Susan Hawk @susanhawkIt’s just a week until Halloween and I’m in the mood to read something spooooky! If you’re writing a heart-stopping horror story for MG or YA, I’d love to see it. #MSWL
That said, I don’t care for gory or gross horror. Psychological horror is the sweet spot for me. Something Gothic, or with ghosts – also good! #MSWL
I am currently reading BIRD BOX (the SCARIEST book ever omfg) and obsessively rewatching The Haunting of Hill House and I would literally murder a grandma to get an Adult or YA horror that exploits family dynamics #mswl
In the spirit of Halloween, I'd love to get more horror submissions! But I can't stress how important it is to have the overall tone and voice of your manuscript stay creepy throughout the entire story--from start to finish. #MSWL #YA #MG
Okay I started watching Haunting of Hill House yesterday and can I just??? #MSWL??????
If y’all are going to send me horror THAT IS THE NEW STANDARD. Scary shit is SO MUCH more terrifying when it’s PERSONAL to the characters.
So—GIVE ME PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR
If I missed your #DVpit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: SFF, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, cont., & historical. MG: SFF, adventure, mystery, cont., & horror. #diversity #MSWL querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com
#MSWL horror please! Think the creepy, shadowy, social horrors. Fav's include THE WINTER PEOPLE or THE LONEY or ROSEMARY'S BABY or THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE or A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and lots of Mr. King, of course. But not so much the slasher fic kind.
Megan Amram @meganamramdon't forget the ladies of horror this month. watch RAW, written and directed by the effortlessly cool julia ducournau pic.twitter.com/EepKmdvJzP
So many faves in this list! RAW and THE INVITATION esp. Also, women writing horror novels (adult & YA), that's a forever #mswl for me.
So in light of my recent October-themed tweets, please do send me all your creepy, eerie, scary and strange YA and MG horror, mystery and thrillers. I am 100% in the mood for a good scare and all thing that go bump in the night! #MSWL
#MSWL Since it's October, I would love something gothic and creepy, a dark fantasy, or a historical in #YA or #A. Or something like Into the Drowning Deep. Loved that anticipation of waiting to discover the truth followed by horror.
Ooh, #mswl day! Right now I’m craving great SF/horror mashups, general dark horror, PI mysteries, gothic suspense, and dark thrillers - YA & adult! Diverse voices always a plus!
Ask @ryandouglassw, @KatyaDeBecerra, @LizParkerWrites and @2furiosa - I like my YA dark. Horror, dark fantasy, paranormal, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, spirits. Scare me and you’ll win my heart. #MSWL MG, YA, and Adult.
Jessica Sinsheimer @jsinsheimGood morning! It's #MSWL day!
Agents + editors will be tweeting what they wish they had in their inboxes.
Writers can take note of which agents may be a good fit, and then submit work traditionally.
Need any help? @kkhendin and I are standing by!
I've been pretty vocal in the past week about what I'm looking for, but I'll say it again with the #MSWL tag!
- Thrillers! 😳 (Adult & YA)
- Horror! 😰 (Adult & YA)
- Contemporary YA 😎
- Speculative 🤔😍 (YA & adult)
- Fantasy ⚔️🔮🛡🐉(MG/YA/adult)
- Hilarious MG 😂
Jennifer Grimaldi @JA_GrimaldiGothic supernatural horror with the tragic beauty of CRIMSON PEAK & the romanticism of JANE EYRE. Bonus points for tragic staring off into the bogs #mswl
Also this 👇. I know so many smart, creative people! #MSWL
- Adult Gothic Horror (think Crimson Peak)
- Adult High Fantasy featuring women as leaders
- Retellings of fairytales by #OwnVoices authors!!
- Spooky MG ghost stories
- MG stories with witches and elaborate settings