Hi! Good morning! This is your semi-annual reminder that while I'm looking for diversity and own voices across the board, I am particularly interested in seeing submissions in the mystery and historical romance genres. Please send! #mswl
Mystery: historical--again, especially diverse historical--cozies, and mysteries with so much atmosphere you can practically wring it out of the pages. If your setting is integral to your story, I want to see it! #mswl
Time for some #mswl tweets! Here's a peek at what I'd love to see in my query inbox. Romance: historical--especially diverse historical--rom suspense, and contemp romcom. As a general rule, I'm far more likely to fall for a story that makes me laugh than one that makes me cry.
In romance: I love quirky characters and am far more likely to be drawn to a story that makes me laugh than one that makes me cry. In historical, I really would love to see some diverse stories. Give me South Asians falling in love in London during the Regency, for example. #mswl
Norma @normajeanesaysIt's been 2 years and NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING has made it to my inbox! #MSWL twitter.com/normajeanesays…
I'm going to keep shouting about this too until it shows up in my inbox. DIVERSE HISTORICAL ROMANCE PLEASE AND THANK YOU. #mswl
#MSWL call for more historical romance, especially diverse stories from #ownvoices authors! I adore Regencies and Scotsmen, but I'd also love to see some new time periods, new settings, and new voices. Bonus points if your characters make me laugh.
#amquerying writers, I only have 3 queries left! Send more! I'm currently looking for adult mystery, romance (esp historical & diverse historical), women's fiction, and upmarket projects, as well as nonfiction on the topics of food, material culture, & social history. #mswl
Amanda Jain @wensday95#MSWL call for diverse mysteries like Kellye Garrett's Detective by Day, Tina Kashian's Kebab Kitchen, and Vivien Chien's Noodle Shop Mystery series.
Still looking for these in my inbox. Send 'em along if you got 'em! #mswl
Amanda Jain @wensday95If I don't see your pitch but you think we'd be a good match, feel free to query. I rep adult romance, mystery, women's fiction, upmarket and literary fiction, as well as nonfiction. I no longer rep children's books (YA and below).
Now for some specifics! In romance, I am particularly interested in historical romances, and would love to see more diversity in my submissions. Let's see the Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian periods through different eyes.
Amanda Jain @wensday95I didn't get to peek at #KissPitch today, but hoping to do some poking around tonight and tomorrow. If I fave, please follow the submission guidelines at QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain.
Amanda Jain @wensday95A #mswl item I will keep tweeting forever: diverse historical romance. Please. Diverse historical romance. Send it.
I would also love to see more diverse mystery projects, particularly cozies and historicals. #mswl