High Concept

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Aug 28

This is the most obvious #MSWL ever, but...

I want books like To All The Boys I've Loved Before, in YA and Adult. This means:

--high concept
--romantic
--funny
--diverse!
--contemporary
--family B plots
--HEA

Let's do this!

Kat Brzozowski @KatBrzozowski · Aug 17

I am craving contemporary stories that do something creative with time or story structure, or novels with bite-sized chapters, etc. Something contemporary but with a high-concept delivery in the structure. #mswl

Melissa Edwards @MelissaLaurenE · Aug 10

I want a high concept, approachable rom-com so bad I can hardly stand it. #MSWL

Heather Howland @HeatherHowland · Aug 1

I’m acquiring upbeat, popular romance in the 60k and 80k ranges, 80k-ish women’s fiction, and psychological thrillers anywhere from 80k-100k. All contemporary. Hook me with your high concept, fun-to-read characters, and fresh, relevant worldview. entangledpublishing.submittable.com/submit/ #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Jul 26

Middle grade! I have like...one MG author on my list right now and he's lonely. Voicey but high-concept would be super. Clever. Magic. Adventure. Mystery. Just no grief/sicklit books for me. #mswl #mg

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jul 14

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

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Jul 6

In YA, I'm craving a high concept contemporary--that means you can pitch in easily b/c it has a HOOK. I love weird jobs, enemies to lovers, unique living situations, and high stakes. #mswl

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Jun 26

Also #MSWL High-concept YA contemporary or historical with easily digested strong hooks (light or dark). Everything from HEIST SOCIETY to SAVE THE DATE to WE WERE LIARS...

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/