I won't be able to drop by #moodpitch before this too-short week ends, but my queries are open for work that aligns with my #MSWL, and feel free to include your mood board if you have one: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/roma…
(I'm strongly prioritizing adult submissions at the moment!)
Since I'm participating in #MoodPitch, I'm opening my inbox to general sub until 8PM! I am NOT open to YA at this time. Would love to see more #NF proposals + happily seeking #illustrators interested in creating coloring/activity #books geared toward #mindfulness! #MSWL
Ali A Olomi @aaolomiAccording to ibn al Mujawir there is a great ten-headed jinn chained underneath its city.
This multi-headed being was a nuisances to passerby humans who he would challenge to poetry contests.
#MSWL, PLEASE! Someone write the ten-headed nuisance poetry jinn into an epic fantasy. Please and thank you 🙏
I can't remember if I have asked for this before, but I desperately want a picture book inspired by the cats with their own tiny prayer mats. #MSWL
Brendan Deneen @BrendanDeneenTHREAD. Years ago, my wife (who's a middle school librarian) told me that students who came into her library often asked for novels set in the medical world (based on their love of @GreysABC). Not an obvious/easy genre when it comes to middle grade and young adult fiction! But
"Seeking illustrated and photography gift books—i.e. LITERARY WITCHES by Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan, ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON by Wally Koval, and WHAT WE SEE IN THE STARS by Kelsey Oseid."
I hate to do this, but I'm behind in my reading and have so many good things in my inbox that I'm going to close to queries at the close of today in order to catch up. I'll still check out #moodpitch tomorrow. #WritingCommmunity #amagenting #MSWL
Alright, I am finally on the Succession train—better late than never! And now I am itching for a Succession meets The Gilded Age historical…
If you've queried someone else at the Belcastro Agency and they've passed, you are welcome to query me. Please, only one at a time though. If you've queried me in the past but have *significantly* revised the project, you can query me again.
Random elements I'm into:
🍇Magic schools, carnivals, deserted islands
🍇MCs with questionable pasts
In Graphic Novels (young readers, MG, and YA), I'd love to see:
📷 STEM topics for young readers
📷 Tweens saving the world
📷 Queer teens living their best lives
In YA, I'd love to see:
🌞Thrillers with isolated settings
🌞Horror with gothic and atmospheric vibes
🌞Historical that centers on POC stories
🌞Subversive and dark fantasy
In Middle Grade, I'd love to see:
⚽️Fantasy inspired by myths, folklore, or legends
⚽️Historical that centers POC stories
⚽️Contemporary with an environmental bent
⚽️Horror with ghosts, creepy crawlies, and witches
⚽️Growing up in non-traditional settings
In Picture Books, I'd love to see:
🍎Family traditions and how they shape us
🍎Silly and fun wordplay (no rhyming books plz)
🍎Poetic, lyrical books that show emotional resilience 🍎Biographies and nonfiction focusing on people and eras that have been historically overlooked
I love identity-driven stories that reflect the first-hand, lived experiences of the creators. That means YOU. Not your child, not your sibling, not your friend. YOU.
Hannah VanVels Ausbury is ready for RevPit 🪴🌙 @hannahvanvelsI am open to queries and would love to build my list in 2023.
First and foremost, I'm building an inclusive list with a variety of voices and genres. I'm looking for BIPOC authors, queer authors, neurodivergent authors, disabled authors, and generally, authors from historically excluded backgrounds. #MSWL
"Across the board I love stories that are told in unique formats, whether that be epistolary, e-epistolary, transcripts, a high concept POV, etc. If it’s slightly outside a traditional novel format or voice, send it my way!"
Agents, here is my MSWL! Can’t wait to connect with you! ✨ #mswl #editor
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerI rewatched Bridgerton S2 and omg I forgot how palpable the chemistry is. Send me anything with that level of swoon!! #mswl pic.twitter.com/u3Rv0mV1Br
Forever chasing the high that is Bridgerton season 2 in every book, film, and tv show I consume #mswl