Literary

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 5d

“For me, literary fiction lives and dies in its characters and writing, send me your complex, diverse characters grappling with what it means to be human something in the vein of Tom Rachman’s THE IMPERFECTIONISTS.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 6d

"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

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · Nov 11

Catching up on subs and i notice i have excellent YA here, but not much MG! #mswl WHEN I REOPEN: I really want to work on more MG! Commercial or literary—give me your big series hooks, magic, light and fun contemporary, hopeful stories touching on tough topics, queer characters!!

Abby Saul @BookySaul · Nov 1

Abby Saul @BookySaul

It's the final countdown, #WritingCommunity! I'll be closed to queries starting next week, so get them in now! Otherwise I'll look forward to reading in 2020. twitter.com/BookySaul/stat…

#MSWL is always adult fiction (particularly women's, mysteries, thrillers, historical, and select literary) that is doing something new. Underexplored settings, unusual characters, turning tropes on their head - gimme!

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Oct 29

Something I VERY much want more of: submissions by Jewish people who aren't Ashkenazi! I want to see more stories by/about Jewish #POC, Sephardic, Mizrahi, & Ethiopian Jews. Love stories. Fantasy. SciFi. Humor. Historical. Non-scary mysteries. Literary. Bring 'em all! #MSWL

Erik Hane @erikhane · Oct 25

I hadn't updated my actual #MSWL page since starting the new agency, but I did so today--if you're interested, you can find a more detailed discussion of what I'm looking for in submitted projects this coming year here:
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/erik…

Wendi Lulu Gu @WendiLuluGu · Oct 18

It's #SPOOKYSZN so here is an #mswl! I would really love to see a literary paranormal YA novel. Right now the only specters waking me up at night in a cold sweat are the emails I forgot to answer the day prior.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Oct 11

"Romance, Literary, Commercial, Suspense, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books." @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Oct 9

“For me, literary fiction lives and dies in its characters and writing, send me your complex, diverse characters grappling with what it means to be human something in the vein of Tom Rachman’s THE IMPERFECTIONISTS.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 30

Full #MSWL to be posted this week on the agency's site and Pub Marketplace. But if you have a MG, YA, children's graphic novel proposal, are a PB author/illustrator, or write women's fiction, send me your queries following Greenhouse Literary's sub guidelines!

Fairbank Literary @FairbankLit · Sep 25

If you write literary fiction, elevate the ordinary and let it be exquisite (not precious), like Simon van Booy, and Colum McCann. Surprise me, make me look or think twice, as does Anne Enright in the Forgotten Waltz. #MSWL

Fairbank Literary @FairbankLit · Sep 25

#MSWL: Rich, chewy, literary-leaning fiction. Characters I haven’t seen 10 times over, characters with internal & external conflict. I’m especially drawn to international voices, women’s voices, and voices of the other, as they often help us understand our own familiar world.

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · Sep 24

MIDDLE GRADE:
- #OwnVoices magical realism, reimagined folk tales, and sweeping, character-driven adventures
- Literary, contemporary stories about tween female friendship and the ins and outs of tweendom (if that’s a word)

Maggie Cooper @frecklywench · Sep 24

hit me up with your very smartest feminist retellings, your structurally fearless literary fiction, and anything you’d comp to the brilliant Sarah Waters, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Curtis Sittenfeld, or Carmen Maria Machado! #MSWL

Maggie Cooper @frecklywench · Sep 24

I’d love to read your LGBTQ romance starring thoughtful humans who are great at their jobs, your rich & delicious historical fiction, and your epistolary novels anywhere along the literary/commercial spectrum. #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · Sep 24

Women who aren't what you expect, who have strong or indelible (not necessarily likable) voices. Again, in lit fic or commercial women's fiction; also YA and MG. #MSWL

Amy Cloughley @AmyCloughley · Sep 24

Amy Cloughley @AmyCloughley

Dropping into #mswl with a thread about what I'm looking for now.

I would love to see an immersive 1900s historical novel that takes the reader into the life of a familiar historical figure. Can be commercial, upmarket or literary e.g. The Swans of Fifth Avenue or Euphoria. #mswl

Rach Crawford @RachAC · Sep 24

It's #MSWL day! I want queer, feminist, literary horror that takes elements of being human, plays up the nightmare, and teaches us something about ourselves (think Carmen Maria Machado, FEVER DREAM, THE NEED).