Amy Stapp
@AmyStappNY
Literary Agent
Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny
25 MSWL
7 Tips

I just had a call with a fabulous editor who mentioned she’d like to find a glamorous upmarket historical about the Harlem Renaissance! Can I second this #MSWL x1000 🙏

Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Irene Goodman. Books. Cats. Naps. She/Her.
83 MSWL
43 Tips

I'll never not love & rep Children's books, but I am hungry for Adult titles in the up market genre-adjacent spaces; Suspense, Mystery, Speculative, SFF. Recent (to me) favorites include Marlon James, Lucy Foley, Katherine Arden, Kate Racculia, Britt Bennett, N.K. Jemisin. #MSWL

Tiffany Shelton
@TiffanyDiahann
Editor
she/her • Associate Editor @WednesdayBooks @StMartinsPress (no unsolicited mss please) • @FSUalumni • Foodie + Tea Addict • Snarky Slytherin • Opinions are mine
92 MSWL
2 AskAgent
2 Tips

Agents, I would love to see more adult subs! I'm looking for upmarket book club fiction. If you have the next Kiley Reid, Raven Leilani, Celeste Ng, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Brit Bennett, Camille Pagán, Asha Lemmie, or any other authors who write in this space, send my way! #MSWL

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails
61 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

I'd love an #ownvoices upmarket 20th C historical fiction - ideally with a secret something that has to be revealed (I'm thinking ala Lovecraft Country without the Lovecraftian horror/fantasy elements, which is ridiculous to say but I want it) #MSWL

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books 📚🦄🧙🏽‍♂️🐲🧞‍♀️👾🤖💃🏽🕵️‍♀️👮🏽‍♀️✍🏾📚
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Margaret Danko
@MarsDanko
Literary Agent
Writing, Editing, Junior Agent & Assistant to @paperoverboard1 . Terrible cleric. Made of dark comedy and tarot cards.
1 MSWL
Nina de Pass
@marinadepass
Literary Agent
Hybrid. Associate Agent @TheSohoAgencyUK & YA author of THE YEAR AFTER YOU. Nina/Marina - I answer to both
2 MSWL

I am open for submissions, so please send me your books! Find out about me, my taste & what's at the top of my #manuscriptwishlist here:

Agent bio: bit.ly/3cbqsBC
Q&A: bit.ly/33Ob22v
How to submit: thesohoagency.co.uk/literary-submi…

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#WritingCommunity #MSWL

Devon Halliday
@devonrhalliday
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TransLitAgency building my list in literary/upmarket fiction and narrative/investigative/small-picture nonfiction. Open to queries!
17 MSWL
2 Tips

One might think my wishlist would decrease in correlation w/ my exploding query inbox, but alas, I am still full of wishes. #mswl page now up!

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/devo…

Hattie
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @tbp_agency . She/her. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 Great job, great hair. 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
33 MSWL

Hattie @hatteatime

I judge all my submissions on three criteria - strength of concept (is it marketable? is it individual? is it interesting?), confidence of voice (you get a sense of the fluency of a voice from one page alone) and sustained compelling storytelling (which I need a full ms to judge)

Right now I'm looking for contemporary fiction (both commercial and upmarket), historical fiction and crime fiction. I'm really keen to hear from diverse voices - BIPOC writers, LGBT writers, regional writers, disabled writers, working class writers, writers without a degree.

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

Adult upmarket fiction - women’s fic, spec fic, mystery. Looking for beautiful literary writing with a great hook. Would love to see more with older women protags.

Sharon Pelletier
@sharongracepjs
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @DGandBTweets | ranch dressing enthusiast | besotted aunt | em dash overuser | she/her
59 MSWL
22 Tips

…your project has its best shot at being my next big Nah-to-Yes surprise if it: has strong crossover appeal beyond its genre; hits that upmarket sweetspot where craft, plot, and character meet; evocative (but not purple) setting-as-character; has a grabby pitchable hook #MSWL

Sharon Pelletier
@sharongracepjs
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @DGandBTweets | ranch dressing enthusiast | besotted aunt | em dash overuser | she/her
59 MSWL
22 Tips

#MSWL suspense: I'm extra good at this and have a list full of rockstars, so you really gotta knock it out of the park. Upmarket: big on voice/setting, starting a conversation about issues of justice, equality, class, etc., character-driven storytelling, a truly FRESH twist

Sharon Pelletier
@sharongracepjs
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @DGandBTweets | ranch dressing enthusiast | besotted aunt | em dash overuser | she/her
59 MSWL
22 Tips

#MSWL Book club fiction aka women's fiction aka upmarket fiction Nahs: mother-daughter stories, unhappy marriages, white person travels for personal growth, discovered letters/journals. Historical is usually not my thing (especially WWII).

Amy Stapp
@AmyStappNY
Literary Agent
Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny
25 MSWL
7 Tips

#MSWL I’m most eager to find twisty, intelligent suspense, upmarket book club fiction, women’s fic that explores friendship and multi-generational ties, light magical realism, and historical fiction from a new perspective or setting. I want more diverse/underrepresented voices!

Jess Dallow
@jldallow
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @browerliterary . Crisis Counselor. Cat sitter. All about wine, books, food, & tv. Opinions & tweets are my own.
140 MSWL
26 AskAgent
9 Tips

I finished Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner last night and ahhhh I NEED some queer adult novels!!! Especially in romance and upmarket fiction. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1669 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 Tips

“Send me your commercial/upmarket romcoms with exes who cohabitate/co-parent--but where it’s not the exes who get together.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Amy Elizabeth
@amylizbishop
Literary Agent
NYC. Literary agent @DGandBTweets . Resident millennial, new aunt; overly enthusiastic, she/her. @SUNYGeneseo alum. pro-Garamond. Rise up.
26 MSWL
8 Tips

Summer #MSWL refresh:

YA:
-still looking for great contemporary (or historical) YA thrillers & mysteries!
-would love to find a YA historical set in Asia, Africa, or South America
-smart, upmarket contemporary rom-coms by BIPOC authors

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1669 MSWL
70 AskAgent
3 Queries
178 Tips

“An upmarket fiction piece about a woman with a cool outdoorsy or animal-related job (think STEM).” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

I'd also love to see more upmarket fiction, women's fiction, & YA horror. I'm surprised how little of the query pie these genres take up. Please send me more of them. #MSWL