and high-concept speculative. Psychological thrillers that push the envelope. Truly twisty mysteries. Literary ghost stories. #MSWL

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

And if you are doing something spec fic wise, well I can't tell you the secret I am keeping that perfectly comps some of what I want, but for spooky spec fic #MSWL

Theresa Cole
@TheresaMCole
Editor
Acquiring Editor for @CityOwlPress and Mystic Owl Press. Addicted to sunshine, coffee, motorcycle riding, and camping. Submit - QueryManager.com/TCole
12 MSWL
Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
786 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips
D. Ann Williams 🏳️‍🌈
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
8 MSWL

MG/YA #MSWL
Wants:
☑️ Horror (darker the better but keep it in the age category)
☑️ Rom-coms with a hook
☑️ Spec (especially afro-futurism & magical realism variety)
☑️ Mysteries (gimme the new Westing Game!!!)
☑️ Historicals with a twist (spec, queer, mystery, etc.)

Hannah (Allaman) Hill
@hannahhill1225
Editor
Associate editor @DelacortePress . Ms. 152 insights into your soul.
33 MSWL

✨Genre-bending speculative fiction
✨High concept YA romance
✨Heartfelt MG contemporary fic with a big hook
#MSWL

Elizabeth Lee
@EleeReads
Editor
☁️ Editor at Penguin Workshop (@penguinkids/@penguinteen) ☁️ @BarnardCollege alumna ☁️ Opera singer & stress baker ☁️ Author as @elshenwrites #WNDB #POCinPub
18 MSWL

YOUNG ADULT:
- BIPOC rom-coms, friend-coms, and coming-of-age stories not exclusively centered around POC trauma
- Sweeping historical fiction / magical realism, especially stories about non-white history
- Speculative thrillers ala The Thousandth Floor & We Were Liars

#mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1938 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Immersive speculative YA fiction like Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi, Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza, and Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyhebuchi." @agentvicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

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

4. YA & adult upmarket fiction with speculative elements—please, I want this coming out of my ears. Send me your weird stories that are grounded in our world. (Think: Catherine House, Nothing to See Here, Neverworld Wake, Black Mirror, Never Let Me Go)

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented voices in Adult & YA Fantasy & Sci Fi ⟡ SFWA ⟡ he/him ⟡ linktr.ee/erniechiara #WeNeedDiverseBooks
30 MSWL

#MSWL Anything that blends the genres of Speculative Sci-Fi with Contemporary Fantasy/Magical Realism

⟡ Anything that comps THE MURDERBOT DIARIES by Martha Wells

Chip Rice
@WCRice3D
Literary Agent
Literary agent @WordLinkInc . Husband and father. Fan of undiscovered voices. Faith, sports, nature, coffee & conversation. Currently CLOSED to queries.
12 MSWL

I usually prefer contemporary or near-historical realism, but will sometimes consider speculative fiction, fantasy, psych thrillers, lite dystopian, literary horror, and paranormal (especially dealing with ghosts). #MSWL

Kim is open to queries
@kim_lindman
Literary Agent
associate literary agent + social media @StonesongNYC this account's for lurkin' and workin'
31 MSWL
4 Tips

I’ll be looking at #PitDark pitches this Thursday, but even if you don’t participate, I hope you’ll query me with your adult horror, dark speculative, apocalyptic stories and generally morbid or dread-filled fiction #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
1938 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I loved THE DREAMERS by Karen Thompson Walker. Send me more spec fiction, even better if it has an environmental angle. Adult, YA, and graphic novels welcome!” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/