Brandy Vallance
@BrandyVallance
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Barbara Bova Literary Agency & Award-Winning Author. Open to queries 1/1/24 http://barbarabovaliteraryagency.com
13 MSWL

Just read a thriller query that blew me away! set in an exotic location (which I love) and the writing was AMAZING!!!! #mswl #amquerying #amwriting Keep me in mind for your exotic location books, please! I'd also love to see more thriller queries! brandyvallance.com

Brandy Vallance
@BrandyVallance
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Barbara Bova Literary Agency & Award-Winning Author. Open to queries 1/1/24 http://barbarabovaliteraryagency.com
13 MSWL

Haven’t seen much Southern fiction in my Query Manager. Also open to contemporary, historical, romance, literary, inspirational, YA, thriller…and more! Brandyvallance.com / barbarabovaliteraryagency.com #mswl #amquerying #literaryagent

Sophia M. Ramos
@sophiamreads
Literary Agent
she/her | literary associate @newleafliterary | books, chisme, existential dread, etc. | opinions are my own 🇨🇺🏳️‍🌈
21 MSWL

NEW YEAR, NEW PINNED TWEET! 🥳

Writers can query me here, I never close: QueryManager.com/sophiamramos

My #MSWL : manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sophia-m-ramos/

Will add hyper-specific asks below as I go! Happy new year and good querying fortune to all! ♥️

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
181 MSWL
68 Tips

UPDATE!!! I'm open to queries again!!! Here's my updated #MSWL : https://manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lynnette-novak/ Can't wait to see your projects!!! #WritingCommunity #amagenting #amquerying

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

My main jam is thrillers, so I’d love to see more in this area. This includes horror (supernatural horror, not slasher horror), mystery, suspense, domestic thriller, psychological, etc. Fast-paced, high tension, high stakes, please! Ghosts & haunted houses are a huge draw for me.

Brandy Vallance
@BrandyVallance
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Barbara Bova Literary Agency & Award-Winning Author. Open to queries 1/1/24 http://barbarabovaliteraryagency.com
13 MSWL
Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For thrillers, I love complicated family dynamics, twisted female friendships, and tense mother daughter relationships.
I like dual POV or time periods- think THE SUNDOWN MOTEL. Big fan of Lucy Foley and Wendy Walker. Would love to see more locked room thrillers as well.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

I acquire a few genres between our two imprints, but to break it down:

Crooked Lane:
thrillers, historical mysteries, cozy mysteries, and horror.

Alcove Press:
historical fiction, magical realism, speculative fiction, romcoms, bookclub fiction, and romantasy.

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
23 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
- I would also love a contemporary take on AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
- 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.

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
23 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.

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
23 MSWL
2 AskAgent
14 Tips

Get your submissions ready! I’m opening to queries on Friday 1 Dec. I’ll be open until New Years Day.

Adult only this time. Mostly romance and nonfiction, but other genres as well:
Mystery, thriller, suspense, contemporary and a bit of fantasy.

QueryManager.com/colleenoefelein

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
Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
13 MSWL

Sleep is important but...I stayed awake dreaming of a compulsively readable thriller about a famous woman's descent into madness, drawing heavily from Perfect Blue and Black Swan. Agents if you have it, send it. #MSWL

Neyla Downs
@neyladowns
Literary Assistant
Literary agency assistant @SLANYC . Aspiring New Yorker & francophone. Exasperated cat mom. She/her
13 MSWL

High-concept, female-led thrillers. We prefer our protagonists snarky and morally gray. Who doesn’t love a messed up antiheroine?

We’re also looking for writers in the crime & mystery space. Very commercial and propulsive. Could be dark or light and quirky, like KNIVES OUT. 3/4

Neyla Downs
@neyladowns
Literary Assistant
Literary agency assistant @SLANYC . Aspiring New Yorker & francophone. Exasperated cat mom. She/her
13 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

Caroline J. Trussell
@carolinejtrulit
Literary Agent
junior literary agent with @metamorphlitag , mental health advocate/warrior, reader, indie/self pubbed author. INFJ & Capricorn😇 (she/her)
34 MSWL

As I open up to queries on November 13 until the end of the month, here are some things I’m looking for:
• psychological thrillers
• romcoms, romantasy, enemies to lovers,
• contemporary MG
• horror (psych, haunted houses)

#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.
13 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

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 MURDERING, NOTHING CAN HURT YOU, MY FLAWLESS LIFE, and JACKAL."
@roseferrao #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

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!✨
182 MSWL
45 AskAgent
105 Tips

Domestic #Thriller novels with protagonists who make dreadful decisions for all the right (or wrong) reasons.

Show me inner vulnerability, and I will root for the worst villain and hope they get away with it.

Yes to crime--murder, larceny, embezzlement--but no rape. 4/?

Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
Literary Agent Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen
113 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.