Associate Editor @StMartinsPress . she/her. Avid dog-spotter and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.
#MSWL My narrative non-fiction taste is like obscenity: I know it when I see it. Always have an eye out for pop culture, wilderness and adventure stories, pop psychology, investigative crime nonfiction. If you have the next WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE, I want it and I need it.
#MSWL In YA: Ever on the hunt for my light-hearted Jewish rom-com. Particularly interested in the trend toward more traditional mysteries (see TRULY DEVIOUS, GOOD GIRLS, ACE OF SPADES) with a strong investigative drive. Always have room for smart, high-concept contemp retellings.
#MSWL big-hearted, body-positive, representative rom-coms that tackle the ugly and beautiful bits of love with humor. As always, very interested in leads who do not lose weight to find love. As always, very interested in canine co-stars. See: FLOAT PLAN, ONE TO WATCH, Emily Henry
#MSWL Brilliantly crafted, tightly plotted mysteries where the writing is as satisfying as the twists. This can range from more commercial—Riley Sager, Lucy Foley, Paula Hawkins—to the more literary end of the spectrum—Tana French, Megan Abbott, Gillian Flynn. Character is key.
#MSWL Still want my BEARTOWN! Drop me in the middle of a tight-knit community facing a reckoning and shape the conflict through the whispers of neighbors and friends. Get me so invested in the characters that I start to care about sports! Surprise me! See: LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
#MSWL Clever social satire that takes us behind the curtain of worlds of privilege and skewers them with a sharp wit and kickass protagonist. Would love to see more social horror that applies thriller/horror tropes. See: NOTHING TO SEE HERE, SUCH A FUN AGE, OTHER BLACK GIRL
#MSWL coming of age stories that flirt with danger, suspense, and death. Juicy adult novels that explore the sinister side of friendships, relationships, and lost innocence (bonus points for alternating timelines). See: THE GIRLS, MY DARK VANESSA, YOU WILL KNOW ME, SECRET HISTORY
🪴 probinsyana @HELLAPASAWAYi wish the grief of losing a friendship was more tangible in conversations. friends are lovers too and those inevitable fallouts in the process of outgrowing deserve space for healing. it's a heartache that's so often very lonely to navigate with feelings of betrayal and blame
THIS. Friendship breakups can be equally as painful as romantic ones, and I’d love to see these stories represented (and in my inbox!) #MSWL
WikiVictorian @wikivictorian👻 Spiritualism in the Victorian/Edwardian era: A THREAD 👻 pic.twitter.com/cmlVPh8iDh
My forever #MSWL —really craving some ghostly Victorian fiction (agented! YA or adult!)
Updated my #MSWL page! This fall (HOW IS IT ALREADY FALL!!) I'm especially looking for (agented) sharply funny fiction, heartfelt contemporary YA, and diverse thrillers & suspense.
Just finished THE FIVE by @HallieRubenhold—an incredibly thoughtful work of crime nonfiction. In a genre that elevates serial killers to celebrity, it’s imperative to recenter these narratives around the victims, whose lives are too often overshadowed and lost to history. #MSWL
Would love to see more fiction submissions in my inbox!! Particularly a big, emotional family drama with multiple POVs—some faves are LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, BEARTOWN, and Bill Clegg’s DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY #MSWL
Just listened to the @MyFavMurder podcast about Juliane Koepcke and holy #MSWL. Please give me a thriller in dual timelines about a woman surviving a plane crash in the Amazon and then decades later GOING BACK with a documentary crew
Also, here's a handy #MSWL! Eager for book club fiction, suspense, contemporary YA, and diverse voices. manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sara… Please note: unless I directly request something and outside of #PitMad, I am only accepting agented submissions!