In MG & YA (incl GNs by Author-Illustrators):
•Diverse contemporary stories and romcoms
•Grounded sub-genres like horror or mysteries
•Novels by marginalized writers w/ stories yet told
•Stories that take you on an adventure and an emotional roller coaster all at once
I love nonfiction but have very little of it on my list! Let's fix that, eh? I'm looking for high concept projects with a fun, commercial bent supported by your fantastic platform. Teach me something—hobbies, cooking, gardening. I want an adventure! #MSWL
Romance—way more of it! Rom-Coms so funny that make me snort out my coffee, historicals with so much tension I want to pull my hair out, adventure/caper romance that takes me on a nailbiting ride or presents me with a mystery to solve. #MSWL
--A Rom-Com+. A great romance with high quality writing and a meaningful B-plot, like Joya Goffney's EXCUSE ME WHILE I UGLY CRY. (or the romance could be the B plot)
--Sweeping, cinematic adventures with a fun romance
-- Action-packed adventure works with series potential
-- A younger school-based story, think Andrew Clements' work
--A story dealing with first crushes and heart breaks
--Stories featuring good kids making bad choices and taking accountability for their actions
ASH Literary @ashliterary🎉And we're back! Happy new year! 2023 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year with debuts from @RavenaGuron, @huanika, Zoey and Kelly Allen, and a US debut for @cynaesthete on the way, and lots of exciting news to be announced ✨👀
As a reminder, Saffron is currently open to submissions for MG and YA! She's looking for creative and immersive worlds filled with adventure and intrigue, and MC's with a standout voice and lots of heart!
Find her #MSWL here: ashliterary.com/#saffronwishli…
⭐️Middle grade humor with a big heart—I’d particularly like to explore careers outside of policing that nonetheless lend themselves to multiple adventures over the course of a series
*Own-voices* rep of characters with marginalized and intersectional identities in stories of adventure, romance, friendship, joy, and personal growth. Especially but not exclusively: disability/neurodivergence; queer/LGBTQ+; all BIPIC but esp Black American, Indigenous & Latinx
Bring me strong character relationships and lush world-building. I want adventure and multi-level plots and tension that keeps me on the edge of my seat. Leave me wishing I was still wrapped up in the pages when I’m finished! #MSWL
Amber Caraveo 🌻😻🌻 @AmberCaraveoLast year was GREAT for @SkylarkLit & I am looking forward to this year being even better! I’m excited to discover more fantastic new books & authors & help them find fabulous publishing homes! So, lovely writers - send me your manuscripts & let’s get this party started! 🤗🎉🥂
I am especially keen to find YA mysteries & love stories, anything with an unreliable narrator & voicey MG characters who know their own minds! 🤗 I love historical & also contemporary adventures with a twist! Glorious writing is top of my wishlist - ALWAYS! #MSWL
My top 2 Adult Romance #MSWL wishes would be:
1. Adventure romance like The Mummy or Romancing the Stone—super steamy & fun, w/ a hint of suspense or the supernatural
2. Contemporary romance series set in a big city w/ a small town vibe—think Friends meets Virgin River
Agents! I am eager for new, exciting acquisitions and I updated my #mswl to prove it! Check out what I’m looking for here (spoiler alert: subversive horror, witty rom coms, & unique genre mash-ups): manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alis…
I am probably going to open back up to queries before the New Year but I am going to narrow the genres I'm looking for this time. So please consider this my #mswl list (which I will update).
I will be opening to Action & Adventures.
Books set in extreme environments.
#MSWL I would love a story about viruses (as long as it's not coronavirus- I need some escapism).
I would also love a book based around a volcanic eruption or another natural disaster. But with the focus on disaster management and the action/adventure side of things.