romance: both contemporary and historical romcoms and millennial romance/women’s fiction; give me ALL the banter, chemistry, strong-willed MCs. i want to laugh AND cry!
Liz Sellers @lizsellerssit’s in Pub Lunch and it’s official! ✨🎉 pic.twitter.com/fqbGJpLyiu
I'd also love to see high-concept YA thrillers, especially if they incorporate a structure that adds to the tension. I'm haunted by Stephanie Kuehn's WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU, which is told from jail, and I'd looooove something like that. #MSWL
yiling theytriarch @captainstephWORK TWEET for all my darling agent moots: i am d y i n g for middle grade submissions!! i have loads of amazing YA on my list rn and im jonesing for exciting and commercial MG. qpoc-centric/authored stories to the front!!
I'M A CLOWN I FORGOT TO PUT IN #MSWL
Miscellaneous things I’d love in my inbox? 📥
• horror pied piper reimagining!
• queer Dorian Gray
• queer MG 💚
• sex-positive, body positive YA rom-coms
• BIPOC witches, seers, and mediums
• BIPOC in and writing crime fiction & speculative fic
• isolated thrillers
In speculative fiction (light sci-fi, horror, fantasy), I need worlds that I can settle into easily.
Fresh takes on classic tropes, dynamic characters, unique magic systems, atmospheric writing & undeniably high stakes ✨Think: R.F. Kuang, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Rory Power
I’d love to see more crime fiction! 🔪🖤
If it reads like a true crime doc or headline, I’m into it. 🚫 police, gov’t officials, detectives (past or present).
I also love speculative twists and psychological elements like Riley Sager, Vera Kurian, & Tiffany D. Jackson!
Romance has been such a joy to work on, so I’d love to see more! Especially in the YA space—think: Jenny Han, Sandhya Menon, Jason June & Adiba Jaigirdar ❤️🔥
And I will ALWAYS love a little bit of romance in my fantasy 🥰
Will never be sick of it, I swear.
New year, time to share a new #MSWL thread of things I’d love to see this year.
I am actively looking for: Adult, YA & MG.
And I am eager to support commercial and high stakes stories featuring BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disability, and neurodiversity representation.
“With memoir, I love a story that feels like I’m reading a collection of essays. @JamesTateHill's BLIND MAN'S BLUFF and @m_scribe's WHAT WE DIDN'T EXPECT, an anthology of essays are two books I worked on that fit in that space.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
I will also take villains who are the MCs, heroes who are made heroes because they’d be too powerful if they were baddies, some murder mystery, himbos & bimbos being best friends, the vibes of Miles Morales leaping off the building, also the vibes of Nick Miller doing anything