High Concept

Allison Moore 📚 @allisonm610 · Feb 10

Happy Valentine's week💘! I've been eating up contemp romance and want to bring that energy to my #mswl -- agents, hit me up with your high-concept and layered meet-cutes, esp by diverse creators. I want your YA Red White & Royal Blue, Friend Zone, Proposal, Twice in a Blue Moon!

Kat Brzozowski @KatBrzozowski · Feb 3

Agents! I am both in a buying mood AND doing a better job in 2020 about responding to submissions quickly. Send me your YA - esp. stuff featuring characters from marginalized backgrounds, interesting formats, high-concept contemporary. #MSWL

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Jan 30

📚Updated #mswl for 2020 📚
2019 brought a lot of great YA to my inbox, and oh how I love it, but really looking for a lot more adult fiction in 2020.
Particularly hungry for suspense and women's fiction with a high concept hook

Tara Gilbert 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · Jan 17

Hi #amquerying, I have an urgent #mswl that needs to be addressed...
I am seriously lacking anything and everything in the contemporary fiction space. Romance, Realistic (nonissue books), WF, RomCom, high concept book! I need them in MG, YA, and Adult categories.

Gemma Cooper @gemma_cooper · Jan 13

That also means I can open to submissions again! Please send me your swoony YA, your high concept chapter books and all your MG: thebentagency.com/gemma-cooper

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Jan 7

I'm also dying for more fun & high concept middle grade series, like THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL, NEVERMOOR, ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY, MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, etc. And as in YA, in MG: monsters. #mswl

Jinglebelle 🎄(Away) @alibelle · Jan 7

I'm itching to sign up some new talent to join my amazing list of illustrators and authors! Have a look at my page and get in touch! madeleinemilburn.co.uk/looking-for/al… #mswl

Judi_Lauren @Judi__Lauren · Jan 6

Another thing we’re currently seeking for Amara is high-concept romantic suspense and thrillers with emotional depth and strong characters #MSWL

Tara Gilbert 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · Jan 6

In General Fiction, I'm super picky, but would like:
- Literary Fiction by diverse authors.
- High concept Romance like RW&RB.
- Books that would fall in the NA category if it existed.

Diana Gill @dianagill · Jan 2

2020 #MSWL: Always looking for high-concept/strong voices, and always lean commercial versus high literary. Underpresented voices/not the status quo...

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 6 Dec 2019

Is it possible for a #mg novel to be both high concept AND literary? If so, I want THAT. Something with a BIG hook but also beautifully written, complex characters, a story that will make me both LOL & weep. #MSWL

samantha s. fabien🌹 @samanthashnh · 5 Dec 2019

OK, so I just updated my #MSWL.

And just as a warning, y'all....it's long.

I'm not sure if it is more or less helpful now...

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 13 Nov 2019

I'd love to find a super high concept YA thriller in my inbox. #mswl

Bibi Lewis @Bibi_Lewis · 13 Nov 2019

I'm on the hunt for a juicy and high concept Contemporary YA. Bring on those big hooks! #mswl

Chelsea Eberly ~closed to queries until 1/6~ @chelseberly · 5 Nov 2019

I LOVE THESE BOOKS. High concept, character-driven, bold, brilliant writing that explores Big Themes. Sentences you want to read aloud to the person sitting next to you. Also, 🖤 the novella length! Send me your tight speculative fiction. #MSWL

Jinglebelle 🎄(Away) @alibelle · 25 Oct 2019

Have updated my Looking For page! Take a look and get in touch if you have something that might fit. (And please don't judge the Mariah Carey-esque photo. It was VERY WINDY that day.) #mswl

Hattie @hatteatime · 3 Oct 2019

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...

Carlisle Spiderwebber @carliebeth · 24 Sep 2019

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.