Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
Associate Agent: @perez_literary MSWL: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/nina… QM: QueryManager.com/NinaLeon Editing: nina-rachel-leon.co.za
42 MSWL

Women’s fiction: I’m looking for a strong voice and writing that is accessible. I’d love a story that is full of heart and profoundly honest. I’m also keen for darker twists.

Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
Associate Agent: @perez_literary MSWL: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/nina… QM: QueryManager.com/NinaLeon Editing: nina-rachel-leon.co.za
42 MSWL

Romantasy: I’m looking for a unique hook that really makes a MS stand out! I mostly enjoy darker stories, whether in setting or theme. High spice is best, but romantic tension is fine too. Damon, Stefan and Elena dynamic, anyone?

Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
Associate Agent: @perez_literary MSWL: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/nina… QM: QueryManager.com/NinaLeon Editing: nina-rachel-leon.co.za
42 MSWL

I'm excited to share an updated #MSWL 🧵 as we move towards 2024

Millennial rom-com: dating apps, zoom dates, and social media – it’s wild out there. I’d love a story that explores how to navigate dating/finding love as a 20 or 30 something. Millennial Bridget Jones please!

Samiha Hoque
@hijabi_soldier
Editor
💫 Earth/Environmental Sci. grad turned Acquiring Editor @shaherazadshelf 🇧🇩 Bengali-American Muslim with a passion for books, justice, & religion.
14 MSWL

Reading up on the Victorian era, and it was exclusively aristocrats--Barons, Earls, Ladies--who converted to Islam. Is someone going to write me a historical regency fic with a strikingly rich and handsome Muslim lead? #MSWL

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
40 MSWL

This list is in no way exhaustive. If you have something you think she might enjoy, send it her way. At this time, Bethany is not interested in screenplays, poems, novellas, previously published works, high sci-fi, pandemic stories, religious or spiritual text, and nonfiction

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
40 MSWL

Angels, Werewolves, Vampires; LBGTQIA+; whimsy and off-the-wall elements; celebrity romance but fiction and not real life celebrities please; your cunty, angry, man-hating bitches; unreliable narrators; villains; Scooby gang; messy characters and relationships; love-triangles

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
40 MSWL

Some of her very specific wants include golem reimagining; anything that gives Tim Burton vibes; a contemporary 'Great Expectations' reimagining; boarding schools are always welcome and wanted; found family but also stellar mother-daughter relationships; 1/2

Weaver Literary Agency
@weaverliterary
Literary Agency
Working to create space for voices of diverse backgrounds & perspectives in adult & children’s literature. 🕯 @aalitagents
40 MSWL

#MSWL contemporary paranormal; contemporary romance; cozy & light fantasy; dark academia; gothic literature; romantic comedies; folklore reimaginings; quirky and spooky middle-grade; cozy horror; 'b-list' horror; sapphic; cozy mystery; romantasy; whodunit; grounded sci-fi

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

Ultimately, if the vibes are dark academia, witchy, creepy forests, poisonous plants, gothic (whether horror or historical!), or anything with a charismatic leader and a cult, it’s right up my alley.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

I’m also open to cozier romantasy, where magic is woven into every day things (knitting a magical scarf for a loved one, kitchen witchcraft to fight off a cold, etc.)

I grew up on Tamora Pierce, so if you have women fighting as knights, or an equivalent, I want to see it.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

Romantasy is a bit of a new space, but I want stories that are steeped in folklore and mythology.
I’d like to see magical academies (Think THE MAGICIANS or FOURTH WING), pirates, intense and lush world building, and romance with high stakes.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For speculative fiction and magical realism, I love stories that deal with time in interesting ways (OONA OUT OF ORDER) but I also love Isabel Allende’s stories.
I’ve been saying I would love to see an adult version of Encanto.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For bookclub, I would love to see a novel about generational trauma through the eyes of an eldest or only daughter, who is now trying to overcome the issues her parents or grandparents placed upon her. Especially as we’re looking at matriarchal lineage.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For romcoms, give me a cozy town (think Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls), witty banter, and some chemistry, and I’m all over it. I’m fond of enemies to lovers, rivals to lovers, and grumpy/sunshine.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For cozy mysteries, I’m usually looking for a bookstore or tea shop setting, or other general cozy feels here. I like to see a well rounded community that feels every bit a part of the story as the protagonist.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For horror, I want to be scared. I gravitate towards social and psychological horror (think WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING or MEXICAN GOTHIC)
I also love folklore and mythology. I grew up around forests and mountain ranges, so something like THIS WRETCHED VALLEY is always on my radar.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For thrillers, I love complicated family dynamics, twisted female friendships, and tense mother daughter relationships.
I like dual POV or time periods- think THE SUNDOWN MOTEL. Big fan of Lucy Foley and Wendy Walker. Would love to see more locked room thrillers as well.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

I should say I’m open to the Regency era as well!

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

For historicals, whether it’s a mystery or historical fiction, I want a feminist female protagonist. I usually gravitate towards Edwardian and Victorian eras. But I’m open to the 1920s-1950s.
I’d love to see body snatching or spiritualism like in SPITTING GOLD.

Melissa
@MARechter
Editor
Lover of puns. Editor at @crookedlanebks and @alcovepress • opinions are my own.
22 MSWL

I acquire a few genres between our two imprints, but to break it down:

Crooked Lane:
thrillers, historical mysteries, cozy mysteries, and horror.

Alcove Press:
historical fiction, magical realism, speculative fiction, romcoms, bookclub fiction, and romantasy.