Contemporary

Amy Brewer @42amer · Mar 9

I would love to see a Contemporary Romantic Adventure like Romancing the Stone in my inbox. #MSWL #query #open to submissions

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Mar 8

If I missed your #PitMad pitch, send query & 1st 5 pages in body of email to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. Adult: fantasy, thriller, contemporary romance, rom com, mystery & sci-fi. YA: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, contemporary, thriller, historical & mystery. #MSWL

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Mar 7

I would love to see more SFF MG and contemporary YA in my inbox. #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Mar 7

At @HallmarkPublish we could really use a wholesome contemporary June wedding-themed romance! Got bridesmaids and groomsmen? Sister of the bride? Brother of the groom? Wedding planner? Send them our way! bit.ly/2n1gHwy #MSWL #amwriting #amquerying

Ben Grange @BLGrange · Mar 6

All of your Middle Grade contemporary novels with humor and heart and pre-teen troubles. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Mar 5

What I'm currently looking for:
1) Culturally rich MG contemporary that will make me ugly cry.
2) Culturally rich YA fantasy or contemporary with unapologetic female protagonists who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

Part of why I am looking for more diverse characters is because I love seeing worlds and experiences that are not mine own. The commonalities of human experience will transcend for me.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

I love love LOVE romance. I am sucker for it. But so often it reads very forced. Chemistry is the name of the game. I need to be gripping my kindle harder and "squeeing" out loud as our lovers go about their story.

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 @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 @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