John Cusick @johnmcusickHi gang, I'm pretty much caught up on queries, so time for a #MSWL thread:
Firstly, middle-grade! Adventure, suspense, quirkiness, heart. @marinacohen, @Qsosnaspear, @anndeeellis, @cmheidicker, @josephinewrites, and @jerameykraatz are some of my MG people, and I'd love to work with more brilliant humans like them. #MSWL
Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainzMy current #MSWL:
- toxic female friendships
- spooky suspense (maybe w/ supernatural/horror bent)
- suspense featuring cults and witches (a la, THE CRAFT)
- family dysfunction + messed up secrets
- female serial killers
It appears my #MSWL list is evergreen, because I'm definitely still hunting for all these elements in my mystery/suspense/women's fiction submissions...
I’m seeking: MG & YA fiction in all genres - YA w/ mystery or romance subplots. Adult contemporary, romance, psych thrillers, horror & suspense. I love: books featuring drama, social issues, animals, Canadian settings, ownvoices. Pls submit via Query Tracker. #amquerying #mswl
If you've resolved to write a book in the new year, I'd love to see it. Here's what I'm looking for:
Inspirational romantic suspense 55K words. High danger and drama. Sweet and satisfying romance. Low sensuality. Intriguing hooks and secrets.
Goals for 2019 inspired by @NaomisLitPix & @SoCalledYALife
- Stop using "I think" so much
- Help the Agents of @bookendslit achieve their goals
- Rep more psychl suspense & women's fiction--especially diverse & own voices to my list. #MSWL
I'll just add this to my #MSWL since it sounds like my kind of #mystery #thriller #suspense, or maybe even quirky #romance or #wf. --> Human heart prompts Southwest flight to return to Seattle apnews.com/3e2217bb190c49…
The first few eps of #marvelousmrsmaisel have put me in the mood for a historical novel set in Paris... BUT I want it to have suspense/mystery elements, and lean literary in style. Universe, halp?! #MSWL
In Mystery, Tana French is my favorite. I’d love mysteries with writing elevated to her level, but really I’m looking for ANYTHING in mystery. From procedurals to regular old mysteries, psychological thrillers. Suspense like Susan Furlong!(Excluding spy books, please). #MSWL
Drooling over some recent deal announcements over here at @bookendslit Congratulations to all authors, agents and editors. I would love to see more fiction with dogs, especially suspense/mystery/thriller #amquerying #MSWL
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaAs the year comes to an end and queries slow I start to think about what I'd like to see come 2019. #MSWL.
I'm still looking for domestic suspense and thrillers, aka psychological suspense. I'd especially like stories featuring women in situations that aren't classic husband/wife stories. #MSWL
#mswl: historical (1900s), romcom, immigrant stories, diverse voices, high society, light suspense or speculative hook, campus setting, southern, complex female friendships, family dramas, gothic, nostalgia. Upmarket with commercial hook. Agented only.
Leodora Darlington @Leodora_If I ❤️ your pitch, please submit your manuscript to me at submit.bookouture.com!
If you think we might be a good fit, but I haven't spotted your pitch, please still feel free to submit to me. Do mark your sub as 'FAO Leodora Darlington' and include your Twitter pitch #pitmad
I'm particularly keen to find some gripping psychological thrillers, crime and suspense novels. I'd also love to find some upmarket or moving women's fiction, and some book club fiction! #pitmad #MSWL