High Stakes

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Oct 9

Still high on my #MSWL is (you guessed it!) middle grade. I'd especially love a really sweeping, high-stakes & action-packed fantasy/contemporary fantasy, and/or something with cozy-magic. And I'm always on the hunt for MG contemporary!

Tiffany Liao @Tiff_Liao · Sep 24

More #MSWL: YA with "high stakes" low stakes a la Sally Rooney with a relationship that is so emotionally charged that one text or e-mail might just mean the end of the world. Across all genres, not just contemporary!

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

I love a closed set. Think MAZE RUNNER and WILDER GIRLS. Stories with with an exciting, creepy, high-stakes setting that drives plot. (And I know the perfect editor to send this to...LOL) #MSWL

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · Sep 24

I am dying for romances in YA & Adult. Queer preferred. Commercial, high stakes concepts with a fun angle. Interracial couples w/non-white partners. Light-hearted but not cutesy. 2011 Tumblr-angst. #mswl

Megan Manzano says Keep Faith Is Out! @Megan_Manzano · Sep 24

Happy #MSWL day! I'll be posting some highly desired manuscripts in this thread.

The first? Give me Fire Emblem with angst and queerness and high court stakes.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Sep 24

#MSWL - In MG, I will say I'd love, love to find a big middle grade series, something with heart & adventure. I'd love a sweeping MG fantasy-adventure, a new take on magical schools, or something high concept, high stakes, and FUN.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Sep 17

“High stakes heists, with interesting complicated criminals and the heat of the chase – thrill me! Something like the adult version of DEATH PREFERS BLONDES.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-I’m outdoorsy. An avid hiker. Would love high-stakes travel/adventure memoirs.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Aug 3

“High stakes heists, with interesting complicated criminals and the heat of the chase – thrill me! Something like the adult version of DEATH PREFERS BLONDES.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jul 27

“I’d love a super feminine adventure story for Middle Grade. Think mystery, high stakes, and difficult situations mixed with bright colors, glitter, and gemstones.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 3

“High stakes heists, with interesting complicated criminals and the heat of the chase – thrill me! Something like the adult version of DEATH PREFERS BLONDES.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · May 2

Me again. Reminding you @TheTwilightZone is
SO.
DAMN.
GOOD.
🌀

Tonight’s high-stakes thriller in an enclosed space (Six Degrees of Freedom) is exactly what I’m looking for. #MSWL

PS-It’s extra fun if you have the context of the old series.

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 1

3. I really want to see more #romanticsuspense. Heart-pounding thrillers with high stakes. I want to see strong women partnering up with strong men to save the day together. No damsels in distress. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Apr 16

“High stakes heists, with interesting complicated criminals and the heat of the chase – thrill me! Something like the adult version of DEATH PREFERS BLONDES.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Mar 4

#MSWL Epic fantasy that asks big picture questions about relevant issues we are facing today, or will face in the near future. W/fully explored settings I've never seen before, women w/unique skills/roles & powerful personalities, and big, high stakes plots.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jan 21

“I’d love a super feminine adventure story for Middle Grade. Think mystery, high stakes, and difficult situations mixed with bright colors, glitter, and gemstones.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

Rebecca Podos @RebeccaPodos · Jan 11

Happy Friday, I have very particular #MSWL's today—Twitter, please deliver 🙏🏼

1. I'd KILL for a San Junipero-ish YA: queer sci-fi with high emotional stakes and a sweet ending
2. Hear me out, a YA Red Tent (midwifery and ancient rituals of womanhood) set IN SPACE

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · Jan 4

8/ #MSWL: High-stakes MG and YA contemp that feature breakers of tradition and characters who forge their own paths, as well as novels about identity and overcoming adversity. Wonderful books like I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Dear Martin, and The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen · Jan 4

5/ #MSWL: Fast-paced, high-stakes YA fantasy, specifically with unique magic systems and fresh worldbuilding. I'm particularly attracted to lyrical prose, and recent YA favorites include Leigh Bardugo's King of Scars and Laini Taylor's Muse of Nightmares.