High Concept

Sarah Hornsley (née Manning) @SarahHornsley · 2d

There are lots of things I'm on the lookout for, but right now I'd *really* love to find a high-concept crime/thriller, a love story and an upmarket historical #MSWL

Jennifer Azantian ❄️☃️❄️ @jenazantian · Feb 4

High concept stories across age groups that can be compared to Black Mirror that *also* deep-dive into character. Think the episode San Junipero. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Jan 16

Secondly, YA: I love genre stuff, fantasy, sci-fi, even the right historical. I'd love to see some really high-concept stand alone, too. And in all things, diverse voices, diverse stories, under-represented points of view, ALWAYS. #MSWL

Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · Jan 8

Katherine Locke @Bibliogato

I am not an agent or an editor, so I'm just throwing it out there for writers who do humor better than me:

I would kill for a YA book that captured the tone and feeling of the late great tv show Dead Like me.

selfishly expanding this into a #mswl for adult SFF that hits that Dead Like Me sweet spot of charming sardonic & reserved w/a deep undercurrent of heartbreak & stunning empathy that will break into the main storyline without warning. high concept but make it lump in your throat

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Jan 7

Right, (like a lot of other people) I've finished reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (🤯) and I'm adding high-concept novels to my submissions wishlist!
Subs guidelines: katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/
#askagent #literaryagent #MSWL #amquerying #amwriting

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · Jan 4

4/ #MSWL: I would love to find more MG fantasy that combines commercial, high concept plotting with gorgeous prose. Books packed with action, adventure, heart, & friendship that tow the line between literary and commercial. Wildly original worldbuilding, always!

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

I'd also love to see more high concept picture book manuscripts - give me clever, witty and/or hysterical but with a heart. #mswl

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 23 Dec 2018

Day 23 of #25DaysofMSWL: high concept story with beautifully written and complex characters. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 13 Dec 2018

"Illustrated picture books (by professional illustrators) that are high concept and character-driven or nonfiction-based.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 8 Dec 2018

Day 8 of #25DaysofMSWL part 1: I want a strong writer in the vein of Kit Frick, Laura Weymouth, Claire Legrand, Laura Taylor Namey. What is stand out about them is they have a eloquence in their writing and a high concept story. #MSWL

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · 7 Nov 2018

#MSWL I know I've been tweeting a lot about #YA & #MG projects, but I'm still looking for some really fabulous #WF. High concept, great voice, accessible writing. Wow me with something I haven't seen before.

ZR/Zabé Ellor @ZREllor · 27 Sep 2018

#MSWL High-concept, diverse, fantasy THREE MUSKETEERS retelling

Alex Arnold @alexyarnold · 13 Sep 2018

Funny contemporary middle grade with a high concept twist #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL I’m drawn to high-concept commercial fiction with a literary flair! I also love a funny MG voice. I want all the YA & MG (contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal). Yes to spooky MG and coming age. Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, (Secular and Inspirational).