#MSWL Middle Grade Mystery w/a girl protag! Think THE INHERITANCE GAMES but for middle grade (not that exact concept; I’m just giving an example of 🔥-high-concept mystery). Fast plotting. Short chapters. Chapter cliff hangers, pls. Commercial but some emotional nuance too pls!
I have a spot on my list for a fresh, high-concept historical romance series! Print potential for the right book/sales track. Agents, authors…who has a yummy Regency, Highlander, or Viking series for me to devour?#MSWL (see pinned tweet)
Madeleine Milburn Agency @MMLitAgencyAssociate Agent @liv_maidment wants to see your submissions! Find out what she's looking for here: bit.ly/31bTMmP pic.twitter.com/o5AsZP44OC
Send me your manuscripts, I can't wait to read them! 😊 📚📚📚 #mswl
racquel marie ✨ @blondewithab00kmore books about characters in their late teens and early twenties!!!!! publishing thinks you turn 17 and disappear until you're 30
#MSWL Especially high concept uplit with characters in their early to mid 20s.
1: High-concept contemporary is what’s making my heart sing right now. I recently read SHINE by Jessica Jung and devoured it. That said, hints at the speculative are always special for me. (Focus on hints.)
“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
I am actively building my list right now. I’m looking for high concept contemporary romances, moving middle grade novels, and thrillers that feel teen #mswl
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.
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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! 😉)