Heather Flaherty at the Bent Agency is seeking:
- Humorous issue related YA.
- Contemporary YA with sf/f elements.
- YA that is also horror or a ghost story.
- Middle grade needs to be honest and accessible.
- New Adult needs to have a strong story, not just romance or erotica.
Maria Vicente at P.S. Literary wants:
- Young adult or middle grade nonfiction.
- YA: Super creepy psychological horror.
- YA: Magical realism. Study The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.
- YA: SF that includes fringe science.
- YA: Contemporary with LGBTQ characters.
- YA: POV character who happens to be the villain.
- MG: Realistic but quirky. See Doll Bones.
- MG: Horror that reminds her why she loved Goosebumps.
- MG: Graphic novel.
- MG: A story with animal characters and a classic feel. See Watership Down.
- Literary picture books such as those written by Oliver Jeffers.
- Picture book biography.
- Chapter book series.
Eve Porinchak at Jill Corcoran is seeking:
- Picture books through young adult.
- Contemporary realistic YA with an unusual love story and “badass protagonists and cinematic writing.”
Lindsay Ribar at Greenburger Associates wants to find:
- YA and MG fiction.
- Paranormal romance, fantasy, soft sf, and mystery.
- Anything with elements of music or musical theatre.
As always, research before you submit. I try to weed out agencies that look off but you need to do your homework.