Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
156 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
FlanneryLiteraryAssociate☃️❄️
@FlanneryLitera1
Literary Agent
Associate Lit Agent. I go by Dan. PB/MG/YA Please follow submission guidelines. Thanks 🏳️‍🌈 A book can inspire a child. A child can inspire the world.
18 MSWL
2 AskAgent
16 Tips

My 1st #MSWL post for 2021.

I enjoy Shakespeare. I'd like to see a queer take on Shakespeare for #YA or #MG or even #PB.

We aren't actively looking at queries RN so it's ok to wait to submit until Jan. 4

#WritingCommunity #amquerying #amwriting

Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/her 🌹
34 MSWL
1 Tips
Mary Altman
@marykaltman
Editor
She/Her LGBTQIA+ gamer, geek, book nerd, and Sourcebooks editor. All opinions are my own.
11 MSWL

Speaking of being in the mind-space to read a lot: hey, spooky Twitter! Send me your novel-length subs! Full + synopsis + query to horror@sourcebooks.com. Adult and YA welcome. #MSWL

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
Editorial gremlin (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork #weneeddiversebooks #wndb art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
109 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Unrelated to all things (people talking about queen’s gambit which I have not seen yet), I would love a fictional #MG or #YA chess book on my list - prose or graphic novel, I just wanna read your chess words #mswl

Rebecca Kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
kidlit editor @ inkyard/harpercollins. ACAB. 🇰🇷 korean. 🧀 sconnie. 🔯 jewish. she, her. opinions are my own. #currentlyreading : interior chinatown
24 MSWL
7 AskAgent

finally, i'm still looking for my ✨YA indiana jones✨ re-telling, with the mc taking cultural artifacts back from museums and returning them to their countries of origin. plz plz plz send this to me. #mswl

Rebecca Kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
kidlit editor @ inkyard/harpercollins. ACAB. 🇰🇷 korean. 🧀 sconnie. 🔯 jewish. she, her. opinions are my own. #currentlyreading : interior chinatown
24 MSWL
7 AskAgent

i want stories with big hooks that are stuffed with YA tropes 🥰 and center BIPOC. i'm a big fan of stories about "lasts" (the last day of school, the last summer before college, the last dance, the last chance) #mswl

Rebecca Kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
kidlit editor @ inkyard/harpercollins. ACAB. 🇰🇷 korean. 🧀 sconnie. 🔯 jewish. she, her. opinions are my own. #currentlyreading : interior chinatown
24 MSWL
7 AskAgent

i'm desperate for diverse, commercial, soap-y, contemporary YA that is both highly aspirational and has high emotional stakes. basically, if it feels like a shonda rhimes show in book form, with teenagers, I MUST HAVE IT #mswl

Rebecca Kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
kidlit editor @ inkyard/harpercollins. ACAB. 🇰🇷 korean. 🧀 sconnie. 🔯 jewish. she, her. opinions are my own. #currentlyreading : interior chinatown
24 MSWL
7 AskAgent
Sarah McCabe
@sarahrmccabe
Editor
Editor at S&S/Margaret K. McElderry. Aspiring Starfleet officer. Potential vampire slayer in training. (She/her)
25 MSWL

I want a YA book that vibes like Taylor Swift's Evermore. #mswl

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
124 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

Could you describe it as something like "upmarket fiction with a twist of weird"? That's my jam. Think NOTHING TO SEE HERE, CATHERINE HOUSE, THE AGE OF MIRACLES, THE RIVERMAN, THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER. Send me your weirds, please - MG, YA, adult!

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
124 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

In MG, I want to see contemporary of all kinds, creepy/spooky stories, & again, grounded fantasy or speculative. In YA, I'd love to see more thriller, horror, Gothic, grounded fantasy or speculative, contemporary, rom-coms, & really lush literary fic.

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
92 MSWL

Contemp YA with a fresh perspective, gorgeous prose, and a strong hook (a small ask). Some of my favorite reads in 2020: WHO I WAS WITH HER, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN, LOVE FROM A TO Z, COLOR ME IN, CAMP, PARACHUTES, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS, and THE SUMMER OF EVERYTHING #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
92 MSWL

Paranormal YA fantasy (can we just call it that again?) Vampires and vampiric beasties, especially queer, especially non-western versions—give me the manananggal! The pontianak! The estrie! But really, any creature that lives a little outside the mainstream and in shadows #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
92 MSWL

YA Magic Realism in its traditional meaning as a movement of Latin American fiction; here's a great article on the meaning of the genre as what Anna-Marie McLemore calls “a literary and cultural language," along with stellar examples #MSWL

tor.com/2020/04/30/the…

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
92 MSWL

Queer YA genre fiction of any kind. Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller (I didn't know I liked thrillers, but SURRENDER YOUR SONS got me this year), Sci-fi, Romance, Historical, Horror (as long as it's not too grisly; think Hill House, not Halloween). Most especially from QBIPOC #MSWL

Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/WF/SFF for the Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE (‘21) and FROM DUST, A FLAME (‘22) next. She/they. Rep @ericsmithrocks
92 MSWL

Becca Podato Latkes with Applesauce @RebeccaPodos

Hey writers! As my QM page says, I’m closed to queries for the rest of the year, and aiming to respond to all queries within the next few weeks with a goal of opening up on January 4 (time and toddlers willing). So, what am I looking for in 2021? Here's a handy #MSWL thread:

Jewish YA fantasy, from contemporary with “incidentally” Jewish characters to second-world fantasy with Judaism built into its bones. IN FACT, any ownvoices fantasy featuring or built around a minority religion (just, you know, be honest with yourself about what that means) #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries!
@AlyssaJennette
Literary Agent
I ask a lot of questions. Painfully earnest. Art school grad (MICA '10). Lawful Good. Literary #Agentry at @StonesongNYC . Silence is not peace.
190 MSWL
165 Queries
5 Tips
Katherine Harrison
@KidlitKat
Editor
senior editor (@knopfbfyr), songwriter, outdoorsperson // she/her 🌹
34 MSWL
1 Tips