Horror

Eliza Swift @elizaswift · Jan 24

Our whole office has been talking about the Fyre festivals docs and I have a new #mswl: a YA horror/thriller set at a musical festival gone wrong. Give me this book!!!

Hillary Jacobson @hillaryjacobson · Jan 23

Similarly, I’d love a dark psychological thriller with hints of horror, like Iain Reid’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS. Or something inspired by real world events like Karen Dionne’s THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER. The darker and twistier you can go, the better. #mswl

Saritza🇵🇷💖💜💙 Hernandez @epubagent · Jan 18

I’m not seeing enough #YA #Horror in my query inbox and I need it! Dying for some creature feature horror novels featuring a diverse cast & a creature that’s truly terrifying. #MSWL

Kelly 📚 @LitAgentKelly · Jan 18

YA Horror ghost stories are life. If it doesn’t make your skin crawl while writing it, I don’t want it. #MSWL #paranormalactivity

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Jan 17

I'd love a chilling #YA #Horror too - heavy atmosphere, heavy tension/anticipation. Scare me, please!! #MSWL #SouthernGothic

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Jan 15

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

Katelyn Uplinger @KatelynUplinger · Jan 9

For those #amquerying I remain open to queries. Genres high on my #mswl for 2019 in adult and YA include horror, historical fantasy, chilling mysteries, and tense stories about survival. In nonfiction would love some weird or fun history.

john w. rudolph @johnwrudolph · Jan 7

YA: Much the same as MG--humor, realistic teen stories, #ownvoices, adventure, sci-fi. Also, love a good teen romance, horror, mystery, but not super-dark.

Children's NF at all levels: curriculum tie-ins, PB bios, multicultural history, science, sports, pop culture.
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Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · 21 Dec 2018

11) I’m still desperate for a good YA horror. Something dark and disturbing. More eerie than gory, and grounded in reality (no supernatural killers needed). #MSWL

Jennifer A. Grimaldi @JA_Grimaldi · 3 Dec 2018

DYING (ha) for more YA horror in my inbox, especially speculative/family-centric/this-monster-is-a-metaphor in the vein of THE BABADOOK or HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE #mswl

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 29 Nov 2018

I love the idea that magic could be lurking in our world, if only we knew where to look. Have such a story (PB, MG, YA, adult speculative/horror)? Please send it my way! #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 26 Nov 2018

A horror novel called This Is Less of a Question & More of a Statement, and the entire book takes place during a Q&A panel at a conference. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 20 Nov 2018

What am I hungry to find in my queries, you ask? Creepy, psychological (not gory) horror, MG or YA. Give me something strange with a gradual, gripping sense of unease -- make my spine shiver! #MSWL