High Concept

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...

Kristine Swartz @KristineESwartz · Apr 18

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