MJ Johnston
@FictionalMJ
Editor
Editor at Sourcebooks. Adult Fiction. Can be frequently heard saying "yes, I read books for a living" and "yes, I know guac is extra.” (she/her) 📚🎨
20 MSWL

have been listening to a lot of emotional relationship-driven apocalypse music lately (iykyk) and not sure I can do anything but #MSWL that ish 🤷🏼‍♀️

give me all that broken soulmate, leave me in a puddle, upmarket fiction pls and thank you!

Lauren is reading NONA THE NINTH
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
571 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

I love grounded, upmarket genre fiction. The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, The Rook, The Warehouse, Hench, Mexican Gothic, Station Eleven. When I reopen to queries on Sept 1, please send me books like this.

#mswl #sff #horror

ArtHouse Literary Agency | Accepting Submissions
@arthouselit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bold voices and promoting diversity in publishing. Submissions are open. querymanager.com/query/ArtHouse
10 MSWL
5 Tips

@GlamEditor_Girl Latoya would love to see high-concept commercial and upmarket fiction, particularly women's fiction and thriller. I am also open to nonfiction proposals but an established platform is a must! #MSWL #literaryagent #amquerying #WritingCommunity #writers

ArtHouse Literary Agency | Accepting Submissions
@arthouselit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bold voices and promoting diversity in publishing. Submissions are open. querymanager.com/query/ArtHouse
10 MSWL
5 Tips

Agent #MSWL Felice is particularly excited to see upmarket and literary fiction, especially in the sub genres of Southern Gothic and Magical Realism. If you're not sure if your manuscript is Magical Realism, check out Elizabeth Buege's post to be sure! elizabethbuege.com/magic-realism-…

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

4. YA & adult upmarket fiction with speculative elements—please, I want this coming out of my ears. Send me your weird stories that are grounded in our world. (Think: Catherine House, Nothing to See Here, Neverworld Wake, Black Mirror, Never Let Me Go)

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

Are there any books (or if anyone wants to pitch me one! query(at)psliterary(dot)com) about mixed up internet identities in a fun way (two people with the same name getting each others' emails and what not)? I'd be interested in a romcom or upmarket fiction in that space! #mswl

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 📚 Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens 👽 rock!
202 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

Ok I want an (off world) book in which a civilized technological (maybe emerging technological) society uncovers the remnants of a lost world, a different species, who once occupied their world, even achieved greater than them before their ruin. Literary or upmarket SFF?? #MSWL

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/

ArtHouse Literary Agency | Accepting Submissions
@arthouselit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bold voices and promoting diversity in publishing. Submissions are open. querymanager.com/query/ArtHouse
10 MSWL
5 Tips
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/

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor of graphic novels, novels & IP @DisneyBooks ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ gender’s a lie🤷‍♀️
114 MSWL
6 Tips

My taste skews toward upmarket and unforgettable voices and art—which HAS to be paired with a strong sales hook that can be summed up in an intriguing line or two. #MSWL 5/?

Jenn Baker (she/her)
@jbakernyc
Editor
Writer, Editor, @MinoritiesinPub #podcast , Baking enthusiast. Books: EVERYDAY PEOPLE (2018), FORGIVE ME NOT (2023). *Opinions are my own.*
3 MSWL
Emily Glenister
@emily_glenister
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @dhhlitagency | Events @goldsborobooks | Mentor @blkgirlwriters @ownedvoices | No query DMs please
3 MSWL

Delighted to say that my subs are back open again 🥳 I’m looking for female-led: snappy, gripping, book club fiction; upmarket women’s fiction; psych thrillers; ghost stories; modern twists on classics - there’s more info on my agent page on DHH website. Send me your work! #MSWL

Eerie Chimera 🎃
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking authentic stories by traditionally underpublished voices ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstacklinktr.ee/erniechiara
71 MSWL

⟡ Afrofuturist Fantasy, Africanfuturist SF, or any BIPOC SF/F story with BIPOC characters. Send me everything that comps Nnedi Okorafor or N.K. Jemisin.

⟡ Literary or Upmarket Magical Realism like Carlos Ruiz Zafón's THE SHADOW OF THE WIND.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

Gretchen Schmid
@gl_schmid
Editor
dance enthusiast, amateur violinist, French translator, book editor @harperviabooks “How terrible it is not to have any opinions!” —Chekhov, The Darling
4 MSWL

This pandemic and the general greyness of life rn (see my last tweet lol) has made me obsessed with reading ambitious epics with happy endings. Diana Gabaldon, Ken Follett, Deb Harkness...agents, pls send me your upmarket adult historical fantasy/romance! #mswl

Lauren is reading NONA THE NINTH
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
571 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

Thanks to a chat with @jennychen_jc, I now have the perfect way of describing the kind of upmarket suspense I want to read:

"Roselle Lim, with a body Body Count" 😂

#MSWL

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Agent at the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Lifelong New Yorker and forever bookworm. she/her
75 MSWL
10 Tips

Also on the adult end I would love to find commercial and upmarket friendship focused stories that really show the complexities of modern female friendship--good bad ugly and everything in between #mswl

Zabé/Z. R. Ellor
@ZREllor
Literary Agent
Bestselling author of MAY THE BEST MAN WIN🏈| SILK FIRE🐉| ACTING THE PART (12/7/22)🎥| assoc. agent @JDLitAgency | rep @RedPenKaitlyn | opinions mine | he/they
223 MSWL
3 AskAgent
29 Tips

#MSWL I’m really eager to see adult contemporary upmarket fiction about coming into your queer identity. Think bookclub-with-a-twist