Tobias Literary Agency
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
As any good fantasy nerd, I love fantasy. In MG and YA, but I am picky nowadays. So it has to feel different. But give me high concept stories. Give me beautiful writing. Give me morally complex characters. #MSWL
🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐 @laurenspiellerSend me your High Concept Rom Coms!!! I want:
--interesting settings that aren't my house!!!
SEND IT! #MSWL
No send theses to me!!!! #MSWL I will duke it out with Lauren.
Added bonus for quippy voices.
🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐 @laurenspiellerCurrent #MSWL wishlist:
❤️ YA/Adult Rom Com— high concept and swoony
✨ Magical stories with fun, pacey plots - MG/YA/Adult
If your project doesn’t fall under these two categories but it is still uplifting and joyful, I’d love to see it!
Me but keep it kidlit. #MSWL.
4. I want a cinematic, high concept fantasy unlike anything I have seen before. I love unlikable ladies (but they must still be relatable), and I would love a single POV. Character driven is the BEST for me. With literary-esque writing. #MSWL
What I am looking for here is fantasy that is high concept, but beautifully written. All these authors I read in 1 sitting, ignoring everything. I want a fantasy where I ignore the world. Make it stand out and feel like I have never seen these elements before. #MSWL #YA #MG
Speaking of Sabaa, I want cinematic fantasy. What do I mean by that? High concept, sweeping, almost grand like a movie in your head. Sabaa does this wonderfully, but so does Marie Rutkoski, Sarah J. Maas, Tahereh Mafi, Laini Taylor. #MSWL #YA #MG
Day 23 of #25DaysofMSWL: high concept story with beautifully written and complex characters. #MSWL
Day 8 of #25DaysofMSWL part 1: I want a strong writer in the vein of Kit Frick, Laura Weymouth, Claire Legrand, Laura Taylor Namey. What is stand out about them is they have a eloquence in their writing and a high concept story. #MSWL
Lauren [closed to queries in August] @laurenspiellerThis is the most obvious #MSWL ever, but...
I want books like To All The Boys I've Loved Before, in YA and Adult. This means:
--family B plots
Let's do this!
Same TBH #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeI am looking for YA fantasy. I have 3 dedicated fantasy authors: @alexandraovery (because damn, lady can write an unreliable character and amazing concepts) @StefanieSuzaya (because lady wrote a dark Asian fantasy that drew me in), and @KariTrogen (who spoke to kid me) .
So with my #MSWL in fantasy I am looking for these elements:
-fantastic world building
-complex, rounded characters
-high concept plots or explorations of tropes froma new angle
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeNow let's talk contemporaries and what I am drawn to in those so when you see my #MSWL, you'll know.
First off, I need high concept. I am not often drawn to the contemporary that could be my everyday life. I need to escape so even if it is a real world setting, it is not my REAL WORLD.