#MSWL In YA: Ever on the hunt for my light-hearted Jewish rom-com. Particularly interested in the trend toward more traditional mysteries (see TRULY DEVIOUS, GOOD GIRLS, ACE OF SPADES) with a strong investigative drive. Always have room for smart, high-concept contemp retellings.
I’m a huge fan of classic detective fiction, everything from Agatha Christie to Raymond Chandler, and really keen to find something in this area, whether more conventional or with a high-concept/speculative twist. Would love a gripping locked-room mystery #mswl
I’m keen for all kinds of crime and thrillers, from police procedurals to psychological thrillers to anything high-concept with a big hook. I read very widely in this area so open to almost anything, whether commercial or more literary #mswl
I'm also on the lookout for high concept love stories - ones with a strong central pitch. This might be a techy twist, or perhaps something slightly magical or speculative. #mswl
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spines@HannahM_Writes No this is a GREAT question! When I say romcom, I'm using it as shorthand for a single-title romance novel, and I'm particularly interested in high-concept. I'm looking for three things: love story (platonic or romantic) central to the plot, HEA (can be traditional or not, but...
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spines4: High-concept, feminist suspense and/or thriller, with lots of glamour and intrigue. Think unique settings, lavish parties, beautiful wardrobes, gossip, and murder. Fairly formulaic, but fresh and twisty...
...No law enforcement themes. Think: THE BALLERINAS, by Rachel Kapelke-Dale; MALIBU RISING, by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spines3: Commercial, high-concept romcom. I want it to hit all the most satisfying beats, I want it voicey as heck, and I want it to be something that I’m not already seeing on shelves. Give it to me in a new way or give me a really satisfying twist on a trope, and I...
...will be all over it. Would love to see non-idealized depictions of polyamory and t4t romance. Think: Talia Hibbert; DIAL A FOR AUNTIES, by Jesse Q. Sutano, the Heartstopper books by Alice Oseman (for adults).
Romance: I'm looking for contemporary romance and rom-coms with a fresh hook and voice, high concept, as well as clear chemistry. I don't currently have a favorite trope, but I always love tension of all sorts and lots of humor :)
@GlamEditor_Girl Latoya would love to see high-concept commercial and upmarket fiction, particularly women's fiction and thriller. I am also open to nonfiction proposals but an established platform is a must! #MSWL #literaryagent #amquerying #WritingCommunity #writers
I'd love to see high concept inspirational fiction for Love Inspired Trade. Though we mainly look for genres like romantic suspense, womens fiction and historical romance and fiction. I'm open to considering others as long as they are inspy. Agented submissions only #MSWL
Hannah Schofield @hannschofieldGood afternoon #amquerying writers! I am BACK (or my submissions inbox is)
As well as my #mswl on the LBA website, you can find out some more about me in this interview I did with the lovely people at @RNAtweets: romanticnovelistsassociation.org/2021/04/ask-an…
I include some pointers about how to catch my eye with your query letter - title; clear, snappy pitch; & comp titles
If you’ve got a middle grade or YA high-concept fantasy where the diverse cast of protagonists try their best to be good and kind in the face of evil, like in THE DRAGON PRINCE, my inbox is open! #mswl
In YA, i still love most genres and everything from light to dark. I love hope and depth and humor and stories that can change lives, whether from joy or empathy and validation. More specifically:
1. Super high concept contemporary and speculative contemporary
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2. Commercial fantasy adventure series, ensemble casts with or without a talking creature or two
4. Contemporary family stories
5. LOL high concept, character-strong stories
6. Hooky, character-driven contemporary series
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