Contemporary

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Apr 12

I really want to see more contemporary romance in my inbox, especially one set during a baking competition 😍 #mswl (but please send any contemporary romances my way!!)

Hali Baumstein @halibaumstein · Apr 12

I’d also love to find some hooky YA contemporary! In addition to my dream of finding a Jewish rom-com, I’ve also loved reads like Fangirl, Geekerella, and Simon Vs. with fully realized characters and fun hooks (themes of nerd/pop/fandom culture always interests me, too!). #MSWL

Hali Baumstein @halibaumstein · Apr 12

I'd also love to find mind-bendy, genre twisting stories that feel in the vein of my recent Netflix obsessions Black Mirror, Russian Doll, The OA, and Dark. That obviously includes a huge range, but they're all contemporary-rooted stories with speculative elements woven in. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Apr 12

"I would LOVE to read a YA contemporary novel about a teen birder. Anyone out there writing one? Query me." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

FlanneryLiteraryAssociate @FlanneryLitera1 · Apr 9

A specific #MSWL

#YA contemporary #graphicnovels akin to Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savannah Ganucheau

#YA psych thriller version of The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

#YA #Horror version of Final Girls by Riley Sager

#YA #contemporary version of Less by Andrew Sean Greer

FlanneryLiteraryAssociate @FlanneryLitera1 · Apr 8

My #MSWL are rhythmically sound #PB, #MG adventure, fantasy, & HF, #YA anything, #NA contemporary, thrillers, & HF

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Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Apr 7

I want to read a YA contemporary about a teen with a weird job. #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Apr 6

"I read widely in YA, and enjoy just about every genre in it. I love moving contemporary reads, thrilling sci-fi, and lush fantasy." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Apr 4

Contemporary MG novels with a speculative element, or touch of magic – very much up my alley. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Apr 4

Time for more #MSWL! In terms of categories, I am really hungry for MG. Stand-alone or series, classic-feeling or not, contemporary or historical, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, adventure - I’d like to see more MG!

Carlisa Cramer @carlisajc · Apr 3

On a totally different note, I'd love to see a contemporary YA with a diverse cast of teen activists standing up for what they believe in. #MSWL

Abby Schulman @AbbySchul · Apr 3

I am very much on the hunt for a great contemporary fantasy. 👀👀 #mswl

Amber Caraveo 🐯 @AmberCaraveo · Apr 3

This year’s #BCBF2019 is inspiring! I’d love to find more great voice-led fiction, MG or YA, that is funny & warm & brilliant! Contemporary, maybe with a touch of magic. If you’re writing something that fits the bill, please send it my way. Oh, & graphic novels too please! #MSWL

Steven Salpeter @StiSal · Apr 2

In YA, I’d love to see more high concept coming of age stories: self-contained conflicts where teens learn about themselves against the odds: Magical realism; contemporary fairies; realistic YA mysteries or thrillers with a sense of place #mswl

Steven Salpeter @StiSal · Apr 2

I’d love to learn more about the Latinx experience and hope to see more literary or commercial fiction submissions of heartfelt contemporary novels for adults featuring Latinx characters, Latinx family stories or thrillers, adventures, fantasy, and magical realism #mswl

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Apr 2

At the top of my April #mswl:

-middle grade with a crisp, authentic voice
-YA Contemporary with a big hook
-Adult suspense or psych thrillers