Historical

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/

Dawn Dowdle @blueridgeagency · Apr 28

#MSWL Romantic Comedy, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Inspirational Romance, Amish Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Romance, Middle Reader Mystery, True Crime, Cookbooks Follow query instructions at blueridgeagency.com Looking forward to reading!

Penny Moore @literarypenny · Apr 27

I don't know if any of you have been watching The King Eternal Monarch on Netflix, but I'd love to see a Korean inspired historical YA fantasy that blends the present with the past in this vein. It's so good! #mswl

Lori Steel is closed to queries @Bookishsort · Apr 27

In this April homestretch before closing to queries, actively seeking diverse voices across all age audiences. Would love to see contemporary and historical #ownvoices MG stories told w/ distinct voice and plenty of heart & humor. #amquerying #amwriting #weneeddiversebooks #mswl

Cassandra Farrin ::mostly away, revising:: 🐥 @CassaCassaCassa · Apr 24

I've been waiting well over a year to read June Hur's YA historical mystery THE SILENCE OF BONES in 19th-century Korea, and I'm a huge fan of Jodie Lynn Zdrok's SPECTACLE and SENSATIONAL solving murders in old Paris. I'd love subs like these. #MSWL

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Apr 23

Feeling murdery, as always. Send me your books! Cozies, historical or contemporary mysteries, true crime, psychological suspense, thrillers. I'm open. #MSWL