Historical

Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmell · Apr 22

I'm actively looking for new authors (just recently offered a contract to one) in the following inspirational genres:

romantic suspense

contemporary romance

historical romance

Amish (both suspense and contemp)

women's fiction

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Apr 22

Other things that make my agent heart sing: high concepts, voicey narration, fantasy (especially with a unique twist), lush historical settings, fresh paranormal, boarding schools, sister stories, falling in & out of friendship, dark & atmospheric, setting as character. #MSWL

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Apr 22

I’m especially on the lookout for YA rom coms (TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE; RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE), MG contemporary (A SONG FOR A WHALE; EVENTOWN), MG historical (WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE; PRARIE LOTUS), and graphic novels (NEW KID, LAURA DEAN) #MSWL

Christina Miller @chrissymiller__ · Apr 17

#MSWL Outside of romance, I'm especially interested in historical fiction with strong female leads focusing on the Pre-Industrial world. Think Bernard Cornwell, Elisabeth Storrs, Sharon Kay Penman...

Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmell · Apr 13

What I'm currently acquiring:

55K word inspirational romance and romantic suspense

70K word inspirational historical romance

80-100K inspirational trade fiction in genres of Amish, Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance and Women's Fiction

#MSWL

Trevor Ketner @TKetner · Apr 9

#MSWL historical YA about the orphan trains of the late 1800s/early 1900s that moved 200,000 children from over-populated orphanages mostly into the midwest to be "adopted" by farmers who put them to work on farms as free labor.

Priyanka Krishnan @mspriyanka · Apr 8

Priyanka Krishnan @mspriyanka

I tried to do a #MSWL thread the other day and twitter thwarted me. But I refuse to stay thwarted because have room on my list for new voices--and stories are one of the few things keeping me sane right now...

I'm craving THE CITY OF BRASS-style rich and intricate #fantasy, with complicated family dynamics, stark political tension, sweeping romance, and hard loss; stories that (respectfully) wed historical inspiration and folklore with unexpected magic and major stakes #MSWL 1/

Maggie Kane @CallMePog · Apr 8

Let's try that again! Writers! During this quagmire of a time, maybe you want to check out my #MSWL ? I'd love a story to sweep me off my feet, away from (gestures) all of this manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/magg…

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Apr 6

Adult historical fantasy (show me a location or pivotal moment in history I've never seen in SFF)
Contemporary YA (show me how powerful& combustible teenage relationships are)
Middle grade sci fi, contemporary, or fantasy (I'm pretty wide open; nothing is off the table!) #mswl
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Priyanka Krishnan @mspriyanka · Apr 6

I'm craving THE CITY OF BRASS-style rich and intricate fantasy, with complicated family dynamics, stark political tension, sweeping romance, and hard loss; stories that (respectfully) wed historical inspiration and folklore with unexpected magic and major stakes #MSWL

Heather Howland @HeatherHowland · Mar 31

I’m actively acquiring historical romance set in the Regency and Victorian eras. Highlanders and Vikings are also welcome! Digital and print ops available, depending on platform. Query w/ proposal or full here: entangledpublishing.submittable.com/submit/ #historical #romance #amwriting #MSWL

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Mar 30

would also LOVE dark GN with creatures from lesser known legends/cultures

on that note, give me historical GN! Give me time periods in new places with new people and their part in that event. I'd love POC and how they affected certain wars/spy networks/etc. #amagenting #querytip

C&W @CWAgencyUK · Mar 26

Last up, @ktgreenst wants a revenge plot, sweeping and/or funny family epics, meaty and multi perspective books like THE ART OF FIELDING, fresh campus novels, conversation starters a la SUCH A FUN AGE and historical fiction cum THE PARIS WIFE. Read more: bit.ly/2JfHm4f

C&W @CWAgencyUK · Mar 26

And @a_cochran says: I’m looking for quality crime/thriller/speculative/SFF (would love a good epic fantasy), literary novels, historical that doesn’t wear its research too heavily, and anything with a strong concept that hooks me from the first page bit.ly/3btDWXS

Anne Tibbets 🚀👻☠️🏰🏹🔪 @AnneTibbets · Mar 25

#MSWL
You got an ancient Egyptian fantasy? I want it.
You got an ancient Roman fantasy? I want it.
Greek? Want it.
Germanic? Want it.
Neanderthal? REALLY want it.
Early Sapiens? Want it.
Gaul era? The freaking Ice Age? Give me the preciousssssss