Gianna Lakenauth @GLakenauth · May 11

Going down a YA murder mystery rabbit-hole & I can’t help but wonder what a YA suspense from the killer’s perspective would read like, with readers totally unaware until the end. It would take a crazy level of plotting and imagination to pull it off & have it be a surprise. #MSWL

Deeba Zargarpur @deebazargarpur · May 11

where is my twisty murder mystery thriller set in an elite Islamic boarding school with a cast of unreliable but lovable characters that showcases the diversity within the Muslim Ummah?????? SEND it to me PLEASE! #MSWL

Kelly Dyksterhouse @KellyDHouse · May 6

Counting down the hours until I can continue my binge of OUTER BANKS. Mystery, treasure hunt, friendship, bad guys, romance—will someone send me a YA like this? Pretty please? #mswl #ya

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 6

“I am interested in a variety of YA genres: contemporary, magical realism, horror, mystery, thriller, and light fantasy—just to name a few!” @msmariavicente #MSWL

Megan Manzano @Megan_Manzano · Apr 30

When I open up to queries I really want creepy af MG/YA, mysteries, and thrillers especially in small towns or with a group of kids/teens.

Throw in some interpersonal drama too and I'm sold.


Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Apr 29

At @bookendslit we've established an incredible list of cozy writers. Believe it or not, we are still looking for cozies. I'd love to see cozies that appeal to a younger & more diverse audience. #MSWL

Dawn Dowdle @blueridgeagency · Apr 28

#MSWL Romantic Comedy, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Inspirational Romance, Amish Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Romance, Middle Reader Mystery, True Crime, Cookbooks Follow query instructions at Looking forward to reading!

Cassandra Farrin 🐥 @CassaCassaCassa · Apr 24

I've been waiting well over a year to read June Hur's YA historical mystery THE SILENCE OF BONES in 19th-century Korea, and I'm a huge fan of Jodie Lynn Zdrok's SPECTACLE and SENSATIONAL solving murders in old Paris. I'd love subs like these. #MSWL

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Apr 23

Feeling murdery, as always. Send me your books! Cozies, historical or contemporary mysteries, true crime, psychological suspense, thrillers. I'm open. #MSWL

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Apr 22

Hey #DVPit folks- just a reminder - if I miss your pitch and you think we'd be a good fit, please query! I'm especially hungry for #YA #mystery, #horror, #thriller, #romcom and #MG #horror #humor #graphicnovel right now! #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Apr 22

If I missed your #DVpit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, rom-com & mystery. #YA: thriller, SFF, horror, cont. & mystery. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com

Michelle Brower @michellebrower · Apr 20

#MSWL I also want a locked room mystery! I love these anyway and since life is a locked room at the moment, I'd like the opportunity to think about murder. I want it rich and dark and deep, definitely not a cozy, but maybe a cozy dressed up for a really special occasion.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 15

#MSWL - Smart, commercial YA thrillers & mysteries! Think Tiffany Jackson, Karen McManus, E. Lockhart. Also, YA horror! I’d love something like MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, with a good speculative twist.

Katherine Harrison @KidlitKat · Apr 14

Julie Falatko @JulieFalatko

Falatkos in every window checking out my new best friend, baby squirrel.

Big #MSWL energy for a middle grade caper about neighborhood kids solving a mystery while social distancing, so they can only communicate through windows and tin cans connected by string. REAR WINDOW meets LITTLE RASCALS. Someone write it, I beseech you!

🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐 @laurenspieller · Apr 7

NEW #MSWL: a magical MG mystery a la THE WOLF OF CAPE FEN by @julianalbrandt. The mystery is deeply personal to the character, the worldbuilding is excellent, and the magic serves the mystery plot. It also doesn't hurt that the writing is gorgeous. I want more like this!

Erin Niumata @ecniumata · Apr 6

Receiving some promising submissions. But still on the hunt for great fiction! #WomensFiction #mystery #amwriting #writers #MSWL #thrillers #romancenovels #BookClub I want it all! Gimme whatcha got! #amreading

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Apr 4

I ❤️ BROADCHURCH. How did I miss this when it first came out?? It's so good! A YA mystery with that level of ensemble and such brilliant handling of suspects (I truly never know who it is until the 🤯🤯🤯 ending) would be fantastic. Bonus for tight-knit community 💣. #MSWL