Horror

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 6h

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn

As 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

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 1d

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 happenβ€”but is it the girl or the doll? #MSWL SCARE ME. MAKE ME QUESTION THINGS.

Beth Marshea @busybethm · Nov 13

I'd love a survivalist thriller with horror crossover (open to ghosts, but not required), particularly about women. #mswl
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Katie McGuire @katiemickgee · Nov 6

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...)β€”send me horror movie nonfic! Histories, biographies, whatever you've got. (Agented only, sorry!) #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

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

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

Contemporary horror set in NYC. Gimmie haunted apartments, office buildings, subways (can you imagine 😱)! #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

I want something like The Descentβ€”female-centric, claustrophobic as hell, and full of creepy monsters #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

I’m from Florida so give me some spooky swamps. Something creeping beneath the water, the deafening sound of insects, that humid heat that makes it hard to breathe....#MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

I want smart horror protagonists. I’m tired of watching protagonists make stupid decisions that get them killed. It’s so much scarier when you do everything right, and bad stuff still happens to you! #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

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 πŸ‘»

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Oct 25

The change of season has me hankering for a dark, twisty YA thriller or a chilling, atmospheric horror! Send me your goodies, writers! #MSWL #querytip #amquerying

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Oct 24

I'd love to see MG you could comp to Mary Downing Hahn & in general, more middle grade horror of all kinds, including darker MG involving mysteries/puzzles/scavenger hunts.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Oct 24

(A slight exception to this is that I am a fan of gore & body horror like Ilsa Bick's Ashes trilogy & Wilder Girls. But even those are very character- & setting-driven.)

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Oct 24

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn

Here'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.

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Oct 24

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