Awo Abdi
@awotheeeditor
Assistant Editor
mainly tweets about f1, edits books sometimes
13 MSWL

YA
- ROMANTASY, needs no explanation methinks (side note - I’d love to see vampires make a comeback)
-keeps me on the edge of my seat THRILLERS, extra points if it includes a good whodunnit
-psychological or supernatural HORROR, that leaves me going to sleep with the light on

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
13 MSWL

While sick, I’ve been binge watching to kick off autumn. If you’ve got a slow-building horror / thriller / mystery with characters you care about like in SIGNS, I want it. Or a book centered on sisterhood, breaking curses, and cozy witchcraft like in PRACTICAL MAGIC, gimme #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
TJ Ohler
@OhlerTJ
Editorial Assistant
Editorial Assistant @zandoprojects | Emerson alum | bookseller | constantly questioning words, often feeling Wordless | 3 time #Pitchwars Mentor he/they
13 MSWL

As a small sampling of things I love and am on the lookout for:

Genre-benders (think Romantasy, thrillers with a dash of romance, etc)
Speculative with heart (AS King, Adam Silvera, Kacen Callendar)
Thrillers (Isolated settings and beyond)
Sci-Fi (grounded and/or sweeping)

Savannah Brooks
@SBLitAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @ktliterary & U of MN pub and lit lecturer (opinions my own) // I believe books make people better people // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
87 MSWL
2 Tips

I closed to queries for a while, but I'm baaaack! A quick #MSWL note to celebrate While kidlit will always have my heart, I'm actively trying to build up the adult side of my list—so if you've got thrillers, romcoms, horror, spec and contemp fiction, I wanna see!

C&W
@CWAgencyUK
Literary Agency
The literary agency formerly known as Conville & Walsh. Representing the best authors in the world. Part of @TheCBG_
21 MSWL

CRIME & THRILLER

Brilliantly written stories which keep the reader on the edge of their seats and continually surprise them.

Books she adores in this area: Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan or Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka. (2/7)

Carey Blankenship-Kramer
@careyfblankensh
Literary Agent
(she/her) Junior Agent at @belcastr MG Horror Writer. Pet Mom to 7. IG, Threads, & TikTok: careyblankenshipkramer. Rep: @sheylaknigge
13 MSWL

I love and devour everything by Simone St. James (aka crime / thrillers with a paranormal twist), so if you can comp to her even slightly, SOLD. I adore a good haunted house story with terrifying, angry ghosts. Loved MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia recently. #MSWL

Andie Smith
@andiesmithbooks
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @BookerAlbertLit | Co-Founder @sunandspines | YA Author | Autoimmune Advocate | Disney Lover | Proud Cat Mom (she/her)
13 MSWL

#MSWL 🧵 before I open to queries on Friday!
I will be open to most genres of YA and Adult including but not limited to contemporary, romance, thriller, speculative, dystopian, issue-driven, fantasy, eco-fiction, sci-fi. Here's some things I'll be keeping my eye out for. (1/8)

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
23 MSWL

My bookshelf is 50% character-driven sff/speculative/spooky, 50% realistic contemporary/historical (coming-of-age romance, mystery/thriller, action-adventure, and verse novels), mostly by BIPOC, queer, or traditionally underrepresented folks, & my taste very much reflects that.

Francesca Riccardi
@friccar_
Literary Agent
Literary agent @KNLitAgency
13 MSWL

#amwriting #amquerying I want:
👀Psych&domestic suspense set behind closed doors of exotic/aspirational/unusual places
🦻Crime&thrillers w/ own voices disabled characters as main protagonists
👯‍♀️Historical crime&adventure w/ a focus on women’s stories and/or queer narratives #mswl

Marin Takikawa
@marintakikawa
Literary Agent
associate agent at The Friedrich Agency | pronounced marine (like marine biology) 🐳 | she/her/hers
3 MSWL

I have a YA-shaped hole in my heart... so would love to see more YA in my queries! #mswl

✨dark, sweeping, and utterly irresistible speculative novels
✨non-Western centric narratives
✨elements of thriller/mystery/suspense
✨unputdownable voice!!
✨will never say no to magic!

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Looking for psychological crime thrillers like Ruth Ware."
Curtis Russell #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Andie Smith
@andiesmithbooks
Literary Agent
Junior Agent @BookerAlbertLit | Co-Founder @sunandspines | YA Author | Autoimmune Advocate | Disney Lover | Proud Cat Mom (she/her)
13 MSWL
Kayla Cichello
@SeriousKayla
Literary Agent
Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Open to PB - YA. See website for query info. Native Texan. Hook 'Em Horns. Beach Lover. Banana Bread Baker. All opinions = mine.
4 MSWL

Fall 2023 #MSWL
YA thrillers or rom-coms with a fresh twist
MG magical realism or high concept action/adventure
Illustrators or author/illustrators

Select Adult manuscripts in upmarket fiction and contemporary romance

Awkward/ridiculous/LOL in any genre

#amquerying

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I'm interested in upmarket thrillers that use an engaging thriller premise to explore personal/social issues – THE ECHO WIFE and WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING are two of my all-time favourite books."
@roseferrao #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I'd love a good thriller/suspense. Think Grady Hendrix’s THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP."
@readbystephanie #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Psychological thrillers with new twists on my favorite classic tropes: unstable (or unhinged) narrators, missing memories or time, seemingly decent people with dark pasts, stalking, gaslighting in any form."
@claire_m_harris #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Hannah Todd
@PalindromeTodd
Literary Agent
Literary agent @MMLitAgency . Grotesquely optimistic. All views my own. ✨ No pitches via DM please ✨ She/her
20 MSWL

And as always, I'm still looking for commercial fiction across the board but predominantly in crime/thriller, accessible book club and romance spaces. Make me laugh, cry or scared to read at night!
madeleinemilburn.co.uk/submissions/

Hannah Todd
@PalindromeTodd
Literary Agent
Literary agent @MMLitAgency . Grotesquely optimistic. All views my own. ✨ No pitches via DM please ✨ She/her
20 MSWL

Okay so I have more on my super specific wish list (beyond all the usual: really good commercial fiction that will make me want to scream about it from the rooftops)...

I've already covered a thriller (or romance) set in a Fire Lookout in the US:
twitter.com/PalindromeTodd/status/1686290857735880704 #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I'm on the lookout for mystery thrillers that explore a 'true crime' in their fictional world. Who does it impact, and how? What is justice? Think A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER, NOTHING CAN HURT YOU, MY FLAWLESS LIFE, and JACKAL."
@roseferrao #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/