Head's up authors. I will be closing my Query Manager on December 1st and will reopen to Query Submission on January 1st. Looking forward to having some time to catch up and replenishing before the new year.
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Uplifting feel-good fiction is also a must, with a hint of magic or fully grounded in the real world. Compelling love stories w authentic characters & chemistry will always sweep me away. You know that feeling when you want to throw a book across the room because of the yearning?
Quirky, magical or atmospheric settings will always be high on my priority list, whether that’s an ever-shifting city like Venice reimagined in The Passion, a travelling belle-époque hotel from Hotel Magnifique, or the gothic estate in Gallant.
Within the fantasy genre, I yearn for fairytale fiction in the vein of Stephanie Garber, wholesome quests that bring me back to my first reading of The Hobbit and whimsical stories that feel low stakes in terms of plot, but convey a sense of jeopardy in the emotional stakes ⚔️♥️
When the seasons start to turn, I find myself reaching for the comfort of a good classic. I also enjoy exploring new ground with a good retelling. Think along the lines of The Bear and the Nightingale, Spinning Silver, The Deathless Girls and, of course, the iconic Bridget Jones.
Cosy season calls for books that are good to the soul – the perfect antidote to our busy, messy lives – the kind of stories you want to hold onto and escape into, again and again, preferably in front of a blazing fire, glass of wine in hand 🍷
I think it’s safe to say that everyone will have their own particular fix when it comes to escapist fiction on a cold winter night, so here’s a detailed #MSWL on my personal favourites to use as inspiration for your pitches!
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Hi Friends, I will be closing to queries as of December 1st, 2023 to catch up on back-log. Please see my high-lights above for #MSWL or check my / our instagram feeds! Can't wait to connect in 2024!
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Katherine Howe @katherinebhoweI was so fortunate to talk about pirates, witches, novels, and the real Hannah Masury with @Alice_Khabib for @guardian . Thank you!
yes hi hello I would like more pirates in my inbox pls #mswl
Manuscript wish list:
- Adult space only for Dec 2023
- Psychological thrillers: character-driven & twisty
- Horror: thoughtful, more suspense than gore, unexpected endings.
- Mystery: 70k-100k words, historical & contemporary with or w/o a hint of romance, trad cozies, police procedurals, amateur sleuths & private 👁️ fiction
- Suspense: 75k - 100k words, no paranormal, lower to mid-level descriptions of violence
- Romance: Historical & Contemporary (with series potential), Romcom (with new fresh spins on old tropes), Small Town Western Settings, Diverse Romance, Holiday Romance
- Historical Fiction (no WWII fiction) from the ’20s, ’40s and Victorian era
- I would LOVE a creative retelling of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
- High-concept book club fiction with a commercial hook. Anything provocative, humorous, and/or haunting
- Novels featuring complex family and/or racial dynamics and unforgettable characters
- Speculative fiction with quirky characters
- For all fiction: a magnetic opening, well-trained, flowy writing and cliffy chapter endings please!
- Only from authors with an established/large platform
- Commercial nf with a wide reach
- Celebrity or true crime autobiography
- Book club nonfiction books with take-away
- Stories infused with faith/positive spirit
- Space-related memoir & other space nf from authors with a platform
I may add more! And if you're very keen on working with me, but you aren't sure if you've got what I'm looking for, you can always DM or comment with your questions.
UPDATE: I'll be open to ALL queries January 2, 2024!!! For now, only query me if you're an illustrator with samples or an adult nonfiction author. Thanks!
Always use Query Manager to query me: querymanager.com/query/QueryLynnetteNovak #writingcommunity #amquerying #MSWL
Get your submissions ready! I’m opening to queries on Friday 1 Dec. I’ll be open until New Years Day.
Adult only this time. Mostly romance and nonfiction, but other genres as well:
Mystery, thriller, suspense, contemporary and a bit of fantasy.