Contemporary

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Apr 25

If I missed your #DVpit 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

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Apr 24

At Hallmark Publishing, we are still looking for wholesome romance for 2019 releases! Contemporary, light and fun stories, U.S. settings. An adopted dog or cat (never sick/hurt/endangered) is a plus. #MSWL #amwriting #publishing #books

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Apr 24

I love fantasy, but my inbox is crying out for contemporary/realistic fiction. #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Apr 21

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

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈 @draper_claire · Apr 20

Please send me some light, happy, contemporary middle-grade and YA. I need lighter manuscripts in my inbox #MG #YA #MSWL

Quressa Grave Robber-Son (she/her/queen) @qnrisawesome · Apr 19

I am tapping into 12-year-old Quressa & slowly opening my heart to MG. In the meantime, still looking for a Contemporary YA (like WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI or TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE abt two POC teens falling in love. Give me a intercultural/interracial love story! #MSWL

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Apr 19

In MG & YA, I'm focusing on high-concept contemporary that's sweet, funny, and layered, the kind of book that deals with a couple different kinds of relationship including the MC's feelings about themselves. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Apr 16

I’m really looking to beef up the MG part of my list. Please send your heart wrenching contemporary or fun fantasy adventures my way! #mswl

beth phelan @beth_phelan · Apr 16

I would also like to see some heart-achey MG contemporary that doesn’t shy away from big issues. Socially and politically engaged, with humor and joy and hope but also courage and realness and empathy. #MSWL

beth phelan @beth_phelan · Apr 16

Also for YA contemporary realistic: high-concept, epic romances—especially anything with extras like compressed timelines and other ambitious narrative risks. Experiment, innovate! Been on my #MSWL forever. Inclusive and intersectional most of all.

beth phelan @beth_phelan · Apr 16

I love my YA contemporary list and still WANT MORE! Something a little offbeat, surreal, defffffinitely funny. Maybe surrounding a small thing/event that gets blown out of proportion/snowballs... Peculiar communities, histories... Maybe urban legends?? #MSWL

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Apr 13

On this beautiful day, I am realllly in the mood for some LGBTQIA cinnamon-rolls-fall-in-love YA or MG contemporary #MSWL