I am ALWAYS (read: ALWAYS) looking for novels that feel like a fever dream. Samantha Schweblin does this incredibly well. Daisy Johnson also. Books that sort of remove plot as a device and interrupt themselves with voice. #MSWL
As far as nonfiction, I am looking for narrative nonfiction, science, and pop culture books. I am not looking for straight personal memoir, only memoirs that really explode with research, second and third angles, or tell a story beyond the self. #MSWL
Cassie Mannes Murray @cassmannesI thought it was a good, random day to update what I'm looking for when I open back up for queries December 1 #MSWL.
Books that upset Western "ideals" of literature. I would like to be pushed out of my reading comfort zone. Anything related to the eeriness and hunger, including the very visceral sense of bodies and place that Han Kang creates in her books is of interest to me. #MSWL
Going through my inbox I thought I should drop this reminder from my #MSWL of what I DON'T want:
Books set in the 80s-90s -Unless there's a darn good reason, meaning some kind of event has to anchor it there. If you can pick up the plot & move it present day, you probably should
Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKimInbox update: I'm caught up on queries sent before today and all requested materials sent before July.
#MSWL thread coming....
I'd like to see more upmarket horror in the vein of Mexican Gothic, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires and The Return. #mswl
My inbox is mostly fantasy right now, which is exciting! But this is your reminder that I'm still seeking romance, especially queer romance, romcoms, contemporary romance, and erotic romance💕#MSWL
If you'd like me to take a look at your book, query me: querymanager.com/query/saint
Delighted to announce that our colleague Meredith is now accepting submissions in the genres of young adult, sci-fi, fantasy, speculative and horror fiction. More details here: cwagency.co.uk/agent/meredith…
Joyce Carol Oates @JoyceCarolOates"they" will not become a part of general usage, not for political reasons but because there would be no pronoun to distinguish between a singular subject ("they") & a plural subject ("they"). language seeks to communicate w/ clarity, not to obfuscate; that is its purpose. twitter.com/JoyceCarolOate…
Hi! I’m looking for more picture books, novels, and graphic novels that feature non-binary characters, people who use they/them pronouns, etc.! Shouldn’t be a problem, since kids easily get the fact that language is mutable ❤️ #MSWL
Peter Knapp @petejknappHard to understand how it'll be August on the other side of the weekend, but nonetheless! I am excited to catch up on all the reading in August and am on the hunt for some exciting projects to sell this fall. A #MSWL thread...
A still relevant thread on my #mswl: