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
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
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
Cozy Mysteries (Female Protagonist)
Historical Romance--Victorian & Regency only
Middle Reader Mysteries
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 @BookySaulIt'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!
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_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
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
Kortney Price @kortney_priceI'm going to have to force myself to focus now, so I'm jumping off of #pitdark but I know there are amazing pitches I missed so please feel free to query me if you think we might be a good fit! Here's a rundown of the very #pitdark-y things I'm looking for #mswl
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
Skelly-ton is CLOSED to Queries 🎃💀 @LitAgentKellySo, I AM CLOSED TO UNSOLICITED QUERIES through January 1st, but I'm REALLY looking for some LGBTQIA+ and POC #ownvoices stories I can help to champion and get heard. I also am desperately looking for MG (fantasy, sci-fi, cont., hist.) and Adult (fantasy, cont. rom., hist.) #MSWL
Though I'm NOT asking to receive more queries, I would love to know if you sent me one and it's sitting in my box somewhere waiting for me to see it. If you haven't sent anything yet, pitch me via @SavvyAuthors next week from the 23rd-25th! If I like it, it's a request! <3 #MSWL