Adult upmarket fiction - women’s fic, spec fic, mystery. Looking for beautiful literary writing with a great hook. Would love to see more with older women protags.
Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries~ @erin_clyburnTrying to switch my brain off work mode, but I keep thinking about manuscripts I’d love to see when I reopen to queries later this month. So here’s a little #MSWL thread I’ll keep adding to:
A riveting YA or adult adventure novel featuring outdoor sports - a hiker, a climber, an ultramarathoner? A YA about teens hiking the Appalachian Trail or the PCT?!
Nivia Evans @NiviaEvansReally in the mood for something gothic as hell, full of rot and ruin, a slow-burn romance, twists and turns, and BIPOC protagonists. #MSWL
Yes, please! #mswl
Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries~ @erin_clyburnOne of my dream #MSWL items is an adventure novel that reads like a film like FREE SOLO or THE BARKLEY MARATHONS feels. An edge-of-your-seat outdoors story with near-superhuman athleticism. I’ve spent all of quar hiking & watching ALONE so I’ve had too much time to dwell on this.
This could also be narrative nonfic if you are the outdoorsy superhuman in question! #MSWL
One of my dream #MSWL items is an adventure novel that reads like a film like FREE SOLO or THE BARKLEY MARATHONS feels. An edge-of-your-seat outdoors story with near-superhuman athleticism. I’ve spent all of quar hiking & watching ALONE so I’ve had too much time to dwell on this.
Packing up my house, stumbled upon my collection of mix CDs from friends & exes, all up in my feelings. How influential were mix CDs in who we turned out to be??? I would read the hell out of a mix CD-themed friendship story with a nostalgic vibe rn. Make me cry. #MSWL
I'm closing to queries soon for a bit to catch up on subs.
Before I do, I'd love to see some literary-leaning horror (MG, YA, adult) in my inbox. Atmospheric horror, body horror, campy horror, autumnal horror, emotional horror—all of it.
#MSWL #amwriting #writingcommunity
I'm all caught up on queries. 🎉 If you haven't heard back, your query is in the maybe pile. & I have six full manuscripts to read, which I'll be doing very soon.
Also, y'all have been crushing my recent request for more MG. Please keep 'em comin'.
#amquerying #querytip #MSWL
Adam Cesare @Adam_CesarePinning to say: please consider preordering my @harperteen YA debut CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD (bit.ly/2UKUBjT). Then the check thread below for my paperback, e-, and audiobooks. Thanks 4 ur support!
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I just learned about this book today & never have I clicked preorder so fast. If you're wondering "What is Erin's aesthetic, exactly?" basically just look at this cover of CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD & consider that vibe my forever #MSWL.
I'd also love to see more upmarket fiction, women's fiction, & YA horror. I'm surprised how little of the query pie these genres take up. Please send me more of them. #MSWL
I receive the next most horror and literary fiction submissions. Keep these coming, please. I receive a ton of sci-fi submissions, but I am looking for no hard sci-fi, & I get so. many. hard sci-fi queries.
Katherine Harrison @KidlitKatThis post reminds me that I need one of you YA authors to write a creepy gothic retelling of the story of green ribbon girl. Maybe a graphic novel?!? #mswl twitter.com/svershbow/stat…
Echoing this #MSWL (which you probably could've guessed from looking at my Twitter header). A YA retelling of "The Green Ribbon"? Please send it my way!
Alechia says get SAVING RUBY KING! @alechiawritesPlease tell me the most delicious, sweetest, foodtastic (I mean food on every page if possible) YA stories out there. I want to believe I wrote a really great one that you'll love and fingers crossed that'll get out in the world, but I would love to read some right now!!
I just saved a lot of these recs to my to-read list. & also, please send me your foodtastic books (MG, YA, & adult)! #MSWL