“Calling all writers specializing in laughter and love! I’m now officially accepting submissions for adult rom coms. My sweet spot is big on the com, light to medium on the rom.” @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
#MSWL BIPOC-led #MH #DIS and #ND rep and particularly writing that isn't *about* these things but embraces how they affect the way we live our lives. E.g. a romcom lead who also happens to be dealing with PTSD, a thriller lead whose ADHD might inform the way they work...
#MSWL In YA: Ever on the hunt for my light-hearted Jewish rom-com. Particularly interested in the trend toward more traditional mysteries (see TRULY DEVIOUS, GOOD GIRLS, ACE OF SPADES) with a strong investigative drive. Always have room for smart, high-concept contemp retellings.
#MSWL big-hearted, body-positive, representative rom-coms that tackle the ugly and beautiful bits of love with humor. As always, very interested in leads who do not lose weight to find love. As always, very interested in canine co-stars. See: FLOAT PLAN, ONE TO WATCH, Emily Henry
ADULT ROMANCE (1/2)
🌹 Low-stakes, realistic contemporary romances
🌈 LGBTQ+ rep! Bi and lesbian women! Trans characters!
🏛️ Historical romances set in unusual settings
🌸 Diverse, funny, and voice-y rom-coms!!!
I’m looking for pageturning thrillers, book club fiction that is engaging and accessible, but still layered and thought-provoking. (You *might* call that “the intersection of commercial and literary.”) Think Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’d also LOVE hooky rom coms. #MSWL
Hannah @PalindromeToddI can now say that I am DELIGHTED to be working as a literary agent at the @MMLitAgency! I am actively acquiring commercial adult fiction with digital potential. From romances to crime and most things in between, I'd love to read your work! Details below
“Unique, genre-blending romance novels. For example, I wish I had worked on The Plus One by Sarah Archer or any of Roselle Lim’s breathtaking romantic contemporary fantasy novels. Give me an adult rom-com in space, or with magic. Let’s get weird and swoony.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL
I'm also looking for romantic comedies, particularly with flawed protagonists (think: Fleabag, Bridget Jones). I'd also like to see RomComs in professional settings, or in unusual locations. #mswl
Nadia El-Fassi ناديه @chronicles_of_nI’d sell my soul for a horror rom com with the vibes of Lazlo and Nadja #MSWL pic.twitter.com/VlxaBAQijL
I would also sell my soul for a horror romcom. #mswl (opening to queries soon)
In YA, I want, as always, emotional and/or charming contemporary novels, particularly along the lines of FOOLISH HEARTS or THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA or ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS. Also always love a nerdy rom-com! #mswl
With #pitmad coming up, here’s a quick snapshot of my #mswl — I’m looking for adult commercial fiction, specifically fantasy, sci-fi, rom-coms, historical romance, paranormal romance and thrillers from BIPOC & LGBTQIA2S+ writers. Also open to graphic novels in the same genres! 📚
One of the things I'm interested in doing A LOT MORE OF when I reopen to queries on 9/1/21 is ADULT fiction, specifically:
So if you're writing any of these, *please* query! #mswl
Morgan Al-Moor @MorganAlMoorDid we ever get rom-coms with speculative elements? Witches fake dating or student rivals to lovers in a lunar academy?