I gravitate towards books and authors with a clear, definitive voice full of intensity and emotion, and showcase deep meaning and character work through commercial fiction tropes #MSWL 7/7
For all of the above:
-Diverse experiences and marginalized voices are essential.
-Books that uplift women and are intersectional are a must.
-I love both books fueled by rage, as well as books that make me believe in love and joy #MSWL 6/7
In young adult:
-Romance! Rom com all the way through "the universe must have put us together" love.
- voice-driven contemporary set against a big, pivotal point in the MC's life
-psychological horror that has something bigger to say about who we are as a society #MSWL 5/7
-locked room mysteries/thrillers with a big cast of characters
- I like historical-set fiction but only if it is a genre I love (horror, rom com, etc) set in a different time period #MSWL 4/7
-what I'm calling the "rom dram," or romantic drama, with deep emotional conflict, rather than plot-driven drama
-social thrillers and horror w. commercial pacing, but have a deeper level of weight to them about something that occupies the social consciousness today #MSWL 3/7
Alexandra Sehulster @ASehulsterI've spent the last month formulating my 2021 #MSWL (agented). I look forward to reading the great projects that this year brings! 1/7
-a big, gorgeous love story that rips your heart out
-voice-driven fiction for millennials and Gen Z that encompasses the social, romantic, and professional dynamics of the generation, preferrably with a light touch or dash of humor #MSWL 2/7
(Agented) I really want a YA horror that has larger social commentary at play. Prefer psychological and haunting as opposed to zombies, etc. This has been a dark time of pain and fear and rage, and I want to see that on the page, through horror tropes. #mswl
Amanda Jain @wensday95Many things put me in the mood for murdery reading, but it's especially true when the weather gets cold. Send me all your murder books! Your contemporaries, your historicals, your cozies, your true crime. #MSWL
Well said. 😊 (agented) #MSWL
Molly Cusick @molly_cusickI'd love to see more body diversity in my subs. When you don't describe a character, the reader (and the cover designer, etc.) is often going to default to the most privileged body types, the ones we typically see celebrated in media. We don't really need more of that. #MSWL
This (agented) #MSWL 👇👇
I 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
I'm over suspense that features a man controlling the strings with the central protag overpowered and manipulated by him. Give me your thrillers with dynamic leading women. Show me what suspense looks like btwn friends, btwn sisters. Explore these relationships deeply #MSWL
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaI've been very particular about the nonfiction queries in my inbox. One thing I've noticed in particular is that I really want more female voices in my personal empowerment, self-improvement & business titles. #MSWL