High Concept

Hattie ☀️ @hatteatime · Oct 3

My #MSWL: love stories - high-concept love stories (maybe with a speculative twist?), fresh takes on millennial dating, big historical epic romances, romances in beautiful dream destinations...

Carlisle Spiderwebber @carliebeth · Sep 24

For #MSWL day, here's my current list: I am always looking for high-concept commercial fiction for MG, YA, adult. Favorite genres are horror, mystery, suspense, thriller, and contemporary.

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 24

Looking for more high concept #YA #fantasy with lush world building and a hook that I haven’t seen before! #MSWL

Kendra Levin @kendralevin · Sep 24

Picture books: illustrator-driven projects that are high-concept and/or highly detailed; concept or platform-driven stories with a commercial hook that resonate with my core values of inclusion, empowerment, and making the world a better place. #MSWL

Diana Gill @dianagill · Sep 24

High-concept, commercial sf/f with crossover appeal--I'm always a sucker for things that are close to our world (A la THE NIGHTJAR, ZERO SUM GAME, SORCERER TO THE CROWN, THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY, Kadrey's Sandman Slim, etc.) #MSWL

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Sep 24

Contemporary YA! Especially commercial and high concept YA that can be pitched as x meets y. Especially especially a rom com. The next TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE, a younger RED, WHITE, & ROYAL BLUE, etc. Diverse voices!

Allison Moore 📚 @allisonm610 · Sep 24

A high-concept, adorable and swoony YA romance, especially featuring POC characters #mswl

Allison Moore 📚 @allisonm610 · Sep 24

YA that takes a nuanced look at abortion and/or consent from a unique lens and/or high concept setup #mswl

Heather Howland @HeatherHowland · Sep 24

Currently acquiring: Fresh, high-concept contemporary romcoms. Also small town, contemporary cowboy romance. Single-title and category lengths. A diverse cast that reflects the world around us is a must. #MSWL entangledpublishing.submittable.com/submit/ ATTN: Heather

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 24

Thing I’ve noticed: my YA list skews more girl, and my MG list more boy. I’d like to balance that, but still maintaining my overarching tastes: high concept, good plots, not-issue-books, joy and exploration and fantasy (both literal and just escapism). #MSWL

Gemma Cooper @gemma_cooper · Sep 24

A little too busy for a long #MSWL thread - but I always want high concept, X meets Y, big ideas books across the age ranges, packed full of humour and fun. Characters must be determined, goal oriented, chipper. I want joyful books. Books that make me smile. Nothing joyless!

ZR/Zabé Ellor @ZREllor · Sep 24

#MSWL high-concept MG fantasy w/ series potential, preferably with a female MC

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I love books with a high-concept hook, like THE DEAD QUEEN'S CLUB. #MSWL

Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans · Sep 24

I'd love to see high-concept, character-driven, accessible SF. #mswl

Sarah سارة Davies @SarahGreenhouse · Sep 24

What would I like to see? Lots of great MG for starters. Particularly heartfelt, hooky stories by #ownvoices writers & diverse settings. Even better with illustrative component. And high-concept fantasy that feels unique & fresh & characterful. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#MSWL - In MG, I will say I'd love, love to find a big middle grade series, something with heart & adventure. I'd love a sweeping MG fantasy-adventure, a new take on magical schools, or something high concept, high stakes, and FUN.

Maria Regina @maria_regina39 · Jul 31

Okay, it's time for a work-related tweet: I'm open for queries! I'm an omnivore agent actively seeking fiction clients 📚

More #MSWL tweets soon, in the mean time here are a few guidelines/thoughts 🤓

(queries by email only, and plz follow directions: bookcaseagency.com/literary-repre…)