Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

I’m looking for very high concept rom coms that will stick out in what is a very crowded market! 💕

Two examples of high concept rom coms:

🦜 RAIDERS OF THE LOST HEART
🔪 BUTCHER & BLACKBIRD

#MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

SPECULATIVE—I’d love to find adult fiction with light touches of magic such as magical realism, cozy fantasy, or magic-tinged rom coms. THE INHERITANCE OF ORQUÍDEA DIVINA, THE VERY SECRET SOCIETY OF IRREGULAR WITCHES, THE EX HEX, and EMILY WILDE’S ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF FAERIES. #MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

ROM COMS—I love rom coms, especially when there is a high concept commercial hook. My favorite tropes are grumpy/sunshine, enemies to lovers, fish out of water, forced proximity. Some of my all-time favorites are: BEACH READ (elite), THE UNHONEYMOONERS, and REAL MEN KNIT. #MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

I’m going to post a more detailed #MSWL thread soon, but in the meantime—here’s a big picture overview of what I’m looking for this year! ✨

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

I’d love to see more speculative adult fiction in my inbox. Magical realism, grounded fantasy, cozy fantasy, rom coms. Think “a little bit of magic and a whole lot of heart” and that’s my cup of tea.✨ #MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

ADULT FICTION
I’m looking for pageturning thrillers, book club fiction that is engaging and accessible, but still layered and thought-provoking. (You *might* call that “the intersection of commercial and literary.”) Think Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’d also LOVE hooky rom coms. #MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

This is your regularly scheduled reminder that I am dying for more Adult Rom Com queries in my inbox! 💜#MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

I just finished REAL MEN KNIT by @KwanaWrites and loooved it. You *NEED* this rom com set in a knitting shop in your life. 🧶

This tweet shall henceforth be an #AdriaBookRecs, and a #MSWL request. 💜

P.S. s/o to @sa_mcveigh! I first heard about this book from one of her tweets.

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

I would love to see more Adult Rom Com submissions in my inbox! Here are a few of my favorites. #MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

3. Romantic Comedies—I’d love to work on “frothy beach reads” that have both humor and heart. I love a strong voice + unique perspective. I need a commercial hook here. #MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

I told my dad about some of the YA projects I’m working on right now and he said, “They kinda all sound dark and sad.” Aaand he’s not wrong..? So this is a good time to remind the internet I am looking for a fun, upbeat Rom Com. Would especially love something high concept! #MSWL

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

Top of my #MSWL right now:
1. Author/illustrator PBs
2. #OwnVoices PB/MG/YA
3. YA Rom Com
4. Spooky PB (but not specific to Halloween)
5. Humor PB/MG/YA
6. Magical realism MG/YA

Adria Goetz
@adriamgoetz
Literary Agent
A bit of a bookworm. Literary Agent + Fairy Godmother at @PSLiterary . ✨ MSWL: adriagoetz.com.
159 MSWL
20 Queries
12 Tips

#MSWL:
- YA Rom Com
- MG/YA #OwnVoices Contemporary
- YA Suspense
- MG/YA Graphic Novels
- MG Mystery
- MG/YA Light Fantasy (grounded in reality)
- PB Author/Illustrators
- Adult Nonfiction (esp. "pop science")