Friendly reminder to #amquerying authors: I open to all queries (within YA & Adult SFF and romance) on Friday, 9/1!
I’m in pretty good shape with numbers right now (I think 60 ish queries and 25 fills), and I’m excited to see what y’all send me!
I know I'm not open right now, but leaving this #mswl for later.
All the books about libraries. Cozy library/bookstore romances, magical libraries, lost libraries, university libraries.
Like Addie LaRue, or Dr. Who's Library of the Dead. Or the AU!bookstore fic we all love.
It is an actual crime that I finished @MeganBannen's AMAZING book The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy two days ago after a marathon night of reading until 3am and haven't yelled about it yet. A perfect fantasy romance, in my book. DEFINITELY a #mswl reference for me
Rebecca Matte @RebeccaLMatte4) Keep up to date with current trends/comps. I've seen a few queries described as "unique" with a premise that is reminiscent of a 2022 release. Obvs 2 people can have the same idea, but keeping up to date will give better comps and help you distinguish yours.
5) Finally, do keep in mind my #mswl for queries. I really only accept romance & SFF, and so general contemporary fiction is not for me, even if it features the type of characters/relationships that I like.
Thank you all for your amazing queries, and I hope this helps some.
Turns out I'm not super into fae or sirens? Not a thing I knew before diving into QM, but I keep finding that it's not something I super connect w/. Kind of an anti #mswl I guess.
(That doesn't mean *dont* query me, it just means it's a harder sell that has nothing to do w/ you)
Based on what I’ve been gravitating towards in queries, I’m adding to my #mswl :
-stories with seemingly mundane magic incorporated into our world
-stories about academia and graduate students (not dark academia, but either realistic or fluffy academia)