A funny, heart-warming, layered family drama with an ensemble cast that clash socially, politically, or culturally etc. and has an interesting setting - like a Pakistani Muslim husband and an English Catholic wife who own a fish & chip shop in Salford with their seven children...
Time for another #mswl! I’d love, love, love to see some new juicy rom-com and family comedies/dramas in the #ya space. #yalit #booktwitter #books #amwriting #amquerying #amreading #writer #writers #writerslife
it has finally happened! i have a #mswl !
take a peek and see if i'm a good candidate for your submission 🐱👀🤠❣️
I have NEWS!!! I’ve added adult nonfiction to my list! I’d love to see proposals for: memoirs, spirituality/New Age, self-help, health/fitness, parenting/family, motivational/inspirational, & business. MUST be an expert & have a platform. #MSWL #WritingCommunity 1/3
Two specific #MSWL items that will be on my list when I reopen to queries:
1, survivors of family "reunification" programs (like Building Family Bridges), fictionalized or NF accounts
2, fiction that explores the unique friendships between gay men and lesbians
"Seeking generational stories of parenthood and family with non-binary and/or trans characters in the commercial or historical adult fiction genre (ie. heavy with plot!)"
I mostly read to be entertained. I like to read about topics of class, social issues, motherhood/domestic issues, family, ambition, love, family, tragedy, and desire.
I liked LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY, SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU, THE GUNCLE 1/2
On the kidlit side, I'm looking for lovable introverts, pride in culture and identity, angsty crushes, teachable moments, belonging, and emotional range. Hints of magic, family businesses, best friend groups, complicated home situations, and underdogs are welcome. #MSWL
I'd really love to see more family sagas with old secrets that unfold over time, mothers and daughters breaking cycles of generational trauma rather than perpetuating it, and something fresh and laugh-out-loud funny in terms of non-fiction narrative. #MSWL
The updated Manuscript Wishlist website looks wonderful - what a great resource. As always, my #MSWL is broad - a multi-generational family saga; speculative; something escapist/hopeful. My full #MSWL is here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/cath…
In high fantasy, my taste is super broad, but right now I'm esp looking for court intrigue, sprawling worlds, stories centering family dynamics, and of course stories w/ diverse voices. Send me South Asian inspired fantasy & novels starring wlw please!