Literary

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · Jul 15

With SF, I'm still looking for my Black Mirror comp leaning towards creepy, literary speculative that plays more on technology than it does hard SF. For reference, my fav BM episodes: San Junipero, Entire History of You, Nosedive, Hang the DJ, and Black Museum. #mswl

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · Jul 15

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews

Happy Monday, everyone! Today is brought to you by the letter "M" so I figured, why not do some #MSWL! (See, what I did there? Yeah, no one ever said I was cool.)

So, if you have a MS that matches something I'm looking for, please query me! I'd love to see it in my inbox.

When it comes to literary, I actively search for #ownvoices works, but especially those from the POC, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ communities. I'm not really looking for Americana stories right now. Nothing wrong with being the next John Steinbeck, it just wouldn't be for me. #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jul 8

“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/

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Jul 1

I had such an amazing time at #alaac19 and in New York! After wonderful conversations with my TBA colleagues and many editors, a few updates to my #MSWL: coming of age literary MG, young illustrated MG, and (still!) contemporary YA, especially diverse voices and/or a rom com.

Hannah A. Brattesani @hbrattesani · Jun 19

Somewhat concerned what the conspicuous line break after “sex” will do to my inbox but hello! I’d love to hear from you if you write lit fic, poetry & lifestyle/culture nf 🌟

#writingcommunity #mswl
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Loan Le @loanloan · Jun 19

I really want a literary ghost novel. Ex. An adult version of the YA Novel "A Certain Slant of Light"(Whitcomb) would be perfect. #MSWL

Hannah A. Brattesani @hbrattesani · Jun 18

Would love to see literary fiction that subverts/explores wellness culture & millennial spirituality.
Give me CBD lattes, chakra aligning, astrological charts & salt caves✨🔮🌜#mswl

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Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Jun 15

I’m still waiting on a #metoo book — suspense, women’s fiction... #MSWL And, as always, my genres are women’s fiction, suspense, mystery, upmarket, literary, nonfiction. I’m sure I missed something. 😉

Ronald Gerber @Daysleeper95 · May 28

Hey all #amquerying writers: I am now open to submissions! Check out my page for querying instructions and the genres I'm seeking. No pitches on Twitter, please. lowensteinassociates.com/ronald-gerber/

Anne Tibbets @AnneTibbets · May 22

A Quick Update for my YA #MSWL:
I'm full on YA F, my requests for that are much less.
I'd still love a clever YA SF. I love high concept and fresh takes w/ a literary edge and great voice.
For YA Thr & Horror, again w/ fresh takes & great voices

+YA Historicals w/ literary edge

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 18

"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

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 16

“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 · May 9

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

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · May 5

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks

Honestly one of the best novels I’ve ever read. Pick up @pengshepherd’s book! twitter.com/pengshepherd/s…

I talk a lot about how my favorite kind of literary fiction blends genres, pulling the speculative or a bit of magic into it.

And this one is a perfect, stunning example of that.

More books like @pengshepherd’s in my query box, please. #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Apr 27

This has been a good week for catching up on submissions. My #MSWL hasn’t changed much—women’s fiction, suspense, upmarket & literary. Also nonfiction (no memoir please). My inbox has room.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

I'd also like a MG realistic/contemporary series. Something like Jason Reynold's TRACK series. I'd also be super excited to find brilliant literary standalone in MG. Something like WHEN YOU REACH ME or THE THING ABOUT LUCK. #mswl