My full #mswl can be found on the agency website but here’s what I’m especially looking for in 2023:
—Adult + YA RomCom that are FUNNY AF *or/and* Adult Romance w a magic/spec twist
—Suspense/Thrillers (we need more queer and POC rep in this category!)
—MG Fantasy! All kinds!
I’d love to see a VIDA in the Rom Com genre. And a Romantasy with Spanglish peppered in the text. Or a grittier, less polished BOLD TYPE! #MSWL
Happy #MSWL Day! I’d love to see…
Generally fic that gets a little weird and makes me feel things (see Lisa Taddeo’s ANIMAL, Jessamine Chan’s THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS)
A YA crossover witchy or obsessive girlhood friendship
An unusual & chaotic contemp workplace romance
It's #mswl day and as a forever-shojo-manga-lover, all I can think about is how much I want to work on more YA romance/drama. If you have graphic novel pitches that fall into that genre, send them my way!
I am a HUGE sucker for books that cross genres or that pull in familiar tropes from other genres. Want to put a heist inside a romance? Here for it. #MSWL
I'm closed to queries for the next couple months for dedicated reading time, but in honor of #MSWL Day I redid my MSWL! I am looking for all types of romance, SFF (plus horror), mysteries, thrillers, YA, and some small subsets of literary and commercial fiction!
#MSWL: Light paranormal romance, especially paranormal romantic comedy
Gothic romance/Gothic fiction
Uplit, feel-good women’s fiction, especially with speculative elements
Dark/darkly funny women’s fiction and romantic comedy (think Love in the Time of Serial Killers)
Norma @normajeanesaysyour friendly reminder that i am looking for magical realism, gothic fiction, and horror #MSWL
oh, it’s #MSWL day! along with the below tweet, i’m into mysteries and thrillers, historical fiction, and LGBTQ romance or fiction with strong romantic elements 💕
And yes, give me romances and romcoms, but give me some substance outside of the romance itself––increase the stakes with external conflicts and complex side characters. #MSWL
Major #MSWL items for me now:
❤️ Stories that celebrate neurodiversity.
✨ Joyful novels, memoirs about the adoptee experience.
🪶 In-verse projects, kid-lit + adult!
💋 High concept rom-coms!
Examples? Follow @MargeauxWeston @bookdragonbooks @katefussner @tianasmithbooks.
Right now I'd really love to have more category romance written for lines like Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. #MSWL
It's #MSWL day! I've updated my profile over at Manuscript Wish List, so if you're writing suspenseful romance stories, please check it out and send your projects my way! Always open to questions if you have any. manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/emma…
Sub genres I’m looking for:
Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Feminism, Film/TV, Folklore, Gothic Horror, Humor, Magical Realism, Multicultural, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy, Self-help, Social Issues, Study Abroad Stories, Time Travel, Travel
In adult romance, my big super-specific ask is for celebrity-centric fiction in the vein of THE VIEW IS EXHAUSTING, which I *loved*, and something like Starstruck on HBO Max/BBC.
Helen Lane is hibernating for winter. @HFLane_writingI will be reopening to queries on the 15th March.
I am having to make a few changes (partly for my workload and partly to make sure I am balancing my list).
The delay also gives me time to finish my remaining fulls before then.
1. I will open for a month only. (By doing it in controlled bursts I can make sure it doesn't overwhelm me).
2. Genres. I will be only opening to a few genres:
Action & Adventure (adult)
Thriller/ mystery: Adult and YA.
Fantasy Romance Adult and YA.
Things I love in YA romances: queer love; sex-positivity; steaminess & tension; opposites attract (💜 stoic softies at heart); complex characters; discovering first love & lust; enemies or rivals to lovers; attraction (or battle) of minds; funny romantasy; dark gothic (2/)
Contemporary college stories
Interconnected standalone series
Heartbreaking stories about young women finding their identities
Deals gone wrong
Marriage of convenience
Campy genre fiction
The countdown is on to tomorrow's Valentine's #PitchtoDA We cannot WAIT to read your pitches for the next romance bestseller! Full details at the link below! darleyandersonblog.com/2023/01/18/lov… #amquerying #amwriting #onwriting #authorsoftwitter #mswl #romancebooks #booktok
I'm excited to be kicking off the weekend with a sneak peak at my #MSWL for this year! I'm on the hunt for for contemporary romantic fiction, specifically for the booktok hungry new adult, 20+ markets! #romancebooks #amquerying #amwritng @DA_Agency
Calling all BookTok lovers and romance writers! Rebeka Finch is looking for commercial romance fiction, specifically for the new adult/20+ market. Read her full wishlist at the link below!#MSWL #booktok #romancebooks #onwriting #amwriting #amquerying