I want smart horror protagonists. I’m tired of watching protagonists make stupid decisions that get them killed. It’s so much scarier when you do everything right, and bad stuff still happens to you! #MSWL
In celebration of Halloween, I’m gonna be posting another #MSWL thread, since I’m dying for more spooky things in my inbox!
General info: I’m not currently accepting unagented submissions. My priority is adult horror for @TorNightfire, but I love YA horror too 👻
Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintempleIt’s #MSWL Day! I’ll be putting a handful of MSWL tweets in this thread for easy finding. My ManuscriptWishList.com profile isn’t set up just yet, but it’s in progress and I’ll drop a link into this thread when it’s up 😁
It may seem like I only like really dark stuff, but my favorite kind of horror is ultimately hopeful. I want to see people face their fears and win. Make impossible choices and survive. Rescue each other and rescue themselves. #MSWL
I’d love to see more/better mental illness rep in horror. As an anxious person, I’d particularly kill to see protagonists dealing with panic attacks and anxiety while having to fight for their lives.
Hiding from a monster? Better hope you don’t start hyperventilating 🙃 #MSWL
I'd sell my soul for a post-apocalyptic thriller/horror novel where the protagonist (or a POV character) breaks their glasses and has to survive without them #MSWL
I desperately want more LGBTQ+ characters and themes in horror. Give me LGBTQ+ protagonists grappling with gender and sexuality while also dealing with monsters/ghosts/murderers/etc. #MSWL
Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintempleI’d cut off my arm for a contemporary thriller/horror novel where the protagonist joins their high school/college’s soccer team and finds out it’s a cult #mswl
Some general info:
- I’m currently only accepting agented submissions
- I’m very actively seeking adult horror for #Nightfire, so that’s my priority
- BUT I’m open to YA horror, and adult and YA fantasy, scifi, and thrillers as well