Alethea @aletheaspiridonActively acquiring for @entangledpub Scorched and August imprints. High-concept, trope-driven stories that are fresh and fun. Wow me! Surprise me! Address to me through Submittable. entangledpublishing.com/august-submiss… entangledpublishing.com/scorched-submi… pic.twitter.com/J8R7Yoq5P1
I’m acquiring upbeat, popular romance in the 60k and 80k ranges, 80k-ish women’s fiction, and psychological thrillers anywhere from 80k-100k. All contemporary. Hook me with your high concept, fun-to-read characters, and fresh, relevant worldview. entangledpublishing.submittable.com/submit/ #MSWL
Middle grade! I have like...one MG author on my list right now and he's lonely. Voicey but high-concept would be super. Clever. Magic. Adventure. Mystery. Just no grief/sicklit books for me. #mswl #mg
In YA, I'm craving a high concept contemporary--that means you can pitch in easily b/c it has a HOOK. I love weird jobs, enemies to lovers, unique living situations, and high stakes. #mswl
Agents of the world! I'm new to my job and I'm thirsty. Send your best commercial fiction subs. Rom coms, horror, horror comedy, high-concept mysteries, YA with diverse characters: I'm here for it all. #mswl
It's Adult day for #dvpit and it's my birthday🎈! So here's my birthday #dvpit wish-list: a lesbian detective series, diverse sci-fi (I ❤️ Becky Chambers), diverse historical and I'd love to find a high-concept with a darker side (think Black Mirror in a novel) #MSWL
In MG & YA, I'm focusing on high-concept contemporary that's sweet, funny, and layered, the kind of book that deals with a couple different kinds of relationship including the MC's feelings about themselves. #MSWL
Also for YA contemporary realistic: high-concept, epic romances—especially anything with extras like compressed timelines and other ambitious narrative risks. Experiment, innovate! Been on my #MSWL forever. Inclusive and intersectional most of all.
I've been having another think about my submission wish list...see photo:
#writers #authors #amwriting #mswl #agentwishlist #agents #YA #middlegrade #fiction #books #reading ... #submissions #guidelines here: dhhliteraryagency.com/hannah-sheppar…
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeNow let's talk contemporaries and what I am drawn to in those so when you see my #MSWL, you'll know.
First off, I need high concept. I am not often drawn to the contemporary that could be my everyday life. I need to escape so even if it is a real world setting, it is not my REAL WORLD.
Bridget Smith @bredalotI usually like a touch of magic, but lately I've been seeing a lot of queries that seemed like great high-concept contemporaries that turned into time travel or fantasy unexpectedly.
Would love commercial high concept #MG, written in a literary style, that explores some important emotional competency for the characters (death, loss, catastrophe, violence, race, differences/disability, social justice, growing up, etc) contemp, fantasy, sci-fi, etc. #MSWL