How to Search #MSWL and ManuscriptWishList

Feeling overwhelmed by the huge number of #MSWL tweets? Here are some tips to help you find your perfect agent match as quickly and easily as possible.

We recommend you try as many search options as you can–then make a large list of which agent(s) to query.

Method One: Twitter Advanced Search

Head on over to Twitter’s Advanced Search page. Type in #MSWL in the “these hashtags” field, and then type keywords in the top–you can try:

  • Titles of books, TV shows, and movies similar to your work
  • Your genre, both written out (“young adult”) and abbreviated (“YA”)
  • Tropes (especially for romance), like “friends to lovers”
  • Names of historical figures (especially for historical fiction)

Method Two: Search ManuscriptWishList.com:

Head over to your genre search, at http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/find-agentseditors/search/.

Again, using the example of a work like Stranger Things, you’d want to check all of the boxes that *could* apply. This is will generate the most leads for you.

Be sure to click “Agent,” those applicable genres, and hit Search to see a list of people who may be a good fit for you.

You can also, of course, search simply by keyword in the keyword search bar on the right.

 

Method Three: Use ManuscriptWishList.com to find #MSWL Tweets

After finding agents on ManuscriptWishList.com, click to open their full profile. On each page, you’ll see a button that looks like this:

Click that, and you’ll see that agent’s #MSWL tweets–which you can then read to confirm that this agent is, in fact, a good fit for you.

We hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions.