On the lighter side, upmarket fiction & beach reading sans the beach! Historical fiction, romantic comedies, family sagas, I'm open to pretty much anything with humor and heart
Query tip: research. You have the best shot of finding the right agent if you check out their #mswl before querying. Here's mine: adult or YA fiction or non, for fiction specifically rom com, hist, mystery, true crime, spec. Love strong female leads, diverse voices.
What I'd love to see in my inbox: #YA #romcom by #BIPOC authors. I like realistic contemporaries but could be open to other genres, if done well. Queer, straight, whatever. Send me your swoon-worthy love stories. #mswl
❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries @Megan_ManzanoI will open back up to queries tomorrow! 🥳 In preparation, I'd like to do a #MSWL thread about what I'd love to see in my inbox.
As always, I'm on the lookout for queer representation. I'd particularly love to see:
1. More identity discovery/first crushes in MG
2. Sapphic YA rom-coms
3. More queer works by BIPOC authors
4. Queer stories w/ happy endings
5. Supportive queer found families
Here's my current #MSWL:
In adult fiction: thrillers, horror, psychological suspense, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and mysteries (traditional, amateur sleuth, and cozy).
1/3 #WritingCommunity #amquerying
Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymondsI’m reopening to queries today! Please see The Bent Agency’s website for full querying guidelines and an overview of what I’m looking for. thebentagency.com/laurel-symonds
I’m on the hunt for: cozy and/or witty YA romcoms, grounded MG and YA fantasy, MG historical fiction from an underrepresented perspective, contemporary MG & YA graphic novels, really quirky nonfiction. In all categories I’m especially seeking projects by and about BIPOC. #MSWL
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksIt begins! I'm open to queries again @PSLiterary!
Here's my wishlist, detailing the kind of projects I'm looking for. I'm searching for genre-blending literary fiction, accessible sci-fi and fantasy, non-fiction of all kinds, and MG and YA.
Let's chat! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
When it comes to big specific #MSWL items:
🥰 Stories that celebrate neurodiversity, from authors who are neurodivergent.
💕 Joyful novels and powerful memoirs about the adoptee experience, written by adoptees.
✨ Genre blending romance and rom-coms. ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
2021 #MSWL YA edition: 1. contemporary stories that will have me obsessed like I am w/ the upcoming THE SEA IS SALT AND SO AM I @CassandraHartt 2. A YA Lucy Foley type thriller 3. Rom Coms: sweet, sexy, fun.
📚 More diverse, inclusive teens falling in love! Looking for romance, romantic comedy & situational rom-coms that can make me laugh and then hit me in all the feels. Favorites: fake dating, rivals-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, stuck together & second chance #MSWL
#MSWL - something big, sweeping, ROMANTIC. I love love and I love romantic stories, whether they're romantic comedies or sweeping love stories. I want to see love against the odds stories.
For Adult, send me your romcoms or category romances! I’m also looking for big, juicy love stories. I live for the feels. I love women’s fiction on the light and fluffy side. Family stories, etc. Those are my kinds of stories #MSWL
I am actively looking for Latinx voices.
For YA, I would adore a fantasy (or all of them), magical realism and romcoms. I like the light and fluffy in contemporary.
For adult, historical romances, romcoms, WF focused on relationships and magical realism. Commercial fic #MSWL
Laura LeeLun @laleelunWhy has no one written a "Christmas" rom-com about a lonely Jewish widow and the Chinese restaurant owner who serves her every year but is too shy to reveal his feelings?
DIVERSE LOVE STORIES, ROM COMS, & ROM DRAMS! 💖💖i need to see more teens of color falling in love and embarrassing themselves with a grand gesture. i want more proms and first dates and fake dating and childhood-best-friends-to-enemies-to-lovers stories 💖💖#mswl
Now to specifics! I love ALL THE ROMANCE, w/ queer & BIPOC stories prioritized. Give me all your fave tropes starring queer, BIPOC, & QBIPOC characters, including rom coms, historical (more regency f/f PLEASE), contemporary romance, & paranormal w/ witches and/or vampires. #MSWL