Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn@CDugganBooks I recently signed a fantasy/horror author, a YA literary horror, & an adventure/culture memoir, which I think still sums up what I'm looking for pretty well. + more horror for all ages, fresh MG stories, speculative fic in YA & adult. #PipelineAuthors
& something really specific I have on my forever wishlist that I can't stop thinking about is a YA novel set in the DIY punk scene. It's such a formative experience growing up as one of those kids & I'd love to see a coming-of-age or rom-com @ a punk venue! #PipelineAuthors #MSWL
7. Funny contemporary YA—I know I tend toward dark stuff, but I also adore comedy, & I would love some super-voicy YA that makes me laugh out loud. Rom-coms included. Ditto adult for fresh & funny book club/contemporary fiction.
In MG, I want to see contemporary of all kinds, creepy/spooky stories, & again, grounded fantasy or speculative. In YA, I'd love to see more thriller, horror, Gothic, grounded fantasy or speculative, contemporary, rom-coms, & really lush literary fic.
When I reopen to queries in Jan., my wishlist is going to look different than it does now. In adult fic, I am really going to want to see upmarket fiction & book club fiction, literary fic, rom-coms, mystery, domestic & psychological thrillers, horror, & grounded speculative fic.