Emily S. Keyes 🧜🏼♀️ @esc_keyI like alternate history but why do so many stories involve rewriting history so bad people win? Nazis, confederates, etc. If we can rewrite history, why not give the Native Americans dragons or something to fight off Columbus?
Yes! Yes! Yes! #MSWL
What I'm looking for: 55K word inspirational romantic suspense manuscripts
When I want them: Now
How to send them: Via Submittable.com or through agent via email
Hooks I'd love to see: forensics, mounted patrol, witness protection, switched at birth, cold cases
Clarification on #MSWL for #NA when considering to submit to Flannery Literary:
#NA (New Adult) - Looking for protags that are just finishing HS thru college-age (18-24ish). They should be dealing with issues prevalent in #YA and issues relating to transitioning into adulthood.
#MSWL Inspy/Christian thriller like Cara Putnam’s HIDDEN JUSTICE series except with a religious yet ultra strong, savvy & compassionate lead female detective. This MSWL inspired by Dateline Secrets Uncovered Good & Evil episode’s real-life Detectice Trapp. She’s the lead I want.
If you've resolved to write a book in the new year, I'd love to see it. Here's what I'm looking for:
Inspirational romantic suspense 55K words. High danger and drama. Sweet and satisfying romance. Low sensuality. Intriguing hooks and secrets.
Actively looking for exciting, juicy inspirational romantic suspense manuscripts.
Opens with danger.
Thrill ride. Characters face danger throughout.
Juicy plot and conflict
Characters of faith.
No sex, cursing, drinking.
Kerstin WereWolf @Kerstin_WolfI also agree that there should be a more developed New Adult category. It’s pretty difficult to find books for where I’m at in my life now and that was equally true for when I was in college. 4/5
When I open to queries, I’d love to see some more of what I discussed in this thread: lower YA novels, light-hearted and uplifting YA fantasies, and fun NA novels. 5/5 #MSWL
I'd love to see a duo of switched at birth stories with the characters finding out as adults. And the discovery leading to them each finding love matches. Either inspirational romantic suspense or contemporary romance. #mswl
I'm a fan of fantasy, but specifically would LOVE to see more contemporary fantasy right now. Looking for something that is just fun to read--the perfect escape. Also would be open to alternate historical fantasy. #YA #MSWL
Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmellI'd love to see juicy contemporary inspy romance plotlines. For example, someone in Witness Protection who can never tell anyone including love interests who she really is. Or a character who finds out as an adult he/she was switched at birth or kidnapped. #MSWL
I wholeheartedly DITTO this #MSWL. Juicy inspy contemporary romance and all the suspense.
Above all: bring me new adult fantasy that redefines what readers associate with fantasy, staying away from the typical fantasy creatures/structures like Tolkien-inspired or vamp/shifter/fae. Give me ever-escalating stakes, stunning fantasy visuals, and new points of view. #MSWL
still on NA:
I really want a ballet book in NA contemp romance where both love interests are dancers in the same company - even better if they are rivals of some sort
this can be f/f, m/m, or m/f