carolyn wang @commabund#AskAPL What's on your MSWL? Are there any subjects you'd love to see more writing on?
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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
#mswl cont ⬇️
#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.
I'm dying (lols) to get a locked-room mystery #YA. I want high stakes, high energy, and I want to be guessing who did what and why and then be surprised that I was wrong. Send it if you've got it! #MSWL
💫 I would looove a cozy mystery in the vein of FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT, but make it queer and from a BIPOC creator. Non cop-centric lighthearted mystery with some serious patriarchy ass-kicking & maaaaybe a sexy time or two. Not steamy necessarily, just sexy. #MSWL
hi all ~ putting out a call for #mswl items I want to see more of:
(especially featuring marginalized POVs & casts by marginalized writers!)
• contemporary romance/ rom-coms in YA & Adult with wit, heat, humor & heart
• thrillers/mysteries/suspense in YA & Adult 1/?
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PLEASE i am literally begging for more mystery/thrillers from BIPOC, queer, and neurodiverse writers. #MSWL
I’m actively looking for a fast-paced mystery/thriller/crime manuscript with twists, turns & jaw dropping moments: MG, YA or adult. Send a query with the first 50 pages of the MS to email@example.com. #MSWL #crimefiction #thriller #mystery #crime @The_CWA @EdgarAwards
📚 It's #PitMad today! I am so excited! If I hit like on your pitch, sendthr first 6k of your manuscript & personal info to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm looking for romance, fantasy, thrillers, mystery, NA, YA, or a combination of all! #readict #MSWL #PNR @ReadictN 📚
If I missed your #PitMad pitch, 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
#MSWL Mysteries, including cozies, historicals, traditional, PI; Suspense; Romances, including Amish, Inspirational, Sweet, RomCom, Western, Historical, Suspense; Pictures Books (600 words and less preferred), Middle Grade Mysteries, True Crime, Cookbooks blueridgeagency.com