Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainzMy current #MSWL:
- toxic female friendships
- spooky suspense (maybe w/ supernatural/horror bent)
- suspense featuring cults and witches (a la, THE CRAFT)
- family dysfunction + messed up secrets
- female serial killers
It appears my #MSWL list is evergreen, because I'm definitely still hunting for all these elements in my mystery/suspense/women's fiction submissions...
Kim @blitherbabbleI'd love to read a crime fiction book that has a serial killer tracking down and painfully murdering all the frenetic, following-to-followers-ratio twitter people who followed him on twitter just to unfollow him as soon as he followed them back.
You know what I want to see in a mystery series? TWISTER. I want a storm-chaser mystery series minus the weird love triangle. #MSWL
Also I saw this gif and my brain IMMEDIATELY started playing the "chase" music from the movie. Guess what I'm watching this weekend.
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Quressa Robinson (she/her/queen) @qnrisawesomeFor the love of my dark, evil, magical heart, please send me witch books--bitchy witches, selfish witches, selfless witches, kind witches, amoral witches, angry witches. ALL THE WITCHES!!! #MSWL
Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmellThe key to catching the attention of an editor or agent is to make us want to read more. We're busy and have a million things that we could stop reading to do. Don't give us a reason to stop reading. Make us be desperate to turn each page.
+ magical realism (set in known world), spec fic
+ horror, supernatural elements
+ witches (a la The Craft)
+ serial killers
+ black magic (set in the known world)
+ legends, myths, folklore-inspired
+ female protags
Happy #MSWL day! I acquire *only* adult fiction w mystery, suspense, & crime elements, but in those categories, I'm looking for concepts featuring:
+ Domestic susp w *fresh* hook
+ Small-town mysteries w series potential
+ Dark, twisted, macabre
+ diverse voices, own voices
Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainzMy latest suspense/mystery #MSWL:
+Domestic suspense with a fresh commercial hook
+Small-town mysteries with series potential, female protags
+magical realism (set in known world), spec fic, horror, supernatural elements
+WHERE MY WITCHES AT
Adding a few things to my ongoing *MYSTERY/SUSPENSE* #MSWL:
+ cults cults CULTS
+ voodoo dolls and/or black magic (set in the known world)
+ legends, folklore-inspired concepts
SelineSigil @SelineSigil9A voluntary collective online is working on 700,000 pages of folklore collected throughout Ireland between 1937 and 1939. This material was gathered by more than 100,000 children who were sent to seek out the oldest person in their community #Folklore irishtimes.com/life-and-style…
Jess Dallow @jldallowStill very much on my #MSWL: child psychopaths. Like BABY TEETH or the episode of SVU entitled ‘Born Psychopath’. (Read and watch, even if you don’t have that novel to query yourself!) It’s probably my #1 right now.