Contemporary

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

Now let's talk contemporaries and what I am drawn to in those so when you see my #MSWL, you'll know.

First off, I need high concept. I am not often drawn to the contemporary that could be my everyday life. I need to escape so even if it is a real world setting, it is not my REAL WORLD.

Kelly *Screaming Moonlight* @LitAgentKelly · Mar 2

I still desperately need a Women's Fiction or Romance or even just Contemporary like The Bold Type! Friendship and female bosses galore! And HUMOR! All the laugh out loud lines, please! #MSWL

Kelly *Screaming Moonlight* @LitAgentKelly · Mar 1

MG Contemporary about a young girl in space camp who wants to beat all the boys to the moon. #MSWL

Quressa Grave Robber-Son (she/her/queen) @qnrisawesome · Feb 28

Teens of color in rural communities; Competent, carefree, tech genius girls of color in contemporary and fantasy #MSWL

Julie Dinneen @JulieDinneen · Feb 27

I'd love a contemporary romance that revolves around a current social issue, with a great voice and relatable, memorable characters 💗#MSWL

Thao Le🌙👻🕯🦇 @ThaoLe8 · Feb 26

BUT I want to see some modern magic realism, and some contemporary fantasy (think portal magic, magical bakeries/flower shops, lighthearted time travel in the vein of the movie About Time). Again, more modern/contemporary and less urban fantasy. #mswl

Thao Le🌙👻🕯🦇 @ThaoLe8 · Feb 26

Gearing up to reopen to submissions (possibly in the next couple of weeks). I want to see more Middle Grade and Contemporary YA! Especially stories from POC and non-binary voices. Please no issue books. I want fully developed plots, strong hooks, and nuanced characters. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 26

Contemporary or historical romance with a hint (or more) of magic. #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 25

“Cute queer contemporary romances, like EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU or SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA” @kurestinarmada #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 23

I'd also really love to find a contemporary mystery where the setting is an equally important component of the story. Think Jane Harper's THE DRY. #mswl #amwriting #amquerying

Lisa Dunn @AuthorLisaDunn · Feb 21

I'm still on the hunt for #Christian/#Ispy #YA fantasy and contemporary. If you see your story on my #MSWL, I'd love to hear from you! anaiahpress.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/new…

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 21

Would love commercial high concept #MG, written in a literary style, that explores some important emotional competency for the characters (death, loss, catastrophe, violence, race, differences/disability, social justice, growing up, etc) contemp, fantasy, sci-fi, etc. #MSWL

Kira @KiraMWatson · Feb 20

Beverly Twomey 🐝 @BevTwomey

@KiraWatsonESA Hello! What are your Top Three #MSWL at the moment? :) #askagent

Replying to @BevTwomey

1) 90's YA with a young woman trying to enter the metal scene
2) Emotionally hefty contemporary YA. (Think #GirlInPiece)
3) YA/MG/PB on weightlifting and powerlifting #MSWL #askagent

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Feb 19

Seeking:
Adult: thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, contemporary romance, & romantic comedy.
YA: thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, horror, historical, & contemporary.
Send query & 1st 5 pages pasted in the body of email to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 19

"A diverse, contemporary YA novel about strong guy friendships. Think Poe and Finn. <3" @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl/

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 16

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.