Fiction Editor Accepting Unagented MIDDLE GRADE Queries Until October 15th. Submit here: querymanager.com/jrheller
Standalone Novels: Contemporary, SF & F, Magical Realism. No thank you to everything else. No resubmits.
Due to volume, a personalized response is unlikely.
🦊 Cosy Crime 🕵️
I’d absolutely love cosy crime from *any* period, whether contemporary like Janice Hallett and Richard Osman, traditional Golden Age murder mystery, or historical crime. The more suspects and red herrings, the better!
Emily S. Keyes @esc_keyJust heard about #PitBLK today. Everyone welcome to query me if they think I am a good fit (info: keyesagency.com/submissions/). Desperate to fall in love with something right now!
for graphic novels, i’m looking for contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror in a wide variety; both ends of the spectrum are wanted! sweet contemporaries, cozy fantasy—but also dark, twisty SFF and horror that delves into navigating trauma
overall, i will be accepting:
#MSWL: My adult #fiction list will be smaller but think upmarket #BookClub fiction or domestic suspense--something that will keep me up at night. Really enjoyed Angie Kim's Miracle Creek. Has to feel #contemporary, braiding together issues of social import & identity.
✨Latine/x voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Marginalized and underrepresented voices in contemporary YA
✨Adult literary fiction steeped in post colonial cultural identity with a touch of the inexplicable
✨BIPOC Mystery with speculative or fantasy elements.
✨Contemporary fantasy steeped in a music scene set during the Motown era or the golden age of Rap with a touch of magic. #BVM
✨LGBTQIA+ voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Spirited Away and everything Studio Ghibli are evergreen #MSWL comps for me.
✨K-pop group by day, magic-wielding vigilantes by night.
✨Black and BIPOC voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.
✨Contemporary fantasy and speculative fiction from a BIPOC perspective.
BUT, I’d especially love to find contemporary commercial YA (horror, thriller, romance etc.) that is really nailing whatever genre it is - in a fun and interesting way.
Everything listed on our website still applies, but I really want to see contemporary GNs in MG & YA, contemporary novels in MG & YA, & YA & adult thrillers. #MSWL Send to Query Manager before Sept. 1, or query me when I open again. #WritingCommunity #Amquerying @seymouragency
-contemporary fantasy in YA or MG
-MG whimsical fantasy a la Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli
-YA or MG high fantasy with a unique magic system / based on mythologies underrepresented In literature / that subverts the tropes of the genre
And for MG contemporary, I'm on the hunt for affecting, voice-y middle grade with a hooky premise, friendship, and emotional depth--coming-of-age books that tow the literary-commercial line like Dan Gemeinhart's and Erin Entrada Kelly's books! #MSWL
Or a dash of speculative in contemporary is great too! For YA fantasy, I love swoony, action-packed stories with fresh magic systems and diverse worldbuilding #MSWL.
I'm usually specific with my wish list and comps, but I'm going to try something more general here, because I love seeing the unexpected in my inbox. For YA contemporary, send me the feels! Love stories! Coming of age stories focused on identity! Quirkiness OR grittiness! #MSWL
Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen3/ 2019 #MSWL Agents: 1st and always, I want to curate a list of authors (and books) that accurately reflects the world around me--one that is filled with diverse creators and content--and support them in our shared goal of creating more mirrors (and portals) for kids and teens.
Agent friends! Since I was closed to submissions for a while, I want to declare that I am/have been BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Please send your clients' amazing projects my way. I'm particularly eager to find more YA contemporary and fantasy, plus MG contemporary. #MSWL