Contemporary

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 4h

Thank you to the TikTok video my kids were watching this morning. May I please have a contemporary YA set in a boarding school. Could be bubbly, could be broody. You do you. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 5h

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn

As the holidays approach, some news:

I'll be closing to queries Dec. 1 - 31. I have a pile of queries & subs to catch up on, so please add yours to it before Dec. 1 if you wish!

#amquerying #amagenting #WritingCommunity

While I'm at it, a quick #MSWL of things I would love to see right now:

- Big-hearted contemporary MG
- MG horror
- A domestic thriller
- YA thriller/horror
- YA/A speculative/light sci-fi (think Black Mirror)
- MG/YA/A with a culinary theme

Jaime Collins @JaimeLoren · 2d

Writers!

Please send me your contemporary YA; I'd love some Mean Girls or Veronica Mars-style mss.

I'm also open to adult romance! Please send me your ridiculously cute and quirky characters!

#MSWL

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 5d

Teenage Dirtbag comes up on my playlist and I now want to read a f/f YA Contemporary Romance embodiment of this song. #mswl

Sarah Homer @SarahHomerReads · 6d

I would love to read a YA contemporary with an incredibly strong friendship, a la Amy and Molly in BOOKSMART. Bonus points if the conflict does NOT stem from romance/love interest complications (between the friends or another character)! #MSWL

Elise LeMassena @eliselemassena · 6d

I want a contemporary romance about a VSCO girl & an e-boy falling in love. tik tok enemies to lovers. #mswl

Bibi Lewis @Bibi_Lewis · Nov 13

I'm on the hunt for a juicy and high concept Contemporary YA. Bring on those big hooks! #mswl

Katie Greenstreet @ktgreenst · Nov 13

ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL and MIRACLE CREEK were two of my favorite reads from the past few years. Anyone with a fresh courtroom drama touching on contemporary issues, please please query me! #mswl

Alexandra Sehulster @ASehulster · Nov 13

I am back. Give me something unique. Give me something fierce. I am ready #MSWL (agented- contemporary fiction, mystery/thrillers, YA)

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · Nov 11

Catching up on subs and i notice i have excellent YA here, but not much MG! #mswl WHEN I REOPEN: I really want to work on more MG! Commercial or literaryโ€”give me your big series hooks, magic, light and fun contemporary, hopeful stories touching on tough topics, queer characters!!

Heather Cashman @HeatherCashman · Nov 7

I'm wondering why I almost never get queried with contemporary manuscripts. Perhaps it's the 'all genres' that's making people shy away...

Is anyone out there writing rom-coms or contemporary with fresh twists?

I love contemporary too. :)

#MSWL

#amquerying #writingcommunity

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Nov 3

The Beccadook @RebeccaPodos

@LindaEpstein I wish one for you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Replying to @RebeccaPodos

Thanks, friend! I'd LOVE to see a contemporary YA Jewish girls in (surprise!) love come into my inbox. Like, maybe neither one knows the other's queer? Or maybe at camp? Or something... #MSWL

Kristin Temple ๐ŸŽˆ @_kristintemple · Oct 31

Contemporary horror set in NYC. Gimmie haunted apartments, office buildings, subways (can you imagine ๐Ÿ˜ฑ)! #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Oct 30

"A diverse, contemporary YA novel about strong guy friendships. Think Poe and Finn. <3"ย @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl