I'd love a literary mystery. Some twisty suspense that feels *new* and avoids the girl-gone-missing trope (or turns it on its head).
More #ownvoices, please!
HORROR/a fresh ghost story.
Yr big ensemble cast that will make me cry. Make me cry, dammit! 🤗
41 Strange @41StrangeA storm-damaged tree at Durand-Eastman Park, Rochester, New York, is attracting a lot of attention due to it's resemblance to a famous local ghost named 'White Lady' pic.twitter.com/xHg7KpuU2L
#MSWL, especially in conjunction with the Bella in the Wych Elm project I’ve wanted for years!!!
Susan Hawk @susanhawkIt’s just a week until Halloween and I’m in the mood to read something spooooky! If you’re writing a heart-stopping horror story for MG or YA, I’d love to see it. #MSWL
That said, I don’t care for gory or gross horror. Psychological horror is the sweet spot for me. Something Gothic, or with ghosts – also good! #MSWL
Tiffany Liao @Tiff_LiaoA brief review of #TheHauntingofHillHouse:
BF: I'm so thirsty but I'm too scared to go get a glass of water. Will you go with me?
Me: Drink your spit.
We've read stories about a medium helping spirits cross over. What if we're in the spirit's POV as he tries to find a medium & convince her to help? I'd love to see something like this in MG or YA. Send query & 1st 5 pages to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #MSWL
Ask @ryandouglassw, @KatyaDeBecerra, @LizParkerWrites and @2furiosa - I like my YA dark. Horror, dark fantasy, paranormal, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, spirits. Scare me and you’ll win my heart. #MSWL MG, YA, and Adult.
#MSWL Still looking for a creepy MG ghost story. One of my favorite books as a kid was THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS*, by John Bellairs. Would love to find a modern day haunted house MG.
(*The illustration of the headlights still keeps me up at night. Eep!)
- Adult Gothic Horror (think Crimson Peak)
- Adult High Fantasy featuring women as leaders
- Retellings of fairytales by #OwnVoices authors!!
- Spooky MG ghost stories
- MG stories with witches and elaborate settings
Random topics & things I’m into (idk it might help???): animal rights / boy bands / comics / crows / design / the environment / friendship / ghosts / LGBTQ+ characters / mental health / pop music / teen dramas / Zelda / the 90s. #MSWL
Ok! Supernatural creatures #MSWL:
- super gross/scary mermaids or sirens; no Disney here
- ghosts, demons (but please no angels vs. demons)
- obscure legends (think the Grimm or Supernatural tv shows)
- Swamp monsters
- Asian inspired like Jorogumo or Nukekubi
#MSWL MG Diverse and LGBTQIA+ voices. Middle grade is really some of the toughest years of my life, and anything that can help them realize it's okay to be different, is helpful. Love ghost stories and stories of crushes and friendship at this age.
If pumpkin spice lattes are back, autumn must be right around the corner, which means I'm jumping on the spooky reads bandwagon. Send me your upmarket, creepy stories: witches, ghosts, other things that go bump in the night. How about a gothic romance, you say? Yes! #mswl