Adult

john w. rudolph @johnwrudolph · Jan 7

Adult fiction: I do very little adult NF, but I do love reading it. Offbeat/literary but not experimental, commercial and book club, adventure/mystery. No fantasy, sci-fi, category romance. #MSWL

john w. rudolph @johnwrudolph · Jan 7

Adult narrative NF: Topics include history, music, sports, popular science, business, pop culture. Anything new and newsworthy that can support a book-length narrative. #MSWL

john w. rudolph @johnwrudolph · Jan 7

Happy New Year! For 2019, I thought I'd throw out some #MSWL ideas for writers. Broadly, I'm looking for all kinds of picture books by author/illustrators, MG, YA, Childrens' NF, Adult Narrative NF, and adult Lit Fiction. Details thread follows:

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jan 5

#MSWL. Always looking for great adult fiction, e.g. Southern Gothic, medical romance, romantic comedies, Up Lit, domestic thrillers, historical fiction, women’s fiction, mysteries and cozy mysteries. You can email me at atuttle@dystel.com.

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Jan 2

And that’s just a few ideas off the top of my head. I’m always looking for MG, YA, and adult, and I’d love to find something that knocks me out! Happy new year! #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Jan 2

On the adult side, I would love, love, love to find some multi-generational family stories. Think Fluornoy’s The Turner House, Sullivan’s Maine, Urrea’s The House of Broken Angels, Gyasi’s Homegoing, etc. #MSWL

Nicole Bea [is finished her WIP] @Nicbeawrites · 31 Dec 2018

Hello #amquerying #writingcommunity - I open to submissions in less than 24 hours! Curious what I’m looking for? A full list can be found on the @MetamorphLitAg website or QueryTracker, but here’s a little #mswl to get you started. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #querytip #askagent #MSWL - completed MSs only, follow sub guidelines, be concise and optimistic!
Remember to be excited about your book in your query! Write your Q with all the passion you had when you first dreamed up the story. It will excite me, too!

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS #MSWL - Diversity in all its beautiful forms. Stories that ask important questions. Neurodiverse voices and characters welcome. Lots of #ownvoices.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Adult fantasy w/shocking connections between characters and setting, intricately explored in the culture and through the magic. Think BROKEN EARTH TRILOGY by N.K. JEMISIN.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Adult Sci Fi that tricks my perception of the main character in a rich and unexpected environment. Think PLANETFALL by Emma Newman.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

Naomi Davis is BIRTHDAYING and open to select qs @NaomisLitPix

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Adult fantasy w/ COMPLETELY DIFFERENT or thoroughly explored regency structure. Or without recency structure altogether. This is a frequent reason for rejections for my adult fantasy queries, so to expand on this a bit...

#MSWL - I see many queries where recency structure was used but was so generic, shallowly formed, &relied on reader assumptions... it sucked the life out of what was otherwise an enticing story. It lost an opportunity to be MORE. Make me yearn to discover what is DIFFERENT here.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

#MSWL (But give characters free will. Dodge chosen one trope. Wring drama out of character's CHOICE to do dangerous, sacrificial things, & dangle alternatives in tantalizing ways. Show them clinging to the right thing deliberately even when all signs point away.)

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - I want SFF with adult women in all stages of life. Or men who refuse to compromise themselves for appearances sake. Give me pregnant heroines, menopausal heroines, women late in life GETTING SHIT DONE like they do!

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 31 Dec 2018

OPEN TO ADULT QS. #MSWL - Adult fantasy with less-often-seen characters in starting role.  Give me King's chef, the keymaker, the breadmaker on an explosive, life-altering path. Show me the alien barber, the magical tailor, the captain of a space food truck.