A #MSWL reminder that I DO rep adult work as well—contemporary fiction, romcoms, thriller/mystery, and horror—and am actively trying to build up that side of my list! 🧵
Spring 22 #MSWL:
MG/YA thrillers, rom-coms (fresh hook, please!), magical realism, & under-repped voices
Investigative journalism for MG/YA
BIPOC or #ownvoices PBs
Sub guidelines: upstartcrowliterary.com/submissions
#amwriting #kidlit #WritingCommunity #amquerying
My manuscript wishlist is live! Learn more about the nonfiction, fiction, and YA queries I'm interested in, and if you have a project that seems like a good fit, please send it my way!
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Absolutely adorable Asian-led sci-fi romcom? Send that straight to my #mswl
“Unique, genre-blending romance novels. For example, The Plus One by Sarah Archer or any of Roselle Lim’s romantic contemporary fantasy novels. Give me an adult rom-com in space, or with magic. Let’s get weird and swoony.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
#MSWL Amish Romance, Rom-Com, Western Romance, Cozy Mystery (including Paranormal), Mystery, Historical Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Picture Books (prefer 700 words or less), Middle Grade, Cookbooks, Graphic Novels, Travel blueridgeagency.com Looking forward to your queries!
MG Genres I’m looking for: fantasy, contemporary, mystery, historical, horror, light/near-future sci-fi
YA: fantasy, contemporary, mystery, historical, horror, light sci-fi, romcom
Adult: light SFF, upmarket, horror, romcom
-eerie & haunting atmospheric horror where the source of the fear reflects something deeper. No gratuitous violence/gore—I want to be creeped out, not grossed out.
-swoony, sharply funny romcoms w/ chemistry that sizzles
“Calling all writers specializing in laughter and love! I’m actively seeking submissions for adult romcoms with elements of social media. My sweet spot is big on the com, medium on the rom.” @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
Just read an article in the NYT about humor and Judaism and it made me think about how badly I'd like to see a Jewish Rom Com in the vein of My Big Fat Greek Wedding with a big Jewish family, lots of humor, and the concept of welcoming an outsider into a new culture. #MSWL
Alice S-H @alibelleHello! Happy 2022! I will be back at my desk tomorrow morning and am excited to dive into what’s already shaping up to be an exciting year, over 300 (!) assistant applications, AND I’ll be opening to queries. Ahead of that, let’s do a #mswl thread.
Aside from a couple of full requests, I'm totally caught up on queries! Would love to see some YA contemporary (particularly rom-coms), MG graphic novels, and things that fit the below list! #mswl
Happy vDay! 💘 Love is in the air and also up, down, & around my #mswl 😂
Bring me all of your inclusive enemies to lovers, second chance, friends to lovers, only one bed, fake dating, grump, sunshine, one night stand but whoops here we are again, romance/romcoms, pls! ❤️🔥
#MSWL. Would love to see some historical fiction set in the 1950s. I am also a fan of most New York City history and stories about hidden figures who played a key role in the city's culture and arts. Continuing to look for YA and adult rom coms, especially with diverse casts.
I think I haven't mentioned what I'm looking for in a while: thrillers for adults and romance/rom-com for adults that have fresh hooks. Upmarket fiction from underrepresented perspectives. I am not open to expanding my children's list at the moment. #MSWL