During this downtime I’m reading a lot! Here’s my #MSWL!
✨ Genre blending literary fiction! Give me that weird stuff.
🌈 Diverse, inclusive YA! Give me books that reflect the world!
😳 Non-fiction that surprises and delights!
Let’s go! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Whenever I talk about wanting more adult fiction, I get DMs and emails asking for specifics, so... here’s an explanation and a starter pack.
I like genre-blending novels that are character driven, and far more about relationships than world building. #MSWL
I can't tell you how often I think about films like Birdbox and A Quiet Place, and how badly I want to read more novels about parents fighting for their kids and found families in apocalyptic settings.
I mean, I also DON'T want to read them, but also I do.
Send me those! #MSWL
Annual evergreen request...
Send me your kid-lit, adult novels, essays, memoirs... you name it, centered around your adoptee experience. I want those close and personal stories, both in fiction and non-fiction.
Let's make it happen. #MSWL is here. ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksHey writer friends! I’m at nearly 250 queries since reopening on Monday.
I’m reading every single one, but apologies in advance if it takes me a minute. Keep them coming. ❤️ twitter.com/psliterary/sta…
Like I said earlier in the week, I’m really eager to find more adult fiction (especially genre blends) and non-fiction of all kinds.
My post with my #MSWL is here. Query away! ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/12/2…
I open up to queries again at @PSLiterary on Monday, so I've updated my wishlist!
I'd love to see more adult fiction and non-fiction this year. Send me your messy genre-blending stories, niche cookbooks, and complex memoirs.
Details on the blog! ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/12/2… #MSWL
I’m reading a manuscript that’s reminding me of Lost Planet, and goodness, do I miss that game.
I wish the sequels had kept up with all the wonder of the first one. Someone reboot it, thanks.
Also, more fantasy adventure novels with giant monsters and snow please. #MSWL
THRICE @ThriceExcited to announce that we’ll be joining @Coheed on the S.S. Neverender in October 2020! Head over to ssneverender.com for more details. pic.twitter.com/6ptLUjdkCQ
I would read the hell out of a novel about a bunch of grown up emo kids on one of these cruises, and the hijinx that ensue. #MSWL
Some fun specific #MSWL things I'm looking for in YA:
A teen birder.
Teens really into snorkeling and diving.
Kids interning in national parks.
Teens really into rock climbing.
Give me niche, specific stories about passion projects, with all the unique terminology and language.
To get a better idea of the kind of projects I've worked on, visit my website and check out the books I've sold: bit.ly/2lqFs8v
And then, check out my whole wishlist, which I've written out here: bit.ly/2GG1M7r
Happy querying! Good luck! You've got this! #MSWL
I'm dying to find more accessible adult sci-fi and fantasy novels, along the lines of @ChuckWendig @pengshepherd @DelilahSDawson and @KatWithSword.
I've read everything they've written, and would love to find a SFF novel that makes me feel like The Book of M. #MSWL
I'm looking for genre-blending literary fiction, stories that give us something magical or speculative alongside prose that stirs up FEELINGS.
Perfect examples: The Night Circus by @erinmorgenstern, Here & Now & Then by @mikechenwriter, Station Eleven by @EmilyMandel. #MSWL