ALWAYS want #YA whodunnits/mysteries that are puzzle-y or riddle-strewn and have touches of humor and lively characters in the spirit of Agatha Christie, like #TrulyDevious or the Inheritance Games series. #MSWL #amquerying
I'm looking for #YA survival stories in the vein of #Yellowjackets (the teen timeline), #TheWilds or even something like Wilder Girls. Questions! Mysteries! A hint at mystical or fantastical without going full fantasy. #MSWL #amquerying
I would love to see more mystery novel submissions in the vein of @OnlyMurdersHulu. I adore the old-fashioned glamour of the apartment block setting (yet modern tone), the witty, off-beat characters & podcast that brings the 3 sleuths together. Also v. keen on @KnivesOut.
An interviewer asked me if a writer were to write something directly for me, what would it be. The first thing that came to mind was a MG or YA queer cozy paranormal mystery. #mswl
(🧵5/7) #Thriller & Suspense:
- We are mainly looking for romantic suspense, spy thrillers, action thrillers, and crime thrillers.
- We also accept psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, historical, heist, conspiracy theories, revenge, etc. Apply if you don’t see yours. #MSWL
Generally, I’m looking for YA contemporary, thriller, mystery, horror, historical fiction, high fantasy, and sci-fi stories.
In MG, I’m looking for contemporary, action/adventure, mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi stories. #mswl
novels with contemporary settings need to contain at least one of the following elements: mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, or any kind of speculative something
In YA/Adult/Graphic Novel, I love:
🕵️A locked room mystery or a closed set thriller, like Detention (2021)
🏺Dark academia that really grapples with what it means to be a person of color in academia and the complicity it begs of you in its racist and classist structures
I am completely up to date on queries and nearly so with requested MSS (just 3 in the queue!) so am in dire need of more! Please send your "comps to KJ Charles" specfic romance, Hannibal-esque sexy horror, dark academia, MG mysteries, and all your funny stuff to the front #MSWL
I'm back open to queries and can't wait to hear from all of you amazing #amwriting and #amquerying humans. Send me your twisty high concept thrillers, voicey mysteries, and timely and fun commercial fiction. #MSWL
Seeking literary & commercial crime/mystery, thriller & speculative/scifi. Unique hooks & new, diverse views in these classic genres. Linguistic & storytelling mastery, high personal stakes, psychological depth.❤️Tana French, Hervé Le Tellier, Octavia Butler, Kazuo Ishiguro #MSWL
In Adult, I’d love to see:
☀️Thrillers—similar to The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
☀️Mystery—complex/commercial stories with diverse characters
☀️RomCom—I recently enjoyed reading The Trouble with Hating You by @SajniPatelBooks
In YA, I’d love to see:
☀️RomComs—enemies to lovers from diverse voices
☀️Contemporary—stories that deal with illness. Funny heart-warming stories that build on friendship & family
☀️Sci-fi—with a romance thread
☀️LGBTQ—centered on love/growth
In MG, I’d love to see:
☀️Contemporary stories about family and friendship.
☀️Mysteries with a commercial hook
☀️I really enjoyed reading Esperanza Rising
Callie Beusman @cal_beuone time I went to a support group for UFO abductees, just to see … there was one guy no one believed .. everyone else would be like “these blue men came for me” and the room would be like “so true bestie” but when that one guy said it they’d all roll their eyes
Legit, I've been asking for an adult murder mystery romance JUST LIKE THIS for three years now #mswl
Since I'm open to queries again:
MUST HAVE: Adult romance only. NO YA. Fantasy or sci-fi sub-genre ONLY.
Prefer: High heat level
1. Vampires or witches (still looking for something different)
2. mystery & humor even if dark
3. Bridgerton w/PR element
4. Surprise me
•Feel good adventure stories amongst friends like the Goonies.
•Quests with female protagonists that display bravery and perseverance that’s not in spite of gender.
•Solving age old mysteries that no one thought were real. Bring me prepubescent Indiana Jones.
We love propulsive mysteries and thrillers -- stories that keep you guessing until the end like THE FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER, TRULY DEVIOUS, ACE OF SPADES, THE INHERITANCE GAMES, GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER, etc. #MSWL