Southern

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Jan 2

-My long shot: Still looking for a literary epic multigenerational family saga with magic realism set in the South. A Southern 100 Years of Solitude. Does it exist? Did you write it?!

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 13 Dec 2019

#MSWL. The post that was retweeted is outdated. I am looking for rom coms, historical romance, romantic suspense; women’s fiction, especially stories related to relationships; thrillers; Southern Gothics; Middle Grade and narrative nonfiction.

Tara is open to queries. 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · 17 Nov 2019

A couple things I REALLY want to read right now.

Historical YA with no magic, especially if its gothic/southern gothic.

Romantic Comedies, but with a new twist or perspective. Example: diverse backgrounds, gender-bending, or a retelling of Shakespeare/fairtales/myths. #mswl

Cassie Mannes Murray @cassmannes · 23 Oct 2019

For the record, I’m ALWAYS looking for southern lit across nonfiction, fiction, YA, and middle grades. Always. There is never a time I’m not actively looking for that. #mswl

Kendra Levin @kendralevin · 24 Sep 2019

All ages: Female friendship, gender subversion, Southern Gothics, wordplay and puns, under-explored chapters in history, Jewish characters beyond WWII/shtetl, economic #diversity, genre blends, stories set in the deep South, rural America, and the Southwest. That's my #MSWL.

Tara is open to queries. 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · 24 Sep 2019

I want more Gothic books! All types! Southern, Horror, Modern, Romance, etc. #MSWL

Sarah Homer @SarahHomerReads · 24 Sep 2019

I'd sell my soul at the crossroads for a Southern Gothic magic-infused MG/YA novel. #MSWL

Chelsea Eberly ~closed to queries until 1/6~ @chelseberly · 24 Sep 2019

Send me your great Southern voice in MG and YA! Specificity of setting with clear stakes and hook, please. I loved WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, great Southern voice and a murder mystery/courtroom drama to boot! How to do this younger? #MSWL

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · 24 Sep 2019

Happy #MSWL Day! I am ABOUT to close to queries but in #YA I’d love to see fun historical (think A Gentleman’s Guide), or historical with dashes of magic, contemporary fantasy, southern gothic, projects featuring WITCHES, rom-coms w/ strong hooks (1/)

Cate Hart @CateHart · 24 Sep 2019

Last one until after lunch but Southern psychological thriller in the vein of Sharp Objects. Less damaged heroines but more matriarchal and family secrets and drama. #MSWL

Cate Hart @CateHart · 24 Sep 2019

Still looking for my new Southern Gothic. And Southern Gothic Witches. Appalachian Witches. Heck All the Witches. #MSWL

Melissa Gaines @MelissaGaines42 · 24 Sep 2019

I'm breaking my Twitter hiatus for #MSWL Southern Gothic, Romance that goes beyond the I Do, Complicated Friendships with a Judy Blume feel, UF that isn't following a formula, and Military Scifi/Dystopian @VictressLit

Lane Heymont @LaneHeymont · 24 Sep 2019

Southern Gothic. Swampy. Magical. Think BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. #MSWL

Michelle Witte @michellewitte · 24 Sep 2019

Oh, and I have a soft spot for Southern Gothic. Especially from/about POC. And I don’t mean just tossing a side character who practices hoodoo/voodoo into a mostly white story. *side eyes Hollywood* #MSWL YA/MG

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 24 Sep 2019

#MSWL. Looking for romantic comedies and women's fiction that is Up Lit and deals with female relationships and family secrets. I also enjoy historical fiction. Would also love to find some Middle Grade. And I love stories set in the South and Southern Gothics.