High Concept

Jhanteigh Kupihea @jhanteigh · Jun 12

Agents of the world! I'm new to my job and I'm thirsty. Send your best commercial fiction subs. Rom coms, horror, horror comedy, high-concept mysteries, YA with diverse characters: I'm here for it all. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · May 30

High concept YA/MG fantasy about POCs with gorgeous, literary writing please. #MSWL

Maisie Lawrence @MaisieFrances · Apr 26

It's Adult day for #dvpit and it's my birthday🎈! So here's my birthday #dvpit wish-list: a lesbian detective series, diverse sci-fi (I ❤️ Becky Chambers), diverse historical and I'd love to find a high-concept with a darker side (think Black Mirror in a novel) #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

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.

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.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 26

"Illustrated picture books (by professional illustrators) that are high concept and character-driven or nonfiction-based.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 21

Would love commercial high concept #MG, written in a literary style, that explores some important emotional competency for the characters (death, loss, catastrophe, violence, race, differences/disability, social justice, growing up, etc) contemp, fantasy, sci-fi, etc. #MSWL

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Feb 7

I'd really love to find a high concept, literary middle grade novel, be it realistic or otherwise. Please, universe? #mswl

Rebecca Strauss @RebeccaLiterary · Jan 25

Plowing through queries & would love more contemporary romance, rom com & SFF! Excited for fun, fresh, high concept projects! #MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Jan 12

a basic #mswl tweet for new followers & a refresher for the rest of you
*mainly* I am seeking...
YA fantasy, any sub-genre
YA sci-fi, any sub-genre
YA contemp, anything from fluffy rom-com to dark thrillers
all must have a strong romantic element & a high concept hook

Pantera Press @PanteraPress · 31 Dec 2017

High-concept romance that sparks an intense emotional response with big issues that transcend normal romance #MSWL

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · 30 Dec 2017

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman

I’m reopening to queries starting 1/2/18, so in anticipation I’m going to tweet out my #mswl...

Over all, I’d love to see more:
-high concept MG and YA
-commercial adult fiction
-#ownvoices stories
-MCs with strong, distinct voices
-comedy across the board
-stories that break my heart and then put it back together
#mswl

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 28 Dec 2017

I'm opening to queries again on 1/1/18. Here's what's at the top of my #MSWL for early 2018:

- high concept MG + YA
- #ownvoices projects in all categories
- funny female MCs
-a voicey, genre-bending Adult SFF series

For my full wishlist, check out: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/laur…

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 19 Dec 2017

High on my #MSWL for 2018: high concept MIDDLE GRADE! If you've written anything like THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, THE CANDYMAKERS, NEVERMOOR, THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, etc. then please query me! parkliterary.com/get-in-touch/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 17 Dec 2017

"Middle Grade fantasy with excellent, unique world building. High concept. Series potential." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/