Contemporary

Taylor Haggerty @tayhaggerty · Sep 12

Top of my #MSWL: women's fiction and romance by/about underrepresented voices. Contemporary. Historical. Contemporary or historical with a magical element. Grounded SF. Romcoms. Happy books. Also, maybe a big, sweeping gothic romance?

Brit E. B. Hvide @bhvide · Sep 12

#MSWL Contemporary fantasy that breaks the mold so hard its like the mold never even existed. No urban bounty-hunters, no small-town detectives, etc. New characters, new settings, new plots, and new perspectives only. Show me something new!

Candee Fick @CandeeFick · Sep 12

#MSWL - Christian romance only (contemporary, historical, or romantic suspense). Looking for stellar writing, strong characters, unique plots.

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Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · Sep 12

A little fall submission #MSWL! At the top of my list is YA contemporary realistic that is emotional and layered and classic coming-of-age. This summer I loved Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian and We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. Two different books that really got it.

Karen Greenberg @kgreenbergreads · Sep 12

#MSWL:
Contemporary, emotional love stories
Sweeping historical fiction
Smart, elevated thrillers
Novels in verse
Picture books with STEM hooks
Anything else that’s voice driven, literary, and innovative!

Lisa Dunn @AuthorLisaDunn · Sep 12

I’m specifically looking for #YA Christian Fantasy. I’ll take Contempory YA #CF, too, but I really want to get lost in a new world! #MSWL anaiahpress.com/submissions

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Sep 12

Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, historical, & contemporary. MG: Sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, horror, & humor. #diversity #MSWL

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Sep 12

I would love to continue seeing Contemporary YA and Adult Fantasy. Little magic, big magic, show me whatcha got! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 12

It's #mswl day! Ok, so...
- queer girl contemp realistic graphic novels in YA
- & lgbtq+ characters and stories in any format and genre for any age, but especially MG
- found/chosen family narratives in YA
- sex-positive YA
- Own Voices stories w/ South & Central America settings

Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans · Sep 12

#MSWL Potions! Apothecaries, hedge witches, the lady down the road that makes a mean red sauce that will steal your man. Secondary world, contemporary...idc, make it happen.

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 12

Specifically, I’d love a contemporary #YA set in Prague (modern day or historical). Bonus points if it includes a love story as beautiful as the astronomical clock tower. #MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on NA:
more queer romance please and thanks
more trans and genderqueer characters
in contemp, PNR, UF, RS, SF, everything
#MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 12

I’m always looking for #YA contemporary romcoms written by diverse authors that feature POC and LGBTQ+ characters. The lighter and fluffier, the better! #MSWL

Thao Le🌙👻🕯🦇 @ThaoLe8 · Sep 12

I'm still dying for a Count of Monte Cristo retelling. Genderbend it. LGBTQ it. Make it contemporary. Or fantasy. I'm down for it! #mswl

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on NA:
I really want a ballet book in NA contemp romance where both love interests are dancers in the same company - even better if they are rivals of some sort
this can be f/f, m/m, or m/f
#MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 12

#MSWL I’m drawn to high-concept commercial fiction with a literary flair! I also love a funny MG voice. I want all the YA & MG (contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal). Yes to spooky MG and coming age. Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, (Secular and Inspirational).

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on YA:
*mystery/thrillers w/ atypical narrative structure and/or mixed media formats
*paranormal that feels fresh
*adventure-driven stories
*anything with a high-stakes plot
*fairytale retellings that feel fresh
*smart contemporary that makes me laugh and cry
#MSWL