New term, new #mswl for subs! Send me your middle grade/teen/YA fiction with all or some of the ingredients below:
Unexpected plot twists
Contemporary or historical settings
Uplifting love stories
A sprinkling of magic ✨✨
If I missed your #PitMad pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. #YA: thriller, horror, SFF, mystery, & cont. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #PB #ownvoices #diversity #MSWL #BVM querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com
#MSWL. Since it is #PitMad today, I am actively seeking women’s fiction, rom coms, MG, historical and contemporary romances, thrillers, mysteries and stories with a strong sense of place, especially those set in the South. My query address is email@example.com.
Neurodiversity in fiction! I’m looking for a broader representation of the human experience in fiction, so bring me your contemporary adult and YA fiction by or featuring neurodiverse individuals with honesty, reality and heart. #MSWL
Hi #writingcommunity! I would love to see more Ace rep and platonic rep in YA fiction. If you have a YA contemporary or YA magical realism with either of these as a strong element in the story send the first three chapters and a proposal my way #MSWL
In contemporary romance I’m especially hungry for a story where gender expectations are subverted, so something like a celebrity with a female bodyguard or a prince who is saved by a princess (ahem, Harry and Meghan anyone?). #mswl 4/
Wow. Just finished @BoysStateMovie and it's fantastic.
The friendships, power grabs, and how it's a microcosm of our current political climate is just so good.
Would love to see a contemporary YA that takes place at Girls State #mswl
Where are my Midwest writers? Ope, didn’t see you there! If you have a contemporary family drama set in the Midwest (especially in my home state of Wisconsin), please send it my way. #MSWL
✨ books calling out white supremacy, toxic masculinity, the "isms"
✨ coming of age stories feat. characters and communities of color
✨ charming yet murderous women (contemporary + historical fiction) (5/7)
a late-summer update to my #MSWL for the #amquerying folks! dying to read:
✨ non-western gothic horror + underrepresented folklore/mythology with deep emotional relationships + rich world-building
✨ contemporary fiction feat. central/south american characters/culture (1/7)
i am still closed and catching up on lots of reading, but.... if you have a YA or MG with monsters rooted in underrepresented mythologies/cultures/folklore/history (#ownvoices only please)... well, i'd like to see that. can be fantasy or contemporary! #mswl
Hi! I’m putting it out into the universe that I‘d love to acquire more middle grade novels! I want to find strong personalities and big hearts, stories about finding confidence and discovering friendship, magical stories, contemporary tales, amplifying marginalized voices. #MSWL
I would LOVE to see middle grade contemporary stories about families, friendship, or broken friendships. Bonus points for humor and/or mischievous main characters. #MSWL #LGBTQ+ #BIPOC #amquerying #WritingCommunity
Updated my #MSWL page! This fall (HOW IS IT ALREADY FALL!!) I'm especially looking for (agented) sharply funny fiction, heartfelt contemporary YA, and diverse thrillers & suspense.
Hey querying authors, I'm really carving some fresh middle grade on my list right now. Please query me with your fantasy, contemporary, magical realism, and own voices protagonists. I'm excited to see what you've all been working on! #mswl