Bradford Literary Agency
Literary Agent & Contract Manager at @Bradford_Agents . NYC DOE Lawyer. Author in Progress. Always a nerd. She/her.
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.
Keir Alekseii @KeirAlekseiiYes #mswl twitter.com/SeraphIRenn/st…
Wait omg me too! #mswl
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)