#MSWL Cozy Mysteries, Amish Romance, Western Romance, Inspirational Romance, Sweet Romance, RomCom, Mysteries, Historical Mysteries, Historical Romance, Suspense, Picture Books, True Crime, Cookbooks blueridgeagency.com
If I missed your #APIpitch, send query & 1st 5 pages to: QueryManager.com/QueryLynnetteN… #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. #YA: thriller, horror, SFF, mystery, & cont. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #PB #ownvoices #diversity #MSWL #BVM #OwnVoices #POC #API
"Cozy mysteries centered around siblings & involving a sweet twist! Maybe they’re siblings running a bakery, or the local baker dies mysteriously + the siblings need to solve the murder while keeping the bakery afloat. You tell me!" @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
I'm especially on the lookout for stories from historically marginalized communities (but no trauma). For biographies let me see inventors, doctors, scientists! I love fantasy & romance & mysteries. Gimme all the #BIPOC, queer, religious, disabled characters doing awesome stuff!
Reminder that I'm always on the lookout for dark academia books in YA & Adult especially by BIPOC authors!
Anything including a speculative element, solving a mystery, challenging the elitism of higher education, and a close knit group of friends are 👌
carolyn wang @commabund#AskAPL What's on your MSWL? Are there any subjects you'd love to see more writing on?
#AskAPL Platformed health & wellness prescriptive NF, narratives about running, food, sustainability. Books that help us live better. Fresh romance & voicey romcoms, twisty mysteries with great sense of place. Surprise me!
A few specific #mswl bits I'm on the hunt for at the moment: character-driven sci-fi (THE LAST WATCH), gothic horror (THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE), immersive mystery (Attica Locke's Highway 59 series), and journalistic nonfiction (Patrick Radden Keefe is a favorite).
I am almost caught up with queries! 😲 In addition to what I have highlighted in my #mswl, I'd love to see more captivating historical fiction as well as gothic fiction. Cozy culinary mysteries too! #HF #GF #amquerying #writingcommunity QueryManager.com/QueryLoriGalvin
Karen Chaplin @CapChapReads#mswl I am looking for middle-grade mystery. Mysteries were one of my fav things to read and watch as a kid. Take me back to The Goonies and Encyclopedia Brown with mystery, adventure, friendship, and an element finding yourself.
Me too!!! #mswl
But I’d really love it with a voice we’ve not seen before.
#mswl I am looking for middle-grade mystery. Mysteries were one of my fav things to read and watch as a kid. Take me back to The Goonies and Encyclopedia Brown with mystery, adventure, friendship, and an element finding yourself.
2. Older YA, especially if you have a story about a teen who elects not to go to college
3. Hopeful, funny, romantic
4. Emotionally-fraught, grounded thrillers and mysteries
6. Experimental, inventive storytelling
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#MSWL Middle Grade Mystery w/a girl protag! Think THE INHERITANCE GAMES but for middle grade (not that exact concept; I’m just giving an example of 🔥-high-concept mystery). Fast plotting. Short chapters. Chapter cliff hangers, pls. Commercial but some emotional nuance too pls!
Hey Twitter. Some updates to my #MSWL:
My picture book list is quite full, so I am TEMPORARILY closing to PBs. I remain open to illustrators.
I'm very eager to find: ADULT mystery, crime, domestic suspense and horror/speculative fiction.
Been meaning to mention that I have an editor #MSWL page a la @ManuscriptWList.
#Writers: this may also be a helpful starting point to see what a #literaryagent is looking for in #submissions.