Ella Kahn
@elladkahn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @dkwlitagency #mswl upmarket contemporary & historical fiction; children's & YA; narrative non-fic. Loves cooking, history, art, design, singing!
4 MSWL
1 AskAgent
Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & kettlebells. She/Her
396 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

In my world the focus is on literary, upmarket & women’s fiction as well as mystery & suspense. #mswl

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

When our @PSLiterary query inbox opens again for the New Year please send me adult commercial/upmarket novels that are 70-85k. I would love some short and punchy novels. I don't want to read anything over 90k right now. My attention span (& the rest of the world) is SHORT. #mswl

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
161 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

Could you describe it as something like "upmarket fiction with a twist of weird"? That's my jam. Think NOTHING TO SEE HERE, CATHERINE HOUSE, THE AGE OF MIRACLES, THE RIVERMAN, THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER. Send me your weirds, please - MG, YA, adult!

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
161 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

When I reopen to queries in Jan., my wishlist is going to look different than it does now. In adult fic, I am really going to want to see upmarket fiction & book club fiction, literary fic, rom-coms, mystery, domestic & psychological thrillers, horror, & grounded speculative fic.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 lit agent @WCA_LitAgency 📖 advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA 🐕‍🦺 recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿ clients #SpineSquad 📘
167 MSWL
12 Queries
70 Tips

5/ About 31% of my list is SFF, but I am at an agency with a fantastic track record in literary fiction. I would love to read more upmarket, contemporary, and lit fic by emerging authors, especially (but not exclusively) living in Canada.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2311 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 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/

Ella Kahn
@elladkahn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @dkwlitagency #mswl upmarket contemporary & historical fiction; children's & YA; narrative non-fic. Loves cooking, history, art, design, singing!
4 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Ella Kahn @elladkahn

All of which to say - I may do a *short* open subs window in January, but I will assess my workload this side of Christmas and make a decision then. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and I hope it helps to have transparency on the process twitter.com/elladkahn/stat…

Excited to say I'll be open to submissions again from 4th Jan - 28th Feb 2021! Looking for upmarket women's fic, speculative fic, crime/thrillers, and YA. I'm in the mood for feel-good books, characters I can root for, emotionally driven stories, immersive settings & imagination!

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

I’m not closing to queries, but I am more behind than I’d like. Come January I’ll post my #MSWL mostly in mystery, suspense, upmarket, women’s & literary fiction. I also want select nonfiction.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2311 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 psliterary.com/submissions/

Amy Stapp
@AmyStappNY
Literary Agent
Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny
28 MSWL
10 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
VP & Agent at Irene Goodman. Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/vict…
100 MSWL
44 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 (she/her) 🧋
@TiffanyDiahann
Editor
Editor & Manager, Acquisitions Outreach @StMartinsPress • Foodie • Tattoo + Tea Addict • Siren of Sass • Opinions are mine • 🇨🇦-🇺🇲 (🇯🇲🇮🇳🇨🇳)
110 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 | she/her
73 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
Literary agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum, Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books 📚🦄🧙🏽‍♂️🐲🧞‍♀️👾🤖💃🏽🕵️‍♀️👮🏽‍♀️✍🏾📚
102 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Margaret Danko
@MarsDanko
Literary Agent
(Queries Closed til 9/30) Literary Agent with @paperoverboard1 at @iglabooks . Terrible cleric. Made of dark comedy and tarot cards. 💜🤍🖤🇵🇷
1 MSWL
Marina de Pass
@marinadepass
Literary Agent
Literary agent @TheSohoAgencyUK & YA author of THE YEAR AFTER YOU. Nina/Marina - I answer to both
5 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

Hattie Grunewald
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. She/her. Great job, great hair. RNA Agent of the Year 2020. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
51 MSWL
4 AskAgent

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
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
161 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 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.