I'd love to see in my queries:
- Atmospheric, woodsy, lush horror like THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING (YA, A)
- Domestic/psychological thrillers by BIPOC authors (A)
- Scavenger hunts (MG, YA, A)
- Eerie spec fic in isolated settings (CATHERINE HOUSE, THE WATER CURE)
Rachel Mann @rachelphilippaWhile we're all locked up reading and writing / glued to social media, I thought I might do a thread about the kinds of submissions I'm looking for, because it worked pretty well last time...
My submissions are now reopen – #mswl below. Could be v. crudely summarised as: minoritized voices & stories/ creepy/ funny/ weird/ playful/ radical/ internationalist/ commercial middle-grade/ bold YA/ non-white genre fic/ bold adult non-fic/ anything else you like. Send away!
YA and emerging-adult nonfiction about wellness and self-improvement with a fun voice or visual elements. I particularly would love to see wellness mss that are sensitive to class/economic limitations! #MSWL
I'm a sucker for a great first-contact SF with really interesting aliens and the real sense of discovery of a new world—but with a real understanding of the conflicts of colonialism. THE SPARROW is the goal here. #MSWL
Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowmanOK, time for the fun part of being open to queries again: #MSWL. Here's some specific things I'd love to find. (This isn't everything though! I'm open to anything great that's adult SFF.)
A big-idea philosophical abolitionist SF. Think THE DISPOSSESSED. Show me a world where how we address violence and harm is totally different, and what stories that engenders. (I really, really want this, but it really, really, no kidding, has to be great to work.) #MSWL
I’m excited to share that I’ve accepted a position as an Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary. I’m seeking brilliant new stories in #A adult #F, #SF, and #MR with a focus on traditionally underrepresented voices.
Friends, I'm open to queries as of now. (With the help of the wonderful @laurenbanka.) Adult SFF queries only. Email query letter only to queryHannah [at] LizaDawson [dot] com. I'll share some #MSWL thoughts later today…
*waves to all of the new followers from #DVCon*
Some handy things about me:
- I acquire sci-fi🚀, fantasy 🦄, & horror👻 for adult and YA at @serialboxpub
- #MSWL Profile manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/dian…
- My first love is books📚, my second is Earl Grey 🫖
Thao Le @AgentThaoI would love to get some more adult romcoms that have the high concept hooks and diversity that's been happening in YA romcoms! My adult list is still very bare and I'd love to flesh it out more with some new writers and projects. #mswl
I still want more adult projects! I'm building my romantic tinged adult speculative fiction and romcom list. =) Am also open to select historical, but I'm hoping from something along the veins of Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo #mswl
I often struggle to come up with very specific #MSWL suggestions (mostly I'm like "send me stuff, I'll know it when I see it!"), but this one just struck me. Someone send me THE SECRET HISTORY set at a summer camp. Must be positioned for an adult audience.
Melissa Edwards @MelissaLaurenESchitt's Creek is a romance novel.
I should be more transparent: I’d kill to see the adult contemporary romance novel version of Schitt’s Creek in my inbox #MSWL
Where is the Adult Women's Fiction that transforms The Hangover or Bridesmaids into something very black or BIPOC and very queer? #mswl Fuck, give me A Devil Wears Prada that's but with anything but the corporate world. Black, BIPOC, queer only.
Reminder! I am only open to agented fiction submissions, unless you are a BIPOC writer. Details in the submission section of my #MSWL. I am open to all adult nonfiction submissions—agented or not.
Really happy to see my MIDDLE GRADE HORROR list growing with @saskwriter and @Lora013's debuts. I'm always looking for horror across the board from MG to YA to Adult, though not of the gross-out variety, but do give me eerie, tension-filled, scary with heart! #MSWL #MG #horror