Brent Taylor, TriadaUS
Adult Fiction / Children's / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Suspense / Thriller / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Brent Taylor, TriadaUS

Middle grade: I’m probably most actively looking for something fairly light with a commercial voice, or a classic-feeling story. I love retellings, especially of familiar plotlines like THE PARENT TRAP, THE LITTLE PRINCESS, etc. Some MG books I’ve recently read and loved: THE WITCH’S BOY by Kelly Barnhill, RED BUTTERFLY by A.L. Sonnichsen, and A … Continue reading

Hannah Elnan, Sasquatch Books
Adult Fiction / Crafts/DIY / Humor / Memoir / MSWL Paragraphs / Narrative / Nonfiction / Pop Culture / Psychology

Hannah Elnan, Sasquatch Books

I acquire nonfiction titles for our adult list with a Northwest regional focus yet national appeal. The tagline for what we do at Sasquatch is “cool stuff from here” and “here” extends from the Pacific Northwest into Alaska. I’m focusing on practical nonfiction in the categories of home, garden, craft, DIY, style, love and relationships, … Continue reading

Michelle Witte, Mansion Street Literary Management
Children's / Cookbooks / History / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Narrative / Nonfiction / Picture Books / Science / Young Adult

Michelle Witte, Mansion Street Literary Management

I represent books for kids, both fiction and nonfiction, from board books up through young adult. My tastes are fairly eclectic, from light and funny to dark and creepy, and especially stories that veer off the beaten path. Here’s a list of the kinds of things I’d love to find: PICTURE BOOKS: I created a … Continue reading

Sara Megibow, KT Literary Agency
Erotica / Fantasy / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Romance / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Sara Megibow, KT Literary Agency

I am actively acquiring and looking for books that consume me; stories I can’t stop reading and heroines/heroes to cheer for. My list of genres is very specific but within that list there are no boundaries: I’m looking for debut authors with a complete, never previously-published manuscript in middle grade, young adult, romance, erotica, science fiction or fantasy. Doesn’t matter … Continue reading

Sam Morgan, JABberwocky Literary Agency
Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Literary Fiction / MSWL Paragraphs / Science Fiction

Sam Morgan, JABberwocky Literary Agency

My clients are all unique but the one thing that they all share is a distinct voice. I’m looking for that specific author telling a story only they could tell. Anyone else trying to tell the same story would fail miserably. So bring me the weird and wonderful and wacky. As for genres I’m mostly … Continue reading

Laura Biagi, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Inc.
Children's / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction / Magical Realism / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Picture Books / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Laura Biagi, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Inc.

What I’m most interested in finding are books that give me an emotional response, that make me see the world differently, and that contain complex and compelling characters, plots that surprise, and dynamic writing that takes me places I didn’t expect. Some things I’m especially interested in at the moment: Magical realism in the vein … Continue reading

Alex Arnold, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
Magical Realism / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Young Adult

Alex Arnold, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins

A YA with an atmosphere & setting impossible to extract myself from. (I felt this way about adult novels RULES OF CIVILITY & THE SECRET HISTORY, and Laini Taylor’s DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE in YA.) I want a middle grade that will make me cry, but also laugh–maybe at the same time. I’m a … Continue reading

Rachel Marks, Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency
Adult Fiction / Fantasy / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Science Fiction / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Rachel Marks, Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency

I am always on the hunt for edgy stories with strong female characters and heart fluttering love stories.  I particularly love YA of any kind but I am always open to checking out Middle Grade, New Adult, Contemporary and Sci-Fi/Fantasy. See all of Rachel’s #MSWL tweets.  Continue reading

Beth Phelan, The Bent Agency
Adult Fiction / Cookbooks / Humor / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Pop Culture / Romance / Young Adult

Beth Phelan, The Bent Agency

these days, i’m hungry for: (young adult) emotional, funny, UCB-inspired contemporary Wet Hot American Summer for teens something fun but hearty to do with LARPing Funny People for teens contemporary story about a storm, flood, blackout, or other natural disaster stories that happen over short timelines (like over 24hrs or a weekend) — a short … Continue reading

Connor Goldsmith, Foreword Literary
Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / Fantasy / Horror / MSWL Paragraphs / Science Fiction / Suspense / Thriller

Connor Goldsmith, Foreword Literary

I’m looking for Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror (especially High/Epic Fantasy and Space Opera), Thrillers/Crime Fiction, ‘Upmarket’ Commercial Fiction, and Literary Fiction with a unique and memorable hook. I’m especially interested in books by and about people from marginalized perspectives, such as LGBT+ people and/or racial minorities. I do not represent Young Adult, Middle Grade, or Children’s manuscripts at this … Continue reading