Putting out an #MSWL call for marginalized creators and all of the beautiful intersections therein 🧡
I'd love to see more projects in book club fiction, thrillers, mysteries, suspense, romance, SFF, and horror for middle-grade, YA, & adult readers! Genre blends too!
💕 Romance 🏳️🌈
Including LGBTQ+ romance, YA romance and romantic comedy. I would love an adult Heartstopper or Love Frankie, as well as rom com that is laugh-out-loud funny.
Kortney Price @kortney_priceSo, after a bit of a hiatus, I have a couple of updates.
First update: my query box is back open and I'm so incredibly excited to read what y'all have to share with me! #amquerying (1/2)
Second update: Along with #PB, #MG, and #YA books, I'm also now open to adult #romance titles. My taste in two words? Humor and Heart! For more you can check out my #MSWL here:manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kort… (2/2)
i’m *dying* for fantasy (both YA and adult!) right now and still don’t have a novel-in-verse on my list, so PLEASE send my way if you have one!!
i’m so excited to dive back in and see your beautiful work! ♥️✨
overall, i will be accepting:
the other changes:
•i will NOT be accepting adult sci-fi during this period (this is NOT permanent and i will likely be open to adult sci-fi again in the future)
•i will actively be looking for adult romance (with caveats, see below!)
James McGowan @jmcgowanbks📣 I opened to queries for adult fiction and nonfiction. Here are some things that I can’t shut up about that have me excited to dig into new stories.
QueryManager: querymanager.com/query/jmcgowan pic.twitter.com/1bipTxRbnS
Heather Ray @HeatherRayBooksI wish I could accurately describe my kid's glee when he realized he might be able to use his burping skills to further the space program. "I want to be in an experiment!"
Have a 9-13yo who likes humor, bodily functions, and/or science? Hand them this book. @mary_roach pic.twitter.com/74yZWw0SXj
Would love to see more #NF humorous science books like this in my inbox! #MSWL
If you have funny, currently relevant, science nonfiction #kidlit or #A Adult lit, please message me for query details.
"Seeking generational stories of parenthood and family with non-binary and/or trans characters in the commercial or historical adult fiction genre (ie. heavy with plot!)"
#MSWL: My adult #fiction list will be smaller but think upmarket #BookClub fiction or domestic suspense--something that will keep me up at night. Really enjoyed Angie Kim's Miracle Creek. Has to feel #contemporary, braiding together issues of social import & identity.
Jennifer Chen Tran @jenchentranFor adult #NonFiction , I want narrative or memoir (must have a platform) that sheds light on an unseen corner in society or history, esp. with a social justice bent. I want the next Braiding Sweetgrass, The New Jim Crow, Five Days at Memorial.
#MSWL: Check out @stuartpalley's book Into the Inferno for a good example of what I'm looking to rep in this space. Also: medical narratives, anything shedding light on the #healthcare industry and weaving in history. Books like Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhur, for example.
Finally posting my #MSWL 1 week after joining @FolioLiterary & @FolioJr! Please RT to yr #writer friends who are actively #querying! My list will be primarily non-fiction focused, both in the adult and children's space. You can always check out my bio on the Folio webpage too.
"If anyone's working on an adult novel that can comp SCREAM *and* something super millennial like THE HERD or A SPECIAL PLACE FOR WOMEN, I want to see it."
And, I am very much still actively building my adult nonfiction list! Looking for books with platform backed by experience/professionals in self help, business (women in business!), parenting, psychology, pop science, and mind/body/spirit
Send me adult + #YA literary thrillers and horror. I am a suspense junkie, who loves to be scared, and I can go very, very dark--except please no violence against children or rape. But blood and gore are fine.
As are creepy dolls and bad romance (but maybe not together?).
✨Diverse, inclusive adult literary
✨Literary fiction with speculative elements
✨Upmarket/literary fantasy in the vein of Alix Harrow, V.E. Schwab, or Carlos Ruiz Zafón that explores folklores or mythologies.
Bonus points for stories rooted in multi-generational secrets