High Concept

Melissa Danaczko @mad2034 · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL historical fiction from all around the world (I love my western-front WWII but there's more to life than that!); campus novels, especially about first-gen students; high-concept/speculative lit fiction like Age of Miracles or Station 11; family dramas always and forever

One Track Literary Agency @onetracklit · 12 Sep 2018

It's #MSWL day! Seeking high-concept romantic comedies, YAs with some mystery, WF not about grief or divorce, psych Thrillers with great twists. Love fierce women, humor, intelligent characters, banter/quick witted dialogue. Submit 3 chaps + synopsis to QueryMe.Online/OTLA

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 12 Sep 2018

I’d like to see some high concept YA projects. Hook me with a YA contemporary that hasn’t been done before. Show me a unique SFF world with a different kind of journey—something unpredictable! I’d love more #ownvoices & #diversity too. #MSWL 2/4

Chloe Moffett @TheBookMechanic · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL Beautifully written speculative or high concept fiction with a point to make, a la THE POWER or EXIT WEST

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 7 Sep 2018

I'm a sucker for hooks & high-concept book. I read a lot & it's easier to get my attention if there's something in your book that I can quickly latch on to. You know, something that "hooks" me. #MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · 6 Sep 2018

Authors and agents! I just updated my MSWL editor page
this is what I'm looking for *in general* and how to submit
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lydi…
I will tweet more specific wishes for #MSWL Day on 9/12
See you then! 😊

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 28 Aug 2018

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 · 17 Aug 2018

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 · 10 Aug 2018

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

Heather Howland @HeatherHowland · 1 Aug 2018

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 · 26 Jul 2018

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 · 14 Jul 2018

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

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 6 Jul 2018

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 · 26 Jun 2018

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...