Looking for an agent or editor? MSWL (Manuscript Wishlist) is a good way to start. All listings are from Twitter posts.
Emily Forney- Agent BookEnds Lit
✨Hi I’m back OPEN to queries✨
I’ll make a #mswl thread throughout the day, but here are a few things I’d love to see:
✨assassins, spies, detectives
✨court fantasies (maybe w/fae)
✨YA contemp. retellings of 90s movies
I’m stoked to find new books!!
Tasneem Motala - Assistant Agent The Rights Factory
things that I will forever have on my #MSWL
- sky pirates
- futuristic fantasy
- retellings of lesser-known folktales and myths
- contemporary YA with niche interests at the forefront
- found family
Eric, OPEN for MS queries- Editor 5310 Publications
We just opened for submissions 🚨 #MSWL
👉 5310 Publishing is looking for Speculative Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Romance, Thriller, Suspense, Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, LGBTQ+, and more!
👉 Please spread the word!❤️
Go to http://5310publishing.com/publish to learn more.
Lauren is opening to queries on 4/1! Get ready! - Agent Trida US Lit
I open to queries on Friday 4/1! I have a full manuscript wishlist you can see on the #MSWL website, but here are the items I'm looking for in particular:
--Adult suspense & RomCom
--YA contemp w/ a BIG commercial hook
I look forward to hearing from you!
Jaymee Goh- Editor Tachyon Publications
secondary-world fantasy, always;
societal effects of technological developments;
re-tellings / re-imagininings of myths and legends (particularly from Southeast Asia, but I’ll take anywhere but England/white America);
worlds where people with disabilities have other problems beyond infrastructural obstacles;
protagonists I can assume are queer by default;
family structures that refuse the nuclear family unit system;
economies that aren’t intense hyper-capitalism;
if you must have space oppression, I expect a lot of shiny things in recompense;
characters who are specialists in a less glamorous field (e.g. geology)
love stories: asexual romance, polyamory, platonic best friends forever, found family
authors of colour writing back to their own communities;
low-stakes, chill stories.
Kayla Cichello - Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Open to PB - YA.
Spring 22 #MSWL:
MG/YA thrillers, rom-coms (fresh hook, please!), magical realism, & under-repped voices
Investigative journalism for MG/YA
BIPOC or #ownvoices PBs
Sub guidelines: http://upstartcrowliterary.com/submissions
Eric Smith - Agent P.S. Literary Agency
Officially caught up on queries! Thanks, writer friends. Reminder, I'm especially looking for:
Stories that celebrate neurodiversity by neurodivergent authors.
🥰 Joyful fiction + NF about adoption by adoptees.
👀 Surprising genre-blending rom-coms.
Rachelle Gardner - Agent Gardner Literary
Querying authors, we're looking for non-fiction books that grapple with racial issues, LGBTQ+ issues and all social issues. No DMs. See submission guidelines here: https://rachellegardner.com/submissions #MSWL #InspyBooks #WritingCommunity #progressive #nonfiction
Mandy Hubbard -Founder/Agent Emerald City Lit
I could do a whole #MSWL on this (MG or YA only please!) so here goes:
-Enchanted. Takes place in one night. Intense romance
- The last great American dynasty. Gimme the outsider protag who kinda relishes screwing up high society
- anything with ONLY THE YOUNG energy [FYI- Taylor Swift Reference]
Adria Goetz- Agent martin Lit
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at Martin Literary. ✨ MSWL: http://adriagoetz.com.
Olive Street Publishing
Have a manuscript that’s women’s fiction, chick lit, romance, or YA/NA fantasy? That’s on our #MSWL 😉 send us a submission today! #amquerying #writingcommmunity.
P.S. Literary Agency
“Send me all your ghost stories. I'll take adult fiction (scary or fun), a history of haunted places in America, an illustrated book—you name it, I'm here for it. Spook me!”