#mswl Actively looking for historical fiction rich with culture (ie: Egyptian, Asian, Indian). I’m talking stories with strong, progressive girls or women that seemed to been born in the wrong time. Time travel is also absolutely accepted.
✅ #Thriller & Suspense #MSWL
Any, especially caper, cozies, conspiracy theories, disaster, bumbling detective, revenge, investigative, softboiled, heist, suspense, mystery, crime, thriller, spy, psychological, historical, howdunit, whodunit, and romantic thrillers.
✅ #Fantasy #MSWL
Low fantasy, high fantasy, parallel universes, fringe, urban, magic, magical realism, heroes, superheroes, witches, robots/AI, dying earth, historical, lost worlds, dystopian, futuristic, time travel, utopia, colonization, with romance, slipstream, etc.
☑️ Horror (darker the better but keep it in the age category)
☑️ Rom-coms with a hook
☑️ Spec (especially afro-futurism & magical realism variety)
☑️ Mysteries (gimme the new Westing Game!!!)
☑️ Historicals with a twist (spec, queer, mystery, etc.)
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg @TheRaDRHistorical time periods that'd be cool to explore well as shows:
The golden age of Jewish culture in (Muslim) Spain, Ibn Ezra, invasions, drama, poetry
Yavneh, the birth of Rabbinic Judaism, dealing with the Romans
Babylonian centers of Torah learning, Talmud, demons
Honestly just #MSWL this whole thread
- BIPOC rom-coms, friend-coms, and coming-of-age stories not exclusively centered around POC trauma
- Sweeping historical fiction / magical realism, especially stories about non-white history
- Speculative thrillers ala The Thousandth Floor & We Were Liars
High on my #MSWL list:
Contemporary Southern Gothic
Creepy Historical Gothic
Give me haunted manors, haunted woods, haunted histories
Add a dash of magic, even better!!
More YA urban fantasy
MG adventure and mystery and puzzles to solve
GN for MG and YA
- YA historical featuring a lesser known historical period or experience
- YA sci fi that blends genres to share human stories through a fresh lens
- Narratives told in unique formats, such as nonlinear, epistolary, etc. (5/6)
“Generational stories of parenthood and family with non-binary and/or trans characters in the commercial or historical adult fiction genre (ie. heavy with plot!)” @carlywatters #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
Last but certainly not least, Danielle would love to see more historical fiction and fantasy, especially with an LGBT+ emphasis. She's also open to the right non-fiction proposal from authors with an established base! #MSWL #literaryagent #amagenting #writers #WritingCommunity
I'd love to see high concept inspirational fiction for Love Inspired Trade. Though we mainly look for genres like romantic suspense, womens fiction and historical romance and fiction. I'm open to considering others as long as they are inspy. Agented submissions only #MSWL
Léonicka @leonickaSpecifically looking for writers of color, FYI!
-sweet/chaste romance (no sex on pg)
-queer romance (any heat level)
-historical romance (any heat level)
-cottagecore // soft vibes (any heat level)
My normal query inbox will be open this in August!
Update: will be open to this on June 7 #mswl