Contemporary

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 9h

“I am interested in a variety of YA genres: contemporary, magical realism, horror, mystery, thriller, and light fantasy—just to name a few!” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

samantha s. fabien🌻 @samanthashnh · 4d

Dear #amwriting #amquerying community,

I'm really looking for Black witches/psychics in contemporary fantasy (adult, YA, or MG), plus size MCs, YA and adult thrillers/suspense, and please keep sending these #ownvoices LGBTQIA+ and disability rep books. #MSWL

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P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 5d

“Did you elevate the Jane Austen retelling? Plots with new twists, takes, and contemporary relevance are the stories I want to see.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Nicole Fiorica @NicoleFios · Jul 28

Hey agents! I love that I get to edit books across all age groups, but I'd love to see more middle grade in my inbox! Fantasy, contemporary, and everything in between is cool, but I have a soft spot for the laugh-out-loud variety :)
My full #mswl is here: nicolefiorica.wordpress.com/mswl/

Ronald Gerber @RGerberAgent · Jul 27

The middle grade in my query inbox has dropped off a lot the past few months. Please send me your middle grade, folks! Especially contemporary and #ownvoices! #MSWL #amquerying

Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblake · Jul 24

“You know the greatest loves of all time are over now...” I’ll take a women’s fic, contemporary fic, or romance with the gauzy mood of “the 1” mkay thanks. #MSWL

Megan Carroll @MeganACarroll · Jul 24

Megan Carroll @MeganACarroll

All emails will find me both well and reading submissions today, FYI. #wfh #submissions

Things I’d love to find in there include but are not limited to: love stories, contemporary YA, ghost/horror stories and brilliant non-fic proposals about the complex and diverse world we live in. #submissions #MSWL

Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jul 19

In the last couple of months, I struck out twice when offering on fun contemporaries. One a YA rom-com, the other an adorable, witty, MG. So, #MSWL want: fun contemporaries with a great hook, super strong writing, & loveable protagonists, even when they are a bit complicated.

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Jul 17

#MSWL Alert: I'd love to see a #MG or #YA with a #climate or #environmental theme, speculative/near-future or contemporary. Bonus if it's #ownvoices from a writer of color or about an under-served community!

Ruta Rimas @TheRRascal · Jul 15

Agents, I am actively acquiring MG, YA, GN, and the occasional PB. Commercial-Literary. Immigrant, LBGTQIA+, BIPOC voices. Speculative fiction, horror, fantasy, contemporary. Big fan of underdogs, flawed characters, impossible situations. #mswl #ya #mg #pb #gn

Jackie Williams @jywilliams14 · Jul 14

- Contemporary books around sports, dance, or hip-hop like Love & Basketball, Pose, The Get Down
- Books around grief/loss in the vein of THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER
#mswl

Amy Elizabeth @amylizbishop · Jul 14

Summer #MSWL refresh:

YA:
-still looking for great contemporary (or historical) YA thrillers & mysteries!
-would love to find a YA historical set in Asia, Africa, or South America
-smart, upmarket contemporary rom-coms by BIPOC authors

Ruta Rimas @TheRRascal · Jul 13

Agents, I am actively acquiring MG, YA, GN, and the occasional PB. Commercial-Literary. Immigrant, LBGTQIA+, POC voices. Speculative fiction, horror, fantasy, contemporary. Big fan of underdogs, flawed characters, impossible situations. Specifics to come. #mswl #ya #mg #pb #gn

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · Jul 11

The Babysitters Club is making me crave cute contemporary MG. Anyone have a MS or GN about friendships or first crushes? #mswl

Bibi Lewis @Bibi_Lewis · Jul 8

At the risk of seeing my inbox explode... #amquerying folks I am not getting enough Adult Romance submissions! Please send all the contemporary and historicals my way (I'm not the best match for Rom Suspense or Paranormal) #mswl

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · Jul 8

i'm really in the mood for sweeping and treacherous contemp fantasy/fantasy/scifi plsssssss. i wanna see a world with advanced magic AND tech. where you at?? #MSWL

Megan Manzano @Megan_Manzano · Jul 3

I'd really love to see more MG, more queer rom coms, more contemporary fantasy or contemporary with spec elements.

It's been harder for me to get sucked into higher fantasy.

#MSWL

Kelly is using Query Manager now! @LitAgentKelly · Jun 30

Also really looking for some amazing African mythology and cultural beliefs/customs via contemporary fantasy, historical fantasy, or just plain fantasy. #MSWL Saw one in my box and am saving it to circle back. I’d love more!!!

Ruqayyah⁷ 🍂 @rsdaud · Jun 26

#MSWL I am looking to see more light contemporary middle grades from Black authors and authors with a Middle East/North African background. Please send my way :)