Whitley Abell, Inklings Literary Agency
Adult Fiction / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction / Middle Grade / Romance / Thriller / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Whitley Abell, Inklings Literary Agency

I am building my list of YA, MG, and Adult fiction. Regardless of market or genre, I’m looking for books with a great hook or a fascinating world, a strong but *real* protagonist, a story I can sink my teeth into, and, most importantly, a voice I would follow to the end of the world … Continue reading

Jennifer Johnson-Blalock, Liza Dawson Associates
Cookbooks / History / Memoir / Narrative / Nonfiction / Pop Culture / Psychology / Suspense / Thriller / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Jennifer Johnson-Blalock, Liza Dawson Associates

I’m looking for nonfiction (narrative, prescriptive, and memoir) in almost all areas, especially current events, social sciences, women’s issues, law, business, history, the arts and pop culture, lifestyle, sports, and food, including cookbooks and health/wellness. I love nonfiction that uses a unique, specific story to cast light on and explore a larger issue. More specifically, … Continue reading

Stephanie Stein, HarperCollins
Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Middle Grade / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Stephanie Stein, HarperCollins

I’m looking for YA and middle-grade fiction in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, contemporary, historical, and everything in between. I love stories that play with narrative structure (non-linear timelines, unconventional POVs, quirky or unreliable narrators) and/or twist the rules of genre. And there’s a special place in my heart for all things … 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

Liza Dawson, Liza Dawson Associates
Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / Historical Fiction / History / Humor / Journalism / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Narrative / Suspense / Thriller / Travel / Young Adult

Liza Dawson, Liza Dawson Associates

I’m really hoping to find an novel set in the French Revolution — or to find a writer who is interested in this period.  I have an idea for a novel that I’d like to share with the right person.  I’m also hungering for a literary mystery series set in Peking between World War I … Continue reading

Cate Hart, Corvisiero Literary
Adult Fiction / Historical Fiction / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Romance / Young Adult

Cate Hart, Corvisiero Literary

YA/NA or MG mystery, contemporary or historical. Would love an upstairs/downstairs type romantic suspense. Still looking for a MG story in the vein of Stand by Me or Goonies that’s more than just an epic adventure but explores the bonds of friendship. And would love to find an historical romance set during the Gilded Age … Continue reading