High Concept

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 5d

A LGBTQIA+ novel in the vein of ONE DAY (high concept, unique structure, deep and sweeping love story) #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 26

“LGBTQIA+ novel in the vein of ONE DAY (high concept, unique structure, deep and sweeping love story).” @carlywatters #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

(Note: Carly will be reopening to queries July 1st!)

Editor Christa Soulé Désir @EditorChrista · Jun 16

Current #MSWL is super steamy Regency romance. High heat and high concept. Agented or unagented submissions welcome. christa(dot)desir(at)sourcebooks(dot)com

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · May 28

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg

Like many of us in these strange times, I’ve been taking comfort in books. And it’s made me think of the kinds of stories I want to champion.

Most of this won’t be a surprise, but for what it’s worth, here’s my current #MSWL:


- high-concept, darkly comic modern fables with literary writing and crossover appeal like THE PISCES or GEEK LOVE
- eerie and atmospheric fantasies inspired by non-Western mythology
- sweet contemporary rom-coms about QPOC main characters


Clare Wallace @LitAgentClare · May 20

Replying to @writerswkend

Here is my #mswl darleyandersonblog.com/2020/02/25/mee… Generally, outside of crime, things that are uplifting & are about finding/making connections. High concept, feel-good, love stories. And across children's uplifting again, funny, things inspired by kindness and nature.

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · May 18

I ALWAYS forget to mention this, so thanks @samanthashnh for jogging the noggin!

I would LOVE women’s fiction featuring early 20s-early 20s womyn who are POC and queer POC! Particularly, black womyn. Something fresh & high-concept! #mswl

One Track Literary Agency @onetracklit · May 13

Oh and always on my #MSWL:

Give me an element we've not really seen before: men who have a secret romance book club, pride & prejudice in a modern NYC burlesque club. Think new and surprising.

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Apr 22

Other things that make my agent heart sing: high concepts, voicey narration, fantasy (especially with a unique twist), lush historical settings, fresh paranormal, boarding schools, sister stories, falling in & out of friendship, dark & atmospheric, setting as character. #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · Apr 16

Looking for more high concept, diverse, adult rom-coms! Must be funny. Must have a good hook. #MSWL

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 15

#MSWL - Anything that feels high concept and cinematic in YA, whether it’s sci-fi, fantasy, or contemporary with a speculative twist. Stories with big “what if” premises.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 15

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

Hello! I'm looking to find some great projects while I'm home with lots (and lots) of reading time. Here's a quick #MSWL rundown: a thread.

#MSWL - MIDDLE GRADE. Any and all middle grade! I am hungry for it: standalone contemporary, sweeping fantasy series, sci-fi, horror, you name it. I’d love something high concept, like CITY OF EMBER, NEVERMOOR, ARU SHAH & THE END OF TIME, etc.

Maggie Kane @CallMePog · Apr 8

Let's try that again! Writers! During this quagmire of a time, maybe you want to check out my #MSWL ? I'd love a story to sweep me off my feet, away from (gestures) all of this manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/magg…

Hannah Allaman @hallaman13 · Mar 31

I'm ALWAYS looking for high concept, trope-filled #YA rom-coms. (Who else saw THE THING ABOUT HARRY??)

And I would give my heart for a #YA contemporary with all the feels of SEX EDUCATION--authentic voice, offbeat aesthetic, HUMOR, and a killer ensemble. #mswl

C&W @CWAgencyUK · Mar 26

On to @EmF1nn, who's hunting for love stories (platonic/romantic/big messy families); gorgeous writing with page-turning plot; high concept fiction with an arresting premise and characters to do it justice; immersive, cross-genre narrative non-fiction... bit.ly/3bnKerI

🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐 @laurenspieller · Mar 25

Send me your High Concept Rom Coms!!! I want:

--diverse voices!
--interesting settings that aren't my house!!!