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...
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
#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.
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnBig news, y’all.
I AM OFFICIALLY OPEN TO QUERIES!
Learn about what I’m looking for & how to sub to me on my agency page: corvisieroagency.com/erin-clyburn.h…
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In general, I am repping picture books (nonfiction only), high-concept chapter book series, middle grade, YA selectively, & adult fiction & nonfiction. My detailed #MSWL is in the link above and will be updated regularly.
Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgononlet us by ruled by the hookerbots. surely they will be more merciful and just than the leaders we have now
#MSWL btw if you have a high concept about a robot sex worker. Righteous murders not required but absolutely encouraged.
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…)