My #MSWL for Love Inspired Trade includes domestic thriller, rom-com and complex women's fiction. My newly updated profile: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/shan…
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
Next one for #queryingauthor !
#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)
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.
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
Who is querying a book like a 90’s romcom movie??
I want one!
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Already obsessed with this movie. Also—this premise is a great example of a "high concept rom com." #MSWL 💕
SPECULATIVE—I’d love to find adult fiction with light touches of magic such as magical realism, cozy fantasy, or magic-tinged rom coms. THE INHERITANCE OF ORQUÍDEA DIVINA, THE VERY SECRET SOCIETY OF IRREGULAR WITCHES, THE EX HEX, and EMILY WILDE’S ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF FAERIES. #MSWL
ROM COMS—I love rom coms, especially when there is a high concept commercial hook. My favorite tropes are grumpy/sunshine, enemies to lovers, fish out of water, forced proximity. Some of my all-time favorites are: BEACH READ (elite), THE UNHONEYMOONERS, and REAL MEN KNIT. #MSWL
Mallory Marlowe ADD L&OC ON GOODREADS! @mallory_marlowe• adventure/high stakes rom coms
• paranormal romance that gives the magic of all the PNR books I read in high school, just for adults
• rom com inspired by the grumpy TikTok chef who critiques peoples weird recipes and a girl who goes viral for deliberately awful recipes twitter.com/lilwritinwonde…
Well, now I hav to add this to my #MSWL, I love Chefreactions and this is brilliant Mallory. ❤️ 👨🍳
• rom com inspired by the grumpy TikTok chef who critiques peoples weird recipes and a girl who goes viral for deliberately awful recipes.
I’m going to post a more detailed #MSWL thread soon, but in the meantime—here’s a big picture overview of what I’m looking for this year! ✨
"For rom coms, my taste veers towards genre-blends, i.e., a rom com that's also a family saga or a romcom com that's also a thriller. DIAL A FOR AUNTIES by Jesse Q. Sutanto is a great example and my all-time favorite rom com."
I'm still dying for projects by Indigenous authors in PB, MG, YA, or adult: contemporary romance, romcom, thriller, mystery, or suspense. #MSWL #WritingCommunity
- BIPOC and queer romcoms with depth and heart!!!!
- Speculative thrillers
- Contemporary, literary stories, with hints of magical realism
I am a big fan of rom-com and want fresh takes on original tropes - REPUTATION and THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS are examples of this (4/12)
In MG & YA (incl GNs by Author-Illustrators):
•Diverse contemporary stories and romcoms
•Grounded sub-genres like horror or mysteries
•Novels by marginalized writers w/ stories yet told
•Stories that take you on an adventure and an emotional roller coaster all at once
Saint (S.T.) Gibson UPDATES @s_t_gibsonMy new #MSWL is live on my site! Mark your calendars for Valentines Day, when I repoen to #amquerying writers!
So, what am I seeking? This year I'm prioritizing queer specfic, BIPOC voices, and romance novels of all kinds. Let's dive into the specifics!
Boosting the #MSWL tonight!
Romance writers, I want to meet you! Please send me your erotic romances, your historicals, your romcoms, your villain and monster romances, your romantasies!
"Since I'm a major softie, please send me your sweet rom coms! I want emotional intelligence, tender ~steamy scenes~, and genuinely funny dialogue."