rebecca kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
senior editor @ rick riordan presents+disney hyperion. 🇰🇷✡️. she/her.
51 MSWL
7 AskAgent

a more complete 2022 #mswl is coming, but in the meantime here are some v specific things i am looking for in ✨YA✨this year:

-dark whimsy
-stories ft BIPOC on the aro/ace spectrum
-ballet stories from a non-cishet non-female POV
-anything inspired by THE MUMMY (and ft BIPOC)

Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: Hugo Award-nominated Senior Editor of adult & YA speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
155 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Maggie Sadler
@msadler_writing
Literary Agent
storyteller | editor | literary agent apprentice | wilderness urchin | otherwise charming
4 MSWL

In YA I'm hoping to find:
🌱#OwnVoices folklore-inspired fantasies with lush, immersive aesthetics and series potential
🌱Heroines that are equal parts gentle and resilient
🌱#DarkAcademia fantasies with morally ambiguous, sharply intelligent protagonists
🌱Pirates ☠️
#MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
32 MSWL

Love, love #YA girl friendships with bite -- and I don't mean vampires (though I could!). Think: Undead Girl Gang or Marlena for young adults. #MSWL #amquerying

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
32 MSWL

ALWAYS want #YA whodunnits/mysteries that are puzzle-y or riddle-strewn and have touches of humor and lively characters in the spirit of Agatha Christie, like #TrulyDevious or the Inheritance Games series. #MSWL #amquerying

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
32 MSWL

I'm looking for #YA survival stories in the vein of #Yellowjackets (the teen timeline), #TheWilds or even something like Wilder Girls. Questions! Mysteries! A hint at mystical or fantastical without going full fantasy. #MSWL #amquerying

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
32 MSWL

Caitlin White @caitforestell

To writers who submitted before I closed last time: I still have a handful of outstanding full manuscripts that I am reading, and I will be getting back to everyone soon! Thank you for your patience and understanding through a busy fall and holiday season.

And to help #amquerying writers, here's some of my #mswl in a thread.

ALWAYS looking to partner with and support writers of color, writers who live with disabilities (me too!), neurodiverse writers, and otherwise underserved and underrepresented authors in #YA and #MG.

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Agent
editor | associate agent @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of shark movies and em dashes (she/her) 🫀
32 MSWL

Hello #amquerying and #amwriting writers! I am open to queries again starting right now! I only accept #YA and #MG fiction at this time. You can submit to me here with your query letter and first 10 pages: QueryManager.com/caitlinwhite

If you need any help, please DM me!
A thread!

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2030 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“YA non-fiction: Memoir, essay collections, you name it. Queer There & Everywhere is probably my favorite YA non-fic title in recent memory, and a great example of what I’d like to see.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent

An interviewer asked me if a writer were to write something directly for me, what would it be. The first thing that came to mind was a MG or YA queer cozy paranormal mystery. #mswl

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

(🧵4/7) ❤️ #Romance: Any can apply, but here are the subgenres/themes we want the most:
-Historical romance, contemporary, and romantic suspense novels.
-We also accept romantic comedies, LGBTQ+, young adult/new adult romance, etc.
If you don't see your genre, please apply. #MSWL

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

We are accepting manuscript submissions!! 🔥 We publish adult, young adult (16+), and new adult fiction. 😍 This is what we are currently looking for: (thread) #MSWL

Any subgenre can apply, but those are the subgenres/themes we really want to publish in 2022/2023. (Thread 1/7)

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

That's it for now!

For YA submissions, send a query letter + first 3 chapters to Flux at: submissions@northstareditions.com

For MG submissions, send a query letter + first 3 chapters to Jolly Fish Press at: submit@jollyfishpress.com

Can't wait to read your stories! #mswl

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

-Immersive YA high fantasy and sci-fi with well-defined rules (be it unique magic systems or technology)

-YA inspired by or reimagining folklore or mythology

-Humorous, voice-y MG, as well as MG that recognizes the harder truths of the world while being ultimately hopeful
#mswl

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

-YA stories featuring LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse main characters, as well as feminist, post-colonial, intersectional, and environmentally conscious themes.
Diverse ensemble casts welcome.
I also love my found families and strong friendships.
#mswl

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

-Similarly, YA stories with a point. I’m always asking myself, “What is this story trying to say?”

BONUS if that “point” is wrapped up in thrilling plot, sparkling dialogue, an emotional arc, and to-die-for characters.

#mswl

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

More specifically, I’m seeking:

-Engaging, escapist YA that also offers social commentary. Bonus for genre-blending. Do you have a sci-fi thriller that interrogates what it means to be human? A horror fantasy that comments on the immigrant experience? Send it my way!

#mswl

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

Generally, I’m looking for YA contemporary, thriller, mystery, horror, historical fiction, high fantasy, and sci-fi stories.

In MG, I’m looking for contemporary, action/adventure, mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi stories. #mswl

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior acquiring editor @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress . Fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Cats. Tweets are my own. she/her
14 MSWL

Heads up, writers and agents: @JollyFishPress and @fluxbooks are now OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS!!!

I'm so excited to dive in to your submissions and find my next favorite YA and MG! Here’s what’s on my #MSWL

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

And finally, there's definitely crossover in the subject matter that interests me in graphic novels vs. novels! If you have an MG or YA novel that fits my GN wishlist, have your agent send it! If you have a GN for any age that fits my novel wishlist, same! #MSWL