Lisa Amstutz @LJAmstutzI'm excited to share that I will be opening to queries again on 10/5! My guidelines are on the @StormLiterary website. #amagenting
Abigail K. Perry @abigailkperryCouldn’t have been better timing, exactly what I’m figuring out for my own #WIP
“There’s a particular subgenre of speculative fiction that scratches an itch for me like no other. It’s where you find yourself in a world very much like our own, except one thing is slightly… off.”
Ohhh this unsettling vibe is 100% #MSWL for me!
Emily Forney @EmilyKaitlinnnHi🧍🏽♀️I’m opening to queries soon!
I took a break to dive deep into projects on my list & also read/watch new media I fell for.
I have an updated #mswl for querying authors to look at on my website, but I also wanted a 🧵thread below for anyone thinking we might make a rad team!
This old #mswl still applies as well and it has a brilliant ✨vibe✨
Romantic, steamy adult fantasy romances. Deals of convenience, betrayal, political intrigue, dueling families, rivals to lovers to enemies, immortals w/longstanding wars and deep histories. Ballroom dances that end with a dagger to the throat. Rich world building & magic systems
I’d also love some darker speculative work. Murder, magic, gothic, dark academia, occult conspiracies, races against the clock and morally grey heroes. Across all ages I want the dark and twisted
For the first time, I’m opening up to romance in the adult space, particularly contemporary stories that have a lot of layers, have a great backdrop, and an ensemble cast. I’ll be pretty picky here, but here are a few of my faves from the last year 🤍
✨🤍📖I’m open to queries✨🤍📖
I am so so stoked to open my QM again and this time I have new things on my #mswl! I’m especially in the mood for:
MG & YA heists, competitions, mysteries, and thrillers
Adult fantasy romance
Adult contemporary romance
"Seeking adult rom coms with new twists on classic tropes: friends/enemies to lovers, fake dating, stuck together, opposites attract, second chances."
Happy October! I'd planned to open to unsolicited queries as of 10/1/22, but September was a wild month. Mercury was definitely in retrograde - even for skeptics. 😉
Thinking about my #MSWL & hoping to reopen soon. Got a QM link for solicited queries? Go for it! 😊
some very specific identities of mine that i get REALLY excited to see in books, especially if combined with any of the above:
🐚 Massachusetts native
🏺 ceramic artist
💄 queer femme
🏳️🌈 women's college grad
i also love narrative nonfiction that blends personal experience with investigative reporting or cultural criticism—Gabriela Wiener, Jenny Odell, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Rebecca Solnit are all favorites—and i'd love to see more food writing like THE WAY WE EAT NOW
contemporary retellings of non-Western folklore have been on my wish list for a while now, but i'd also like to see BIPOC- and queer-led reinventions of ~the classics~ like @NghiVoWriting's THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL
queer, feminist, and non-Western horror with subtle social commentary and an atmosphere that fills me with a sense of creeping dread and makes me throw your book across the room while my heart pounds dramatically