James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker… the usual. @bookendslit (he/him)
98 MSWL
18 AskAgent
5 Tips

Horror / Speculative:
Grounded horror or speculative fiction that is creepy and unsettling, but rooted in the real world.
Think LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND, and THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD.
Other Favorites: Jennifer McMahon, Simone St. James and Alex North.
#MSWL 3/4

James McGowan
@jmcgowanbks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker… the usual. @bookendslit (he/him)
98 MSWL
18 AskAgent
5 Tips

Hey Twitter. Some updates to my #MSWL:

My picture book list is quite full, so I am TEMPORARILY closing to PBs. I remain open to illustrators.

I'm very eager to find: ADULT mystery, crime, domestic suspense and horror/speculative fiction.

querymanager.com/query/jmcgowan

Jenn Baker (she/her)
@jbakernyc
Editor
Writer, Sr. Editor @AmistadBooks , @MinoritiesinPub #podcast , Baking enthusiast. Books: EVERYDAY PEOPLE (2018), FORGIVE ME NOT (2022). *Opinions are my own.*
3 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2036 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." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Andrea Somberg
@andreasomberg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Harvey Klinger Inc. andreasomberg.com harveyklinger.com Facebook: tinyurl.com/y7h3tjwo
26 MSWL
1 Tips

Would love to find more speculative fiction that verges on horror, whether adult, MG or YA #MSWL

Alexandra Levick
@AllieLevick
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Media Rights Manager at Writers House, LLC. I believe in books. Always learning. Opinions are my own. She/Her.
85 MSWL
52 AskAgent
25 Tips

Speculative twists on our reality are always always always welcome!!! #mswl

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! 📣
125 MSWL
12 Queries
61 Tips

1: High-concept contemporary is what’s making my heart sing right now. I recently read SHINE by Jessica Jung and devoured it. That said, hints at the speculative are always special for me. (Focus on hints.)

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

I finished line editing a client’s gorgeous MS that’s a family saga with a speculative twist, & I feel like I know generations of a whole town’s worth of people so intimately. Please send me more family sagas with speculative twists. I would so love more books like this. #MSWL

Jess Errera
@thisJESStin
Literary Agent
bookworm. tar heel. crafter. mac&cheese connoisseur. musical nerd. | literary agent @jane_rotrosen | she/her | opinions all mine
28 MSWL
3 Tips

If I missed your pitch at #pitmad but you’re writing adult speculative in the vein of MIDNIGHT LIBRARY and ADDIE LARUE I want to see it! #mswl

Kristy Hunter
@KristySHunter
Literary Agent
Agent @KnightAgency (All views are my own) querymanager.com/query/Kristy_H… Instagram: @kristyshunter She/her
70 MSWL
16 Tips

I'd love to see some more #adult projects in my inbox. #speculative, #contemporary, #historical, #romcom--I'm open to almost ANYTHING, but looking for a great hook & great voice. Something that I'll have hard time putting down #mswl #a (still also looking for #MG & #YA)

Sam B. Farkas
@SamBFarkas
Literary Agent
Foreign Rights & Agent at Jill Grinberg Literary. History dork. Gritty fanatic. Licorice connoisseur. She/her. Writer rep’d by @patricianels
30 MSWL

Competitions! I looooove books with competitions, especially when they're speculative: The Hunger Games, A Gathering of Shadows, Caraval, The Selection. I'm a big fan. #mswl

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

I'd love to see in my queries:

- Atmospheric, woodsy, lush horror like THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING (YA, A)
- Domestic/psychological thrillers by BIPOC authors (A)
- Scavenger hunts (MG, YA, A)
- Eerie spec fic in isolated settings (CATHERINE HOUSE, THE WATER CURE)

#MSWL

Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: Hugo Award-nominated Senior Editor of adult & YA speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
156 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
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

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
*on maternity leave* Literary Agent posting client updates and news! Check website for more info & how to submit (pls don't email/dm queries). Icon by Caleb.
281 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips
Julie Gwinn
@JulieGwinn
Literary Agent
Love all things books, diy, creating, sports, pets, outdoors. Wife, mom, book agent, southern transplant. she/her
19 MSWL
2 Tips

Query tip: research. You have the best shot of finding the right agent if you check out their #mswl before querying. Here's mine: adult or YA fiction or non, for fiction specifically rom com, hist, mystery, true crime, spec. Love strong female leads, diverse voices.

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'm looking for a fantastic and smart heist novel, whether set in a contemporary world or speculative. If it has multi-pov or a crew, SIGN ME UP.

Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary/GenderQueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
203 MSWL
214 AskAgent
177 Tips

I open to queries on MONDAY! Here is my current #MSWL.
Genres:
Adult scifi, fantasy, horror (pref w/speculative elements)
YA Contemporary, scifi, fantasy
I am temporarily CLOSED to adult romance, and PB&MG.

The details (thread):