Contemporary

James McGowan @jamerrson · 3 Oct 2018

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 · 3 Oct 2018

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

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · 29 Sep 2018

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 · 27 Sep 2018

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

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · 26 Sep 2018

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 · 25 Sep 2018

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 · 25 Sep 2018

#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 · 13 Sep 2018

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 · 13 Sep 2018

Funny contemporary middle grade with a high concept twist #MSWL

Jaime Collins @JaimeLoren · 12 Sep 2018

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 · 12 Sep 2018

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…

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

It’s #MSWL day! Agents—I’m desperate to see more #MG in my inbox! Looking for voice-driven contemporary and magical realism like #Rooftoppers and historical like #TheWarThatSavedMyLife and #BostonJane Also open to a fun fantasy—looking for the next #EllaEnchanted!

Jennifer Udden aka gritallica @suddenlyjen · 12 Sep 2018

Also: smart thrillers, unusual crime, contempt romance in the vein of M o’keefe #mswl

Taylor Haggerty @tayhaggerty · 12 Sep 2018

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 · 12 Sep 2018

#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!