Kelly Is Using Query Manager Now!
Spoke to an editor this morning and reminded myself how much I want a historical in MG, YA, or Adult about a gun-toting, foul mouthed, self-sufficient woman like Ruby from Cold Mountain. Any country or continent or sexuality or skin color. I’m tired of petticoats. #MSWL
So, with all of that said, I'm really looking for some well written Adult Contemporary Romance. I'm super into Tinder date fails rn, enemies to lovers tropes, BFFs to Lovers tropes, and boss a$$ women who don't sacrifice their work for any man. #MSWL Slow Burns favored! 😉
I will still be open to YA stories, but will be much more selective about them (or I will TRY to be! I keep picking them up, gosh darn it! I've been trying!) However, I currently have 6 mostly YA authors on my roster, and I need more adult and MG authors! #MSWL
Kelly is OPEN to Queries @LitAgentKellyGood Morning! I am OPEN to queries for 2020, which means it's time to do a #MSWL thread! pic.twitter.com/9LH52Dv3Fn
For 2020, I am mostly looking for Middle Grade (Upper) and Adult stories! This includes MG Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, and Historical or any mix of the above! It also includes Adult Contemporary Romance and Adult Fantasy and any mix of the two! #MSWL
Skelly-ton is CLOSED to Queries 🎃💀 @LitAgentKellySo, I AM CLOSED TO UNSOLICITED QUERIES through January 1st, but I'm REALLY looking for some LGBTQIA+ and POC #ownvoices stories I can help to champion and get heard. I also am desperately looking for MG (fantasy, sci-fi, cont., hist.) and Adult (fantasy, cont. rom., hist.) #MSWL
Though I'm NOT asking to receive more queries, I would love to know if you sent me one and it's sitting in my box somewhere waiting for me to see it. If you haven't sent anything yet, pitch me via @SavvyAuthors next week from the 23rd-25th! If I like it, it's a request! <3 #MSWL
Kelly 📚 @LitAgentKellyFor whatever reason, I’m really craving some historical MG, YA, and Adult right now. Scotland history and mythology in the Jacobites time, Louis the XIV court intrigue, French Revolution YA, Spanish Civil War, House of Savoy unification of Italy, Russian Revolution, etc.. #MSWL pic.twitter.com/4SMHicEnnJ
HISTORICAL in YA and Adult! Love some court/palace intrigue, especially if in a more unknown place in literature. (SEE TWEET ATTACHED FOR INFO!) I’m also always looking for my super feminist/independent US historical a la Ruby from Cold Mountain. #MSWL twitter.com/litagentkelly/…
Definitely looking for adult romance that has a nice twist. I'm not about romance in all it's tradition, as I usually like something slightly off-kilter. (i.e. @KatieGolding_Tx amazing MotoGP/Rodeo/Western Romance coming at you 2020). Give me something that breaks lines! #MSWL
*screams from rooftop*
Because I don’t have enough: I rep ADULT ROMANCE, HISTORICAL, SCI-FI, FANTASY. I rep MG CONTEMPORARY, HISTORICAL, SCI-FI, FANTASY. In addition to the YA Fantasy I have, I also rep YA CONTEMPORARY, SCI-FI, HISTORICAL, THRILLER/PARANORMAL! #MSWL please.
For whatever reason, I’m really craving some historical MG, YA, and Adult right now. Scotland history and mythology in the Jacobites time, Louis the XIV court intrigue, French Revolution YA, Spanish Civil War, House of Savoy unification of Italy, Russian Revolution, etc.. #MSWL
You know what I’m missing right now? A high fantasy (either YA or Adult) with a brilliant new world to get lost in and a fully developed, ingenious magic system. Anyone have one for me? #MSWL
Kelly 📚 @LitAgentKellyLooking for some YA and Adult futuristic sci-fi that can veer towards thriller-esque. I have a thing for crazy monsters and alien-like beings that are created or defeated through science. Give me Pacific Rim with a twist or The Arrival! pic.twitter.com/vv2TaiKpyG
#MSWL Adult fantasy for women, written by women, with a closer voice and crossover appeal, a la The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym Martineau, Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, etc..
#MSWL Adult Rom-com’s with diverse characters (I.e. Crazy Rich Asians, Ayesha At Last, etc.). Bonus points if complete with Bridget Jones-like single and imperfect woman, epic Tinder fails, and best friends like The Bold Type. 👍🏻😉
Tara @Literary_TaraI honestly need a book about Arya. Middle grade, YA, an adult spanning the life of a girl who started training at a young age for death. pic.twitter.com/gpSS4vAo7G
Yo, #mswl too. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
In adult romance, I’m really looking for phenomenal writing, but there’s definitely a few tropes I adore. One of which is the best friends to lovers trope right now! #MSWL Give me Friends with Benefits redone!
I have a lot of YA in my box. You know what I’d love to have more of? MG (fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary) and Adult Romance! So a few #MSWL for these two age ranges are to follow! ❤️
Summer Heacock @FizzygrrlOkay, who wants to hear a creepy as fuck story that still has the hairs standing up on the back of my neck in which I demonstrably banished a ghost from my 8yo son’s body last night?
Paranormal Activity and exorcisms should probably be in parenting manuals. 🤷🏼♀️ Either way, this needs to be a book and make it’s way to my query box in both adult fiction and parenting manual form. #MSWL
#MSWL My Adult Romance loves are enemies to lovers tropes, as well as best friend to lovers tropes, and I really fall for some wounded military heroes and alpha males with a strong softness, as well as women who can hold their own but realize they don't necessarily need to.
#MSWL I think I need another adult romance manuscript in my life. I really seem to like romances that straddle the border between romance and WF, with enough growth that makes the romance believable, but based enough on the romance that without it, you wouldn't have a story.
I'm still running on U.K. time, so I'm a little exhausted, but I'm super excited to be at the Hilton and getting prepped and ready for #WDC18 #pitchSlam tomorrow! If you have MG, YA, or Adult romance, fantasy, futuristic sci-fi, or anything on my #MSWL, come pitch me tomorrow!