I know I'm closing to queries tomorrow, but authors keep me on your list for a "rowdy family book," preferably middle grade but YA might work too. Think in the spirit of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever or Cheaper by the Dozen. #MSWL
Massimo @Rainmaker1973The town of Whittier, Alaska, is known for having nearly the entire population living in a single apartment building. twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1731327512389595624/photo/1
Holy crap! #MSWL this is the perfect setting for a locked room mystery or horror. The single-lane tunnel into town freaks me out.
Dystopian • overreacting govts, secret societies, collapse, revolution, apocalyptic (esp w/ religious themes)
Romance • any of the above, historical, contemporary, enemies to lovers, childhood sweethearts, love triangles, no explicit content, would love halal
✨📑Open for submissions with @shaherazadshelf ! Accepting YA & Adult.
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Manuscript wish list:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private 👁️ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- I would also love a contemporary take on AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters - Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography - Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform
I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.
As always, this isn't an exhaustive list. If you think you have something (in the adult space) that you've seen me mention before or that's so insanely well-written you think I'd love it, but you don't see it on the list I posted, please feel free to send me your Dec query.
And finally, since I'm not seeing many of these in my inbox, I'd like to put out a call for Indigenous stories, and not limited to the US region. No limits on the topic either - I'm seeking Indigenous stories of any topic for all age groups (MG, YA, adult). #MSWL
I'm always on the look out for friendship stories and messy young women! #MSWL
On the YA side, this spans from NOTHING BURNS AS BRIGHT AS YOU to A LESSON IN VENGEANCE.
On the adult side, think QUEENIE or REALLY GOOD, ACTUALLY.
Horror! I'd love to see more YA horror in my inbox, and I'm also opening up to adult horror!
For adult, I'm particularly interested in horror with a social commentary focus.
I'm also open to non-horror social commentary, like YELLOWFACE.
Our #pitchingevent has now started! Get your pitches to us using the hashtag #FBAPit and check out our guidelines below 🤩
@alice_caprio has posted her #MSWL so you can also find that thread at #FBAPit .
We can't wait to read your pitches!!
Head's up authors. I will be closing my Query Manager on December 1st and will reopen to Query Submission on January 1st. Looking forward to having some time to catch up and replenishing before the new year.
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