Beyond that, some general things I gravitate towards when reading: unreliable narrators, strong sense of place, atmosphere, lush settings (in fantasy AND contemporary/realistic fiction), strong emotional resonance, twists, surprises, literary/lyrical writing. #MSWL
I also LOVE horror in general! Horror with social commentary & twists on common tropes, like EAT YOUR HEART OUT & WHAT WE HARVEST. Atmospheric--all the dark, creepy vibes (strange small towns & dark forests never get old for me!). Beautiful literary writing is always a plus.
Emily Mulligan @emilycmulliganDoes everyone have a friendship break up that they are low key still upset about years later or
#MSWL I would LOVE to rep a literary novel that follows a slow-burn friendship disintegration from the POV of each friend. Imagine Fates & Furies but for friendship. If you're writing it, get in touch! (Friend break ups are the most hellish worst.)
“I really love literary fiction that takes you into small worlds and communities where I'm an outsider. A glimpse inside a complex family, or a workplace.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Dara Hyde @dzhydeSo what am I going to be looking for when I re-open to queries tomorrow 10/1 @hillnadell? A #mswl thread 🧵📚 1/
I represent a wide range of adult fiction and nonfiction, including literary and genre fiction, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. In the Children’s space, I represent YA and MG graphic novels, some prose YA and select picture books 2/
#WritingCommunity #amquerying I am open to queries so I’ll do a quick #MSWL thread of what I’m looking for:
In Adult- I want to see the best of your literary, gritty, dark (extra points for dark humor!), realist writing. 1/x
Big Monday News!!! Our very own @alex_reubert, foreign scout extraordinaire, is now agenting & we could not be more excited for his future clients!! Send him your literary & upmarket #fiction & #nonfiction and read more about his interests & #mswl here: greenburger.com/alex-reubert
Mona Kanin @KaninMonaIt's Friday, Sept 17, 5ish P.M and I'm closed to PB queries until spring. At @GreatDogLit we represent talented authors for all ages; I'm still seeking remarkable fiction and nonfiction in the MG space and literary fiction and imaginative narrative non-fiction in the adult space.
#MSWL Brilliantly crafted, tightly plotted mysteries where the writing is as satisfying as the twists. This can range from more commercial—Riley Sager, Lucy Foley, Paula Hawkins—to the more literary end of the spectrum—Tana French, Megan Abbott, Gillian Flynn. Character is key.
H. M. L. Swann @HMLSwann@TessWeitzner @Trident_Media Amazing! Congratulations! Do you have a #MSWL?
I’m fascinated with folklore, fables, fairy-tales, mythology – anything which works these elements into its narrative will definitely grab my attention, whether that’s in the crime/thriller, historical or literary space #mswl
I’m keen for all kinds of crime and thrillers, from police procedurals to psychological thrillers to anything high-concept with a big hook. I read very widely in this area so open to almost anything, whether commercial or more literary #mswl
The Blair Partnership @TBP_agencyHi. This is Jordan, sharing my #mswl. Please do send me anything which feels like a good fit! theblairpartnership.com/literary-submi…
At the moment I’m looking for crime and thrillers, book club fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, true crime and non-fiction written by journalists or experts in their respective fields #mswl
For YA, I love contemporary coming of age, fantasy grounded in reality, near-future dystopia, and high-concept speculative. Psychological thrillers that push the envelope. Truly twisty mysteries. Literary ghost stories. #MSWL
Hey #PitMad! So sorry I cannot participate tomorrow. I’m swamped with MS right now (went a little request heavy in the early year!) but my request pile is thin on Literary LGBTQ works & nonfiction (fitness, LGBTQ, education, political). Send any of these! Query me anytime! #MSWL