Adult fantasy: Jacqueline Carey, Brian McClellan, Samantha Shannon, Pierce Brown, Guy Gavriel Kay, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Josiah Bancroft, Tamsyn Muir, Fonda Lee, Sharon Shinn, Steven Erikson, Peter S Beagle (5/?)
Some Good News @somegoodnews"I knew there was a special soul behind that wall." ❤️🥺
Thank you Giorgio and Emil for reminding us what pure neighborly love and kindness looks like.
📹: giorgio_lp_ on TikTok pic.twitter.com/eFxo0lWbc8
#mswl A or YA. Music has such healing powers, brings people together. I’ve always wondered about musical neighbors sharing walls (wouldn’t it be neat if...?) & finally meeting (a meet cute, a healing remedy like these two) or never meeting @ all but finding peace w one another...
💫 Adult magical realism from Latinx creators. Think the gorgeous, atmospheric, queer af writing of Anna-Marie McLemore and Samantha Mabry, but age it up into adult fic. #MSWL
💫 I’d love a messy dysfunctional mother/daughter adult contemporary in the vein of VERY NICE, or a family saga a la THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD, I’m here for it, particularly if you’re a BIPOC author or have a queer story in this realm! #MSWL
💫 Paranormal adult rom com. I’m still on the hunt for a vampire or witchy rom com, and queer it if you got it. I’m talking charming, quirky, funny, steamy, tropey, just add witches and/or vamps. Easy peasy. 🤩🧛🏻♀️🧙🏻♀️#MSWL
💫 Upmarket adult contemporary a la Emma Straub, Kiley Reid, Celeste Ng, Brit Bennett. Gorgeous writing, conversation starters, messy relationships, sisterhoods, friendships. Beyond the divorcée book club fic. #MSWL
“Diverse adult fiction set in the fashion industry with popping visual imagery and lots of smart character-driven drama. Flagships, offices, shops, etc. welcome!" @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
Authors: I’ve updated my #MSWL! 📚 I'm primarily looking for smart adult nonfiction in science, tech, history, and serious biography. Also looking for fiction and nonfiction in middle grade and picture books. More info: tinyurl.com/3xk85yra
• gothic and horror in MG, YA, and Adult that haunts you with its writing as much as the subject matter (not one for gratuitous gore)
• contemporary fantasy with fresh hooks, strong character dynamics, immersive worlds, & romance subplots.
hi all ~ putting out a call for #mswl items I want to see more of:
(especially featuring marginalized POVs & casts by marginalized writers!)
• contemporary romance/ rom-coms in YA & Adult with wit, heat, humor & heart
• thrillers/mysteries/suspense in YA & Adult 1/?
I know I’ve been dubbed the Pirate Queen of YA Fantasy, but really...i dont want pirates anymore unless it’s in adult fantasy/historical. Sorry to break some hearts. 💔🏴☠️#mswl
Adult Romance where she falls in love with the completely WRONG person first, and then falls in love with the RIGHT person, as they patiently win their heart over because they’ve loved them for years, and the MC realizes exactly how manipulative their last relationship was! #mswl
“Calling all writers specializing in laughter and love! I’m now officially accepting submissions for adult rom coms. My sweet spot is big on the com, light to medium on the rom.” @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblakeCan I get a sapphic YA rom that is essentially an ANNE OF GREEN GABLES retelling but with Anne and Diana admitting they’re totally gone for each other please and thank you. 👩🏼🦰👩🏻🌈💜 #MSWL
Also, an adult version of this? Historical rom with Anne as a young career woman in Charlottetown or wherever and Diana still unmarried much to her mother’s horror because oops she’s in love with Anne and she’s got to go to the city to profess her love right the hell now. #MSWL
Also #amquerying really looking for *grounded* SF&F right now—MG, YA, A.
✨Usually not the right match for high fantasy.
✨Love to be based in myth/folklore/etc.
✨Love to be grounded with a clear emotional arc.
✨My tastes tend quite literary for Adult.
I’m actively looking for a fast-paced mystery/thriller/crime manuscript with twists, turns & jaw dropping moments: MG, YA or adult. Send a query with the first 50 pages of the MS to firstname.lastname@example.org. #MSWL #crimefiction #thriller #mystery #crime @The_CWA @EdgarAwards