#MSWL is a twitter hashtag. It stands for "Manuscript Wish List" and is used to let us know what agents, editors, and publishers want in their slush pile.
Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · 1w
#MSWL : A Riverdale-esque YA retelling of a classic, non-murdery tale. But less soapy, more literary, and turn the noir up to 11.
Me too!! #mswl https://t.co/KTIIbeDeNF
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 1w
Guys, please. Put the noir in my inbox. #mswl https://t.co/DS7f1TPBMC
ellen @ellencormier · 3w
Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · 3w
#MSWL : I'd love a noir told from the femme fatale POV, rather than the PI.
Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Feb 17
I'd love to see more noir w/ a strong sense of place and memorable voice. Hillbilly noir. Noir set in foreign counties & small towns. #MSWL
Lisa Abellera @LisaAbellera · Feb 8
Noir-ish neo-cold war espionage thriller in a Resistance-vs-Putin/Trump-like world w/flawed heroes, complex bad guys & sense of place. #MSWL
Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Feb 8
On a lighter note (if you consider murder a lighter note...), I'm a sucker for #YA noir. Think Brick or Veronica Mars. Or Riverdale. #MSWL
New Leaf Literary @NewLeafLiterary · Feb 6
Lit Agent Jaida Temperly just attended @sleepnomorenyc (obsessed) and would love to find some dark noir Adult fiction in that vein! #mswl
Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Oct 18
#mswl keywords I'm drawn to lately: rural, hook, secrets, noir, saga, haunt, run, hunt, claustrophobia, tradition, weird, irreverent.
Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Sep 13
Gimme a stylized YA noir ala the movie BRICK. #mswl
Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jun 30
Query me with an adult Noir mystery, that while it stays true to the conventions of Noir, it breaks/modernizes many of its clichés. #MSWL
Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Jun 30
#MSWL YA with a film noir feel. Give me a teenage Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
Sarah Davies @SarahGreenhouse · May 19
I'd love to find a YA contemporary Scandy Noir novel: like, The Bridge, The Killing for teens. #MSWL
Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · Apr 19
Secret loves: novels set on communes/intentional communities, books with a noir feel, heroes that don't think they're heroes. #mswl
Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · Mar 20 2016
In case anyone needs a reminder, Pushing Daisies is Roald Dahl meets noir meets pie. It's streaming on the CW app. Also on my #MSWL forever!
Crime Wave Press @crimewavepress · Feb 15 2016
Calling All #Crime #Mystery #Noir #Writers ...Looking To #GetPublished ? Good News We're Open For #Submissions
Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Oct 27 2015
I am eagerly looking for fantastic YA Western noir thrillers for @EntangledTeen . Send send send! #MSWL
Sean McCarthy @mccarthylit · Jul 28 2015
In MG and YA, I'd love to see genre-bending narratives (like a noir-Western or mystery-fantasy) that shows mastery of both forms. #MSWL
Natasha Simons @ndotsimons · Jul 28 2015
I'm looking for domestic noir, dark female-helmed-or-focused suspense, digital celebrities, smart politics, and literary horror. #MSWL
Lisa Abellera @LisaAbellera · Jul 15 2015
Suspense/mystery-esp. historical, gothic, cozy, noir & genre-bending mysteries w/smart language, humor & quirky characters #MSWL #NewAgent
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