Jessica Faust
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & kettlebells. She/Her
394 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

My areas of expertise are upmarket and literary fiction, women's fiction, mystery, suspense and thriller. I love books w/ strong family focus (found, friends, those you're born with) and home. Even in mystery I love those connections #MSWL

Hannah Strouth
Literary Agent
TN • NYC • associate lit agent @jane_rotrosen • opinions my own • she/her
BookEnds Literary
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
53 AskAgent
127 Tips

*drumroll* 🥁

#MSWL time!

From @BookEndsJessica:

"Upmarket fiction about family, friendship, found family--especially focusing on marginalized characters. Recent reads I wish I’d repped: YINK, WHERE IS YOUR HUZBAND, A HISTORY OF WILD PLACES, THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME."

James McGowan
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, author, sitcom enthusiast, professional snacker… the usual. @bookendslit (he/him)
101 MSWL
18 AskAgent
7 Tips

In my inbox everyday looking for an exciting novel. I'd love an upmarket mystery with complex characters and a hooky crime, or family drama, or something that just catches me by surprise. Here's what I read in 2022. I did not dislike 1 yet. (titles in next tweet) #MSWL

Lucinda Literary - Agents to Bestselling Authors
Literary Agency
Literary #agency representing @nytimes and @WSJ bestsellers, leading #workshops for #writers on their path to #publishing , and sharing industry wisdom.

This week #MSWL is our formidable Jackie Ashton! Jackie represents writers in the categories of popular science, business, narrative nonfiction, memoir, and upmarket fiction.

To query Jackie, use the link below!

P.S. Literary Agency
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2131 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

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

Logan Harper
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @jane_rotrosen . Big fan of the em dash. (she/her) Opinions are mine. #MSWL at the link below.
Erin Clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // opinions my own // she/her
157 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

Adult: Horror of all stripes - psychological, body horror, folk horror, gothic, occult, hauntings, genre blends: horror/mystery, horror/thriller, etc. I gravitate more toward literary & upmarket writing than commercial.

YA: Same as above, basically!

Jessica Mileo
Literary Agent
Lit. Agent at @Inkwellmgmt | #BlackLivesMatter |🇨🇺 in publishing | 🌈 She/Her | My opinions are my own
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
2 Tips

-- OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH -- I'd love a queer take on pirates in the adult upmarket/book club space, in the vein of OUTLAWED but out at sea. I'd also be interested in this for YA or MG graphic novel!

Wendy Wong
Associate editor at Ballantine/@randomhouse. Food + books + insomnia = my life in a nutshell.

Pub Lunch official ✨ I’m beyond thrilled to be on Team Ballantine at @penguinrandom, acquiring commercial and upmarket fiction and nonfiction! A mini 🧵:

Literary Agent
literary agent @ the gernert company // stepmom // lover of owls. she/her.

And brief #MSWL moment: I’d love to find even more page-turning novels of complex joy that honor rather than blunt life’s sharper edges. I’m seeking too more literary & upmarket fiction from international writers whose stories are site-specific yet universally resonant. 💜

Ali Lake
Literary Agent
@JanklowNesbit | Queries to

My manuscript wishlist is live! Learn more about the nonfiction, fiction, and YA queries I'm interested in, and if you have a project that seems like a good fit, please send it my way!

Erica Bauman
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @AevitasCreative , writer, cat lady, musical theater superfan, TV watcher, donut obsessed, she/her. All views are my own.
148 MSWL
17 Tips

MG Genres I’m looking for: fantasy, contemporary, mystery, historical, horror, light/near-future sci-fi

YA: fantasy, contemporary, mystery, historical, horror, light sci-fi, romcom

Adult: light SFF, upmarket, horror, romcom

Melissa Edwards
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
209 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

I think I haven't mentioned what I'm looking for in a while: thrillers for adults and romance/rom-com for adults that have fresh hooks. Upmarket fiction from underrepresented perspectives. I am not open to expanding my children's list at the moment. #MSWL

Mariah Nichols
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at D4EO Literary Agency with a passion for books (Adult & YA) both nonfiction & fiction.

Adult Fiction:
(Women's fiction) psychological thrillers/suspense, mystery, & family/friendship drama. I gravitate towards upmarket/commercial.
(Contemporary Romance) rom-coms, rom-coms & more rom-coms! Would love to see more LGBTQ+, diversity, relatable, & unique plots.

Assistant Editor
assistant editor | writer | sometimes actor | founding member of @LatinxinPub and @PocPub | BTS! BTS! | Swiftie in training | messaging and data rates may apply
25 AskAgent

Norma @normajeanesays

Hello, literary agents! It’s been awhile since I’ve done this, so here’s a thread of #MSWL requests, aka the submissions I want to see in my inbox:

First off, work by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or disabled authors are always welcome in the genres I edit, which includes romance yes, but also mystery and thrillers, upmarket fiction, fiction with fantasy/sci-fi/ speculative elements that are mainstream crossovers, and nonfiction.

Nivia Evans
Senior Editor at Orbit/Redhook. PW Star Watch Superstar 2020. Openly Black. I read things...all the time.

I'm in the mood for some upmarket spec fic based on the Egyptian myths. I would also love to see an angsty, romantic, political, intense high fantasy series centered on Osiris and Isis. #mswl

Rachel Stark
Editor at @DisneyBooks ; formerly @01FirstSecond & more ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ she/her
114 MSWL
6 Tips

🌟Upmarket contemporary YA romance with substance, centering characters of traditionally marginalized identities
▫️Think: Furia, Felix Ever After, The Music of What Happens #MSWL

Rachel Stark
Editor at @DisneyBooks ; formerly @01FirstSecond & more ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ she/her
114 MSWL
6 Tips

BROADLY, I'm looking for big bets w/ high-concept commercial hooks, expert plotting & pacing, & the potential to become leads. My taste skews toward upmarket voices & art paired with a strong sales hook that can be summed up in an intriguing line or two. #MSWL

Dani Segelbaum
Literary Agent
literary agent @carolmannagency dani@carolmannagency .com