Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 3h

My fever-addled self also rewatched HEREDITARY today & it reminded me of a #MSWL I’ve mentioned before: horror that deals with grief (in both children’s & adult lit). Horror that’s intertwined with grief. Like HEREDITARY, THE BABADOOK, A MONSTER CALLS. Please & thank you. 🖤

Matt Belford @MWBelford · 12h

I’ve been getting a lot of YA and MG queries. I don’t want to be rude to you folks, and when they come in, I’ll politely decline, but as a heads up, I’m only looking for adult SF/F in my #mswl

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · 14h

MG graphic novels are one of my fave comfort reads. I’d love to see a contemporary graphic novel a là ROLLER GIRL, THE NEW KID, BE PREPARED, in my in box! And, you know, make it queer.🤞🏻🏳️‍🌈 #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 16h

“When it comes to pop-history, I love books that introduce readers to untold stories. My author Alex Rubens' 8-Bit Apocalypse is the perfect example.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 1d

Take a society whose economy, development, and peace are necessarily and realistically built on a foundation of cruelty and injustice.

Some characters fight to right these wrongs. The fall of the old world order visits immense suffering on other oppressed innocents.


Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 1d

Whenever I talk about wanting more adult fiction, I get DMs and emails asking for specifics, so... here’s an explanation and a starter pack.

I like genre-blending novels that are character driven, and far more about relationships than world building. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 1d

Started watching Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet and... wow, I so would love an adult novel about working in game dev.

I remember adoring You by Austin Grossman, and would just love something a bit more contemporary. #MSWL

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · 1d

I think my new editor soulmate is on to something... "What happens if someone is murdered during their Amish Rumspringa? Would their family ever know what happened to them?"
🙏Someone write this please! #MSWL

Kelly (Closed to Queries) Van Sant @bookishchick · 1d

I'm going to open up to queries NEXT WEEK! And in light of that, I updated my #MSWL…

Laura Crockett ♠️ @LECrockett · 1d

(2) Gilded Age/1865-1965 histfic a la AMERICAN DUCHESS, THAT CHURCHILL WOMAN, & Downton Abbey, with “dollar princesses” & other marriages ft. wealthy, influential American women in European nobility/royal/peerage society. (MC can be the heiress or close confidant.) A or YA.

Laura Crockett ♠️ @LECrockett · 1d

I’ve been in such a Mood for two very different kinds of books:

(1) Southern fiction a la Kristy Woodson Harvey, with warmth, setting as character, female friendships and/or multigenerational families, and secrets/hardships that come to light. Can be A or YA!

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1d

While I do love the classic AND THEN THERE WERE NONE set up, I'd love to get more locked-room mysteries with unconventional settings. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 1d

"In non-fiction, I want to see more: Allergy sensitive cookbooks and Analytical essays on pop culture (think Anne Helen Petersen)" @readbystephanie #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 1d

In speculative fiction I’d like to see more climate-related books. Just learned about popping shrimp. Crazy. Books like Dry for adult audiences. #queryme #MSWL…

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 2d

Dang! This nonfiction graphic novel sounds amazing! I love that it has a strong POV, a cool hook + an informative takeaway that’s super relevant. Would love to rep graphic NF books like this! #mswl (Also my usual potty mouth says dang now thanks to better-mannered @adriamgoetz)

jsgabel @jsgabel · 2d

Please, nothing complex. Or lyrical. Most definitely never lyrical. #MSWL