High Concept

Kristine Swartz @KristineESwartz · 10h

I’d love to get in more Women’s/General fiction! Here’s my current #MSWL: Multicultural stories; Women in STEM; High-concept historical; Millennial characters/themes; or Queer fiction. Can be a combination of any of the above.

Steven Salpeter @StiSal · Apr 2

In YA, I’d love to see more high concept coming of age stories: self-contained conflicts where teens learn about themselves against the odds: Magical realism; contemporary fairies; realistic YA mysteries or thrillers with a sense of place #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Mar 8

"Illustrated picture books (by professional illustrators) that are high concept and character-driven." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Feb 28

I do a lot of fantasy, but I also do a ton of contemporary, and I'd love to see more big-hook stories set in our world. If you want a great example of hooky, high-concept contemporary YA I love that we rep here @FolioJr: DUMPLIN' and TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE. #MSWL

Colleen Oefelein @eerie_o · Feb 28

Dear #WritingCommunity
😃I'm building my list😀
Send me your:
~ Fantasy w/romance (YA & Adult)
~ Contemp Romance (YA & Adult)
~ High-concept MG (series potential a bonus)
~ YA contemp fantasy / paranormal / urban fantasy
~ Any genre w/ loads of white space, no overwriting

#MSWL

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 27

#MSWL: Currently, I am specifically looking for YA rom-coms, funny MG, adult suspense, and high concept Women's Fiction.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Feb 25

Monday #mswl thoughts: I would love to find an epic YA paranormal series or a sweeping, action-packed, high concept YA sci-fi series (but not necessarily set in space).

Sarah Hornsley (née Manning) @SarahHornsley · Feb 21

There are lots of things I'm on the lookout for, but right now I'd *really* love to find a high-concept crime/thriller, a love story and an upmarket historical #MSWL

Jennifer Azantian ❄️☃️❄️ @jenazantian · Feb 4

High concept stories across age groups that can be compared to Black Mirror that *also* deep-dive into character. Think the episode San Junipero. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Jan 16

Secondly, YA: I love genre stuff, fantasy, sci-fi, even the right historical. I'd love to see some really high-concept stand alone, too. And in all things, diverse voices, diverse stories, under-represented points of view, ALWAYS. #MSWL

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · Jan 8

Katherine Locke @Bibliogato

I am not an agent or an editor, so I'm just throwing it out there for writers who do humor better than me:

I would kill for a YA book that captured the tone and feeling of the late great tv show Dead Like me.

selfishly expanding this into a #mswl for adult SFF that hits that Dead Like Me sweet spot of charming sardonic & reserved w/a deep undercurrent of heartbreak & stunning empathy that will break into the main storyline without warning. high concept but make it lump in your throat

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Jan 7

Right, (like a lot of other people) I've finished reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (🤯) and I'm adding high-concept novels to my submissions wishlist!
Subs guidelines: katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/
#askagent #literaryagent #MSWL #amquerying #amwriting

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · Jan 4

4/ #MSWL: I would love to find more MG fantasy that combines commercial, high concept plotting with gorgeous prose. Books packed with action, adventure, heart, & friendship that tow the line between literary and commercial. Wildly original worldbuilding, always!

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

I'd also love to see more high concept picture book manuscripts - give me clever, witty and/or hysterical but with a heart. #mswl