I've noticed some things I always fall for:
HIlariously awkward gay boys
Historical where they brush fingers and is a MOOD
MG where girls like ghosts and frogs and deep convos
Nerdy yet awe-inspiring talents
In Adult, my main focus will be historical, contemporary romance, and select fantasy/paranormal. Adult is a harder sell for me, so it HAS to really be unique, new, and with strong voice/conflict
#amagenting #querytip #amquerying
Kaitlyn Johnson - closed to Queries @RedPenKaitlynIt's almost time!!! Given how I'll be opening my query box again in November, here's my new and improved #MSWL 😆 #amagenting #querytip #amquerying pic.twitter.com/nbD7rKjsCl
In YA & MG, I really want historical, paranormal, contemporary, fantasy (of all kinds!), and non-graphic horror
Keep in mind, I'm super on the hunt for LGBTQ+, diverse voices, and new settings/events/creatures that aren't mainstream
#querytip #amquerying #amagenting
Good morning #amquerying writers! Amanda has re-opened to submissions - if you've got a high-concept thriller, a sweeping love story, or a conversation-starter for book clubs, she'd love to see it!
More info on Amanda's #mswl can be found here: lbabooks.com/agent/amanda-p…
KidLit GN @KidLitGNWednesday is coming up quickly! Agents and editors, please feel free to post your GN wish list and your submission guidelines. Or your plans to be involved. Let's spread the word! Thanks! #KidLitGN pic.twitter.com/IFvYnMNUq8
So excited for this tomorrow! When it comes to graphic novels, I’m open to a wide range, but here are a few #MSWL items: contemporary with a strong voice/distinctive perspective, historical fiction, accessible fantasy, mystery/anything spooky, romance. ♥️ #KidLitGN
#MSWL Amish Romance, Inspirational Romance, Sweet Romance, Romantic Suspense, Historical Romances, Romantic Comedy, Cozy Mysteries, Historical Mysteries, Mysteries, Suspense, Middle Grade Mysteries, Picture Books, True Crime, Cookbooks
I'd love an #ownvoices upmarket 20th C historical fiction - ideally with a secret something that has to be revealed (I'm thinking ala Lovecraft Country without the Lovecraftian horror/fantasy elements, which is ridiculous to say but I want it) #MSWL
Katie Zhao 💛 THE FALLEN HERO out 10/13 ✨ @ktzhaoauthorOne thing I'd love to see publishing do is buy more quiet stories by marginalized creators. Whenever I pitch a new project, I feel like I have to use ‼️BIG FLASHY COMPS‼️
Marginalized authors deserve to tell quiet stories, too. Happy stories. Stories where we can just...exist.
Sometimes the quiet stories can be more powerful than the flashy ones. Contemporary, historical, upmarket, literary, or women's fiction by BIPOC, LGBTQ+ authors #MSWL
Rachel Diebel is Mostly Away🌻 @diebelraThe marketing team clearly intended this to be a "scary, look it's so scary that the roles are reversed here!!" poster for a contemporary psychological thriller/horror movie, and all of us took one look at this poster and said "sexy historical? sexy historical." pic.twitter.com/np7FRjjfgu
When I reopen to queries, sexy historical domme is definitely on my #MSWL.