Ciara Smith
@ciarasmithwrite
Literary Agent
AuDHD, disabled, and LGBTQIA+. She/her/they/them. Writing screenplays and editing books. Literary Agent Apprentice @ Corvisiero Literary Agency
15 MSWL

Took a nap and up late so wanted to do a #mswl post of things I'm missing in my submissions that I didn't realize I needed lol

Historical: Either 70s/Vietnam War/ACROSS THE UNIVERSE vibes, WW1 and 2, even though it's a tough market, and old Historical, like empires,

Louise Buckley
@LouiseMBuckley
Literary Agent
Editorial Consultant & writing coach. Former Literary Agent and in-house Editor. Trained primary school teacher. Mum. She/Her. DM about editorial feedback.
15 MSWL

I've updated my agent #mswl and added a few more categories! Specifically, I'd love to see some:
-commercial fiction set during the Second World War, like The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah or The Midwife of Auschwitz
-I recently loved The Last List of Mabel Beaumont

H.AlOmari
@inkbyomari
Editor
✨📖 Editor 📑✨ @shaherazadshelf || ☪️🕊️revert || 🇵🇸💍 تحيا جنين
15 MSWL

Historical Fiction • romance, war & conflict (e.g. Palestinian). Open to ancient to near modern time periods.

Non-fiction • some Islamic history, memoirs (esp. reverts to Islam)

H.AlOmari
@inkbyomari
Editor
✨📖 Editor 📑✨ @shaherazadshelf || ☪️🕊️revert || 🇵🇸💍 تحيا جنين
15 MSWL

Historical Fiction • romance, war & conflict (e.g. Palestinian). Open to ancient to near modern time periods.

Non-fiction • some Islamic history, memoirs (esp. reverts to Islam)

H.AlOmari
@inkbyomari
Editor
✨📖 Editor 📑✨ @shaherazadshelf || ☪️🕊️revert || 🇵🇸💍 تحيا جنين
15 MSWL

Historical Fiction • romance, war & conflict (e.g. Palestinian), Open to ancient to near modern time periods

Non-fiction • some Islamic history, memoirs (esp. reverts to Islam)

Saskia Leach
@saskialeach_
Literary Assistant
📖 Agent’s Assistant at @KNLitAgency and Secretary of the AAA Bridge Committee 💬 "You chose looks. I chose books." 📚 #RespectRomFic
12 MSWL
2 AskAgent
10 Queries

#amwriting & #amquerying writers, I'm looking for contemporary cosy crime in an unconventional setting, a character-driven WW2 story with female espionage (think Heather Morris), and a Lucy Foley-esque locked room psychological thriller that revolves around toxic friendship #mswl

Foyinsi Adegbonmire
@Foyinsi_Pub
Editor
(Foe-yin-see); 🇳🇬; She/Her; Associate Editor (MCPG); opinions my own; 2021 PW Star Watch Honoree; if you aren’t actively fighting against all oppression…why?
19 MSWL
Dr. Jaymee Goh
@jhameia
Editor
science fiction & fantasy writer, editrix of @TachyonPub , Clarion '16, UCR PhD '17, VP @my_writers
11 MSWL

XIRAN, Chinese History Educational Memer @XiranJayZhao

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hi, yes, I would like to put "sorcerous bird women falling in love from opposing sides of a war" into the #MSWL category of "will never get old" kthx

Alyza Liu
@alyzaliu
Editor
🌙 刘天舒 • editor @simonkids & @simonteen , opinions mine • 中EN都OK • spicy chip enthusiast, emoji connoisseur, 可盐可甜 • she/her/他; be unassimilable
49 MSWL

i think a lot (like a LOT) about the wasted potential of this relationship, so if anyone has any angsty generals/princes on opposing sides of a war dynamics, i would ❤️ to see it! #MSWL

Kelly Peterson
@LitAgentKelly
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @reesagency . Twitter Valkyrie. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.✌🏻
263 MSWL
217 AskAgent
40 Queries
115 Tips
Kelly Peterson
@LitAgentKelly
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @reesagency . Twitter Valkyrie. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.✌🏻
263 MSWL
217 AskAgent
40 Queries
115 Tips

For whatever reason, I’m really craving some historical MG, YA, and Adult right now. Scotland history and mythology in the Jacobites time, Louis the XIV court intrigue, French Revolution YA, Spanish Civil War, House of Savoy unification of Italy, Russian Revolution, etc.. #MSWL

Robbie Guillory
@RobbieGuillory
Literary Agent
Agent at Underline Literary Agency 'Really knows his onions. Pretty clued up on books and stuff too.' Neil Lancaster
10 MSWL
107 AskAgent

3.WW1 or WW2 stories that aren’t acts of derring-do. What about the people left behind, or those in the factories?
Got a character like Tilly Shilling? Get it in my inbox.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_…
#MSWL #amwriting

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
322 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

So, yes!, I'm still open to WWII stories. But I really want to see a fresh perspective, so go out there and find the story that hasn't been told yet. #mswl

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
322 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

Or Sandra Bolzenius's GLORY IN THEIR SPIRIT, which tells the stories of four African American women who fought against the Army's segregation policies. #MSWL

goodreads.com/book/show/3645…

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
322 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

And I'm open to nonfiction about WWII as well, especially books about the now forgotten women who played such a huge part in the War. #mswl

goodreads.com/book/show/4059…

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
322 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

I think there are still a ton of stories we can tell with regard to the War's Pacific front. Sara Ackerman's books set in Hawaii during the War are great examples. #mswl

goodreads.com/book/show/3521…

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
322 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

Rosella Postorino's AT THE WOLF'S TABLE, which tells the story of the women who were forced to act as Hitler's food tasters. #MSWL

goodreads.com/book/show/3986…

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
322 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

So, what do I mean by a fresh perspective? Here are some examples. #mswl

Julie Orringer's THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO, based on the true story of Varian Fry's attempt to save Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust:

goodreads.com/book/show/4155…

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
322 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

BUT, my #amquerying friends, you must show me a perspective on the War that's fresh and new and like nothing I've seen before to get me interested. If I feel like I can go to my local bookstore and easily pick up 10 books with a premise similar to yours, I'm going to pass. #mswl