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Ash Stann 🌙
@ashtynwrites
Editor
Freelance Editor for @fluxbooks and @jollyfishpress | Writer | Retired Book Blogger and bookseller | Lover of Happily Ever Afters 💗 Tweets are my own. she/her
6 MSWL

-YA historical that features underrepresented experiences/time periods
-Unsettling YA horror/thrillers, especially with unreliable narrators
-YA high fantasy with innovative or unusual magic systems
-YA sci-fi, especially if it crosses genres (sci-fi horror/thriller/mystery)

Meg Gaertner
@MEGaertner
Editor
Senior editor @fluxbooks + @jollyfishpress . YA fantasy/sci-fi writer. Swing dancer. Music lover. Philosophizer. Tweets are my own. she/her. meggaertner.com
28 MSWL

-high-stakes YA sci-fi w/ strong themes + character development
-YA contemporary that addresses relevant/timely social themes
-YA thrillers/suspense
-YA horror, especially of the uncanny/unsettling kind
-YA historical that highlights excluded or underrepresented experiences #mswl

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
27 MSWL

Specific Interests continued (II):

-Beach settings

-Knitting

-Gymnastics (BREAK THE FALL by Jennifer Iacopelli)

-Holidays (any holidays, especially underrepresented ones! I’m a huge holiday person. Super excited for 8 DATES AND NIGHTS by Betsy Aldredge)

Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
27 MSWL

PB Nonfiction:

-I'm open to bios; I prefer women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and/or otherwise underrepresented subjects (POLIO PIONEER by Linda Elovitz Marshall, NIKI NAKAYMA: A CHEF’S TALE IN 13 BITES by Debbi Michiko Florence)

-Informative with some wit, like Mary Roach for kids

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

PB – I’m not really looking much for NF bios these days, as the market is so saturated, unless it somehow ties into present times (I am only looking for bios on women and/or underrepresented and diverse subjects). Author-illustrators always!

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

Of course, per previous MSWLs, I’m always interested in elevating underrepresented/diverse voices. In terms of writing, I always am drawn to literary, but am open to more commercial as long as it has strong characters—it’s all about the characters for me!

EditrixEmma (she/her) 🐀
@EditrixEmma
Editor
Editor@HarlequinBooks (romantic suspense). 1st Reader poetry @OrionsBeltMag . Mostly editing, books, films, crafting, local politics. Views are my own. She/her.
7 MSWL

More characters from underrepresented groups, specifically Black, Indigenous, disabled, neurodivergent characters in all gender pairings.

Amy Giuffrida is closed to queries
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
95 MSWL
92 AskAgent

In all age categories, whether angsty or joyful, I will especially focus on stories written by traditionally underrepresented creators.

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor of graphic novels, novels & IP @DisneyBooks ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ gender’s a lie🤷‍♀️
140 MSWL
6 Tips

⭐️Books that make me laugh on one page and cry on the next
⭐️Expansive, unique, and cinematic worlds—fantastical OR a segment of the real world that’s underrepresented and/or feels fresh through the creator’s eyes

Lydia Silver
@LydiaRSilver
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent at Darley Anderson @DA_Childrens and @Illustration_DA . Bookseller Rising Star 2022. She/her.
33 MSWL

I'll always prioritise authors from backgrounds that are underrepresented in publishing - and you don't need to be writing an 'issues' book for me to want to centre your characters and your story. Every kid deserves to see themselves in every type of book.

Christina Miller
@chrissymiller__
Literary Agent
📚☕🍷 Admin. Coordinator + Junior Agent at Nancy Yost Literary Agency. Just trying to read as many HEAs as possible. She/Her 📖 Currently closed to queries
19 MSWL

In Adult Historical Fiction, I'd like to see:
 
- A pre-WWII, mainly Pre-20th century setting
-Multi-Generational storylines
-Previously underrepresented POVs
- Romantic undertones
- Female driven narratives
 
#MSWL

Shari Maurer
@sharimaurer
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Stringer Literary and Local Group Lead for @MomsDemand Rockland County, NY. The best days include ice cream.
9 MSWL

💜WRITERS💜 No need to wait until the new year--I'm open to queries and would love to see your work. YA/MG/PB fiction and NF. Make me laugh, make me swoon, make me cry. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled and other underrepresented creators please query! #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/shar…

Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her 🌈💗💛💙 최민지, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
9 MSWL

Karolina Sutton @KarolinaSutton

From the coalface of publishing: all editors are saying no more witches please or retellings of myths.

I'll always want witches & myth retellings! Just give me a strong voice, layered characterization, & beautiful textured writing with them. Would especially love to see witches from underrepresented backgrounds - like, can I get a witch living in a hanok in the woods? #mswl twitter.com/KarolinaSutton…

liznealon
@liznealon
Literary Agent
Literary Agent and Founder, @GreatDogLit . Reader. Writer. Science Geek. News Freak. My opinions are my own. She/Her. querymanager.com/query/nealon
5 MSWL

On my #MSWL.
ADULT NON-FICTION: Pop Culture, Illustrated Memoir, Art/Illustrated books, Graphic Novels, Current Affairs/Fresh Takes.
ADULT FICTION: Literary fiction, Poetry (very selective, underrepresented voices)

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @ktliterary | 🌈she/them | ✨magical | opinions my own | Gemini ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
245 MSWL
46 AskAgent
25 Tips
Vicky Weber
@vickyweberbooks
Literary Agent
Assoc. Lit Agent at @tpurcellagency ❤ Children's Books Author + Publishing Coach - Repped by @eastwestlit 🇵🇷
4 MSWL

#PBpitch is coming up so here are some of the types of stories I’m on the lookout for:

Picture books…
-by underrepresented authors
-with Abuelas and lots of love
-heartfelt family messages
-anything musical
-bilingual books
…and more!

#MSWL

Saskia Leach
@saskialeach_
Literary Assistant
📖 Agent’s Assistant at @KNLitAgency and Secretary of the AAA Bridge Committee 💬 "You chose looks. I chose books." 📚 #RespectRomFic
12 MSWL
2 AskAgent
10 Queries

I particularly welcome submissions from writers from communities that have been underrepresented in mainstream publishing.

#MSWL

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • she/they • queer • neurodivergent • query me at QueryManager.com/CortneyRadocaj
111 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

as always, i am prioritizing marginalized authors—disabled, BIPOC, queer, neurodivergent, etc. my main goal is to lift and champion authors from underrepresented communities!

Lydia Silver
@LydiaRSilver
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent at Darley Anderson @DA_Childrens and @Illustration_DA . Bookseller Rising Star 2022. She/her.
33 MSWL

As always, across everywhere in my list I’m particularly prioritising and actively looking for creators who identify as underrepresented in publishing. My list is extremely commercial and I want to prove that these voices aren’t niche - they’re commercial too.

Eerie Chimera 🎃
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking authentic stories by traditionally underpublished voices ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstacklinktr.ee/erniechiara
71 MSWL

✨Latine/x voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Marginalized and underrepresented voices in contemporary YA
✨Adult literary fiction steeped in post colonial cultural identity with a touch of the inexplicable
✨BIPOC Mystery with speculative or fantasy elements.
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