Happy #MSWL day! Here is a reminder to send me all of your adult modern gothic and dark academia submissions! Please! I want them!
Major #MSWL items for me now:
❤️ Stories that celebrate neurodiversity.
✨ Joyful novels, memoirs about the adoptee experience.
🪶 In-verse projects, kid-lit + adult!
💋 High concept rom-coms!
Examples? Follow @MargeauxWeston @bookdragonbooks @katefussner @tianasmithbooks.
I updated my #MSWL listing now that I'm looking for adult fiction too. Nutshell: commercial, escapist, fun or thrilling reads in MG, YA and adult. manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/elan…
It's #MSWL Day, so I'll post a few items on my wish list. I'm still eager to find indigenous authors with authentic stories from PB to adult. I'd like more contemporary MG & YA by diverse voices, including LGBTQ+, but not issue books. #WritingCommunity #amquerying #amagenting
Categories I love to rep:
Picture Book, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Adult Fiction, Essay Collections, Memoir, Poetry, Journalistic Nonfiction
#mswl #mswlday #amagenting
In adult romance, my big super-specific ask is for celebrity-centric fiction in the vein of THE VIEW IS EXHAUSTING, which I *loved*, and something like Starstruck on HBO Max/BBC.
I like my thrillers character-driven & atmospheric, like Courtney Summers in YA and Tana French in adult. Voicy YA mysteries with a classic whodunit feel like TRULY DEVIOUS & PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL are also up my alley. I'm not a good fit for commercial action/adventure novels.
I'm only looking for sci-fi in the adult space and prefer distant-future space-set stories. I love SF that is kind-of-sort-of-fantasy, like Yoon Ha Lee & Tamsyn Muir.
In contemp fantasy I am looking for hooky, fresh premises like IF YOU COULD SEE THE SUN & LEGENDBORN in YA, and on the adult side, speculative thrillers like NINTH HOUSE, BLACK WATER SISTER, and MAGIC FOR LIARS.
Stuti Telidevara @StutiTelidevaraHi #amquerying writers! Since today is #MSWL day, here's what I'm looking for right now 🧵
A quick overview: I'm at @ParkandFine building a list of select middle grade, YA, and adult genre fiction. You can check out my full MSWL post here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/stut…
Helen Lane is hibernating for winter. @HFLane_writingI will be reopening to queries on the 15th March.
I am having to make a few changes (partly for my workload and partly to make sure I am balancing my list).
The delay also gives me time to finish my remaining fulls before then.
1. I will open for a month only. (By doing it in controlled bursts I can make sure it doesn't overwhelm me).
2. Genres. I will be only opening to a few genres:
Action & Adventure (adult)
Thriller/ mystery: Adult and YA.
Fantasy Romance Adult and YA.
Contemporary college stories
Interconnected standalone series
Heartbreaking stories about young women finding their identities
Deals gone wrong
Marriage of convenience
Campy genre fiction
In both YA and Adult, I want these two buffoons. A political backdrop with extensive world building and incredible conflicts anchored by the hatred and love of two people who are somehow functioning when they should probably be dead
Oh! And if you are more of a visual processor like me, check out my #MSWL Pinterest boards:
✨MSWL - Adult: bit.ly/2HRV3Wv
✨MSWL - Kid Lit: bit.ly/2Xe3uT8
GRAPHIC NOVELS—I’d love to work on more graphic novels, from MG to YA to Adult. I’m open to taking a look at anything here. Try me! Some of my favorite GNs: PUMPKINHEADS, BATTER ROYALE, THE PRINCESS AND THE DRESSMAKER, PASHMINA, MEASURING UP, ISLA TO ISLAND. #MSWL
SPECULATIVE—I’d love to find adult fiction with light touches of magic such as magical realism, cozy fantasy, or magic-tinged rom coms. THE INHERITANCE OF ORQUÍDEA DIVINA, THE VERY SECRET SOCIETY OF IRREGULAR WITCHES, THE EX HEX, and EMILY WILDE’S ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF FAERIES. #MSWL
Hey! Here is a more detailed look at my current #MSWL. I’m specifically looking to expand the adult fiction portion of my client list this year so that’s what I’m going to be highlighting here—
"Send me all your ghost stories. I'll take adult fiction (scary or fun), a history of haunted places in America, an illustrated book—you name it, I'm here for it. Spook me!"
When I reopen to queries in March, I’d like to see more adult romance & I want to see more bi, pan, and demi MCs too 🌈✨ #mswl
I am officially open to queries!
I've done a big website update to share some new #MSWL items: paigeterlip.com/submissions.ht…
But I'd love to further grow my adult list this year, so including adult MSWL specifics below! #amquerying #amwriting