This fall I really really really want some cozy stories in my inbox. I never get enough!! Recently I discovered @naokosstoop 's beautiful work and those are the vibes I'm looking for 🍃pleeease send me cozy things, witches, breezes, leaves and hot drinks ☕️ #MSWL
a.b. @AlannaBennettI also literally wrote a You've Got Mail-toned romcom about abuse survivors so clearly I have a lot to say about how people who've been through trauma don't just live in gray-tinged sad worlds all the time and don't deserve portrayals about how that's all their lives boil down to
Please note that I am not the right person to represent works of non-fiction, literary fiction, short stories, erotica, screenplays, poetry, hard SFF (speculative is fine though) or anything younger than middle grade children’s fiction.
📚 Bookclub Fiction ☕️
Stories with talking points, that make me think or force my friends into reading too so I can talk about it with them! My all-time faves are Khaled Hosseini, Matt Haig and Mark Haddon.
💕 Romance 🏳️🌈
Including LGBTQ+ romance, YA romance and romantic comedy. I would love an adult Heartstopper or Love Frankie, as well as rom com that is laugh-out-loud funny.
🩸 Crime 🚓
Likewise, crime with a standout quality is always welcome, whether police procedural, historical crime, detective, psychological crime or crime thriller. Nothing overly gratuitous please!
🤔 Psychological Thriller 🧠
I’m looking for psychological thriller and domestic suspense which is twisty and has a unique hook. I love an unreliable narrator and the feeling of not knowing who to trust. Shock, surprise and confuse me in the best ways!
🏰 Historical Fiction/Saga 🛡
I prefer HF that is character-driven rather than action or ‘battlefield’ heavy and I have a particular penchant for WW2 historical fiction (think Markus Zusak and Heather Morris).
Morally grey, complex and flawed characters are a plus!
🦊 Cosy Crime 🕵️
I’d absolutely love cosy crime from *any* period, whether contemporary like Janice Hallett and Richard Osman, traditional Golden Age murder mystery, or historical crime. The more suspects and red herrings, the better!
Eerie Chimera 🎃 @erniechiaraJust realized this month is my five year anniversary with @FuseLiterary. So grateful to @Michrichter1, @4triciaskinner, and @agentsavant & @gordonwarnock for believing in me. pic.twitter.com/ZmCOXwOrv9
Ernie is now open to submissions, and he’s pretty amazing. #MSWL link in his bio.
Kortney Price @kortney_priceSo, after a bit of a hiatus, I have a couple of updates.
First update: my query box is back open and I'm so incredibly excited to read what y'all have to share with me! #amquerying (1/2)
Second update: Along with #PB, #MG, and #YA books, I'm also now open to adult #romance titles. My taste in two words? Humor and Heart! For more you can check out my #MSWL here:manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kort… (2/2)
Well, the secret's out. YA has crept into my heart through some of my clients so I am opening queries to the rest of y'all. :)
I'm looking for: YA horror (lite), YA paranormal (ghost stories), and YA thriller. Keep it weird and spooky, my friends. #mswl
Mythological Africans @MythicAfricans#MythologyMonday
In a Moroccan folktale, after beautiful Oum Hani’s beloved Chaieb disappears during a rockfall, she petitions the angry mountain jinn with milk and everlasting flowers to return him to her. Chaieb’s undecayed body is found many, many years later.
🎨: Sanae Zaki pic.twitter.com/q0UHZQR5CB
#MSWL if you please
NPR @NPRThrowing thousands of baby puffins off a cliff is a yearly tradition for the people of Iceland's Westman Islands. It's part of what's known as "puffling season," and it's a crucial life-saving endeavor. n.pr/3SwR2c5
#MSWL MG environmental fiction/nonfiction. 🪶