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.
#mswl - I would love a fresh take on YA paranormal: vampires or werewolves like we've never seen them before, or a sprawling ghost story. Something that feels both grounded and also epic in terms of it scope and stakes.
I've been on a #horror kick and would love some more in my inbox. I tend to gravitate towards psychological horror, or ghost stories. #MSWL
Think Jennifer McMahon, Hill House, Paul Tremblay.
I'm not one for demons and creatures or what have you.
#MSWL - #MG: I will always want more creepy AF middle grade. Always and forever. Give me lyrical voices and atmosphere for *days* and I will love you. Ghost stories with a twist. Creepy carnivals. Alternate worlds a la Coraline. GIMME GIMME PLZ.
Spooky PBs! 👻🖤✨💀🎃
Ghosts, haunted houses, cobwebs. I would die for a picture book about rusalka.
See How to Make Friends with a Ghost for my spooky book crush, as well as an upcoming picture book called The Ugly Doodles by my client @vwicker2478. #MSWL
Sara Schonfeld @SaraSchonThe pitch: a modern day ghost-hunter, but instead of locating spirits, they're a detective who tracks down exes who have cut off communication.
This is a genuine--and impossible IRL--dream job, so I'd at least like to rep a book about it. #MSWL
Lastly (I think), ghost stories, for MG/YA/adult. Did anyone out there also grow up with Kathryn Tucker Windham's Jeffrey books? Give me ghost stories for people who grew up loving the Jeffrey books. #MSWL
**I am closed to queries until April 2020**
#MSWL day! Top of the list:
- ghost stories (adult/MG)
- weird nonfiction
- how-to books (adult/kids)
- smooching books
Other wishlist-y things found here: agentstaceygraham.com
Plenty of time to write, see you in April!
But not just ghost stories, but anything dark and creepy. I just watched We Have Always Lived in the Castle (which is fantastic, btw), so creepy/gothic with an unreliable narrator is a plus. #MSWL YA/MG only.
Jessica Sinsheimer @jsinsheimGood morning Twitter! It's #MSWL Day! 🎉☕️📚
Today, agents and editors will be tweeting what they wish they had in their inboxes. And we, of course, have surprises for you all day long!
First up! We have a podcast guide to #MSWL for your commute here: soundcloud.com/user-965795498…
Oh, hey #mswl! Let's see: on the YA side, I'm looking for romcoms, ghost stories, clever thrillers, fresh fantasy, and pretty much anything that can fall under the broad and general category of "literary."