#MSWL for 2022, all your upmarket suspenseful adult please. DOs: Magic, Murder, Secrets, Impossible Bargains, Hauntings, Libraries, Heists, Lies, Friendships, Betrayals. DONTs: Sad White People Doing Sad White Things to each other for whole novels.
Haley Casey @Haley_J_CaseyToday's #MSWL is a heist story. Young adult (like SIX OF CROWS) or adult (like MONEY HEIST), or even MG (for which I can't think of an example)—I want to see the mastermind behind the planning, the action, the drama, the romance that blossoms with danger around every turn!
Please, somebody, send me a rollicking multi-POV adventure for YA and MG! I want a journey, a heist, a cast of characters who each bring a unique voice and talent to the table! Make it dark, or make it break conventional tropes, but send it my way! #MSWL
ragtag team-ups and heists! some of my favourite brooklyn nine-nine episodes are the halloween heist episodes, and while the heist in six of crows was the least memorable part of that book, it was still there amongst all the character-building and relationships
Becca Podos @RebeccaPodosLet it be known that I adore the FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise, but come on, don’t try to tell me this series follows any kind of logic when I’m supposed to believe that Letty is straight pic.twitter.com/gePzdgOHh9
Anyway, if you’ve got an f/f car heist adventure-romance novel to query, #MSWL
I want some on both sides of the spectrum: light and dark.
Something in the vein of Sadie, Behind Her Eyes (but YA), and Knives Out. But also something ala On My Block, Outerbanks, or Scooby-Doo, haha.
I love treasure hunts and heists btw!
✅ #Thriller & Suspense #MSWL
Any, especially caper, cozies, conspiracy theories, disaster, bumbling detective, revenge, investigative, softboiled, heist, suspense, mystery, crime, thriller, spy, psychological, historical, howdunit, whodunit, and romantic thrillers.
Julia McCarthy @thejumblesHi hello I’d love a very queer and very snarky YA heist novel please and thanks #MSWL
This here, please! If you have this, and want to send it my way, but I’m closed to queries, DM me and I’ll tell you how to send it! #mswl
Random things I love that will catch my eye: I'm an aerialist with a soft spot for circus/acrobat stories; amusement parks; beach towns; casinos/card games/Las Vegas; heists (women-led even better); hotels (teen Eloise, pls); Halloween; summer camp; sharks (is that weird?!) #MSWL
I'm THE RIGHT agent for stories about friendship, 1st love, sex-positive teen relationships, anything art related (but especially a heist!), fighting climate change, navigating social injustice, food nerds, theatre nerds, Star Trek nerds, math nerds, nerds in general. #mswl
Rebecca Romney @rebeccaromneyFinally an article about the rare book heist that observes what the evidence points to: experienced criminals veered naively into rare books when they saw an opportunity — and didn’t realize how stupid it is to try to resell them on the black market.
#MSWL rare book dealers solve book heist, please!
Leah Pierre @leahbeneYes to all this but BIPOC too, pls!
I was just talking about this!! More BIPOC lesbian heist submissions!!! Pllllllleeeeeeeaaaaaassssseeee!! #mswl
Nita Tyndall @NitaTyndallI’m watching National Treasure and I want more heist/treasure hunting books, especially YA (and queer.) It’s a genre we should revive.
(This is not a call for recommendations please do not respond with “have you read x”)