Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · Feb 25

I need more kids in YA who are incarcerated, recently incarcerated, friends with incarcerated kids, etc and show them in all their multifaceted complexities. We are doing an absolute disservice to these kids in our fiction. #mswl

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · Feb 25

If your manuscript comps to Ruth Ware, I NEED you to send it to me. #mswl

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

You can see my MSWL Pinterest board, which I am still building, here:


Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

In short: my dream book has lovely sentence-level writing that pulls me in to the pages, an interesting plot with a good hook, is accessible but smart, and something with commercial oomph. That’s not asking for too much, right?? #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

3. Romantic Comedies—I’d love to work on “frothy beach reads” that have both humor and heart. I love a strong voice + unique perspective. I need a commercial hook here. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

If you can picture a group of women splitting a wheel of brie + bottle of Pinot Grigio and talking about your book, send it to me. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Feb 25

2. Women’s Fiction! I’d love to find the next Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. (This is a WISH list, remember?) I love interesting voices/POVs, dual timelines with a historical feel, rhythmic language, generational sagas. #MSWL

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

Rebecca 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