“I am interested in a variety of YA genres: contemporary, magical realism, horror, mystery, thriller, and light fantasy. I enjoy literary prose combined with a strong voice and high concept.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation
3) High-concept YA contemporary or contemporary-with-a-twist, especially if it comes with an irreverent, self-referentially funny voice. Sarcastic or endearingly self-deprecating humor to the front of the line. I love a protagonist who feels like a co-conspirator.
near-future, high-concept SCI-FI with a literary bent, that dissects our own world more clearly through another—looking for hopeful postapocalypses, dystopian utopias, Gibsonian cyberpunk from new perspectives #mswl
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Megan Carroll @MeganACarrollWe are reopening our #submissions tomorrow (eeeek!) so I thought I’d go through what I’m looking for this year in a hopefully helpful thread. #MSWL
In fiction I’d love to see high concept love stories for both commercial and reading group/literary crossover readers. I’m keen to see historical fiction and gothic horror - think Stacey Halls, Laura Purcell and Bridget Collins.
I’m looking for YA fantasy that is ownvoices/by marginalized voices! MENA authors, Black authors, queer authors, send me some! I love commercial fiction that’s character driven, with voice that drips off the page, high concept and tightly plotted. I’m an avid fantasy reader #MSWL
Write Here… @WriteHereUK'I’d love to find a high-concept love story, a funny adventure for Middle-Grade readers, contemporary YA, or something new and exciting in horror.' @watsonlittle #LiteraryAgent @MeganACarroll tells us what she's looking for: tinyurl.com/y2br2nsr
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On the YA side, whether fantastical or realistic, I gravitate toward books w/ high concept hooks and stories anchored in themes of identity, sexuality, & loss & grief. (Grief & sex can be complex labyrinths to navigate, as we know...).
Time for a #MSWL update! When it comes to genre, I’m omnivorous. In #MG and #YA, I’m especially hungry for:
High-concept genre elements combined with literary writing and an exploration of timeless themes.
Genre mash-ups! Give me that...
Mandy Hubbard @MandyHubbardI would LOVE more genre-blendy high concept projects, whether magical realism, SFF, time travel, etc. Also love reimaginings/retellings/flipping any fairy tale on it's head. MG and YA. #AskECLA #MSWL
So much this...#MSWL
Mandy Hubbard @MandyHubbardWhile we're doing #AskECLA, let's talk about what stuff we're dying to see in our inbox, eh? (@LindaEpstein @GarrettAlwert) I'll start by saying ROMANCE. ALL THE YA ROMANCE. Or hints of romance in MG. Dark and angsty or light and funny, BRING IT.
Thao Le @AgentThaoI would love to get some more adult romcoms that have the high concept hooks and diversity that's been happening in YA romcoms! My adult list is still very bare and I'd love to flesh it out more with some new writers and projects. #mswl
Same! #MSWL (agented only, so send to Thao first! 😉)
I would love to get some more adult romcoms that have the high concept hooks and diversity that's been happening in YA romcoms! My adult list is still very bare and I'd love to flesh it out more with some new writers and projects. #mswl
Good morning #amquerying writers! Amanda has re-opened to submissions - if you've got a high-concept thriller, a sweeping love story, or a conversation-starter for book clubs, she'd love to see it!
More info on Amanda's #mswl can be found here: lbabooks.com/agent/amanda-p…