Contemporary

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 2d

In contemporary romance, I am much more likely to fall in love with a book that makes me laugh vs one that makes me cry. I'm not a huge fan of billionaires or motorcycle clubs, so those are probably best sent to other agents who love them.

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · 2d

here is my current #mswl:
YA romance - all genres
single title romance - all genres (see yesterday's tweets for what "single title" means)
category/series romance - contemp or historical
womens fiction with romance
NA romance - contemp or sci-fi
LGBTQ romance in any of the above

Kira @KiraWatsonESA · 3d

I’m still looking for that contemporary #YA that shakes me up emotionally. Think #GirlInPieces or #TheWayIUsedToBe or #LoveLettersToTheDead. That kind is emotional heft. #mswl #amquerying #amwriting

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 4d

If I don’t see your #KissPitch pitch, send query & 1st 5 pages in body of email to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. Seeking: Adult: fantasy, thriller, cont. romance, rom. com., mystery & sci-fi. YA: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, contemporary, thriller & mystery. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 4d

"Contemporary #YA about a f/f or m/m couple. Something fun and sweet—not an issues-heavy coming out story.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

Andy (aka Michael) @cupcakeandy · 5d

#mswl YA contemporary that reads like Fast Car sounds.

Alex Slater @abuckslater · 5d

#Querying? Send me your contemporary #MG, especially if it plays with structure like Jack Cheng's See You in the Cosmos. Send me your historical fantasy #YA, especially if it has a multicultural cast like Heidi Heilig's The Girl From Everywhere. #MSWL

Michelle Witte @michellewitte · 5d

Watching this interview with Adam Rippon yesterday gave me chills. I would love a YA contemp realistic in the vein of what he describes in the first 30 seconds of how far he went to achieve his dream of becoming an Olympic skater while still a teen. nbcolympics.com/video/adam-rip… #MSWL

Michelle Witte @michellewitte · 5d

I would so love a YA like this, contemp or fantasy. Chloe Kim’s dad texted her before the Olympic halfpipe final that she was about to become a dragon. nbcolympics.com/news/what-chlo… #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 5d

I’d love to see a YA contemporary featuring body positivity in Asian culture. I know growing up it was the vicious cycle of constantly being told I needed to lose weight while mom and relatives always told me to eat more at mealtimes. Definitely a cultural thing. #mswl

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 11

#MSWL Contemporary single-title romance with a deaf hero and a hearing heroine.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 10

"Contemporary #YA that involves a modern-day version of the T-Birds or Pink Ladies." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

Jessica Watterson @JessWatterson · Feb 10

I've reopened to queries. My biggest #mswl's are #ownvoices AND #diverse light contemporary women's fiction and fresh romance.

Mary Cain @MaryCityOwl · Feb 8

Contemporary romances where the fun, fast-paced plot kicks off right away. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Feb 8

Currently listening to The Last Five Years score. It makes me think I’d really like to see a YA contemporary where two main characters tell the story from different points in time and meet in the middle. That would be really cool. #mswl

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Feb 1

I love a goo contemporary romance, ala ANNA IN THE FRENCH KISS or MEGAN MEADE'S GUIDE. Give me the feels and make me fall in love. Elevate the everyday so it is not my everyday. #MSWL