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.
@CorvisieroLit #WritingCommunity #MSWL #agenting
Uplifting feel-good fiction is also a must, with a hint of magic or fully grounded in the real world. Compelling love stories w authentic characters & chemistry will always sweep me away. You know that feeling when you want to throw a book across the room because of the yearning?
Quirky, magical or atmospheric settings will always be high on my priority list, whether that’s an ever-shifting city like Venice reimagined in The Passion, a travelling belle-époque hotel from Hotel Magnifique, or the gothic estate in Gallant.
Within the fantasy genre, I yearn for fairytale fiction in the vein of Stephanie Garber, wholesome quests that bring me back to my first reading of The Hobbit and whimsical stories that feel low stakes in terms of plot, but convey a sense of jeopardy in the emotional stakes ⚔️♥️
When the seasons start to turn, I find myself reaching for the comfort of a good classic. I also enjoy exploring new ground with a good retelling. Think along the lines of The Bear and the Nightingale, Spinning Silver, The Deathless Girls and, of course, the iconic Bridget Jones.
Cosy season calls for books that are good to the soul – the perfect antidote to our busy, messy lives – the kind of stories you want to hold onto and escape into, again and again, preferably in front of a blazing fire, glass of wine in hand 🍷
I think it’s safe to say that everyone will have their own particular fix when it comes to escapist fiction on a cold winter night, so here’s a detailed #MSWL on my personal favourites to use as inspiration for your pitches!