High Stakes

beth phelan @beth_phelan · 3d

beth phelan @beth_phelan

Gonna drop a few #MSWL tweets as I’ve been going through my queries this weekend (sorry if you’re still waiting on a response—I’m getting there!) and trying to listen to what my gut is craving. I’m focusing on MG and YA, so let’s get started:

I would really love some character-driven YA fantasy that is both dark AND funny. Especially if there is a big eclectic cast and truly unique magic. Voicey characters but still high stakes and a world with details that awe, from city life to wildlife. #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Apr 3

Super specific #MSWL: I'd love to find a fun, high-stakes contemporary #MG or #YA that takes place before or during a hackathon! Less specific: If you have a #kidlit story with witty & tech-savvy characters, please query me. 🤓

Brit Elisabet Hvide Busse @bhvide · Mar 20

#MSWL More romance in epic, high-stakes, world-ending fantasy! @NiviaEvans and I are on a quest to make this genre a thing again because "love is not dumb, it's dopamine".

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P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 18

“I’d love a super feminine adventure story. Think mystery, high stakes, and difficult situations mixed with bright colours, glitter, and gemstones.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jan 23

honestly, i want to read books about unabashedly non-alpha males that rise to the occasion in high stakes situations and it being perfectly feasible, kind of like legally blonde but for soft dads with secret pockets for a machete in their baby carriers. #mswl

Kelly @YAFantasyFan · 21 Nov 2017

Kelly @YAFantasyFan

I'm feeling some new #MSWL tweets coming on, so let's do this thing! pic.twitter.com/v79F4YsNHd

Replying to @YAFantasyFan

#MSWL Two dancers who find friendship within the competitions and high stakes, and how they survive it all together and come out stronger.

Andrea Cascardi @aecbks · 15 Sep 2017

8 Contemporary YAs Set Amid High-Stakes Competition barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/8-co… #MSWL I'd love to get subs in this vein

Andrea Cascardi @aecbks · 12 Sep 2017

#MSWL MG, esp w/magical realism + high stakes (any or together, even better) and contemporary YA romance w/a twist.

Jessie Devine @Jessie_Devine · 12 Sep 2017

I want high stakes. It doesn't have to be the end of the world, but it has to be the end of the world for the character. #mswl

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 12 Sep 2017

Standalone Women’s Fiction w a web of family secrets, high stakes, strong setting, & a twist or x-factor that I haven’t seen before. #MSWL

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 24 Mar 2017

#MSWL send me your unlikely friendship stories (20 yo & 80 yo), friendship novels in general (need really high stakes though!)

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · 8 Feb 2017

I'm especially looking for some intensely romantic and smart NA. Any genre, high stakes, something new. (No abusive backstories) #MSWL

Stacy Cantor Abrams @StacyAbramsEdit · 8 Feb 2017

#MSWL For the Crush imprint, high-stakes romance set at an actual high school with unique characters and *humor*! entangledpublishing.com/index.php/teen…

Heather Flaherty @HeddaFlaherty · 8 Feb 2017

YA Dark Epic Fantasy, whether gritty and urban w/an era feel, or sweeping, epic, and other. High stakes and taught emotions please! #MSWL

Rebecca Strauss @RebeccaLiterary · 8 Feb 2017

Brilliant world-building, compelling characters, high stakes & emotional depth. Don't have to like characters, but must be invested. #MSWL