I generally prefer my horror to be set in our world or something that resembles it, either past or present (think AHS: Murder House). Haunted places are a go as long as the world around them is real. But… #MSWL
In young adult:
-Romance! Rom com all the way through "the universe must have put us together" love.
- voice-driven contemporary set against a big, pivotal point in the MC's life
-psychological horror that has something bigger to say about who we are as a society #MSWL 5/7
-what I'm calling the "rom dram," or romantic drama, with deep emotional conflict, rather than plot-driven drama
-social thrillers and horror w. commercial pacing, but have a deeper level of weight to them about something that occupies the social consciousness today #MSWL 3/7
“I am interested in a variety of YA genres: contemporary, magical realism, horror, mystery, thriller, and light fantasy. I enjoy literary prose combined with a strong voice and high concept.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation
Honestly, I wish I could be an agent for every author in the world. Keep flooding my inbox and I’ll keep reading as much as I can.
I’m still looking for anything horror. Like seriously scare me. WAY MORE LGBTQ from romance to memoir to coming out. And running!
Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller@KL_writing I like social commentary horror, like a book version of Get Out. I also like spooky, grounded horror a la MEXICAN GOTHIC, or space horror like the first season of The Expanse
Stephanie Stein @stephlysteinWhile it's still pitch dark outside by 5:30, I'd be extremely down for a middle grade ghost story, agent friends #MSWL
YES!!! I'm always a fan of ghost stories. MG horror, YA horror, even the occasional adult horror... Halloween and spooky things are my jam! #mswl
Carlisle Webber @carliebethIt’s #WishlistWednesday, so here are the types of books I’m hoping to sign in 2021 #MSWL #amquerying
In general, I want commercial #fiction for MG, YA, and adult: contemporary, mystery, thriller, suspense, horror
I'd love to see in my queries:
- Atmospheric, woodsy, lush horror like THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING (YA, A)
- Domestic/psychological thrillers by BIPOC authors (A)
- Scavenger hunts (MG, YA, A)
- Eerie spec fic in isolated settings (CATHERINE HOUSE, THE WATER CURE)
Sailor D.J. Says @OhHeyDJI have a humble request. Can we get more queer content that isn’t so like, squeaky clean and perfect? I want more stuff where characters are undeniably queer, have faults and are messy.
Yelitsa Jean-Charles @TheYelitsaA horror movie about an affluent black family moving into a Victorian home haunted by racist ghosts and then having to call on the spirits of ancestors to lay hands
#MSWL but make it a book.
*waves to all of the new followers from #DVCon*
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Once again, I am opening my heart to horror, my first true love. Please give me psychological and creepy, gothic, thrillery, moody and atmospheric, dark. Think Lovecraft Country and Crimson Peak. Get my heart racing, make me hesitant to turn the page. But no gore. #MSWL
Really happy to see my MIDDLE GRADE HORROR list growing with @saskwriter and @Lora013's debuts. I'm always looking for horror across the board from MG to YA to Adult, though not of the gross-out variety, but do give me eerie, tension-filled, scary with heart! #MSWL #MG #horror
HORROR either in the lush, gothic, Crimson Peakian vein with sputtering candles, twisted family trees, forbidden corridors, etc.; or with a modern-day edge that cuts straight down to the nervy quick of our current moment, and would make Ari Aster or Jordan Peele proud #mswl
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