The Book Witch @KatRushall · 7h

So I watched Midsommar and it was so disturbing and weird and interesting I can’t stop thinking about it. But I want to? I feel like the bigger the flowers became, the freakier it got. 🌸 🌺 🌻 & I really want a YA horror to lose sleep over. #mswl

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 6d

I am still thinking about how THE PERFECTION & BLACK SWAN so creepily captured what it's like to take a passion too seriously. (I was a ballet dancer for 18 years, & BLACK SWAN was shockingly familiar.) I'd love a YA/adult horror novel about a dark obsession with the arts. #MSWL

The Book Witch @KatRushall · Jan 15

BIG NEWS: I am open to submissions!!

I've updated my Manuscript Wishlist page and it is FULL of info (too much? maybe.). There's a lot that interests me.

Send me ALL your middle grade! Your YA rom-coms, your horror! #mswl


Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Jan 15

If I missed your #IWSGPit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: Horror, thriller, cont. romance, rom-com, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, & cont. MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.)com

Tricia Skinner - Closed to Queries @4triciaskinner · Jan 15

OPEN TO QUERIES: Please note the genres I rep or don't rep. Adult, young adult, and middle grade. Authors in marginalized communities encouraged to query. #mswl fuseliterary.com/triciaskinner/

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · Jan 12

I think of The Yellow Wallpaper endlessly, all the time. A horror novel or Women’s Fiction adaptation/play of this short story would slay me. #mswl

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 10

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

So it's 2020 and I need more books so #MSWL pic.twitter.com/ZjqixMORcp

These are some of my top needs (from the graphic):
-MG and YA graphic novels
-Mermaids. *I know what I want so I will know when I see it*
-Elegant Horror. (what does this mean, Natascha? Think THE GRACE YEAR, THE HAZELWOOD, WILDER GIRLS) #MSWL

Tara is open to queries. 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · Jan 6

For Middle Grade, I am desperate for:
- Horror that would even make adults squirm.
- Themes with puzzles and riddles.
- Group of kids going on adventures in their hometown.
- Graphic novels (in YA too)!

maria vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 3

The query inbox at @PSLiterary opens on Monday, and I’m so excited to add new clients to my list in 2020.

Representation info and my updated #mswl is at the link below. Let me know if you have any questions.


samantha s. fabien🌹 @samanthashnh · Jan 3

I want to concentrate on building my adult list.

Send me your romances, contemporaries, grounded fantasies, historical fiction (feeling the 1920s these days), thrillers/mysteries, speculative, and contemporary stories.

Oh, and horror! But nuanced horror. #MSWL.

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Jan 2

Ok, it’s 2020. I would like to see much more queer horror, please and thank you #MSWL

Kelly O'Connor Lonesome @kellyoc5 · Jan 2

I’m so excited to see what fresh #horror stories are out there, but honestly I’m especially eager to see manuscripts that blow away all my #mswl expectations! Cheers to 2020!

Kelly O'Connor Lonesome @kellyoc5 · Jan 2

I am very interested in seeing something that poignantly captures and works off the abject horror of what we’re doing at the borders (literal children in CAGES), especially #ownvoices #mswl

Kelly O'Connor Lonesome @kellyoc5 · Jan 2

My favorite themes & tropes: monsters (werewolves, sirens, witches, vampires), hauntings, cults, fairytales, toxic relationships turned fatal, family dynamics, class & power imbalances, revenge, meta horror, body horror, psychological terror... #mswl

Kelly O'Connor Lonesome @kellyoc5 · Jan 2

Friday Black (@NK_Adjei), Her Body & Other Stories (@carmenmmachado), The Pisces (@melissabroder): Speculative fiction with a dark bent, surreal Twilight Zone-type stories gone malicious, literary fiction with subtle horror veins. #mswl

Kelly O'Connor Lonesome @kellyoc5 · Jan 2

Mongrels (@SGJ72), A Head Full of Ghosts (@paulGtremblay), When We Were Animals (Joshua Gaylord): Coming of age stories with monsters as metaphors, monsters inside of us, cleverly subverted horror tropes with contemporary twists. #mswl

Kelly O'Connor Lonesome @kellyoc5 · Jan 2

Beginning the new year by looking to the future and dreaming about the possibilities for my @TorNightfire list. So, here’s a quick 2020 #horror #mswl based on some of my favorite books of the last decade (THREAD!):

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Jan 2

-Horror (YA/adult): Psychological horror, body horror, hauntings, & other weird/new/different horror. (Also, I am NOT looking for zombies/werewolves/vampires/other creatures at this time.)