Historical

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · May 28

MIDDLE GRADE

- gentle contemporary romances about queer young people falling in love for the first time
- historical fiction highlighting overlooked events or individuals from marginalized groups
- contemporary novels about POC immigrants/second generation Americans

#MSWL

Kenzi Melody ✨💜✨🌙 @Kenzi_Melody · May 27

3.) Fantasy with a realistic historical basis (high fantasy isn’t my thing) and/or a complex political system like the one in The Queen’s Thief series. Palace intrigue anyone? YES PLEASE. #MSWL

Kenzi Melody ✨💜✨🌙 @Kenzi_Melody · May 27

1.) MAGIC REALISM. Give me contemporary stories with magic or historical tales with a mythological/fairy tale emphasis! I’m especially interested in diverse mythologies (or my old favorite, anything Celtic). #MSWL

Christina Miller @chrissymiller__ · May 21

As a general #MSWL reminder, I am currently only open to adult submissions in the following genres sent via the guidelines in my bio:
-romance!
-historical fiction
-thriller
-cozy mystery

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · May 21

I'm constantly catching up on queries (which have gone up 200% since the pandemic hit). One category I'd love to see more of are graphic novels for kids and teens. Contemporary/fantasy/historical. Always diverse voices! Especially if an author/illustrator. #MSWL

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606 · May 18

#mswl In adult -- voice and hook. Contemporary, historical, fantasy, speculative fiction, fantastical realism. Books I’ve recently called faves include The Interestings, A Gentleman in Moscow, Nothing to See Here, The Starless Sea, The Power, and the Broken Earth Trilogy 8/?

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 17

“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/

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · May 15

MIDDLE GRADE:
- Funny and sweet contemporary coming-of-age stories
- Light fantasy adventures with great heart
- Historical fiction highlighting lesser-known narratives about marginalized folk

#MSWL

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · May 14

Hi! Good morning! This is your semi-annual reminder that while I'm looking for diversity and own voices across the board, I am particularly interested in seeing submissions in the mystery and historical romance genres. Please send! #mswl

Eva Dietrich @aladdinbooks · May 11

#mswl Seeking historical fiction and non fiction on past pandemic outbreaks

Gretchen Schmid @gl_schmid · May 11

eternal #mswl: character-driven historical epics (think the next Gabaldon or Follett); twisty, page-turning suspense & noir; snappy, quirky, fresh narrative nonfic; & incisive memoir that uses author’s personal story to explore a larger topic. big soft spot for dance/music/arts!

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 7

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

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · May 3

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn

Watching videos about "behind the scenes" staff from famous movies (nightmare before Xmas; Pirates) and realizing how many women really created them: from script to costume to models/graphics

Would love a historical or contemporary focusing on highlighting their roles! #mswl

Example: scriptwriter of Nightmare before Xmas was dating man who was Jack's singing voice. Showed him script, he hated it, she gave to studio anyway, they loved it.

Would love to see a WF of a woman w/perseverance and finding success despite that sort of obstacle #mswl

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · May 3

Watching videos about "behind the scenes" staff from famous movies (nightmare before Xmas; Pirates) and realizing how many women really created them: from script to costume to models/graphics

Would love a historical or contemporary focusing on highlighting their roles! #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 2

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