P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2352 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Psychological dramas are high on my wish-list, as are high-concept thrillers that keep me guessing. My favorite titles defy expectations and subvert stereotypes."
@ceciliaclyra #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
27 MSWL

Thriller/mystery/suspense: Murder mysteries, especially with dual timelines (WHERE SECRETS LIE by Eva V. Gibson). I like more focus on character than is typical for these areas (Maureen Johnson’s TRULY DEVIOUS series) and very literary writing (I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU again).

Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

#MSWL In general I’m gravitating toward stories with mysteries. Whether it’s a literal mystery investigation or a thriller or a fantasy with a big secret – give me that overarching thing tugging me through the pages. BUT make sure there isn’t just one big reveal at the end!

Christa (Heschke) Cifelli
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
77 MSWL
13 Tips

I’ve always liked the MADMEN’S DAUGHTER series too. Sparingly open to thrillers if they feel fresh, like Karen McManus’s work.

Rachel Cone-Gorham
@Rachel_RXD
Literary Agent
Here to read all the #Books 📚 #LiteraryAgent and #BookMarketer at RXD Agency. Subscribe to #TheMondayMarketer for weekly book marketing tips 🖤
9 MSWL

Hello #WritingCommunity! New year, New #MSWL Send me your: high concept thrillers🕵️, page turning women's fiction 👭, general fiction with a palpable romance 🫶, and life changing non fiction ⚡️

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. 💖💜💙 Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

Things I DO love/DO want to see: unconventional magic systems, astronomy, page-turning thrillers, queer love, passionate characters w/ uncommon hobbies, enemies-to-lovers, friendship breakups, teen sleuths, stories not set in the US, body positivity, zombies

#MSWL

Lindsay Flanagan
@LindsFlanagan
Literary Agent
ANNAGREY & THE CONSTELLATION: 8/2023 @ydpress . Rep: @jnrlitauthor Editor, photographer, literary agent-in-training w/ @jacqui_lipton @TheTobiasAgency
5 MSWL
Lindsay Flanagan
@LindsFlanagan
Literary Agent
ANNAGREY & THE CONSTELLATION: 8/2023 @ydpress . Rep: @jnrlitauthor Editor, photographer, literary agent-in-training w/ @jacqui_lipton @TheTobiasAgency
5 MSWL

I just noticed I said thriller twice. Maybe that’s a sign that a thriller is really what I want?! #mswl

Lindsay Flanagan
@LindsFlanagan
Literary Agent
ANNAGREY & THE CONSTELLATION: 8/2023 @ydpress . Rep: @jnrlitauthor Editor, photographer, literary agent-in-training w/ @jacqui_lipton @TheTobiasAgency
5 MSWL

2/3 My #MSWL for pitches is: adult work only in fantasy (all categories), mystery, thriller, romance, women’s fiction, upmarket, and maybe even a thriller. My dream acquisition would have been The Night Circus. I like work that has hints of magic and a bit of darkness.

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Agent at the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Lifelong New Yorker and forever bookworm. she/her
82 MSWL
10 Tips

Mysteries and thrillers are a category I want to move into (particularly in YA) but I am more drawn to character driven stories than one that focus on a huge plot twist. This will likely be more commercial or upmarket fiction than strict genre mysteries. #MSWL

Meg Skellington 💀
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @StevenLiterary#RevPit Editor • Mentor @BreakthroughWBC • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
124 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Stories with the entrenched characters arcs, cults, unreliable narrators, eeriness, and survival component of Yellowjackets. I am OBSESSED with this show to say the least and would love to see these elements in the YA thriller/horror space or the adult speculative space.

Elisa Houot
@ElisaHouot
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @seymouragency Agent littéraire
12 MSWL

I am opening to Adult Fiction ✨ In Adult, please send me your Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers and Mysteries!
I am also looking for contemporary romance novels!

Elisa Houot
@ElisaHouot
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @seymouragency Agent littéraire
12 MSWL

Young Adult/New Adult: I am open to magical realism, contemporary fiction, thriller (+), mystery, and low fantasy. I am especially on the lookout for a sports story (where sports is the center of the story, like the shows Spinning Out, Pitch).

Kristen Terrette, Literary Agent (Open to queries)
@KTerrette
Literary Agent
Literary Manager @Martinlit . Author. Smiling in the chaos b/c of Jesus. Called Mama by 3 but only birthed 2 kids.
2 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2352 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary . @aalitagents communications committee. Avid quilter. Still not Elena. Open to queries. She/her.
99 MSWL
3 AskAgent
196 Tips

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth

Making a rare Twitter appearance to say:
- I reopened to queries today.
- I am now open to adult contemporary, commercial fiction (romcom, romance, mystery/thriller, etc) 😬
- I am scared.

QueryManager.com/queryelana

As far as what I want in adult: Good hooks, gripping plots, strong characters. I either want light, funny & swoony for the romcom/romance, or layered, smart and edge-of-seat for the thrillers. Sticking with commercial, contemporary for adult for now. No SFF. #mswl #querytip

Dorian Maffei
@DorianMaffei
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @K_C_Associates . Book artist. Reader. Cat aficionado. She/her. Header art by Maya Trifunovic.
58 MSWL
10 Queries
2 Tips

#MSWL I’m getting a lot of great subs in since I opened up, but not a lot in what I’m REALLY hankering for right now: adult horror, thrillers, suspense whether they are grounded or have more of a supernatural element. I want to be unsettled and engrossed!

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

So I just saw that there’s a train stuck in rural SC for like 29hrs & the passengers are all stuck & this is terrible & tragic & also would make a great backdrop to a thriller/horror novel 😬 #MSWL (of course I hope it ends happily for the real life folks it’s happening to ❤️)

Jacqui Lipton
@Jacqui_Lipton
Literary Agent
Author, law prof, Senior Lit Agent, @TheTobiasAgency ; #AALA ; LAW & AUTHORS: A LEGAL HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS (UC Press, 2020); OUR DATA, OURSELVES (UC Press, 2022).
10 MSWL

#MSWL, I'd love to see more thriller/mystery/suspense novels with really unique and unusual protagonists--I'd love to see protagonists who are not current or ex-law enforcement agents; unusual people at the center of a mystery please!

Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
VP & Agent at Irene Goodman. Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/vict…
103 MSWL
45 Tips

I updated a #MSWL one-sheet for January '23, plus I'll keep tweeting and evolving like the book gremlin I am!
Also, credit to Inkyard Press for the idea of using scales to help capture vibes ::gestures to self::