Tip: #mswl

tweetmswlWriters, do you know about #mswl on Twitter?

MSWL = manuscript wishlist, and from time to time, literary agents will post what kind of stories they are hoping to be queried about. Sometimes, the #mswl gets trending, and there’s a massive influx of insider knowledge into the minds of those agents you desperately want to represent you.

For example,

Some of the wishlists are ultra-specific, and some of them are more open-ended (i.e. “I want a character-driven MG with strong friendship themes.”), but in any case, they give you that extra insight into the mind of an agent and something you can comment on in your query to show you’ve done your research!

Good luck!


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