Contemporary

Amy Brewer @42amer · Feb 6

#MSWL I’m on the hunt for contemporary YA. Anyone in the #WritingCommmunity have any ready to query? If so, please query me with it.

Brit Perilli (used to be Brooks) @Britny_Perilli · Feb 6

Dear Universe,

I'd like to see some more contemporary MG submissions featuring video game nerds (and tournaments), awesome friendships, and relatable, diverse protagonists in the world.
#MSWL #MG

Judi_Lauren @Judi__Lauren · Feb 5

#MSWL We're also actively seeking books for our Teen line. We love contemporary, whether it's humorous or on the darker, edgier side. Bonus points if it has a strong romantic subplot!

Judi_Lauren @Judi__Lauren · Feb 4

#MSWL for contemporary romances featuring cowboys. Would love to find one that fits our Bliss or Amara lines

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Feb 3

I desperately want contemporary or fantasy romance novels with trans main characters where there is no bullshit transphobic reaction to the MCs transness from anyone anywhere ever. #MSWL

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Feb 1

VERY hungry for some new middle grade projects right now - send me your #MG mysteries, heartfelt contemporary, #ownvoices projects #amquerying writers! #MSWL Oh, and some dark stuff too. #horror #darkfantasy

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Feb 1

I follow so many incredible bakers on Instagram because I'm obsessed w/ fancy, colorful, and quirky cakes, and it's making me crave a contemporary #YA or #MG featuring a mc who has a passion for baking. Bonus points if it includes a fluffy romance or baking competition! 🎂 #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Jan 30

If I missed your #SFFpit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: SFF, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, & contemporary. MG: SFF, mystery, contemporary, & horror. querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.)com #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jan 29

I just ran across this book on Goodreads, and it sounds so wonderfully delightful. If you have a contemporary romcom with a fun hook like this and you're looking for an agent, send me a query! #mswl

goodreads.com/book/show/4096…

Marlene Stringer @MarleneStringer · Jan 28

Looking for crime/thrillers and contemporary fantasy. Suspense that sneaks up on you. Stories w/ a great twist. #MSWL

ZR/Zabé Ellor @ZREllor · Jan 25

#MSWL Contemporary YA with strong voice exploring teen mental health (see THE ART OF STARVING)

Kat Enright @katenright · Jan 23

But I am also open to contemporary and urban fantasy as well! If you’ve got something like Kat Howard’s AN UNKINDNESS OF MAGICIANS, I’d love to see it in my inbox. #mswl

Kat Enright @katenright · Jan 23

I am hungry for a good middle grade! For me, it’s all about the voice. Now, I do tend to lean spec, but I am open to a great heartfelt contemporary. #MSWL

Jonah Heller @jrheller87 · Jan 20

4/4 #MSWL Young adult: contemporary romance & dating; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; captivating voice in narrative; well-structured mystery; survival; suspense; self-esteem; mental health; body positivity; well-rounded supporting cast; subversive outcast; happy endings.

Jonah Heller @jrheller87 · Jan 20

3/4 #MSWL Middle grade: character-focused narratives with compelling voice; coming of age; mystery; wilderness; historical adventure; contemporary humor; digestible plot; STEM; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators; series proposals

Mara Delgado-Sanchez exige #WandaRenuncia 🇵🇷 @little_mswriter · Jan 18

I love YA fantasy and I’m looking for diverse stories and #ownvoices here. Where are the Latinx witches and kingdoms? Take me to places based off of cultures like my own, and not like my own. I like contemp, court intrigue, plot twists and tropes (and spins on tropes too) #MSWL