President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
While #ownvoices and #diversebooks have caught on in YA, I'm still struggling to see it in adult and, frankly, that's what I want more of. #MSWL My target genres right now are: literary & upmarket fiction, mystery, suspense, thriller, & women's fiction.
I desperately need upmarket, literary or women's fiction that takes a close look at the opioid epidemic. Maybe a person dealing with a child, spouse, or other who is addicted? Or a family saga ala Bull Mountain #MSWL
Amanda Jain @wensday95Hey #amquerying authors! Here's what the BookEnds agents are dying to see in their inboxes. #MSWL twitter.com/bookendslit/st…
I was late coming to the thread so I'll add mine in now. I'd like more books like Crazy Rich Asians. I'm in the mood for something funny and light. #diversebooks a plus or women's fiction. #amquerying #MSWL
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaAlso, I do NOT take on new clients for novellas. #MSWL #querytip
If you are writing women's fiction, domestic suspense, own voices fiction, suspense, thrillers, mysteries, upmarket or literary fiction you can query me here: QueryMe.Online/Jessica_Faust -- just know your word count. #MSWL #querytip
Chelsea Covington Maass @chelseasfiction@BookEndsJessica What's your current dream submission? #askagent
Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmellMust find this... pic.twitter.com/qzibX1IZIz
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaBooks set in towns/cities down on their luck. Towns that once thrived on an industry that now isn't thriving--cotton, tobacco, auto industry, factories, mining, etc. #MSWL --suspense, mystery, women's fiction or other
Returning home to finally confront and solve an old murder--either the protagonist has returned home or someone close to the protagonist. #MSWL
Books set in towns/cities down on their luck. Towns that once thrived on an industry that now isn't thriving--cotton, tobacco, auto industry, factories, mining, etc. #MSWL --suspense, mystery, women's fiction or other
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaI'm always in @PublishersLunch checking up on latest deals. Sometimes they are my best #MSWL ideas.
Like this: Young Adult Fiction: Lindsey Roth Culli's SAY YES SUMMER, about a girl who decides to just say yes to everything, --- I'd LOVE to see the women's fiction version #MSWL
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaSo as you are waiting for the likes I suggest you also send out some queries. Make use of the time you are already online and hit agents directly. #querytip