Ronald S. Hall @TheSpecterRises@NaomisLitPix As a literary agent when you look at query letters, i.e. YA query letter, are there keywords that really stand out to you that peaks your interest in potential manuscript? Cheers.
Hi Ronald! I think for me, it's the overall whole package that catches my interest rather than keywords in the query. But of course if I see my #MSWL comp titles or an #ownvoices story it does catch my eye.
Kelsy @kelsythompsonHey #WritingCommunity, if I missed your #iswgpit and you think your project might be a good fit, or if you're simply in the #amquerying trenches: here are some things on my #MSWL (a thread)
- unique character-driven #YA contemporary with a voice that grabs you and won't let go
- #ownvoices and underrepresented narratives (I'm still looking for that #ya refugee/immigration story!)
- feminist, #LGBTQ , and sex-positive narratives
- shorter (~50k) contemporary #mg
If I missed your #IWSGPit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: Horror, thriller, cont. romance, rom-com, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, & cont. MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.)com
I re-open to queries today and am really looking forward to seeing your Adult and YA projects in the areas of contemporary,romance,psychological thrillers, diverse and #ownvoices ( for full list visit website). #writers #amwriting #amediting
To those #amquerying folk, here is my #MSWL for 2020 (and a few reminders)! I am still primarily looking for #YA fiction. I’m yearning for stories written by underrepresented writers with their #ownvoices. Please send them ALL💯
For anyone who doesn't already know me, let me state loud & clear once again: Please send me your #BIPOC #LGBTQ+ #ownvoices #middlegrade & #YoungAdult manuscripts! Look at what I'm asking for in my other #MSWL tweets to see if we'd be a good match. (Ah! So many hashtags!)
see previous retweet: I could go for a reindeer herder novel (reflective antler paint optional but encouraged) #mswl
i'm picturing #ownvoices, maybe a coming-of-age. I feel like the setting could make for a great suspense. and/or something that engages with climate change...
OK, so I just updated my #MSWL.
And just as a warning, y'all....it's long.
I'm not sure if it is more or less helpful now...
Jennifer '🐍' Grimaldi @JA_Grimaldi*romance* I love love 😭. I'm looking for own voices, fluff, every trope in the book (slow burns! enemies-to-lovers! trapped somewhere overnight & it's COLD & they have to HUDDLE omgomg) #MSWL
For those of you who've asked: yes ABSOLUTELY this includes romcoms as well (although I love romcoms with a bit of a bite to them--bury me in banter, please!) #MSWL