I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (with @Billyjensen @PaulHoles), The Fact of a Body (@alexmlwrites): Nonfiction that captures the atrocities and fear of the subject matter, but is not voyeuristic, with stranger-than-fiction twists. #mswl
In the House in the Dark of the Woods (@LairdHunt), The Changeling (@victorlavalle), The Merry Spinster (@daniel_m_lavery): Creatively reinvented and nightmarish fairytales & folklore -- from all cultures please, not just Western! #mswl
Friday Black (@NK_Adjei), Her Body & Other Stories (@carmenmmachado), The Pisces (@melissabroder): Speculative fiction with a dark bent, surreal Twilight Zone-type stories gone malicious, literary fiction with subtle horror veins. #mswl
Mongrels (@SGJ72), A Head Full of Ghosts (@paulGtremblay), When We Were Animals (Joshua Gaylord): Coming of age stories with monsters as metaphors, monsters inside of us, cleverly subverted horror tropes with contemporary twists. #mswl
-Literary fiction (adult): I haven't stopped thinking about HISTORY OF WOLVES since I read it, so, lit fic about complex family relationships, growing up/aging, mental health, darker topics. Also, since it's election year & my anxiety will be running high, hopeful topics.
-Low fantasy/portal fantasies (YA/adult): Something transportive but based in our world, like THE HAZEL WOOD.
-Middle grade: All. Of. It. Especially mysteries: Always looking for GREENGLASS HOUSE or WESTING GAME vibes.
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnI'm about to reopen to queries, but before I do, a little #MSWL thread of what I'm hoping to see in my inbox in the coming months:
-Domestic thrillers (adult): I love them, & I never get these! Please send me your domestic/psychological thrillers; I vastly prefer them over any other kind & would love to find one with an amazing hook. One of my recent favorites was JP Delaney's THE GIRL BEFORE.
Alia Jones @readitrealgoodSo...publishers y’all gonna sign him for a children’s book deal or nah? 👀 Black cowboys have been a thing for a long time... twitter.com/lilnasx/status…
👀 #MSWL. I grew up in Texas, but my family’s from Tulsa. Black cowboys were always around. 🤠 🐎
Molly Cusick @molly_cusickLet's start 2020 off with a #MSWL! Over the holiday I read & enjoyed THE STARLESS SEA (possibly 2019 fave?), GIDEON THE NINTH, and THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS. If you have any YA that's similar to one of these (great world building! fresh voice! dark, pacey, & twisty!) send it over, pls!
110% ditto #mswl
Let's start 2020 off with a #MSWL! Over the holiday I read & enjoyed THE STARLESS SEA (possibly 2019 fave?), GIDEON THE NINTH, and THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS. If you have any YA that's similar to one of these (great world building! fresh voice! dark, pacey, & twisty!) send it over, pls!
Happy 2020! I’m back open to queries!! Send me...
LOL fantasy, contemporary tackling big topics, queer madcap ensemble adventures!
Weird crimes/myths, underdog fantasy, dark paranormal, experimental shit!
#querytip #mswl #subtip #amquerying
I’m very excited to be reopening to submissions today! Send me quirky, magical middle-grade or YA novels to fall in love with. Send me adult fiction that I can’t put down. But more than anything, send me books that are filled with hope. Writers from all backgrounds welcome! #MSWL
I’d love some more contemporary romance for the new year that celebrates odd duck leads. Characters for whom the lid and the pot are unusual sizes and shapes— that it really took serendipity to match them up. #MSWL
Been slowly making my way through the Rick Riordan presents lineup, and sweet peaches (see what I did there?), these books are so good. I’m very much so looking for an MG action/adventure global mythology standalone or series. VERY MUCH SO. #MSWL