Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New Year manuscript Wish List Roundup!

The New Year is here and many of you might have the goal of submitting your manuscript to an agent or editor. Never fear, there are wish lists out there that might steer you in the right direction. Let's take a look at what's being asked for on Twitter.

Alex Borbolla Assistant Editor at Atheneum, S&S
I’m in the mood for a thoughtful and emotional yet still funny YA to hit my inbox. #MSWL

Moe Ferrara Literary Agent @BookEndsLit
It's true! I'm open to queries so hit me with your best shot:

Not only that—but I'm now open to picture books! My list is definitely children's focused in PB, MG, and YA -- but I'm selectively looking at Adult SFF and romance! #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker Children’s and YA literary agent @LDLiterary
So jumping off last night’s tweet…my threshold for suffering is pretty low. I’d love to see less punishing stuff in my inbox. More escapist. Fanciful. Fantastical. Inventive. Romantic. Just loads less…death? MG/YA. #mswl

Rachael Stein Editor @SterlingKids
Also, while I'm thinking about picture books and being Asian, where are my picture books with hapas? I know they're out there, but are there any that specifically use the word "hapa"? #mswl

Jessica Faust President of BookEnds Literary Agency
 I'm mostly looking for mysteries, women's fiction, suspense, thrillers, literary and upmarket fiction.
I'm also looking for nonfiction, but not memoirs. I prefer business, personal empowerment, and self-help books #MSWL

Lauren Spieller Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS
 --MG with a unique hook and a focus on friendship

--f/f YA that explores the lines between friendship and romance

--Adult psychological thriller that *isn't* about a woman who might be crazy/imagining the whole thing

--Adult SFF that makes me cry

Natascha Morris Literary Agent at BookEnds
Make a Magical Realism thing and hit me with it #MSWL
#MSWL Books about other cultures. My immigrant-child self wants to feel connected to our global world right now and I want to see child of the world having fun and living their lives.

P.S. Literary Agency 

"Illustrated chapter books with a unique premise and series potential." @msmariavicente #MSWL

Dara Hyde  Agent, Hill Nadell Literary Agency 
Call with an editor today reminded me that I should make room on my list for more fun pop culture projects! #MSWL

Mark Falkin  @Powells
 #MSWL: genre defying/altering/redefining thriller/horror with a wholly *original* premise

Laura Crockett Associate Literary Agent @TriadaUS
I love laughter, warmth, introverts, character-driven narratives, perseverance, being transported to different places and times, gorgeous and grounded world-building, heart, friendship, and family.

Here’s what I’m seeking this year! #mswl

Susan Hawk Children's Book Agent at Upstart Crow Lit
Hi all! I’m open to queries after a break and would love to find gripping, immersive historical fiction that centers the experience of a marginalized person… #MSWL 1/3
Especially interested in HistFic that takes place during the second half of the 20th C, in a non-Western setting, though I’m open to all places and periods…#MSWL 2/3
Some favorites: Rita Williams-Garcia’s Gaither Sisters series, Laurie Halse Anderson’s Seeds of America, MT Anderson’s Octavian Nothing, or The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. #MSWL 3/3

Marlene Stringer Agent
Looking for crime/thrillers and contemporary fantasy. Suspense that sneaks up on you. Stories w/ a great twist. #MSWL

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated   Literary Agent at BookEnds Literary Agency
#MSWL Please please please adult epic fantasy that delves into class politics or social issues in societies I've never seen before, with articulate female/nb/trans MAIN characters & explosive stakes. Lots of magic, lots of emotion, romance welcome!

Leanne TavAgent Lit Agent @metamorphlitag
I’ve been reminiscing about my days at a specific, life changing summer camp I used to go to. Bring me back! Send me your YA or upper MG (I’m going to be extremely picky on this) stories based at summer camp. #mswl

Sharon Belcastro Literary agent at Belcastro Agency
YA version of my big fat greek life. #mswl #ownvoice

Saritza Hernandez Agent at @CorvisieroLit 
Finally updated my profile on the official #MSWL website. You can see the genres I'm acquiring including a few new ones including horror, suspense/thrillers, science fiction/fantasy, and I'm expanding into YA, MG and some nonfiction.