ZR/Zabé Ellor @ZREllor · Aug 22

#MSWL If you’ve got adult SFF with a strong MLM element, I want it in my inbox pronto

Brady McReynolds @BradyMcAgent · Aug 22

With large chunks of the world literally on fire, I could really go for a Captain Planet meets The Watchmen type of story right about now #MSWL

Melissa Edwards @MelissaLaurenE · Aug 22

Has there been a novel about a kid whose parents accidentally turned him into a meme? Like this kid? #MSWL

Amy Elizabeth @amylizbishop · Aug 22

Deanna Raybourn @deannaraybourn

Yo, Netflix. twitter.com/MorganAlMoor/s…

Yo, #MSWL! This is what I'm talking about when I say I want historical fiction that focuses on "stories of those that history has largely chosen to not tell."

Savannah is headed to BEA, y’all @slbrooks91 · Aug 22

#MSWL: I want a #YA about a girl gamer. What’s it mean to prove your place there? SF element a lá READY PLAYER ONE is cool too (but not necessary).

Caitlin McDonald @literallycait · Aug 22

I know we all love medieval fantasy but I am hugely into ancient civilizations and in love with @Fall_of_Civ_Pod by @PaulMMCooper. I would LOVE stories set in or inspired by these civilizations--historical or fantasy, either is fine! Would also love nonfic on the subject! #mswl

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Aug 22

#MSWL Women's fic subs with a thriller/suspense element. For ref, see a book I worked on about a breast cancer survivor whose cancer is back, trapped by a forest fire, whose decision to give up or fight is complicated by 2kids & 2dogs trapped with her. amzn.to/31ZPgWD

Bibi Lewis @Bibi_Lewis · Aug 22

My latest #mswl is for the friendship dynamics shown in Derry Girls. Earnest, unique individuals who shouldn't work together but somehow do, who are outlandishly funny, obliviously teen, and above all have each others backs.

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · Aug 22

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan

i feel like there is all this anxiety surrounding agents' mswl's because i think it can feel like a "skip the line" opportunity, and in some ways it is, but ultimately i think a lot of us are also looking to be surprised and find something in our inbox we hadn't thought of yet.

This applies to editors too: I don't always know what I want to acquire until I read it. If a ms doesn't fit my exact wishlist, a submitting author/agent shouldn't be concerned. I'm most excited by fresh ideas that surprise me. The only limitation is if we pub that genre.
#MSWL

Phoebe Low is open to queries! @p_lowren · Aug 22

phoebe @p_lowren

other things I like:
- banter!
- enemies to lovers!
- the slow burn!
- parents who aren't dead! #MSWL

also if you have JADE WAR X CRAZY RICH ASIANS I will absolutely fight someone for it. (but politely. without breaking aisho.) #MSWL

Katelyn Uplinger @KatelynUplinger · Aug 21

Katelyn Uplinger @KatelynUplinger

I feel like I haven't traveled enough outside of the US to have a definite fav yet, But my first favorite was the Jennie Wade house in Gettysburg as a tween because of the tragic love story. #HFChitChat twitter.com/hfchitchat/sta…

I want to add a historical fiction #MSWL as an agent for a story about Jennie Wade. Maybe one that switches between Jennie's tragic story and the present about a woman's experience with the legend surrounding the bullet hole in the door.

Phoebe Low is open to queries! @p_lowren · Aug 21

other things I like:
- banter!
- enemies to lovers!
- the slow burn!
- parents who aren't dead! #MSWL