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CRIME & THRILLER
Brilliantly written stories which keep the reader on the edge of their seats and continually surprise them.
Books she adores in this area: Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan or Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka. (2/7)
@AgentSophieL is open for submissions!
Follow this thread to see what’s on her wish list!
A GORGEOUS ALL-CONSUMING LOVE STORY
Books she adores in this area: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller or Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson.
Books he loves in this area: The First Law series, The Gentleman Bastards series, A Darker Shade of Magic, Priest of Bones, Blackwing, She Who Became The Sun.
If you have written something you think Alex might like then go to our website for details on how to submit! (5/5)
📚FANTASY - He's looking for page-turning plots in worlds that feel fully formed and tangible to a reader. He enjoys darkness in these settings and loves morally grey characters. He's always on the lookout for novels with an unlikely group of heroes. (4/5)
deviously twisty plot or terrifying antagonist. Generally, the darker the better for his taste, but he's open to all areas.
Books he loves in this area: Gone Girl (obviously), The Chestnut Man, The Hunting Party, Falling, Slow Horses, The Couple at Number 9. (3/5)
Books he loves in this area: Station Eleven, The Power, Dark Matter, Sleeping Giants, The Last, The Shining Girls.
📚PAGE-TURNING THRILLER - Something with a killer hook that grabs you from the first page and keeps you guessing, possibly with an unreliable narrator...(2/5)
@a_cochran is open for submissions! 🥳
Follow this thread to see his wish list!
📚GROUNDED SPECULATIVE FICTION - Something set in our world, but with a fantastical element at its core. This could be a strange phenomenon, revolutionary technology, or cataclysmic event... (1/5)
Delighted to announce that our colleague Meredith is now accepting submissions in the genres of young adult, sci-fi, fantasy, speculative and horror fiction. More details here: cwagency.co.uk/agent/meredith…
Last up, @ktgreenst wants a revenge plot, sweeping and/or funny family epics, meaty and multi perspective books like THE ART OF FIELDING, fresh campus novels, conversation starters a la SUCH A FUN AGE and historical fiction cum THE PARIS WIFE. Read more: bit.ly/2JfHm4f
From @susanW1F: I adore novels with a sense of mischief, powerful prose/voice, dark in unexpected ways, but never bleak. I love a contemporary, complex family story, or something with a speculative edge - ghosts, folklore, magic, ‘otherness’. Find me here: bit.ly/3dvyqWg
And @a_cochran says: I’m looking for quality crime/thriller/speculative/SFF (would love a good epic fantasy), literary novels, historical that doesn’t wear its research too heavily, and anything with a strong concept that hooks me from the first page bit.ly/3btDWXS
On to @EmF1nn, who's hunting for love stories (platonic/romantic/big messy families); gorgeous writing with page-turning plot; high concept fiction with an arresting premise and characters to do it justice; immersive, cross-genre narrative non-fiction... bit.ly/3bnKerI
Next, @AgentSophieL, who wants a beautifully written love story heart warming and heart breaking in equal measure, a voice driven literary novel that speaks to us now and narrative nonfiction/memoir that offers up a window to another place/moment. More at bit.ly/3bq1wEK
as entertainingly informative as SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari, something as transporting and heart-breaking as THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING by TH White or with the sheer audacity and brilliance of KINDRED by Olivia E Butler. Read more about Clare's list here: bit.ly/3aok4oW
First up is our fearless leader @C_Conville, who wants something as bittersweet as THE PURSUIT OF LOVE by Nancy Mitford, as fiendishly clever as PALE FIRE by Vladimir Nabokov, as engrossing as IN A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY by Hilary Mantel...