absolutely fascinated by the ongoing fall of FTX/crypto and would definitely not mind seeing a smart, incisive literary thriller on the subject 👀 #mswl
Anjanette Barr @bookbarristaSo thrilled that the official announcement went out today that I have been promoted to Associate Agent at Dunham Literary. Eternal thanks to @JennieDunhamLit for taking a chance on me and being an excellent mentor! Now who wants a #MSWL ? 🧵
First, you can find out more about me and what I'm looking for anytime on our website: dunhamlit.com/anjanette-barr…
"Literary fiction with splashes of time travel, secret societies, cults, and the apocalypse? Yes. Please." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL
#MSWL: Adult literary fiction inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess (but anti-imperialist). I have no idea how one would execute that premise, but if you do, send it to me.
Accessible literary and upmarket reading group. Beautiful writing with something to say. A novel that digs into an issue or theme and introduces me to nuanced, unforgettable characters, all structured around a plot that keeps me turning the pages. #mswl
#amquerying authors: I'm dying to find the perfect Cosy Fantasy (Comp: T.J. Klune) and/or the nerdiest, puzzle-or footnote-filled upmarket Literary Fantasy (Comp: R.F. Kuang's BABEL). Send similar manuscripts my way! 😍 #MSWL (PS: Animals are a plus! 🐧)
On my #MSWL.
ADULT NON-FICTION: Pop Culture, Illustrated Memoir, Art/Illustrated books, Graphic Novels, Current Affairs/Fresh Takes.
ADULT FICTION: Literary fiction, Poetry (very selective, underrepresented voices)
My #MSWL right now: Taylor Swift's Vigilante Shit, but make it literary fiction.
Before I open up to queries, I thought I’d share my shiny new #MSWL : manuscriptwishlist.com/?post_type=msw…
On the more literary side: Rachel Cusk, Annie Ernaux, Olga Tokarczuk.
On the more commercial side: Blake Crouch, Peter Clines, Ruth Ware. #MSWL
Seeking literary fiction w genre element. Literary speculative, crime, thriller. Unique hooks & new views. Linguistic & storytelling mastery, high personal stakes, psychological depth. Kazuo Ishiguro, Katie Kitamura, Ted Chiang, Emily St. John Mandel, Tana French. More⬇️ #MSWL
Maria Cardona Serra @mmcardonaSo here it goes, a full #MSWL, as I am currently reading and looking for new authors to add to my roster! 🧵
1. Literary fiction in English/Spanish/Catalan. I am usually more interested in female, non-binary writers, also authors who adopt English as their literary language. It can be challenging and experimental; also accessible. Looking for stunning writing. #MSWL
I would love to find an expansive family saga, upmarket/literary, written in English, but set somewhere that is not the US and not the UK. #MSWL querymanager.com/query/MariaCar…
- speculative fiction
(I prefer grounded, literary sci-fi + fantasy. no secondary worlds, but rather our world steeped in liminal magic and/or technology. anything creepy, toothy, gritty, strange, something that sends a shiver down your spine.)
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
first, I'm someone who's always been gripped by VOICE, WRITING STYLE, and PROSE. so I'm looking for:
- anything in the book club, upmarket, literary spaces
- lush, poetic writing
- deep and intricate world/lore-building (when applicable)
#MSWL: #ChildrensBooks send me yr #GraphicNovel projects, from high-concept to literary, or middle grade with visual elements. Something with heart & humor. See Remy Lai's Pie in the Sky as a good comp. Also enjoyed Witches of Brooklyn & Pilau of the Woods as GN comps.
Send me adult + #YA literary thrillers and horror. I am a suspense junkie, who loves to be scared, and I can go very, very dark--except please no violence against children or rape. But blood and gore are fine.
As are creepy dolls and bad romance (but maybe not together?).
✨Diverse, inclusive adult literary
✨Literary fiction with speculative elements
✨Upmarket/literary fantasy in the vein of Alix Harrow, V.E. Schwab, or Carlos Ruiz Zafón that explores folklores or mythologies.
Bonus points for stories rooted in multi-generational secrets
✨Latine/x voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Marginalized and underrepresented voices in contemporary YA
✨Adult literary fiction steeped in post colonial cultural identity with a touch of the inexplicable
✨BIPOC Mystery with speculative or fantasy elements.