Rebecca Eskildsen
@rleskildsen
Literary Agent
Writers House. Probably tweeting about my cat. She/her. I am open to queries.
46 MSWL
1 Tips

I'm on the hunt for a nuanced and compelling dystopia, along the lines of STATION ELEVEN.

Something speculative that comments on our current world. #MSWL

Zoe Aline Howard
@zoealinehoward
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @HowlandLit , Literary Publicist at @PineStatePub , Lover of Patti Smith’s “This Is” captions on Instagram & OPEN TO QUERIES
14 MSWL

before i re-open to queries (please send me your weirdest & wildest), i whipped up a little something to show what i'm looking for these days:

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Literary Agent MacGregor & Luedeke Lit Christian Disabled Veteran PTSD warrior Penn State alum Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE Loves Irish dance, space & Pokemon
27 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

#MSWL
Manuscript wish list:
Fiction:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Thrillers
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private 👁️ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters
- Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!

NonFiction:
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Sports
- History
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography
- Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform

I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.

Sera Rivers
@writeloudly
Literary Agent
Literary Agent of MG, YA, GN at Martin Literary; MSWL: SeraRivers.com; Writer; Editor; Running Ambassador, reflective apparel, @illumi_nite Tweets are my own.
13 MSWL
Neyla Downs
@neyladowns
Literary Assistant
Literary agency assistant @SLANYC . Aspiring New Yorker & francophone. Exasperated cat mom. She/her
5 MSWL

Grounded speculative fiction and/or contemporary or historical fantasy, esp. if on the darker side. Maybe even incorporating horror or thriller. If you’re comping NINTH HOUSE, we want to read it!

We’re probably NOT a fit for romantasy, epic fantasy, or hard scifi. 2/4

Ashley Reisinger
@Awritesinger
Literary Agent
Book Hoarder | Canadian, eh? | Assistant Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Opinions My Own | She/Her
20 MSWL

I would really just love some romance with a spec twist in my inbox right now (adult or YA, I'm not picky) -- give me your ghost hunters falling for each other, your vampire crushes, your love spells gone wrong. #MSWL

Transatlantic Agency
@TransLitAgency
Literary Agency
North American, full service literary agency with agents in the U.S. & Canada covering adult & children's markets. Over 700 bestselling, award winning clients.
5 MSWL

After closing this summer for the first time ever, Senior Agent @Cforde_litagent is ready to open for submissions again!

She will be open for submissions from November 6th to December 6th 2023!

Find more details in the attached graphics.
#mswl #queryme #pitchme #litagent

Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
183 MSWL
45 AskAgent
105 Tips

A novel grounded in our world with a dash of the speculative.

I am always hoping to find out there's magic in our world, if only we knew where to look.

8/?

Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
183 MSWL
45 AskAgent
105 Tips

#Horror Novels that explore personal difficulties (caring for an aging parent, feeling like an outsider, addiction, grief, etc.) via a speculative lens.

Or funny-yet-scary #Horror stories that are pure entertainment.

Gore is great. Bring on the blood! 🩸3/?

Esty Downes
@estywrites
Literary Agent
associate literary agent @arthouselit • ✡️📚🌈🍓 editor @SouthRevBooks • SCBWI • sweet + ungovernable •
5 MSWL
Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
Literary Agent Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen
115 MSWL
45 Tips

Like it could be a Dark Fantasy or a Speculative Thriller, or an Ensemble Bottle Episode Mystery, or a Heisty Puzzle Solver, or a gloebtrotting Adventurous Romp or a Warm & Fuzzy Rom-Com... but critically... whatever the vibe is I want THE MOST VIBES WE CAN HANDLE.

Felice Laverne
@bookgurufelice
Literary Agent
Founder & Lit Agent @arthouselit | Rep @oczoroadnama @translitagency | #BookEditor | Celeb #Ghostwriter | #BookTwitter | Always the most fun gal in the room 😎
7 MSWL

She’d also love to find ms that speak to the unspoken or largely undiscussed facets of motherhood, like The Push & those that feature speculative fiction settings where people may live and love whomever they please like Hanya Yanagihara’s To Paradise. #writingcommunity /6 end 🧵

Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
625 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

I love romantasy, but I’d also be curious to see romance-forward stories in other SFFH genres. Dystopian? Speculative/SF? And maybe most challenging of all….Horror? #mswl

Trinica Sampson-Vera
@trinicasampson
Literary Agent
literary associate @newleafliterary | ATX-based
5 MSWL

I'm on QueryManager now! 🥰 QueryManager.com/TrinicaSampsonaSampsonVera

#amquerying authors: send me your MG, YA, and adult! I'm a sucker for anything speculative (particularly fantasy, romantasy, and horror) and am especially interested in stories featuring queer/BIPOC rep.

Kat Foxx
@_LiteraryKat_
Literary Agent
Assistant Literary Agent @TRFNews . OPEN TO QUERIES! | she/her | @_badasswriters @moodpitchers | writes thrillers @kfoxx_writes
64 MSWL

4. Speculative fiction: like our world, but one or two big differences. This is less of a pull for me, but if you’ve got something unputdownable with a massive hook, send it my way!

Jes Trudel
@jes_trudel
Literary Agent
Assistant Agent at The Rights Factory. OPEN!
5 MSWL

I'm now open to queries! I won't be posting any cryptic or highly specific #mswl items at this time. 😅 Details of what I'm looking for and the submission form are all conveniently located in Query Manager: querymanager.com/query/jestrudel

Amy Nielsen
@AmyNielsen06
Literary Agent
5 MSWL

Hitting post on this one has me holding my breath! Here is my official #MSWL Please let me know if you have any questions. I am open to queries this Friday. :) #amquerying #writingcommunity manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-nielsen/

Kesia Lupo
@keslupo
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @binderyagency . Ex Senior Editor. Writing YA @KidsBloomsbury , rep @veroniquebaxter . 80s VR thriller LET'S PLAY MURDER out now!
14 MSWL

Just finished #thisishowyoulosethetimewar and I loved it. Would be great to find a sweeping speculative love story for which this might be a comp title next time I open up for general queries... 👀#mswl

Kat Foxx
@_LiteraryKat_
Literary Agent
Assistant Literary Agent @TRFNews . OPEN TO QUERIES! | she/her | @_badasswriters @moodpitchers | writes thrillers @kfoxx_writes
64 MSWL

4. Speculative fiction: like our world, but one or two big differences. This is less of a pull for me, but if you’ve got something unputdownable with a massive hook, send it my way!