Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnAs the holidays approach, some news:
I'll be closing to queries Dec. 1 - 31. I have a pile of queries & subs to catch up on, so please add yours to it before Dec. 1 if you wish!
#amquerying #amagenting #WritingCommunity
While I'm at it, a quick #MSWL of things I would love to see right now:
- Big-hearted contemporary MG
- MG horror
- A domestic thriller
- YA thriller/horror
- YA/A speculative/light sci-fi (think Black Mirror)
- MG/YA/A with a culinary theme
Can I have a horror novel about a young girl who carries around a doll (like a modern day American girl doll type doll - not old school creepy). And wherever she goes, bad things happen—but is it the girl or the doll? #MSWL SCARE ME. MAKE ME QUESTION THINGS.
I know spooky season is technically over, but it never ends in my heart (and also I'm supposed to be acquiring for fall 2020...)—send me horror movie nonfic! Histories, biographies, whatever you've got. (Agented only, sorry!) #MSWL
Give me that horrible, claustrophobic feeling of not being able to trust the people closest to you. Give me a story where the protagonist has to betray the people they love because they’re not sure if the people they love can be trusted #MSWL
In celebration of Halloween, I’m gonna be posting another #MSWL thread, since I’m dying for more spooky things in my inbox!
General info: I’m not currently accepting unagented submissions. My priority is adult horror for @TorNightfire, but I love YA horror too 👻
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnHere's a specific list of the kind of darker lit I want to see. (I really, really love darker lit. It's my favorite.) If your MS fits this list, please query me! #MSWL #PitDark
For adult & YA, I gravitate more toward character-driven horror/fantasy/sci-fi than plot-driven. I prefer dark lit to reflect truths about humanity through relationships & setting over tangible monsters. I don't really get excited about werewolves, vampires, zombies, demons, etc.
If I missed your #PitDark pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: horror, thriller, SFF, cont. romance, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, & cont. MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com
Maggie Stiefvater @mstiefvaterTo me, horror and fantasy are such wonderful siblings. They share parents: Broken Rules and Possibility. If you break the rules of the world, all kinds of things become possible, and if they are good, we call it magic, and if they're bad, we call it horror.