Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintempleGreat list! I want it to be about 10x longer tho 😩
*makes a blood sacrifice in hopes of having an inbox full of queer horror submissions* twitter.com/tornightfire/s…
& if you’re looking for an agent for that queer horror... *points at self* #MSWL
Oh, hello! At long last, my #MSWL page is up! I will try to keep this as up to date as possible. (I also regularly tweet things I'm looking for here.) Check it out:
#amagenting #amquerying #WritingCommunity
My fever-addled self also rewatched HEREDITARY today & it reminded me of a #MSWL I’ve mentioned before: horror that deals with grief (in both children’s & adult lit). Horror that’s intertwined with grief. Like HEREDITARY, THE BABADOOK, A MONSTER CALLS. Please & thank you. 🖤
I'm hungry for middle grade. I would also love more literary YA. & I would love an adult memoir/nonfic with an amazing hook (think MY BRAIN ON FIRE, EDUCATED, or FULL BODY BURDEN, not that summer you spent nannying in Europe [I'm sorry but I see so many queries like this]). #MSWL
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This is wildly wrongheaded. In light of this, I’d be really happy to see MG BIPOC twists on THE WIZARD OF OZ & THE SECRET GARDEN in my query box. #MSWL
Good morning, y'all! I have updated my #MSWL on my agency page to include more specific language about what kind of horror & sci-fi I am looking for as well as what I'm not looking for at this time. Check it out!
I am looking for light sci-fi with personal stakes. I've mentioned these before but these are the big examples I keep coming back to: NEVER LET ME GO by Ishiguro. It's about interpersonal relationships/coming of age—but also it's about cloning.
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnIn light of #SFFpit today (& because I'll have an updated #MSWL on my agency page soon), I feel like it's a good time for a little thread to reiterate what kind of sci-fi queries I'd love to see in my inbox.
I am not the right person for hard sci-fi or sci-fi with world-ending stakes. Generally I don't connect with stories set in space, war stories, kingdoms pitted against each other, etc.
I am still thinking about how THE PERFECTION & BLACK SWAN so creepily captured what it's like to take a passion too seriously. (I was a ballet dancer for 18 years, & BLACK SWAN was shockingly familiar.) I'd love a YA/adult horror novel about a dark obsession with the arts. #MSWL
Margo Claire @margowithan_oI am being deliberately vague because I like all the possible interpretations, but agents, please send me a novel about a haunting. HAUNT ME!
& authors, if you’re looking for an agent, I’d love to see that haunting! #MSWL
Kiki Nguyen @kianangu@erin_clyburn Idk why I hadn’t thought of this before??
Ditto. I think of The Yellow Wallpaper all the time, & reread it once a year or so. Maybe it’s just so perfect as it is? But I’d LOVE to see a novel inspired by it. #MSWL for sure.
-Literary fiction (adult): I haven't stopped thinking about HISTORY OF WOLVES since I read it, so, lit fic about complex family relationships, growing up/aging, mental health, darker topics. Also, since it's election year & my anxiety will be running high, hopeful topics.