Agents! I am eager for new, exciting acquisitions and I updated my #mswl to prove it! Check out what I’m looking for here (spoiler alert: subversive horror, witty rom coms, & unique genre mash-ups): manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alis…
I would love some locked room mysteries/ thrillers.
YA/ Adult Horror like Kiersten White’s Hide, Kathryn Foxfield’s books, or Clown in a Cornfield.
Giant sharks/ cryptid books.
queer, feminist, and non-Western horror with subtle social commentary and an atmosphere that fills me with a sense of creeping dread and makes me throw your book across the room while my heart pounds dramatically
Putting out an #MSWL call for marginalized creators and all of the beautiful intersections therein 🧡
I'd love to see more projects in book club fiction, thrillers, mysteries, suspense, romance, SFF, and horror for middle-grade, YA, & adult readers! Genre blends too!
"I'm hungry for horror that leans on eerie, atmospheric, and unsettling. MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia will forever be a favorite in this space. I don't mind gore, but I'm typically not drawn to it."
Well, the secret's out. YA has crept into my heart through some of my clients so I am opening queries to the rest of y'all. :)
I'm looking for: YA horror (lite), YA paranormal (ghost stories), and YA thriller. Keep it weird and spooky, my friends. #mswl
for graphic novels, i’m looking for contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror in a wide variety; both ends of the spectrum are wanted! sweet contemporaries, cozy fantasy—but also dark, twisty SFF and horror that delves into navigating trauma
overall, i will be accepting:
in terms of GENRES and NARRATIVES, I love:
- historical, particularly 19th and 20th century and particularly focused on international, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ stories
- alternate history
- dark academia
- horror and gothic
- character-led literary fiction
Generally speaking, I'm drawn to social commentary (Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid; Pigs by Johanna Stoberock; Jordan Peele films), and I'm also not opposed to humorous horror (The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix; Suburban Hell by Maureen Kilmer).
I'm eagerly seeking commercial thrillers, horror, and domestic suspense, as well as upmarket speculative fiction.
In all of these genres, I'm looking for high concept stories with something new to say.
Natalie M. Lakosil @Natalie_LakosilI opened to queries today! Here's what I'm looking for! #MSWL
YA: rom coms with a fresh, very commercial hook featuring queer, BIPOC, marginalized voices
dark, gothic, atmospheric horror
The MUMMY for teens