Historical

Megan Barnard @meganebarnard · 2d

In historical, I’m a bit tired of brilliant women who want to escape the torment of high society. I’d rather see brilliant women who love high society and want to use it to their advantage, à Lady Mary Crawley of Downton Abbey.

Dawn Dowdle @blueridgeagency · 2d

For #KissPitch, please follow the instructions at blueridgeagency.com Looking forward to reading! #MSWL RomCom, Historical Rom, Romantic Suspense, Inspirational Rom, Cozy Mysteries, Amish Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Historical Mysteries, True Crime, MG Mysteries, Cookbooks

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 3d

“I’m always in the mood for smart women's fiction that reinvents the wheel on Jane Austen. Historical like LONGBOURN or modern like THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Feb 10

For #YA I also would love to find a fun historical with modern sensibilities (think A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue). #MSWL

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 6

SYTYCW @HarlequinSYTYCW

Do you write #HistoricalRomance ? Find out what the @HarlequinBooks Historical editors are looking for! bit.ly/2S96kX0

There's a lot of overlap here with my own historical romance #mswl. I have been begging for what feels like forever for a Regency centered on South Asian protags. And a 1950s historical romance? *swoons*

Becky LeJeune @BeckyLeJeune · Feb 6

I also love a good cross-genre read! SF horror, historical horror, historical thriller...#mswl

Becky LeJeune @BeckyLeJeune · Feb 6

For historical fiction, I want a story I haven’t seen a million times. I recently read and adored @KYBookWoman’s Book Woman of Troublesome Creek - something like this! Pack horse librarians AND blue people of KY. I’d never seen these stories! #mswl

Becky LeJeune @BeckyLeJeune · Feb 6

First and foremost, #ownvoices! I rep YA and adult: horror, SFF, thrillers/mysteries (not cozies), historical, and general fiction. Also COOKBOOKS! #mswl

Kaitlin Olson @KaitlinJOlson · Feb 6

The longest running item on my #mswl has been a historical thriller—think THE HISTORIAN, THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, THE DOLL FACTORY. They are so hard to pull off, but maybe this is my year! Agents, please send my way.

Sam B. Farkas @SamBFarkas · Feb 5

Sam B. Farkas @SamBFarkas

Hi! Since I am now open to queries, I'm going to do a #MSWL thread. I'm open to most categories and genres (see our website for details), but I'm especially eager for the following:

Adult Historical Fiction.

Think Kate Quinn or Alice Hoffman -- upmarket book club fiction that brings history to life.

Favorites: WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen; THE HUNTRESS by Kate Quinn; THE DOVEKEEPERS by Alice Hoffman; I SHALL BE NEAR TO YOU by Erin Lindsay McCabe #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 5

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

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jan 31

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

Ashley Hearn @AshleyHearn · Jan 30

Replying to @AshleyHearn

Historical novels both fantasy and realistic—especially overlooked or underrepresented stories in history (though I'm pickier when it comes to 20th century history). Examples of what I'm looking for: DREAD NATION and BLOOD COUNTESS! #MSWL

Tiffany Shelton @TiffanyDiahann · Jan 30

Thicc Lizzy @chuckspear

Today I was reminded that there was a Black silk weaver in Tudor England with one of the greatest names in history and I had to share it with y'all again. pic.twitter.com/m6cTiXHRak

GIVE ME HISTORICAL FICTION THAT DOES NOT ERASE BLACK PEOPLE OR ANY POC.

I will continue to say that Belle is one of my favorite movies (and yes I did read the nonfic book), and I want fiction like it.

#MSWL

⭐️🌜Alyza Liu 🌛⭐️ @alyzaliu · Jan 28

still craving historical mysteries & historical romances with protagonists of colour! #mswl

Melanie Iglesias @msmelread · Jan 26

#MSWL cont’d
. . . Alt. history (from a marginalized or unusual perspective; with an alternate outcome—e.g. THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE; introduces SFF element to a historical event—e.g. LEVIATHAN @ScottWesterfeld, but for the adult market)