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
154 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein

Got a rejection of and offer for the same book, within 5 minutes of each other today. I've said it before, authors, it only takes one. Rejections aren't personal. The game is trying to find the right match.

Whoa. This tweet’s getting a lot of love. Reminder: I’ll only be open to queries until February 15th. Looking for YA & MG ms, especially those written by Black authors & other POC, and LGBTQIA+ folx. Please see my #MSWL threads for the right kind of stories to query me with.

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
154 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Reminder that I will only be open to queries for 3 more weeks. I'm looking for Young Adult and Middle Grade manuscripts, especially those written by Black authors and other POC, as well as LGBTQIA+ folx. Please check out my #MSWL threads for the right kind of stories to send me.

Mara Delgado-Sánchez
@little_mswriter
Assistant Editor
Puertorriqueña. Assistant Editor @stmartinspress | @wednesdaybooks . Tia @lasmusasbooks . Exactly that witch. MFA in Creative Writing. Opinions mine. (she/her)
56 MSWL

I also do adore tropes. Enemies to lovers, marriage of convenience, fake dating, slow burn... I’d love to see marginalized voice playing with these tropes in their books, especially YA fantasy (and romance of course)! #MSWL

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈
@draper_claire
Literary Agent
Agent at the Bent Agency // Currently closed to unsolicited manuscripts // Check out my #MSWL by clicking the link below // they/them
111 MSWL
1 AskAgent

(YA/MG genre continued) Like with contemporary, I am especially interested in queer, disabled, and BIPOC protagonists, especially when the books are not issue driven. But above all give me a good, page turning adventure. #mswl

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈
@draper_claire
Literary Agent
Agent at the Bent Agency // Currently closed to unsolicited manuscripts // Check out my #MSWL by clicking the link below // they/them
111 MSWL
1 AskAgent

For YA and MG genre, I love genre fiction with fast pacing and high stakes. I am generally not preferential to any specific genre as long as the rules of the genre are respected and understood.... #mswl

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈
@draper_claire
Literary Agent
Agent at the Bent Agency // Currently closed to unsolicited manuscripts // Check out my #MSWL by clicking the link below // they/them
111 MSWL
1 AskAgent

(YA/MG contemp continued) I am especially interested in queer, disabled, and BIPOC protagonists, especially when the books are not issue driven. #mswl

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈
@draper_claire
Literary Agent
Agent at the Bent Agency // Currently closed to unsolicited manuscripts // Check out my #MSWL by clicking the link below // they/them
111 MSWL
1 AskAgent

For YA & MG contemp., I love fiction where the main character has average, everyday challenges and we see how they overcome them. I love books that are lighthearted and emotionally driven.... #mswl

Savannah Brooks
@slbrooks91
Literary Agent
associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats 🐀 // she/her 🏳️‍🌈
69 MSWL
2 Tips

#MSWL update! I'm now accepting thrillers in adult fiction (as well as in YA, which has always been the case). I am NOT looking for anything law-enforcement focused, including FBI/CIA. I am looking for the story to contribute to a larger sociopolitical conversation.

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
13 MSWL

Contemporary WITCHES and covens. #YA and #MG, but keep it grounded in this world—think: The Craft or Practical Magic. I'm also on board with other #magicalrealism in styles of Laura Ruby, Anna-Marie McLemore, Emily X.R. Pan, Katrina Leno, Ibi Zoboi's American Street #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
13 MSWL

Girls who cause mischief and mayhem! Send me your troublemakers. Unabashedly #feminist POVs encouraged. #MSWL #YA #MG

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
13 MSWL

Groups of teens who work! #YA set among servers, caterers, retail workers, lifeguards, camp counselors – any work. Think #Sweetbitter or Empire Records but a #YA book. #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
13 MSWL

I am 100% a realistic, contemporary #YA lover. I want all your rom-coms, your roms *sans* com, your BFF stories—anything with a unique or fun hook and swoons. Bonus points for SUMMER settings. #MSWL

Brit Brooks-Perilli
@Britny_Perilli
Assistant Editor
anime/book/video game nerd. Sometimes writer, all the time magical girl & Assistant Editor @Running_Press & @RP_Kids . All views are mine. Avi: @stinkl1ng
42 MSWL

Detective Pikajew, Esq. @clapifyoulikeme

Hi I would like to know why I don't already have at least five seasons of this hit romcom series???? them.us/story/usa-cana… pic.twitter.com/b8vXpK1vVh

Rival female hockey team captains fall in love, but WAIT what about the upcoming championship where their teams must play each other!?

Someone please write this YA with tons of humor and love and joy and send it to me as soon as possible!!! Ok, thanks!
🏒💖 #mswl

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
13 MSWL

In keeping with #mysteries and twists and adventures, I loved that new Amazon Prime show #TheWilds and would love to see any #YA that would comp to it. @thewildsonprime #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
13 MSWL

I've been an Agatha Christie obsessive since my blessed 6th grade teacher gave me "And Then There Were None," so PLEASE send me all your #YA and #MG Agatha-inspired #whodunnits like #trulydevious and the movie #knivesout. #MSWL

Caitlin White
@caitforestell
Literary Assistant
editor | agency assistant @emeraldcitylit | formerly news @hellogiggles , books @bustle | BOS to YOW | big fan of YA, shark movies, and em dashes (she/her)
13 MSWL
Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 She/her. #TheATeam
50 MSWL
38 AskAgent

Last but not least...I don’t normally open for science fiction, but I’m really looking for something in the MG or YA space to knock my socks off. I don’t want anything set in space or with ships. I’ll keep my inbox open to this genre open until the end of February.

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 She/her. #TheATeam
50 MSWL
38 AskAgent

Thrillers! MG, YA, or adult. I want to sit on the edge of my seat. I want to question the narrator. If you have something like The Flight Attendant or You, then send away.

Amy Giuffrida
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 She/her. #TheATeam
50 MSWL
38 AskAgent

I’m jonesing for something unique in MG and YA—think lyrical voice or a unique format.