Stefanie Rossitto #MSWL (romance novels/ romcoms/ women's fiction): looking for more mature heroines navigating the themes of motherhood, children, and second careers as well as creating and switching identities within those
#MSWL I am really wanting to see more f/f romance in my inbox. 👀 screaming this one out to the universe
I know I'm not open right now, but leaving this #mswl for later.
All the books about libraries. Cozy library/bookstore romances, magical libraries, lost libraries, university libraries.
Like Addie LaRue, or Dr. Who's Library of the Dead. Or the AU!bookstore fic we all love.
5 - Fantasy romance spicy enough to make me blush in public. Think Kimberly Lemming, Scarlett St. Clair or Elise Kova.
Why do men get all the fun of being dark, broody, and traumatized in Romance? 😤 (obvi a v general statement meant to express I want to see dark, broody, traumatized women in my Romance queries!) #mswl
Super excited to announce my official #MSWL has been posted on Manuscript Wishlist!
A moodboard for @agentalcantara’s #MSWL! Maria loves romances with cheeky characters and grumpy sunshine tropes 💖🖤
#BookTwitter #amwriting #amquerying
"I'm really hungry to find some great rom coms. A few of my clients are working on them, and I'd just love to find some unique, genre-blending romances."
+value-based fiction (fic that will appeal to faith-based + gen market readers)
+upmarket and book club fiction
+historical fiction with a unique hook/ setting
+hallmark type holiday romance
+books about books, bookstores, libraries, writers
+compelling bio fic
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
Some of my faves: BOYFRIEND MATERIAL; YOU HAD ME AT HOLA; WEATHER GIRL; THE BODYGUARD; BOOK LOVERS.
I don't tend to be the right person for hist roms, high fantasy romance, or romantic suspense where the LI is a police officer/detective.
Romance, romance, romance! I adore swoony romances, chaotic protagonists, and conversational and/or laugh-out-loud voice. I also love if there's a sprinkling of spec fic (a la THE DEAD ROMANTICS).
I'm always here for a good, bonkers romcom as well, the wackier the better.
Here it is! The #MSWL thread!
The broadest strokes are that I'm looking for Adult romance; YA romcoms, contemporary, and the odd spec fic; and MG contemporary and fantasy. Specifics below.
I love Romance, but I also love all the ways we mess up and/or complicate our lives CHASING it. Also, chasing monogamy is boring me rn. I’d love to see a QUEER BIPOC coming-of-age/women’s fiction abt a fun-loving, bighearted dyke whose quest for love leads to selfish chaos. #mswl
Gothics and dark academia!! Please!! Whether they’re speculative or not, whether they lean more into horror or into romance, I’m very flexible with these two subgenres and want to see them all.
I’m really hunting for superhero stories in both YA and adult, especially ones that interrogate the hero vs. villain dynamic and deal with the systemic roots of villainy. Romance very welcome!
Fantasy romance, especially queer fantasy romance, like A MARVELLOUS LIGHT. Happy to receive both dark and cozy romances!
#MSWL @greyhausagency is actively looking for single title Women's Fiction, and Contemporary Romance. If you want to write category/series, make sure to research those lines and be clear in your query why your story fits the specific line.
#MSWL - some specifics but it doesn’t mean I’m not open to other things
F/F romances — especially adult romances
Historicals from underrepresented voices
Adult light fantasies
Stories w/ speculative elements
A fun sporty YA that has friendships, drama, humour and heart with lots of scope for brilliant characters - like two rival cheer teams competing for a national title with a stunning tropey romance running in the background (best friends brother etc.)...