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.

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

12. Other nonfiction categories: true crime, wine and wineries, wine and food pairings (especially if combined with travel), empathic studies and emotional toll on empaths, history of witches and witchcraft, ancient civilizations and locations in the vein of ANCIENT APOCALYPSE.

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

12. Other nonfiction categories: true crime, wine and wineries, wine and food pairings (especially if combined with travel), empathic studies and emotional toll on empaths, history of witches and witchcraft, ancient civilizations and locations in the vein of ANCIENT APOCALYPSE.

Claire Cheek
@clairemcheek
Editorial Assistant
retired english major | editorial assistant @stmartinspress
18 MSWL
Alexandria Brown
@alexandriab_11
Editor
🌯 PhD Candidate. Jewish. Author. CEO/Editor @RAPubCollective . Bernese Mountain Dog Mom. No DMs pls. 🍦 Contact me here: alex@risingactionpublishingco.com
13 MSWL
Alexandria Brown
@alexandriab_11
Editor
🌯 PhD Candidate. Jewish. Author. CEO/Editor @RAPubCollective . Bernese Mountain Dog Mom. No DMs pls. 🍦 Contact me here: alex@risingactionpublishingco.com
13 MSWL
Alexandria Brown
@alexandriab_11
Editor
🌯 PhD Candidate. Jewish. Author. CEO/Editor @RAPubCollective . Bernese Mountain Dog Mom. No DMs pls. 🍦 Contact me here: alex@risingactionpublishingco.com
13 MSWL

BOOK CLUB FICTIONNNNN ALWAYS! TRUE CRIME NONFIC YES PLEASE! All of the things.

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

In adult nonfiction, I’m also looking for proposals about: a celebrity, lifestyle, pets, psychology, relationship & dating, and true crime. You MUST be an expert in the field and have a platform, though. #MSWL #WritingCommunity 2/3

Joe Brosnan
@joebrosnan_
Editor
Senior Editor at @groveatlantic , focusing on crime fiction. Thoughts are my own. He/him
1 MSWL

It's #mswl day!

I've been at @groveatlantic for nearly 10 months (😱) and I've been lucky to acquire some dream projects... but I'm not done!

I'm still looking for crime fiction/thrillers from authors looking to write a book every year(ish).

🔗manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/joe-…

Laura Apperson
@LCatAp
Editor
Editor, @alcovepress . Writer, avid coffee enthusiast. Flautist @BKWindSymphony . She/her.
3 MSWL

I'm also looking for:

💃Compelling stories about incredible women, LGBTQIA+ folks, & people of color changing the world

🗡️Jaw-dropping true crime, esp. female serial killers for @crookedlanebks

For my full #MSWL, visit my page here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/Laur…

Kay Cornett
@kcornett_agent
Literary Agent
literary agent at @BirchLiterary | MFAW from @saic_news | ⤹ Read my submission guidelines + MSWL | *opinions are my own
7 MSWL
16 AskAgent

(2/3)
↬ Literary Fiction retellings ft. classic authors: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stoker, du Maurier, Austen, etc.
↬ Historical Fiction
↬ True Crime: well-researched + in the same vein as In Cold Blood
#MSWL #amquerying #WritingCommunity #writing #askagent #writersoftwitter

Lauren Scovel
@lauren_scovel
Literary Agent
She/her. Junior agent at @LGLiterary . Cat mom. Shipwreck enthusiast.
9 MSWL

Other miscellaneous things I love (related to books): lesser-known history, politics ("nerd sports"), pop science, shipwrecks, and true crime

Emmy Nordstrom Higdon
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 lit agent @WCA_LitAgency 📖 advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA 🐕‍🦺 recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿ clients #SpineSquad 📘
178 MSWL
12 Queries
71 Tips

11/ @LouRaguse's true crime book VANISHED IN VERMILLION comes out soon, and I would LOVE to do more non-fiction crime stories. If you have read, watched, or listened to something true crime, I probably have, too. And if I haven't, please tell me about it.

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
322 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

Next week is September which is practically October which is practically Halloween, so I declare spooky season officially open. Writers, bring me your witches, your murders, your haunted houses, your true crime, your spooky nonfiction. Bring it all. #mswl

Kimberly Fernando
@books4kimberly
Literary Agent
Read | Write | Terrible Gardener | Literary Associate - Olswanger Literary - Adult Fiction & Nonfiction Only
23 MSWL

I’m thrilled to announce I’m a new Literary Associate at Olswanger Literary! I’ll open to submissions on September 1, accepting adult fiction and nonfiction.

If you think we might be a match (my tastes are wide & varied) please query me in September!

kfernandobooks.com/submissions.ht…

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
64 MSWL
2 AskAgent
477 Tips
Emily Glenister
@emily_glenister
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @dhhlitagency | Events @goldsborobooks | Mentor @blkgirlwriters @ownedvoices | No query DMs please
4 MSWL

Authors! I am SO excited to tell you that after a fairly long hiatus, my submissions are now… Open again 🥳

Let’s fill these terrible times with amazing books - details below…
bit.ly/3ISBFpw

#WritingCommunity #AmWriting #booktwt

Chelsey Emmelhainz
@LitAgentChelsey
Literary Agent
Night agent @coppsliterary . Daytime nonprofit marketing pro. Brunch anytime. Amusingly heretical. Query me: querymanager.com/query/ChelseyE
18 MSWL

I'm a huge true crime fan and lately I've been obsessed with stories of young men who mysteriously vanish from their cars. There are so many of these stories in the true crime world... I'd love to see a fiction or nonfiction project inspired by this phenomenon #mswl

Lydia Stevens
@Author_Lydia
Editor
Acquisitions Editor -Urano Publishing/@ediciones_urano Award-winning author & Author of the Hellfire Series & Ginger Davenport Escapades, Co-host @REDinkwriters
10 MSWL

#WritingCommunity my #MSWL!
Biographies, Cookbooks, DIY, History, Humor, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Travel, True Crime, Diversity, Feminism, Multicultural, Narrative Nonfiction, Relationships, Self-help, & Social Issues Query: lstevens@edicionesurano.com