Contemporary

Katie Shea Boutillier @AgentShea · Oct 19

Happy Friday! Eager for more adult queries - looking for contemporary, smart #womensfiction (maybe to make me cry tears of joy?!), and more psychological suspense with in-depth character dynamics within an intimate setting. #MSWL #querytip

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Oct 17

"Super fun Contemporary YA. You know all your favourite swoon-worthy fanfic stories? I want YA fiction that reads like that." @msmariavicente #MSWL bit.ly/2P9Z0aX

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Oct 16

I will also put out in the universe that I want a great contemporary romance #MSWL #YA

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Oct 16

If I missed your #DVpit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: SFF, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, cont., & historical. MG: SFF, adventure, mystery, cont., & horror. #diversity #MSWL querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Oct 15

I'm dying for more MG fiction in my box!!! Especially contemporary, but any MG would be wonderful! I'd love something unique that gives me all the feels!!! Send query & 1st 5 pages to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency(dot) com. #MSWL #diversity #ownvoices

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Oct 15

Reminder that Hallmark Publishing is open to unagented submissions in the month of February '19: contemporary romance and contemporary cozy mystery, 65,000 words minimum. Complete submission guidelines here: hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi… #MSWL #publishing #amwriting

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Oct 10

Replying to @JeannaLStars

Oh, it is difficult to say what you are NOT looking for because you sometimes surprise yourself (or rather, a great submission surprises you)! Things I'm looking for at the moment includes 'uplit', great police procedural and contemporary issue-driven YA. #AskAgent

James McGowan @jamerrson · Oct 3

I’m also on the hunt for #YA. Less SFF more contemp & thrillers. Open to anything. Male POV would be great (not necessary). Karen McManus, Jason Reynold, Patrick Ness, Neal Shusterman #MSWL

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Oct 3

Male POV for #mg & #ya, especially in contemporary stories! #mswl

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · Sep 29

Still hungering for a really wonderful #thriller (any! but if you've got a female-led one, send it without hesitation!), and some really good adult #fantasy and #scifi. In #YA, don't hesitate: contemporary, boy voices, romance. Anything NEW and FRESH and EPIC. #MSWL

T.S. Ferguson @TeeEss · Sep 27

More QPOC books and authors please! Contemporary, historical and/or fantasy! #mswl

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Sep 26

While we’re getting to know each other, how about some #mswl? Today I’ll talk about YA:

- Contemporary with earnest, engaging voices (WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, TO ALL THE BOYS, DUMPLIN’)
- Lush fantasy (CARAVAL, Grisha series)
- Sassy girl detective a la Veronica Mars
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Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Sep 25

Jenny Bent @jennybent

hey everyone we have a cool announcement #TBA @LaurelSymonds thebentagency.com/laurel-symonds pic.twitter.com/JiUlv5RzL4

I am so thrilled to join The Bent Agency as a literary agent!

Writers, send me all* your books!

*Specifically good ones that fit the linked criteria. Bonus points if they include mighty girls, dogs, sisters, baking, or magical happenings.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Sep 25

#MSWL I remembered today, I want an everyday Wiccan in a YA contemporary, just living. No doom & gloom & drama. Just a regular contemporary with a Wiccan lead ❤️

Brit Brooks @Britny_Brooks · Sep 13

Little late to #MSWL today, but I'd love for some agents to send some illustrated, quirky, pop culture adult nonfiction or some lighthearted, contemporary MG & YA with some strong nerd culture flavor! (I've been itching for some cosplay/comic con/food competition stories.)

Alex Arnold @alexyarnold · Sep 13

Funny contemporary middle grade with a high concept twist #MSWL

Jaime Collins @JaimeLoren · Sep 12

Jessica Sinsheimer @jsinsheim

Good morning! It's #MSWL day!

Agents + editors will be tweeting what they wish they had in their inboxes.

Writers can take note of which agents may be a good fit, and then submit work traditionally.

Need any help? @kkhendin and I are standing by!

I've been pretty vocal in the past week about what I'm looking for, but I'll say it again with the #MSWL tag!

- Thrillers! 😳 (Adult & YA)
- Horror! 😰 (Adult & YA)
- Contemporary YA 😎
- Speculative 🤔😍 (YA & adult)
- Fantasy ⚔️🔮🛡🐉(MG/YA/adult)
- Hilarious MG 😂

Stephanie Hansen @hansenwriter · Sep 12

While financial times may call for a movement to escape reality after the contemporary pulse, I say grasp it. #mswl I'm looking for YA SFF that depicts disparity in wealth. As Mr. Piketty claims, middle class may actually have been an aberration! @nytimes nytimes.com/2018/09/12/bus…