Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
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

Here's what I'm looking for in NOVELS:
🌟High-concept YA fantasy and speculative fiction, especially that which uses the conventions of its genre to critique, subvert, or illuminate a truth about our world
▫️Think: Raybearer, Graceling, Dread Nation, The Witch King #MSWL

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
63 MSWL
8 Tips

Since I'm open to queries again:
MUST HAVE: Adult romance only. NO YA. Fantasy or sci-fi sub-genre ONLY.
Prefer: High heat level
#MSWL list:
1. Vampires or witches (still looking for something different)
2. mystery & humor even if dark
3. Bridgerton w/PR element
4. Surprise me

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
274 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
362 Tips

For YA, I'm more turning to Historical, Contemporary, and Contemporary Romance. Super selective on Fantasy and Paranormal right now, though would still love to see concepts on witches or ghosts (and vamps if unique!)
#querytip #amquerying #writingcommunity

samantha s. fabien
@samanthashnh
Literary Agent
✞ 🇭🇹 Literary Agent @RootLiterary . Pan🌈. I’m the ultimate hype woman™️ for great people & great books—she/her✨📚🌗
50 MSWL
1 AskAgent

Miscellaneous things I’d love in my inbox? 📥

• horror pied piper reimagining!
• queer Dorian Gray
• queer MG 💚
• sex-positive, body positive YA rom-coms
• BIPOC witches, seers, and mediums
• BIPOC in and writing crime fiction & speculative fic
• isolated thrillers

5/

Emily Forney
@EmilyKaitlinnn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit • Vampire Enthusiast • Pop culture writer • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
20 MSWL
16 AskAgent

✨taps mic✨

I am open to queries. I repeat: I am open to queries.

What do I want? Who knows. I mean, I do know. Maybe some fae, some smutty fantasy romance, maybe some gay witches, I don’t know let’s also throw in a himbo or two.

I am open to queries.

That is all.
#mswl

Hannah VanVels Ausbury ❄️⛄️
@hannahvanvels
Literary Agent
📚✏️Literary Agent @belcastr | Editor | Writer | #RevPit | Devoted German shepherd & cat mom | She/her | QueryMe.Online/HannahVanVels☕️🍷
41 MSWL
55 AskAgent
58 Queries
3 Tips

In Middle Grade, I'd love to see:
🧢Fantasy inspired by myths, folklore, or legends—especially if it's not European
🧢Historical that centers POC stories
🧢Contemporary with an environmental bent
🧢Horror with ghosts, creepy crawlies, and witches
🧢 Earth-based sci-fi

Christa Heschke
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
57 MSWL
13 Tips

I also love paranormal elements like monsters and ghosts. And anything witchy! I love characters fighting their own "inner demons” too! I'm selectively open to elements like vampires.

Any atmospheric setting--e.g. an eerie seaside town might be cool!

Tara Gonzalez
@taratgonzalez
Literary Agent
Agent/Social Media at @emliterary . Dota 2 Social Media/Managing. Has an unashamed love for terrible reality dating tv. Cuban-American. She/her.
5 MSWL
Tiffany Shelton (she/her) on hiatus until 2022 🎄
@TiffanyDiahann
Editor
Editor & Manager, Acquisitions Outreach @StMartinsPress • Foodie • Tattoo + Tea Addict • Siren of Sass • Opinions are mine • 🇯🇲🇮🇳🇨🇳 • no unsolicited mss
104 MSWL
2 AskAgent
2 Tips

Happy Spooky Season!! I always want spooky books (especially witchy stuff) but I'm really in the mood for vampires a la THE MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES. Definitely also time for a re-read. #MSWL

Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Bent Agency. Closed to queries. I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. She/her
32 MSWL
1 Tips

- Something “earthy”—be that a lyrical picture book about environmentalism or a MG hiking action-adventure or a darkly atmospheric YA that takes place in a forest or anything in between
- MG and YA with rural settings
- Witches, boarding schools, sister bonds
(3/3; #MSWL)

Melissa Danaczko
@mad2034
Literary Agent
Agent at the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency. She/Her
23 MSWL

I was updating my Manuscript Wish List and it got auto-corrected to Manuscript WITCH List and I think I'm just going to leave it at that. Send me all the witchy stuff. #mswl

Theresa Cole
@TheresaMCole
Editor
Acquiring Editor for 🦉 @CityOwlPress and #MysticOwlBooks . 🦉 INFJ Addicted to 🌞sunshine, ☕️coffee, 🏍motorcycle riding, and ⛺camping.
25 MSWL
1 Tips

Let's have a little fun with the #mswl this time. ;)

I'd love to see a clan of witches who ride motorcycles! Maybe they have their own club...

Clara Chuiton ✨
@LiteraryClara
Literary Agent
literary associate at Olswanger Literary // romance writer // mother to a cat // 💫 OPEN TO QUERIES 💫// pp by @makowwka
8 MSWL

ADULT ROMANCE (2/2)

🔮Paranormal, but ghosts and witches rather than vampires and werewolves

🎬Relationships in the public eye (think THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO)

💥Unlikable heroines! Enemies-to-lovers!

🔥 All heat levels

Eleanor Hinkle
@eleanorghinkle
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor, Clarion Books @ClarionBooks @ClarionTeen at HarperCollins • always down for a good horror movie or musical • she/her 💖💜💙• opinions my own
2 MSWL

#mswl for YA and MG, Halloween edition:
- small town murder
- vampires!
- houses, hotels, etc. with minds of their own
- curses of any kind
- demons, goblins, general spooky denizens
- fall festivals
- cozy MG, witchy or not

Agents, if you have any of the above, pls reach out!

Theresa Cole
@TheresaMCole
Editor
Acquiring Editor for 🦉 @CityOwlPress and #MysticOwlBooks . 🦉 INFJ Addicted to 🌞sunshine, ☕️coffee, 🏍motorcycle riding, and ⛺camping.
25 MSWL
1 Tips
Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
790 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips
Eric, Book Publisher
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one fiction book at a time! ☺️ Tag me if you have book recs!
14 MSWL
8 Tips

#Fantasy #MSWL

Low fantasy, high fantasy, parallel universes, fringe, urban, magic, magical realism, heroes, superheroes, witches, robots/AI, dying earth, historical, lost worlds, dystopian, futuristic, time travel, utopia, colonization, with romance, slipstream, etc.