Historical

Julie Gwinn @JulieGwinn · Sep 13

#MSWL I'm looking for something I've never seen before primarily adult or YA in fantasy, romance, historical, suspense, mystery #ownvoices

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 13

I’d love to see someone take a modern/contemporary well-loved/well-known story and flip it on its head to a historical. A flipped retelling if you will. Bonus points for some magical realism. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 12

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!

Taylor Haggerty @tayhaggerty · Sep 12

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?

Candee Fick @CandeeFick · Sep 12

#MSWL - Christian romance only (contemporary, historical, or romantic suspense). Looking for stellar writing, strong characters, unique plots.

Paste query and first 10 pages into body of email to candee.fick (at) anaiahpress (dot) com.
@anaiahpress #amquerying #amwriting

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Sep 12

I absolutely loved the German film THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN and would love to see some historical fiction in Germany post war world II. It is because of that movie that I better understood my own Opa. #MSWL

Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans · Sep 12

::slides in: One more! Real historical events retold in secondary world fantasy settings: Hannibal's march on Rome, the rise of Shaka Zulu, Spanish Inquisition, Japanese colonialism, etc. #MSWL

Karen Greenberg @kgreenbergreads · Sep 12

#MSWL:
Contemporary, emotional love stories
Sweeping historical fiction
Smart, elevated thrillers
Novels in verse
Picture books with STEM hooks
Anything else that’s voice driven, literary, and innovative!

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Sep 12

Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, historical, & contemporary. MG: Sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, horror, & humor. #diversity #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 12

Specifically, I’d love a contemporary #YA set in Prague (modern day or historical). Bonus points if it includes a love story as beautiful as the astronomical clock tower. #MSWL

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Sep 12

Also still wanting my bayou witches like Misty in AHS. Looking for realistic and well researched Voodoo/Hoodoo. Witches/Conjurers/Weilders in general, really #MSWL This can be historical, fantasy, urban fantasy, contemporary, just GIMME

Devin Ross @Devyross · Sep 12

In #YA and #Adult I'd love to see magical realism (a recent fave is All The Birds in the Sky) as well as historical fantasy that throws me into an unexpected time. I have a weakness for anything Victorian or Jane Austen. Lastly: Assassins. Anything with assassins #MSWL

Liza Dawson Assoc. @LizaDawsonAssoc · Sep 12

Happy #MSWL Day! Any authors curious what Liza's wishing for? Here it is!

Zesty historical adventure/thriller
Literary women’s fiction about motherhood
Elegant, smart spy novel by someone in the intelligence community
Narrative nonfiction about a turning point in history

Kortney Price @kortney_price · Sep 12

I would LOVE a super atmospheric historical story featuring a mystery or an element of the paranormal or fantastical. Think The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd #mswl

Rachel Ekstrom Courage @EkstromRachel · Sep 12

#MSWL I LOVE literary/historical with a touch of folklore or magic like The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden or The Mapmaker's War by Ronlyn Domingue... manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/rach…

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Sep 12

Fun, flirty, feminist, queer historical fiction! Think A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE & VIRTUE. #mswl

Candee Fick @CandeeFick · Sep 12

I'm officially open for queries. #MSWL Christian romance projects only (contemporary, historical, or romantic suspense). Want stellar writing, strong characters, unique plots.

Paste query & 1st 10 pages into body of email to candee.fick (at) anaiahpress (dot) com. @anaiahpress

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Sep 12

In romance: I love quirky characters and am far more likely to be drawn to a story that makes me laugh than one that makes me cry. In historical, I really would love to see some diverse stories. Give me South Asians falling in love in London during the Regency, for example. #mswl