From @susanW1F: I adore novels with a sense of mischief, powerful prose/voice, dark in unexpected ways, but never bleak. I love a contemporary, complex family story, or something with a speculative edge - ghosts, folklore, magic, ‘otherness’. Find me here: bit.ly/3dvyqWg
“Picture Books: the Wheel of the Year, cultural traditions/history, tales of mythology and lore, object-based nonfiction (no biographies), ghosts.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation
Updated #MSWL: humorous PB's with a surprise twist, and non-fic focusing on unsung heroes (pref. #ownvoices), MG with a clear narrative arc, unforgettable characters and a strong emotional core. Stories that bring out the magic in the ordinary. And ghosts!
I am actively digging through my inbox looking for: #MSWL
▪️PB/MG NF about science or history topics
▪️Adult mystery/suspense in the vein of Oyinkan Braithwaite, Steph Cha, Alex North, Tana French
▪️Upmarket family stories
▪️Horror: Psychological! Ghosts!
Jordan Coombe @Jordan_CoombeA herd of elephants marched 12 hours to the house of Lawrence Anthony after he died – the man who saved them. They stayed there silent for two days.
Exactly one year after his death, to the day, the herd marched to his house again. It is something that science cannot explain. pic.twitter.com/xWJXJW3vJw
#MSWL MG or YA magical realism exploring elephants’ special connection to death and the afterlife/ghosts/life energy
Emma Theriault 🌹🕰🕯 @eltheriaultMy friend lives in a house built in the early 1900s and her nearly three-year-old son has two “imaginary friends” named Francine and Harold and I don’t know how to break it to her that those are definitely ghosts.
I mean, I think this would make an adorable children’s book—like a modern-day Casper the Friendly Ghost but I’d want an 8- or 9-year-old protagonist. #MSWL
I hadn't updated my actual #MSWL page since starting the new agency, but I did so today--if you're interested, you can find a more detailed discussion of what I'm looking for in submitted projects this coming year here:
Kortney Price @kortney_priceI'm going to have to force myself to focus now, so I'm jumping off of #pitdark but I know there are amazing pitches I missed so please feel free to query me if you think we might be a good fit! Here's a rundown of the very #pitdark-y things I'm looking for #mswl
🦇🎃👻Christa Heschke🕸🧛♀️🧟♀️ @ChristaHeschkeI'm craving all the YA and MG horror! I like twisty, creepy, eerie, strange small towns, ghosts, secrets, MC's that may be a bit on the evil side (or morally grey), and something that keeps me up at night while feeling fresh.
I grew up reading Fear Street, some Stephen King etc. and watching all the scary movies so horror is always high on my #MSWL
⭐️🌜Alyza Boo 🌛⭐️ @alyzaliui’m very ready to move to maine and become a lighthouse keeper who exclusively wears cable knit sweaters and falls in love with the ghost that’s haunting the shore pic.twitter.com/mlSmly2aDM
General #MSWL stuff: magic/spells gone wrong, ghosts, resurrections, possessions, the end of the world scenarios, characters who get themselves into weird/messed up situations that push them to their emotional limits, & friendship stories, especially friendships that ended badly.