Historical is hard in YA and Adult but ohhhh, I love it so. Tell me a great story of under-studied women, events, and areas of history. Give me spies and queens, codebreakers and slice of life, THE ALICE NETWORK and OUTRUN THE MOON. #mswl
I’m focusing a lot in Adult as well—women’s fiction, fantasy, and historical. With WF I want to see upmarket book club fiction (ELEANOR OLIPHANT) and romcoms (MEET CUTE). I want lyrical, historically-inspired fantasy (EMPIRE OF SAND, Juliet Marillier, anything witches). #mswl
YA romcoms are my jam. Always have been. I want to see more STEM, fun jobs, and unique hobbies. DON’T DATE ROSA SANTOS, WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, ROYALS, and ALEX, APPROXIMATELY are perfect examples of voice, humor, and substance in contemp YA romcoms! #mswl
I love laughter, warmth, introverts, character-driven narratives, perseverance, being transported to different places and times, gorgeous and grounded world-building, heart, friendship, and family.
Here’s what I’m seeking this year! #mswl scribblesandwanderlust.com/2019/01/01/msw…
There are several ways to see my #mswl!
MSWL Post: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/laur…
I hope we can connect on a project soon! 📖 Submission guidelines on triadaus.com.
Help me through this sinus infection by sending me #mswl I’m desperate to read:
Female code breakers/spies a la BBC’s Bletchley Circle, THE ALICE NETWORK, or VELVET UNDERCOVER. Remarkable women in history who served great purpose in war. Mostly adult, but will take YA!
Getting lots of great queries thanks to the @WritersDigest feature!
For more info on what I enjoy, check out MSWL (manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/laur…) and my blog post (scribblesandwanderlust.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/msw…). I hope you find this helpful! #amquerying #querytip #mswl
Lindsey Hall @LindseyHall17#MSWL fantasy w/ a translator protag. There's so much power in language-- how they translate for a ruler effects a whole kingdom, eg. I want to see the nuances & consequences of deciding how & what to translate, word play between languages, times when translation falls short
Yes please. #mswl
Laura Crockett @LECrockettVery specific: A, YA, or MG about a painter (or apprentice to, or child of) during the 1666 London Fire. Straight HF or hist fantasy #mswl
Currently listening to THE WEIGHT OF INK, which is about a female Jewish scribe in 1660s London. Talk about specific!
Send send send! 1660s England is FULL of amazing stories just waiting to be told. #mswl
Lindsey ⚯͛ @bringmybooksI would read the hell out of the epic fantasy about the seamstress with magical power over threads and fabrics and wool and how her gift captures the pickpocket's eye and she gets swept up into a plot to overthrow the corrupt king during the huge annual market fair twitter.com/aoiph/status/9…
I'm seeking more contemporary and historical lately––with accessible voices, character-driven plot, heart, humor, family/friendship/sibling relationships at the center. #mswl scribblesandwanderlust.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/msw…
New month calls for a MSWL reminder! Eagerly seeking these projects in my inbox, especially contemporary YA and adult. Details: scribblesandwanderlust.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/msw… #mswl (oh, and new blog header, yay 🌿📚)
🐝elle 🐱gato 🐱bees🐝 @ellle_emYou know what I'd like to see more of in genre fiction?
Pre-established romantic relationships.
The story isn't about "finding love" but about people who are already IN LOVE, who already worked through the shaky beginnings, who are comfortable & stable w/each other
An EXCELLENT thread! #mswl for adult fantasy and hist fic