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Kate Prosswimmer @kap212Last weekend's Saturday plans gave me a new #mswl request - a YA thriller set on Governors Island (or someplace similar) after dark!
A contained situation where safety is visible but out of reach 👍🏻
A ton of similar-looking buildings (disorienting but many places to hide!) 👍🏻
oh my gosh who is going to write this for meeee (and Kate) #mswl
Lindsay Landgraf Hess @LindsayLHess@laurenspieller What are you hoping to see in your slush inbox in the coming months, anything in particular?
My #mswl is pretty extensive, but I really want more MG, adult thrillers, and crossover/adult SFF
Alexandra Sehulster @ASehulsterI want a book that truly messes with your perception of reality. Not just a psychological thriller, but a truly, mind-bending, House of Leaves-type book that blasts away all previous notions of what a book can be #MSWL
Oooo ditto #mswl
#mswl for spring 2019! 🌸
*Contemp Fantasy in MG, YA, Adult
*Character driven SF in MG & Adult
*Female MC thrillers & suspense
*Jewish and LatinX folklore
*YA Contemp with a BIG hook
#MSWL Lightning Round:
--MG with a unique hook and a focus on friendship
--f/f YA that explores the lines between friendship and romance
--Adult psychological thriller that *isn't* about a woman who might be crazy/imagining the whole thing
--Adult SFF that makes me cry
Eliza Swift @elizaswiftOur whole office has been talking about the Fyre festivals docs and I have a new #mswl: a YA horror/thriller set at a musical festival gone wrong. Give me this book!!!
OMG YES. #mswl
A few uber specific #mswl requests:
-middle grade set in CA
-MG/YA featuring Jewish characters (whether they are religious is up to you)
-a book about NASA space camp
-characters with weird jobs or hobbies
-realistic, sex-positive YA
-international thriller with a female MC
Lauren [closed to queries in August] @laurenspiellerthat might not seem like a ton, but when you consider how many genres I represent across multiple age categories, it is a LOT
When I open to queries again in September, I hope to continue receiving YA Fantasy (because I love it) but I also hope I see more
☻ Middle Grade Fantasy
☻ YA Contemporary
☻ Adult SFF
☻ Adult Psych Thrillers
Children's Bookshelf @PWKidsBookshelfWe spoke with editors + agents about the new wave of teen thrillers pwne.ws/2LoMJ0S pic.twitter.com/1TInWI9iYt
I've been on the hunt for a YA Thriller for ages! #mswl
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerPick your poison (and then query me with it)
-a compulsively readable story of a young woman's quest to overcome her religious upbringing
-an edge-of-your seat thriller about a daughter's quest to avenge her mother's death
- a heartrending (space) war epic about a doomed adventurer's desire to avoid his own birth
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerI'd like to read a mystery or a thriller set in a SFF world. Anyone have any recommendations?
Writers, this is my forever #MSWL--I love genre-bending spec fic!
Brent Taylor @btaylorbooksGetting a lot of submissions for adult projects. I’m only representing books for young readers (PB/MG/YA) right now! Please try one of my amazing colleagues for adult (@AmeliaLAppel/@LECrockett/@laurenspieller).
Good morning! I would love to see an adult SFF project with a thriller plot. Murder, mayhem, heists--something exciting that MOVES, set inside an immersive speculative world. #MSWL