P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 7h

“I’m in the mood for some 1920s/1950s upmarket fiction with vivid historical settings.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Tara Gilbert🏳️‍🌈📖🔮 @Literary_Tara · 4d

A couple things I REALLY want to read right now.

Historical YA with no magic, especially if its gothic/southern gothic.

Romantic Comedies, but with a new twist or perspective. Example: diverse backgrounds, gender-bending, or a retelling of Shakespeare/fairtales/myths. #mswl

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 6d

I am generally not a big historical fiction person, but I am SALIVATING over this write-up of MARY TOFT; OR, THE RABBIT QUEEN by @dexterauthor. If you have a historical fiction based on oddities like this, I want to see it! #MSWL


P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Nov 13

“Historical fiction about interesting trades (e.g. fashion, perfume, baking, get creative!). Think THE GOWN, but open to lighter.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Nov 11

I just read + really liked SHIP OF DOLLS by Shirley Parenteau—I love historical fiction centered around very specific, lesser known moments from history, in this case the Friendship Dolls exchange with Japan in the 20s. Would love to see more stories like this in my inbox! #MSWL

Eva Dietrich @aladdinbooks · Nov 9

Looking for YA high stakes thriller series with historical background, romantic arc & high ethics #MSWL

Dawn Dowdle @blueridgeagency · Nov 7

Cozy Mysteries (Female Protagonist)
Amish Romance
Romantic Comedy
True Crime
Historical Mysteries
Historical Romance--Victorian & Regency only
Middle Reader Mysteries

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Nov 4

Me thinks #Biltmore House holds a lot of secrets... Would love historical fic based on its occupants & history. Perhaps something akin to Downton Abbey, something sweeping. #MSWL I wish a historian & an author would mary & write this for me—or you know, co-authoring is fine too.

Abby Saul @BookySaul · Nov 1

Abby Saul @BookySaul

It's the final countdown, #WritingCommunity! I'll be closed to queries starting next week, so get them in now! Otherwise I'll look forward to reading in 2020. twitter.com/BookySaul/stat…

#MSWL is always adult fiction (particularly women's, mysteries, thrillers, historical, and select literary) that is doing something new. Underexplored settings, unusual characters, turning tropes on their head - gimme!

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Oct 29

Something I VERY much want more of: submissions by Jewish people who aren't Ashkenazi! I want to see more stories by/about Jewish #POC, Sephardic, Mizrahi, & Ethiopian Jews. Love stories. Fantasy. SciFi. Humor. Historical. Non-scary mysteries. Literary. Bring 'em all! #MSWL

Leodora Darlington @Leodora_ · Oct 29

Leodora Darlington @Leodora_

I know there may be great pitches that I don't see, so if I haven't favourited your pitch, but you think we'd be a good fit, please do still send me your MS marked 'FAO: Leodora #DVpit'.

I would love to find some twisty psych/domestic thrillers. I also have a soft spot for heartbreaking historical or women's fiction. Finally, if you're sitting on a crime novel with a killer hook, please send it my way. #MSWL

Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Oct 28

I'd love a novel of the female code breakers of WWII. I've seen non-fic, but I haven't yet found it in upmarket #WomensFiction and I can't help but devour new WWII stories--I'm automatically picking up that book 📚 #MSWL #historical

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Oct 28

"In non-fiction, I want to read about historical funny women, your Lucille Balls and Bea Arthurs. For humor in fiction, think the next Mrs. Maisel." @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Tara Gilbert🏳️‍🌈📖🔮 @Literary_Tara · Oct 23

Does anyone write YA Historical without magical elements? Because I would LOVE to see more of that in my box. #amwriting #amquerying #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Oct 21

I would love to see more MG + YA historical fiction/historical fiction fantasy in my inbox. #MSWL

Dawn Dowdle @blueridgeagency · Oct 20

#MSWL Amish Romance, Cozy Mystery, True Crime, Suspense, Historical Romance--Victorian and Regency only, Middle Grade Mystery. blueridgeagency.com Looking forward to reading your queries.

Jordy Albert @bluedragonfly81 · Oct 18

While I’m still closed to unsolicited queries atm, I’m looking forward to seeing some pitches next week @SavvyAuthors ... looking for more #ownvoices submissions and also contemporary and/or historical romance. #mswl