Family

Hattie ☀️ @hatteatime · Oct 3

Darker, issue-led women's fiction, and books about difficult or challenging family dynamics that we might not have seen before #mswl

Jess Dallow @jldallow · Sep 27

Wait, I have another #MSWL item. Blended families!! There is nothing I love more than seeing exes okay with their former significant other’s new partner and vice versa. I need that happiness in my life.

Melanie Castillo @wellmelsbells · Sep 24

I am literally copying and pasting this from my Pub Marketplace profile BUT I was born and raised in Southern California in a multi-cultural, blended family, so I have a soft spot for books that shine a spotlight on the nuances of family relationships and identity. #MSWL

Ella Marie Shupe @ellamarieattheB · Sep 24

Happy #mswl day! I'd like to see a suspense/thriller with a single pov and a rich atmosphere. Historical suspense in the vein of Ruth Ware. Family, friendship, and enemies attract my attention. Check the rest of my wish list on the Belcastro Agency website.

Amy Cloughley @AmyCloughley · Sep 24

But I also look for a “lean forward” plot. Whether a domestic mystery, family saga, upmarket fiction, or light-hearted romcom, send me your novels with that page-turning quality that keep me reading late into the night. #mswl

Bridget Smith @bredalot · Sep 24

My clients have pointed out that I've got a specific subset of YA Nerd Girl Romance, and I am always here for more! Queer & POC girls very welcome, and I'm more likely to be won over by the romance if it intersects with other themes - family, friendship, self-discovery. #mswl

Phoebe Low is open to queries! @p_lowren · Sep 24

it has been brought to my attention that today is #MSWL day! I'd love to see more:
- humor / sass
- lyrical prose in all genres - hit me like the prologues of STRANGE THE DREAMER / IN THE WOODS
- Family Emotions in the vein of FAR FROM THE TREE / THIS IS US

Jess Dallow @jldallow · Sep 24

Stephanie Doig @stephaniedoig

For a long time now I've been looking for a contemporary romance in which an only child/lonely person is welcomed into a huge, sprawling, loving family. Think While You Were Sleeping. (We're looking now for romances for 2020's holiday season, hint hint.) #MSWL

Oh my god, YES, PLEASE. One of my favorite things about While You Were Sleeping is how close Lucy got to the Callaghan family (and Saul). I'm always looking for a story where someone is "taken in" and loved by a family not their own #MSWL

A.M. Rose @annmrose · Sep 24

Books with complicated family dynamics #MSWL

Stephanie Doig @stephaniedoig · Sep 24

All right, all right, one last one. I don't know exactly how you could execute this and make it a romance, but I am VERY into Succession right now so I'm going to throw "rich and extremely dysfunctional family with twisted but loving sibling dynamics" out there. #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

A MG with the incredible voice, fully-realized characters, and sense of family love of Schitt's Creek. #MSWL

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · Sep 24

And another #mswl in the thriller space: I am horribly obsessed with true crime about cults, and family secrets that lead to deadly outcomes, and wild stuff like this. In Adult, especially, and in YA!

Stephanie Doig @stephaniedoig · Sep 24

For a long time now I've been looking for a contemporary romance in which an only child/lonely person is welcomed into a huge, sprawling, loving family. Think While You Were Sleeping. (We're looking now for romances for 2020's holiday season, hint hint.) #MSWL

Katelyn Detweiler @katedetweiler · Sep 24

i'm a sucker for a good family story, a good friendship story, and of course some good romance, too, but it's okay if that's not front and center. i didn't date until i was in college, so i know there's more to being a teen than romance! #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · Sep 24

#MSWL Explorations of families, especially those with interesting and varied cultures/traditions. I loved the balance in To All the Boys I've Loved Before.

Cate Hart @CateHart · Sep 24

Last one until after lunch but Southern psychological thriller in the vein of Sharp Objects. Less damaged heroines but more matriarchal and family secrets and drama. #MSWL

Cate Hart @CateHart · Sep 24

I’d love to see some horror but more psychological, ghosts, family secrets ala The Haunting of Hill House. YA or A. #MSWL

KC&A Literary Agency @K_C_Associates · Sep 24

Kimberley wants women's fiction and family dramas. Think Anne Patchett! #MSWL