Saint (S.T.) Gibson UPDATES
A #MSWL update; I'm opening the floodgates to paranormal romance. If you have a fresh take on PR (moving away from supernatural detectives and government officials preferably), I want it in my inbox. It could be funny, angsty, or somewhere in between!
Authors, please query me with your most bonkers romance novels. I'm talking wild twists, off the wall plots, jaw-dropping sex scenes, characters making unhinged choices, the whole nine yards. I love my love stories with a side of ~drama~ #MSWL
This is a very specific #MSWL but after reading the New Camelot series I would love to see a fresh spin on Arthuriana in my inbox. Something that entirely revamps or reimagines the legends instead of merely retelling them, especially from new perspectives.
Saint (S.T.) Gibson IS OPEN TO QUERIES @s_t_gibsonBig "I can't trust my hands around you" energy. Are they going to throw a punch or slam you against a wall and kiss you? Who knows.
Consider this a #MSWL tweet
I'M ALSO SEEKING
🖋️ Dark academia that takes place in unusual contexts, like community colleges or immersion programs
🖋️Historical romance centering working class people and marginalized groups
🖋️Stories that mix magic, pop culture, and rock & roll like THE WICKED + THE DIVINE
👻 Religious horror from any and all traditions
👻 Queer and feminist horror
👻 Psychological terror
👻 Genre-bending heartrenders like IN THE DREAM HOUSE
👻 HORROR ROMANCE
Please do not send horror set in psychiatric wards or centering suicide.
IN SCIENCE FICTION:
🛸Philosophical and character-centered stories that ask the big questions of existence
🛸 Stories that engage with religion, spirituality, and the ephemeral
🛸 Cosmic horror
🛸 Science fantasy
I'm not a good fit for hard sci-fi, dystopia, or space operas.
I love a good haunting and a good heist, always, and the shadowy place where horror, fantasy, and romance kiss. I’m not big on chosen ones, magical rebellions, elemental magic, or stories centering warriors, but I'm open to being surprised by the right manuscript.
✨ Atmospheric, character-driven contemporary fantasy like THE RAVEN CYCLE
✨ High fantasy with intricate religious, magical, and sexual worldbuilding like KUSHIEL'S DART
✨ Fantasy romance in the vein of Grace Draven and Naomi Novik
✨ Gothics of all subgenres
Some of my favorite romantic tropes include second chance romance, forbidden love, marriage in trouble, exes to lovers, rivals to loves, and villain and monster romances. Please don't send me romances featuring members of the law enforcement or military, or secret babies.
❤️🔥Queer and polyamorous love stories of all kinds
❤️🔥Inclusive historicals that feel like KJ Charles or Cat Sebastian
❤️🔥Witty contemporary romances in the vein of Talia Hibbert
❤️🔥Moody erotic romances a la Sierra Simone or Tiffany Reisz
New year, new Manuscript Wishlist thread! 📚
I'm seeking romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror novels and graphic novels across a variety of subgenres, and I'm going to thread some of the tropes and stories I'm particularly hungry for!
Full #MSWL: stgibson.com/manuscript-wis…
I'm a huge Twin Peaks fan and I'm absolutely updating my #MSWL to include anything that has those same weird-as-a-compliment, woodsy, secretive vibes. Even better if it navigates all that horror from a female perspective.
From the #MSWL: I can't get enough of queer historicals. If you have a manuscript that feels like KJ Charles or Cat Sebastian, please send it to me! I want to see LGBTQ+ characters loving and striving and thriving in vintage settings.
📨Query Me: querymanager.com/query/saint
I’m sorry this has turned into a #MSWL account but if you have a book that feels like OVER THE GARDEN WALL please send it my way! It’s my favorite part of autumn! I love its strangeness and its allegory and its quirky humor.