Southern

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Jul 10

#MSWL Alert: I would love to get my hands on an atmospheric, #ownvoices, #Southerngothic. Give me mystery, dark magic, the bayou, Cajun/Creole culture.

Ashley Hearn 🌖🌗🌘 Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING! @AshleyHearn · Jun 25

As a Southern person, working at a Southern publisher, I'd love to find Southern stories—in everything from contemporary to genre fiction! Particularly BIPOC and/or queer southern stories! #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Apr 3

“I’m always searching for books about the American South, especially romances, women’s fiction, horror and non-fiction.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans · Mar 26

Hi, black Southern Gothic with spec elements needs to hit my inbox. Please and thank you!

#mswl

Melanie Fried @Melanie_Fried · Mar 18

Agents! Would ❤️ to see: historical (1900s), diverse voices, complex female relationships, high society, immigrant stories, suspense, light speculative, campus setting, southern, family dramas, gothic, nostalgia, romcom. All upmarket w/ commercial hook & feminist themes. #mswl

Maureen Moretti @maureen_moretti · Mar 7

In anticipation of my trip to New Orleans, one thing on my #mswl is almost any kind of book about the American South. Southern Gothic, romance, non-fiction, horror etc. Especially written by/about people of color. (Also open to already published book recommendations!)

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · Feb 21

I’ve been in such a Mood for two very different kinds of books:

(1) Southern fiction a la Kristy Woodson Harvey, with warmth, setting as character, female friendships and/or multigenerational families, and secrets/hardships that come to light. Can be A or YA!
#mswl

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Feb 10

For #YA send me all your charming rom-coms, your heartfelt exploration of sibling dynamics, thrillers that will keep me up at night turning the pages, and all the southern gothic you can handle. Oh & anything with hints of magic. I LOVE contemporary fantasy & light fantasy #MSWL

Diana M. Pho 📚 @writersyndrome · Feb 5

For #MSWL in horror

- Creepy Southern/Western Americana or non-Western world Gothic

- horror that interrogates sociopolitical fears

- anything you can see Bruce Campbell starring in

- no exploitative violence against femmes and POC pls

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 💫 closed 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 💫 closed to queries @Literary_Tara · 24 Sep 2019

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