🌟Evergreen themes: body positivity, self-love, coming-of-age, girls supporting girls, friendship and friendship breakups, sex positivity
🌟Ghosts, creepy crawlies, witches, and things that go bump in the night
Things I love across the board:
🌟Stories inspired by mythology, folklore, and legends
🌟Empathetic villains and morally gray heroes/antiheroes. Bring on the thieves, assassins, and characters with questionable pasts
Right now, my list is fairly PB heavy and fantasy heavy, and I'd love to find more in other categories I rep. I'm still looking for PB and fantasy, but I have fewer slots in my list to take on new projects in these areas.
Hannah VanVels Ausbury (here sometimes) 🪴🌙 @hannahvanvelsQuery: QueryManager.com/HannahAusbury
I rep PB, MG, YA, GN, and select A genres. I keep my MSWL fairly up-to-date. There are a few areas that I'd love to build my list our more robustly in the coming months. #MSWL
Will Dean @willrdeanWhat is excellent… on toast? Feel free to be as opinionated & specific as you like about type of toast/degree of toasting etc.
#mswl I need a toast cookbook. Mmmmmmmm.
Query Manager is live again!
Good time as any that I am looking for YA and Adult fiction, with an emphasis on Contemporary, Romance (but not necessarily rom-coms), and Horror! #mswl I want funny, sharp, and dark wit the most :)
A thread of recent faves in next tweet!
How could I forget I love second chance romances!!!! #MSWL
I want to be haunted by a book reading experience: to squee as the characters go through drama (love a good dramatic, well earned fight) and to not be able to shake the characters from my brain. #MSWL
Finally, what tropes make my heart go pitter and patter:
-enemies to lovers
-mutual pining (maybe mixed with enemies to lovers?)
-starcrossed lovers and love triangles (Team Jacob for the win!)
Also if someone can figure out how to give me a cozy mystery as a YA, I want it. #MSWL
So like apprenticeship style lives, college, figuring out what to do next #MSWL
Also might be controversial, I want post high school (summer before college, or the first "year" of college) type stories. But since not every kid goes to college, I want to see how the come of age by leaving childhood behind.
Looking for YA themes though, not "baby adult" #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeBasically, I am hungry to build my YA list and looking for the books I know vibe in my brand
And if you don't see something that sounds like your book, don't worry! Sometimes I only know I wants something once I have actually looked at it.
So #MSWL for unexpected things I didn't know I even wanted.
-mermaids that never go in the water
-magic worlds that are different from what we have been seeing.
-Dark Whimsy/Cozy Magic
-Twisty murders (LOVE Rian Johnson and if you can comp to the vibes there, even better)
-EPIC Romances (romantasy and romcoms and straight romances)
-Lush worlds and atmospheric writing. #MSWL #YA
But if we are going contemporary, I need to elevate it. Kit Frick is a forever comp, but if your book comps to TRULY DEVIOUS or FEMAL OF THE SPECIES, I would be here for it. #MSWL #YA
"Send me thrillers (legal, medical, political, etc.) and mysteries (cozy, private eye, police procedural, etc.)"
I am in the reading mood for fantasy right now. I want writing like Margaret Owen with the snap crackle and pop of Sarah J. Maas's characters #MSWL #YA
So I would love a writing style that vibes with these books: THE WINNER'S CURSE, THE GRACE YEAR, FINDING JUPITER, and BIANCA TORRE IS AFRAID OF EVERYTHING #MSWL #YA