Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

Here are some specifics on what I’ll be looking for:

1. Thrillers! I love gritty, juicy, scandalous thrillers. My favorite thriller authors include Gillian Flynn, Jessica Knoll, Lisa Jewell, and I’m excited to read what Samantha Downing + Wendy Heard write next. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

Hi friends!

*Deep breath*

As of today, I am officially opening to submissions for Adult Fiction. (!!!) I am specifically interested in female-driven Thrillers/Suspense, and Women’s Fiction. Help me spread the word? 💜


Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY · Feb 25

Child-in-danger thrillers. What's your stance?

They've never bothered me, and folks used to tell me, You'll get it when you're a mom... Um no, sorry, guess I'm missing that particular mom gene. Ha! I still like dark. #mswl #thrillers

Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · Feb 25

Did a little desk spring cleaning and updated my #MSWL yesterday. I can't wait to see what lovely projects find their my to my inbox!…

Alex Slater @abuckslater · Feb 25

Finished copies looking good! Just a reminder: my #MSWL includes all kinds of MG nonfiction. Gimme.

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Feb 25

& the story of 13 women who joined an Arctic expedition, but not all came back (this was historical, I'd like contemporary). congratulations to both of these authors & their agents. #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Feb 25

Catching up on @PublishersLunch deal news always inspires me to check my inbox. Today's #MSWL or maybe deal FOMO: CREATE YOUR OWN MIDLIFE CRISIS, pitched as in the style of choose your own adventure

Becca Podos @RebeccaPodos · Feb 25

Look, I don’t know how you could turn the The Svalbard Global Seed Vault into a YA novel about a teenager living at the edge of the world while helping to caretake seeds that are the literal fruits of many cultures, but if anyone’s got an idea... #MSWL…

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Feb 25

Okay #writer and #amquerying friends, I'm dying for some new #adult #horror-- could be speculative, realistic, paranormal, what have you. I'm particularly keen to see #horror that explores important contemporary issues, a la Get Out. You've got it, I wanna read it. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 25

“Young Adult: LGBTQ+ rom com, psychological horror, a new take on vampires, a girl in a rock band, an eerie mystery.” @msmariavicente #MSWL

DA Children's Agency @DA_Childrens · Feb 25

For our third and final children's book agency Meet the Team post, we meet @LitAgentClare 🌟Clare is on the lookout for new and exciting talent, so head over to our blog for her manuscript wish list 👀 #MSWL…

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Feb 25

Also seeking nonfiction — business, career, mind, body, spirit, personal development, social & cultural issues, current affairs, race, diversity & women. #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Feb 25

So far 2020 query numbers are higher than they’ve ever been. Thank you authors for giving me a chance to review your book. Seeking suspense, thriller, mystery, women’s, upmarket & literary fiction. #MSWL

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 25

So, what I want is:
- A strong voice and clear concept that grabs you immediately
- Straightforward language
- Age appropriate story

If this is you and you are writing funny, magical, adventure or detective MG stories pleeease send in!

#querytip #mswl

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 25

- A mismatch between themes and reading level e.g. younger story told in advanced language
- Adopting 'young' style in dialogue but not in the rest the of narrative
#querytip #mswl

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 25

Common issues that mean I'll pass on a manuscript:
- Story/writing style/word choices more suited for an older readership
- The 'call of action' coming too late / too much exposition
#querytip #mswl

Lina Langlee @LinaLanglee · Feb 25

I've been trawling our subs inbox for great middle grade. I thought I'd share some observations:
- Firstly, we don't get sent enough of it!
- Seeing a lot eco themes, historical, & animal protagonists - Not enough contemporary
- A lot of Upper MG, not enough Lower
#querytip #mswl

Robbie Guillory @RobbieGuillory · Feb 25

At the weekend I had a chat with someone about the Western they are writing, and woke up this morning wanting to read a UK western about drovers coming up against enclosure. Is there such a thing? I have vague memories of Drovers' Gold on the telly #mswl