Top of my #MSWL: women's fiction and romance by/about underrepresented voices. Contemporary. Historical. Contemporary or historical with a magical element. Grounded SF. Romcoms. Happy books. Also, maybe a big, sweeping gothic romance?
#MSWL Contemporary fantasy that breaks the mold so hard its like the mold never even existed. No urban bounty-hunters, no small-town detectives, etc. New characters, new settings, new plots, and new perspectives only. Show me something new!
Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmellI'd love to see juicy contemporary inspy romance plotlines. For example, someone in Witness Protection who can never tell anyone including love interests who she really is. Or a character who finds out as an adult he/she was switched at birth or kidnapped. #MSWL
I wholeheartedly DITTO this #MSWL. Juicy inspy contemporary romance and all the suspense.
#MSWL - Christian romance only (contemporary, historical, or romantic suspense). Looking for stellar writing, strong characters, unique plots.
Paste query and first 10 pages into body of email to candee.fick (at) anaiahpress (dot) com.
@anaiahpress #amquerying #amwriting
A little fall submission #MSWL! At the top of my list is YA contemporary realistic that is emotional and layered and classic coming-of-age. This summer I loved Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian and We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. Two different books that really got it.
Thao Le (currently closed to queries) @ThaoLe8I'm still dying for a Count of Monte Cristo retelling. Genderbend it. LGBTQ it. Make it contemporary. Or fantasy. I'm down for it! #mswl
I basically like revenge plots a whole lot. Especially when it's a long con type thing and the right people get their justice! #mswl
Contemporary, emotional love stories
Sweeping historical fiction
Smart, elevated thrillers
Novels in verse
Picture books with STEM hooks
Anything else that’s voice driven, literary, and innovative!
Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, historical, & contemporary. MG: Sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, horror, & humor. #diversity #MSWL
Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans#MSWL Potions! Apothecaries, hedge witches, the lady down the road that makes a mean red sauce that will steal your man. Secondary world, contemporary...idc, make it happen.
okay can i just steal Nivia's entire #MSWL orrr....?
It's #mswl day! Ok, so...
- queer girl contemp realistic graphic novels in YA
- & lgbtq+ characters and stories in any format and genre for any age, but especially MG
- found/chosen family narratives in YA
- sex-positive YA
- Own Voices stories w/ South & Central America settings
still on NA:
I really want a ballet book in NA contemp romance where both love interests are dancers in the same company - even better if they are rivals of some sort
this can be f/f, m/m, or m/f
#MSWL I’m drawn to high-concept commercial fiction with a literary flair! I also love a funny MG voice. I want all the YA & MG (contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal). Yes to spooky MG and coming age. Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, (Secular and Inspirational).
still on YA:
*mystery/thrillers w/ atypical narrative structure and/or mixed media formats
*paranormal that feels fresh
*anything with a high-stakes plot
*fairytale retellings that feel fresh
*smart contemporary that makes me laugh and cry