I just finished WONDERLAND by @zooshka, & when I say on my #MSWL I’m looking for deeply emotional horror about family relationships, this is exactly what I want! The dread, the claustrophobia, the terror of the natural world. What a stunningly agonizing read.
Dahlia Adler @MissDahlELamaI know seeing Bad Queer Lit Takes on Twitter gets really anxiety inducing for authors, so lemme tell you as someone who gets piles of requests for very specific queer recs every day: all the things you fear no one wants are wanted very badly by somebody.
My favorite novels are literary stories focused on family, relationships, sexuality, mental illness, or recovery.
In particular, stories that explore sexuality are near + dear to my heart. I needed those stories when I was a teen (and still need/love/want them today) #MSWL
I'm looking for dark, gritty or issues-driven contemporary fiction. I'm here for tricky family dynamics, generational divides, the nuances of modern relationships. I loved My Dark Vanessa, Normal People, Such A Fun Age.
I am still on the hunt for the book I’ve been dreaming about since I became an agent: a multigenerational family saga with spec elements set in the South, a Southern 100 Years of Solitude. Dream big, right?
...a historical mystery series with a slow burn romance (missed out on one I LOVED years ago and I have been searching for another one FOREVER), multigenerational women's fiction with some cool time periods and settings, middle grade with non-traditional family dynamics 3/
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
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
Amanda Isabel Ready 2 Fight Ramirez @AmandaIsA_RamI DESPERATELY need a book with the family dynamics of The Umbrella Academy. DESPERATELY. I mean this very sincerely.
Minus Reginald. #MSWL
𝙸𝚛𝚒𝚜 𝚆𝚎𝚜𝚝-𝙰𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚗 @_BonnieSBennettThe shows victim. The actual victim. pic.twitter.com/UvzuDQCj0n
God this show 🙄. ANYWAY I would love a story about black witches (bonus points for a whole family line) in my query inbox #mswl
#MSWL pt. II
-literary fiction by BIPOC authors
-bookclub fiction about friendships, tangled family relationships, grief
-mysteries with a female protagonist
First Lady Kim Kardashian-West @JackHarbonThe world needs more queer gothic horror-romances about decade-long family secrets and forbidden love and murder, lies, and passion.
“I really love literary fiction that takes you into small worlds and communities where I'm an outsider. A glimpse inside a complex family, or a workplace.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Inconveniently Specific Wish List #mswl
− Intergenerational found family like Howl’s Moving Castle; This is England
− YA horror like Beetlejuice, WWDITS, Paprika
− NYC stories; no Gossip Girl energy (unless satire or horror)
− Strong ensemble like E4’s Misfits; The Wire
#MSWL I’m DESPERATELY NEEDING a YA or adult romance where a sweet couple falls in love—no insta love. I want to see their journey, whether it’s f/f, m/m, f/m...love is love. I just want ❤️ and laughter and kindness with lots of friends and family and community.
A mix of themes I like to see explored (not all at once!): nature, motherhood, identity, making difficult decisions, travel, myth of meritocracy, feminism, longevity, family, heartbreak, secret histories, individuality, modernism, trust, class, money, race, art, memory. #mswl
Would love to see more fiction submissions in my inbox!! Particularly a big, emotional family drama with multiple POVs—some faves are LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, BEARTOWN, and Bill Clegg’s DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY #MSWL
In contemporary, I'd like to find sweet, slice-of-life stories, found family and platonic love (queer friend groups!), and stories with a strong sense of place. #MSWL