Megan Carroll
@MeganACarroll
Literary Agent
Essex Girl by way of Ireland, Burma & India. Literary Agent at @watsonlittle , @GoldsmithsUoL Alum, TV binge watcher and compulsive reader. 👩🏽‍🦰 (she/her)
15 MSWL

In YA, I’d love to find a big epic love story that’s contemporary and someone writing horror for this age group too. I loved A Good Girls Guide to Murder and would be keen to see anything akin to that.

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
104 MSWL
193 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

If you have a friendship breakup book, especially following the aftermath (in MG or YA), then I'd love to see it. Or even friends who realize they're not right for each other anymore.

Friendship breakups are painful!

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
104 MSWL
193 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries @Megan_Manzano

I will open back up to queries tomorrow! 🥳 In preparation, I'd like to do a #MSWL thread about what I'd love to see in my inbox.

As always, I'm on the lookout for queer representation. I'd particularly love to see:

1. More identity discovery/first crushes in MG
2. Sapphic YA rom-coms
3. More queer works by BIPOC authors
4. Queer stories w/ happy endings
5. Supportive queer found families

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie for life, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
186 Tips

At the moment, I'd say I want to see YA and MG that leads with joy. Falling in love. Doing something exciting. Exploring new worlds. Kids with quirky passions. Humor. Families (of all configurations) that love each other. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie for life, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
186 Tips

I like fantasy and fanciful books, but it has to offer something new. High-fantasy YA was my biggest query category in 2020 and had the highest rejection rate as a result. I'd prefer contemporary with a splash, or just something really fresh. #MSWL #querytip

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
Kidlit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie for life, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena. She/her.
90 MSWL
3 AskAgent
186 Tips

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth

I'm reopening to queries on Monday, January 11th. In advance of that: some #MSWL for the new year! Don't know how NEW any of this is, but...hey, fresh content for the timeline. pic.twitter.com/5BAqU4ZiFo

Forever and always: commercial, plot-driven fiction for MG and YA. I have more room for MG. I am flexible on genre, but don't love gore or problem novels. I'm more interested in kids going on adventures than Only Suffering With Issues. (obvs kids do have issues in life) #MSWL

Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary/Queer Bi 🏳️‍🌈 I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
199 MSWL
214 AskAgent
175 Tips

I open to queries on MONDAY! Here is my current #MSWL.
Genres:
Adult scifi, fantasy, horror (pref w/speculative elements)
YA Contemporary, scifi, fantasy
I am temporarily CLOSED to adult romance, and PB&MG.

The details (thread):

Sara Schonfeld
@SaraSchon
Editor
HarperCollins @KTegenBooks editorial, superhero fan, nerd, cookie lover. Author of BIRTHDAY ON MARS!
26 MSWL
Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
15 MSWL

There’s not room to hype all of the interesting and underrated YA NF out there, but I’m open to anything. Comps include AMERICANIZED: REBEL WITHOUT A GREEN CARD; THE BELOVED WORLD OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR; BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE MAKING OF A LEGEND; GIRL CODE; #NOTYOURPRINCESS; and SHOUT

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
15 MSWL

Karen McManus is the current YA mystery gold standard, and I’d love a comp to any of her titles. But I’d also love a creepier THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE; a manuscript as twisty as DANGEROUS GIRLS; or a straight-up horror, like WILDER GIRLS. Give me tension and action!

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
15 MSWL

My hands-down favorite YA dystopian is SCYTHE, so come at me with your clever takes on the future of death and society! I also want to see Gen-Z characters taking on a broken society in the way only they can. Give me the next CREWEL, THE GRACE YEAR, or ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA.

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
15 MSWL

Haley Casey @Haley_J_Casey

It’s January, so you know what that means: time to be overly specific about my 2021 #MSWL!

I remain open to everything that’s on my CMALit.com page, but I’m REALLY hoping to fall in love with a few YA manuscripts. I want to hear from authors with brand-new ideas for the market! Without being able to anticipate those myself, though, here are some thoughts:

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Consistently feminist, constantly knitting
57 MSWL
10 Tips

I hope to continue to see excellent YA mysteries and thrillers, Romance and Big Friendship stories (or any intersection of the two that permeates high school!), MG adventure and sleuths, and historical fiction that tackles big issues in very personal and direct ways #mswl

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Consistently feminist, constantly knitting
57 MSWL
10 Tips

I am also very interested in MG or YA Non-Fiction that delves into cultural movements led by and for teens #mswl

Lynnette Novak
@Lynnette_Novak
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. I'm actively building my list. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
145 MSWL
68 Tips

Here's my current #MSWL:

In young adult fiction: thrillers, psychological suspense, horror, contemporary, mysteries, fantasy, and sci-fi.

Always looking for own voices, diversity, and LGBTQ+!!!

2/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying

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

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds

I’m reopening to queries today! Please see The Bent Agency’s website for full querying guidelines and an overview of what I’m looking for. thebentagency.com/laurel-symonds

I’m on the hunt for: cozy and/or witty YA romcoms, grounded MG and YA fantasy, MG historical fiction from an underrepresented perspective, contemporary MG & YA graphic novels, really quirky nonfiction. In all categories I’m especially seeking projects by and about BIPOC. #MSWL

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @KTLiterary | Children's Writer | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, and good books. She/her. Query me: hilaryquery at ktliterary.com.
53 MSWL
16 Tips

I’m open to queries once again, folks! Looking for picture books, chapter books and graphic novels from author illustrators as well as middle grade and young adult projects! See my #MSWL for more about specific projects I’d love to see! And once again, Happy New Year! 🎉✌🏼

Ashley Herring Blake🌈
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent w/ Rees Literary | Author of books | Up next: HAZEL BLY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, LBYR 5.25.21; DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE, Berkley 2022 | she/her | 💖💙💜
97 MSWL

Lastly, in Young Adult, I'm really only looking for queer, BIPOC, and disabled stories across all genres. If you could comp your book to THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA, FELIX EVER AFTER, or YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN, I'd love to see it! #MSWL

Kristy Hunter
@KristySHunter
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @KnightAgency (All views are my own) Instagram: @kristyshunter querymanager.com/query/Kristy_H…
70 MSWL
16 Tips

✨New year, new possibilities✨ So excited to be OPEN to queries once again! Looking to take on new #MG #YA & #A clients. #MSWL is here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kris… #querytip

Kayla OPEN TO QUERIES 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.
2 MSWL

2021 #MSWL YA edition: 1. contemporary stories that will have me obsessed like I am w/ the upcoming THE SEA IS SALT AND SO AM I @CassandraHartt 2. A YA Lucy Foley type thriller 3. Rom Coms: sweet, sexy, fun.