in terms of GENRES and NARRATIVES, I love:
- historical, particularly 19th and 20th century and particularly focused on international, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ stories
- alternate history
- dark academia
- horror and gothic
- character-led literary fiction
#MSWL *Think "If Bridgerton was an inspirational novel."
*Think "not an old-fashioned romance" but still set in opulent historical regency period.
*Think "not historically accurate." Give me diversity, sass.
*I am looking specifically for Inspy/Christian fic/clean" read romance
Helen Lane @HFLane_writingSo, today I get to announce my big news.....
A few weeks ago, I joined The Booker Albert Literary Agency as a Junior Agent!!!!!!
I won't officially open to queries until the 1st September but I am actively building my client list (and may have some more news soon 👀)
My MSWL is not up yet, but I will be representing YA, NA, and Adult. Please send me Fantasy, Paranormal Romance (in a contemporary setting), Action and Adventure, Thrillers, LGBTQ+, Horror and Sci Fi.
Ali Herring (closed to queries until 8/16) @HerringAliI have now answered every query in QM I received PRIOR to closing to queries at the beginning of summer. I've got inbox zero for when I reopen tomorrow.
#MSWL -YA historical realistic centered on a historical but fictionalized MC -High-concept fast-moving YA -Contemporary MG -space opera -generation ship setting -western settings / adventure -inspy & category romance -accessible scifi -diverse scifi -Hallmark-esque MG 1st love
Happy #FlipPit! My #MSWL will go up next week on manuscripwishlist.com, but until then, here's the gdoc: bit.ly/janechunmswl
Seeking mostly #A with some #MG #YA #NA in #AC #CON #CLIFI #F #FIC #GF #GN #HF #LF #MEM #NF #SF #SPF #UF #UP #W #WF. See my MSWL for more details!
*YA/NA contemporary including royalty! Desperately looking for a book that gives me the same impression as the tv series The Royals
*YA magical realism with witches (think of The Secret Circle)
*YA/NA sweet romance with a feel of the Love, Rosie movie
*NA cozy mystery
I need people to know I have both opened back up to queries and also opened back up to my slut phase.
So please if you write college age contemporary stories or new adult fantasy that’s filled with smut, please send it to me, your neighborhood book bimbo and hoe
YA! I'm focusing in on upper YA this year that appeals to the crossover/new adult space. I am looking for YA mysteries/thrillers; graphic novels; fantasies (see above); historical; and contemporary! Anything above I'd love to see in an YA-appropriate setting!
Contemporary! Any fiction that features a queer/BIPOC character finding their way in life, especially in that new adult space, is for me! Think "Luster", "Such a Fun Age", or "It's Been A Pleasure, Noni Blake"
Historical fantasy! While the cozier, the better, I'm also looking for fantasies that sit in the upper YA/new adult space that are firmly historical and grounded. Think "The Last Magician" or "These Violent Delights"
Low-key fantasy! Epic fantasies aren't for me right now, but I'm loving warm and cozy YA/new adult fantasies that don't break the mental bank. Think "The House in the Cerulean Sea" plus "The Ex Hex" - grounded, perhaps supernatural, and heavily dosed with romance!
(🧵4/7) ❤️ #Romance: Any can apply, but here are the subgenres/themes we want the most:
-Historical romance, contemporary, and romantic suspense novels.
-We also accept romantic comedies, LGBTQ+, young adult/new adult romance, etc.
If you don't see your genre, please apply. #MSWL
We are accepting manuscript submissions!! 🔥 We publish adult, young adult (16+), and new adult fiction. 😍 This is what we are currently looking for: (thread) #MSWL
Any subgenre can apply, but those are the subgenres/themes we really want to publish in 2022/2023. (Thread 1/7)
I open to #queries on Jan 17-Feb 17. Here's my #MSWL
#PB anything goes for fiction. For NF STEM
#MG for fiction horror, contemporary, adventure, HF. For NF field/nature guides
#YA horror, contemporary, retellings, HF, romance. For NF cookbooks, STEM, Inspirational
I want something that will break my heart. Sobs outside of a movie theatre parking lot. Hands shaking, trembling before a huge moment. Screaming for help through small physical actions people don’t pick up on. Contemporary MG, YA or NA with big stakes & family drama.
Anything that deals with, examines, or plays with gender — I want to see it. YA, NA, and A are all welcome. I want to read stories from disabled writers, from queer writers, from Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian writers.