High Concept

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…)

Sallyanne Sweeney @sallyanne_s · Jul 28

Call out to the universe for your epic / quirky / foot-popping / second chance / star-crossed / high concept love story - for adults or YA... would love contemporary #Persuasion, the clever structure of #500DaysofSummer, or surprise me! #mswl #summerloving ✨💕☀️🔥📚

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jul 27

#MSWL. RWA may have ended but I would love to find some high concept romcom. Also early 20th century-works that take place before WWII, e.g. Jazz Age and Great Depression.

Heather Howland @HeatherHowland · Jul 24

In addition to historical (see my pinned tweet) I’m looking for fresh, high-concept contemporary romcoms for my list. Digital and/or mass market opportunities, depending on author track, writing schedule, and word count. Query + full to my attn via entangledpublishing.submittable.com/submit/ #MSWL

jennifer laughran @literaticat · Jul 20

I updated my #MSWL page. I’m looking for MG, YA, kids/teen GN, and author-illustrators. Great writing a must, high concept a plus, and diversity in all ways is welcome. I love your queer, weird, funny, beautiful, nerdy SHENANIGANS. More info: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jenn…

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Jun 13

I’d love to see more hook-y high concept MG + YA submissions. #MSWL

Kelsey Horton @KelseyMHorton · Jun 6

I am hungry for voice driven & high concept contemporary to round out my list (middle grade through YA!) I want to laugh, cry and feel all the feels in between #mswl

Anne Tibbets @AnneTibbets · May 22

A Quick Update for my YA #MSWL:
I'm full on YA F, my requests for that are much less.
I'd still love a clever YA SF. I love high concept and fresh takes w/ a literary edge and great voice.
For YA Thr & Horror, again w/ fresh takes & great voices

+YA Historicals w/ literary edge

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · May 22

I told my dad about some of the YA projects I’m working on right now and he said, “They kinda all sound dark and sad.” Aaand he’s not wrong..? So this is a good time to remind the internet I am looking for a fun, upbeat Rom Com. Would especially love something high concept! #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

4. I want a cinematic, high concept fantasy unlike anything I have seen before. I love unlikable ladies (but they must still be relatable), and I would love a single POV. Character driven is the BEST for me. With literary-esque writing. #MSWL

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · May 20

Keep sending those women's fiction projects and rom-coms my way! Looking for high concept & a great voice. #MSWL #WF #A

Kate Sederstrom @sederstka · May 14

Neal Schusterman does it again, this time with that oh so high concept that comments on a cultural moment while tackling themes of toxic masculinity AND moral ambiguity. What else could a gal want in a book?

Honestly, not much. #MSWL @ManuscriptWList

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · May 7

Looking for some great middle-grade fiction (contemporary or fantasy preferred) with supportive adult figures! Parents (of any "type") who aren't villains. BUT, I still want the MC to have the agency in the story. Does your book do this? Yes? Send it my way! #MSWL

Sarah Hornsley (née Manning) @SarahHornsley · Apr 30

I love finding new authors and so here's my updated #MSWL! Contemporary women’s; rom-coms; high concept crime & thriller; horror; historical fiction; feminist fiction & non-fiction; compelling memoirs; popular science. thebentagency.com/sarah-hornsley

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

What I am looking for here is fantasy that is high concept, but beautifully written. All these authors I read in 1 sitting, ignoring everything. I want a fantasy where I ignore the world. Make it stand out and feel like I have never seen these elements before. #MSWL #YA #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

Speaking of Sabaa, I want cinematic fantasy. What do I mean by that? High concept, sweeping, almost grand like a movie in your head. Sabaa does this wonderfully, but so does Marie Rutkoski, Sarah J. Maas, Tahereh Mafi, Laini Taylor. #MSWL #YA #MG

erin clyburn @erin_clyburn · Apr 22

As an 🎉Agent Apprentice🎉 for @CorvisieroLit, I'll be taking pitches through conferences & pitch events (starting with #DVPit tomorrow!). Please check out my #MSWL here, & see if we might be a good match! I'm ready for all your weird & wonderful words. corvisieroagency.com/erin-clyburn.h…

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

I'm also searching for a MG series: something big & fun! It could be set in our world or a secondary world fantasy. I'd love it to be fun & perhaps funny. Ideally it has a high concept, but most important to me is that it has that page-turning quality & irresistible voice. #mswl

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

Hello! I remain excited to sign up new MG & YA authors in 2019! I love anything from quiet middle grade standalones to high concept YA series, and everything in-between, so if you're querying MG or YA, please consider sending my way! A thread with some specific #mswl items...