Focused Artists
@FocusedArtists
Literary Agency
Executive Director at Focused Artists/ Director of Media Rights, Translation Rights Agent, Jr Lit Agent at Context Literary Agency/ Latiné
5 MSWL
Esty Downes
@estywrites
Literary Agent
associate literary agent @arthouselit • ✡️📚🌈🍓 editor @SouthRevBooks • SCBWI • sweet + ungovernable •
13 MSWL
Felice Laverne
@bookgurufelice
Literary Agent
Founder & Lit Agent @arthouselit | Rep @oczoroadnama @translitagency | #BookEditor | Celeb #Ghostwriter | #BookTwitter | Always the most fun gal in the room 😎
7 MSWL

Witty & satirical upmarket women’s fiction that reveals a nasty side to a major industry (i.e. fashion, film, etc.) as in The Other Black Girl or The Devil Wears Prada. #writingcommunity /5

Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
20 MSWL
2 Tips

In that nebulous category of "literary/upmarket fiction," I favor character-driven narratives in which identity is the unique lens through which the character engages with society, but it's not the story in itself. Trauma, turmoil—these should be vehicles for understanding

Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
20 MSWL
2 Tips

It pains me to do this, but I'll be closing to YA/MG queries for a while starting at the end of this month. My focus right now is on signing adult literary/upmarket fiction & nonfiction, and I want to give fair consideration to my existing backlog of kidlit queries. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I am always looking for creepy horror stories for middle grade, young adult, or adult readers.I’m seeking an upmarket horror fairy tale retelling."
Maria Vicente #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Looking for a juicy upmarket thiller/slasher like THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP, ACTS OF VIOLET, and/or GOODBYE EARL."
@readbystephanie #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Olivia Maidment
@liv_maidment
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @MMLitAgency | she/her
8 MSWL

I've given my what I'm looking for a bit of a tidy up. If you are a writer of literary, upmarket, and book club fiction seeking representation, I'd love to hear from you! #MSWL #amwriting #amquerying
madeleinemilburn.co.uk/agents/olivia-maidment/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I'm on the lookout for upmarket/commercial/book club fiction highlighting childless (and happy about it) adults AND stories about co-parenting."
@readbystephanie #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Julie Gourinchas
@literaryfey
Literary Assistant
she/they 🌿 literary flâneuse @BLM_Agency . 🇫🇷🇺🇸 in 🇬🇧. intellectual (non-practicing). likes: literary fiction, cheap wine, Aragorn II Elessar. views mine.
47 MSWL
C.L. Geisler
@clgslr
Literary Agent
thriller author - rep’d by @kissedbyink | associate literary agent @arthouselit | she/her
29 MSWL

I am really craving stories with more upmarket or literary voices—especially in a quieter story with a really unique or surprising premise.

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Upmarket fiction I loved (from the past year or two): LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU, NOTES ON AN EXECUTION, THE GLASS HOTEL, and MARRYING THE KETCHUPS.”
@carlywatters #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Seeking upmarket speculative fiction—grounded fantasy, magical realism, and horror—comparable to stories by Angela Carter, Gregory Maguire, Naomi Novik, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Helen Oyeyemi."
Maria Vicente #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Kayla Cichello
@SeriousKayla
Literary Agent
Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Open to PB - YA. See website for query info. Native Texan. Hook 'Em Horns. Beach Lover. Banana Bread Baker. All opinions = mine.
4 MSWL

Fall 2023 #MSWL
YA thrillers or rom-coms with a fresh twist
MG magical realism or high concept action/adventure
Illustrators or author/illustrators

Select Adult manuscripts in upmarket fiction and contemporary romance

Awkward/ridiculous/LOL in any genre

#amquerying

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I'm interested in upmarket thrillers that use an engaging thriller premise to explore personal/social issues – THE ECHO WIFE and WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING are two of my all-time favourite books."
@roseferrao #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Jemiscoe Chambers-Black
@Jemiscoe
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @AndreaBrownLit -Authors & Illustrators. Wife, mom of 3, MFA grad, & former Asst. Director for film & TV. querymanager.com/query/Jemiscoe
26 MSWL

Upmarket! Something commercial w/gorgeous writing, featuring people who are not okay bc sometimes we're not okay. I want to feel the spectrum of emotions. Break my 💔, tell me the story out of order or backward. Familial or friendship stories or just a strong cast of characters.

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
36 MSWL
16 Tips

“I want to lose sleep over the characters” - Mira, loosely translated

Check out what else is on Mira’s #MSWL here: corvisieroagency.com/mira-landry.html

#WritingCommmunity #amquerying

Carolyn Forde
@Cforde_litagent
Literary Agent
Partner, Senior literary Agent at Transatlantic Literary Agency ❤️ President of PACLA,.... No queries on Twitter pls
2 MSWL

I’m currently closed for queries UNLESS you have an upmarket novel where cats play a major part. It’s my wish so I’m putting it out there. You can DM me an elevator pitch - only if the mss is currently polished and ready tho! #catbook #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2641 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"I'm looking for upmarket drama, thrillers, and horror for the millennial and Gen Z crowd."
@readbystephanie #MSWL
psliterary.com/submissions/

Latoya C. Smith
@GlamEditor_Girl
Literary Agent
Award-winning Lit Agent & Editor, Ghostwriter, Consultant; Founder of LCS Literary Services

And to all my commercial fiction #amquerying authors, I am looking for very specific genres of commercial upmarket fiction. See below 😊