Humor

lars of the stars @captainsteph · Aug 7

Craving a YA book with the humor and high fantasy action and powerful queer energy of Thor Ragnarok today, friends, any recs? (Also #mswl)

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Aug 6

Susan Hawk @susanhawk

So, time for another #MSWL, in the run-up to tomorrow's #askUpstart session. HUMOR, people! I love books that make me laugh, in every category; PB, CB, MG, YA. Here's a couple reasons why:

Life is messy, and nothing is colored in the lines. It's often in a dark moment that things feel funniest. I like books that capture the messy complexity of life, including how humor crops up. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Aug 6

So, time for another #MSWL, in the run-up to tomorrow's #askUpstart session. HUMOR, people! I love books that make me laugh, in every category; PB, CB, MG, YA. Here's a couple reasons why:

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Jul 26

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth

Okee dokee—the time has come to reopen to queries. (Hooray!) Since round numbers are nice, let’s say I’ll reopen on August 1st! Here's some stuff that I'd especially be excited to see in my inbox. #mswl

Picture books from author/illustrators (correct): modern art styles, whimsical-with-heart stories, light humor, and simple prose. Would love books that comp to MAX THE BRAVE, WE FOUND A HAT, and Emma Dodd. +100 for women and POC author/illustrators. #mswl #pb #Illustrator

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jul 9

"Non-fic that explains big ideas & large concepts in ways that are accessible, fun, and humorous." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl/

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Jun 22

Our stories are heartwarming and resonant, with a strong focus on family and friendship and finding one's self. But we also want more lighthearted humor in general. #MSWL

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · Jun 12

Also on the nonfiction #MSWL:
I really wants authors who can take something intellectual or technical and make it relatable... especially if they add quirky or nerdy spin and a dash of humor. Patton Oswalt it up and send it my way!

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 11

"Health, Wellness, Humor, Sports, Pop Culture, Pop Science, Pop Psychology." @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 4

"Essay collections, particularly humor though I’m open to anything that’s really compelling." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl/

One Track Literary Agency @onetracklit · May 24

Submission Call: Mysteries featuring unreliable narrators (but more "Night Film" than "Gone Girl"), scavenger hunt/codes/clue-laden narratives, the same mix of humor/darkness and awesome ladies at work as Killing Eve #MSWL #submissions #mysteries #thrillers #YA

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · May 18

I'd like to see more cozy mysteries in my box, especially if you have a humorous voice & a fresh hook (no knitting, bookstores, etc.). Anyone have a cozy with a LGBTQ couple who solves the mystery? *grabby hands* #MSWL

Kelly @LitAgentKelly · May 14

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Can I just have a deadpool-like character in a sci-fi or fantasy? Please? It can be YA! I just need this type of humor in my life. #mswl

One Track Literary Agency @onetracklit · May 10

Submissions call: Seeking romances that feature gender role reversals, competent and confident heroines, humorous beta heroes, and feminist themes #MSWL

Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockett · May 7

I'm seeking more contemporary and historical lately––with accessible voices, character-driven plot, heart, humor, family/friendship/sibling relationships at the center. #mswl scribblesandwanderlust.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/msw…

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · May 1

#MSWL I am in need of more Middle Grade MG queries in my QueryManager! Send me ridiculous, send me adventure, send me fantasy, send me LGBTQ+ protags and family dynamics, BFFs and boisterous ensembles, stories with purpose, depth, and humor! #querytip #amquerying #amwriting

Joanna MacKenzie @joannamackenzie · Apr 27

I'd love to see a novel featuring Sara Paulson's character from Ocean's 8 - a mom with a secret or secret life, with a perfect mix of humor and heart. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Apr 26

"Non-fic that explains big ideas & large concepts in ways that are accessible, fun, and humorous." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl/

Kortney Price @kortney_price · Apr 17

Kortney Price @kortney_price

These elements can include character, theme, atmosphere, grit, style, voice, setting, world building.....any craft element that you want to highlight.

For example, "My story combines the humor of Shannon Hale's Austenland with the heart and action of Kenneth Oppel's Airborn in this MG role playing adventure gone wrong" (#MSWL, btw)