Manuscript Wish List® and #MSWL are designed to answer one crucial question in the submissions process: “What do you wish you had in your inbox?”
We’re thrilled to announce that agents and editors can now add and update their own listings—and each page will automatically link to each professional’s #MSWL tweets. Searches are more comprehensive and customizable. And we have plenty of new features on the way.
Manuscript Wish List® and #MSWL are brought to you by the following people:
Jessica Sinsheimer has been reading and campaigning for her favorite queries since 2004. Now an Associate Agent at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, she’s known for #MSWL, ManuscriptWistList.com, #PubTalkTV—and for drinking far too much tea.
Always on the lookout for new writers, she is most excited about finding picture books, YA, upmarket genre fiction (especially women’s/romance/erotica, thrillers, mysteries) and—on the nonfiction side—psychology, parenting, self-help, cookbooks, memoirs, and works that speak to life in the twenty-first century. She especially likes highbrow sentences with lowbrow content, smart/nerdy protagonists, vivid descriptions of food, picture books with non-human characters, and justified acts of bravery.
You can follow her on Twitter at @JSinsheim.
KK Hendin writes books where people flirt awkwardly, make out, dish out a whole lot of sass and ridiculousness, and live happily ever after. She’s the author of many books, including the TWELVE BEATS IN A BAR series and the upcoming UNDERCOVER series.
She also writes books as K. Hendin, where people aren’t as nice and Happily Ever After isn’t a guarantee.
KK is currently writing way too many books, and is still waiting for the subway to run on a regular schedule. When she’s not playing book Tetris in an attempt to fit everything onto the bookshelves in her tiny NYC apartment, she’s probably wandering her neighborhood with her camera or drinking yet another cup of coffee.
Monica Odom joined Bradford Literary Agency in 2015. Prior to joining Team Bradford, she worked for five years managing finance, subrights and social media at Liza Dawson Associates, and became an associate agent there in 2013. Monica earned her Masters in Publishing: Digital & Print Media from New York University in 2014, and has a B.A. in English from Montclair State University. @ModoModom
Kelsey McKim is a bibliophile originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She has worked at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, Cornell University Press, and Pegasus Books. Her favorite things to read are quirky young adult novels, microhistories, upmarket fiction, and memoirs by strong independent women. Kelsey studied journalism at Ithaca College and has a passion for social justice. She also has soft spots for corgis and Parks and Recreation. Follow Kelsey on Twitter: @KelseyMcKim.
Caitlin O’Connell is a freelance editor, writer, and literary agency reader from northern New Jersey. She has a BA in creative writing from Ithaca College and specializes in YA and children’s literature, but has a great love of all stories that are well told and inviting. When not writing or reading, Caitlin can usually be found drinking tea under a pile of cats. You can follow her on Twitter @Caitlin_Renata or, to learn more about her writing and editing, visit caitlinroconnell.com.
Mike Chen is a writer who also happens to develop websites with Sierra Fong as Atmosphere Websites, a company that specializes in boutique author websites. He writes character-driven science fiction stories (represented by Eric Smith of PS Literary) and writes about geekery for The Mary Sue and several other websites. In his previous life, he was known for covering the NHL for SB Nation, Fox Sports, and other outlets. Follow him on Twitter to see pictures of his corgi: @mikechenwriter
Sierra Godfrey Fong
Sierra Godfrey is a writer and graphic designer who designs websites with Mike Chen as Atmosphere Websites, a company that specializes in boutique author websites. In fact, she designed this MSWL site! She writes women’s fiction and covers Spanish soccer for several online sites including The Stoppage Time and Into the Calderon at SBNation. Visit her website or follow her on Twitter for general ridiculousness: @sierragodfrey