Southern

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-I’m a Southerner, and I want to lift up diverse Southern voices. Southern writers from marginalized communities, please send me your work.

Patrice Caldwell @whimsicallyours · Jul 9

Southern gothic has been claimed so much by white writers when some of my favorite southern gothic literature is by black authors so would love to see the submissions I get really reflect the diversity of the south and of vampires, haha. #mswl

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Jul 2

#MSWL: YA & Adult Fiction - magical realism, southern Gothic, Gothic, vampires, fantasy of all kinds (especially in need of a contemporary fantasy), retellings, rom coms

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jun 3

Any southern fantasy writers out there? Meaning authors who write narratives deeply rooted in southern tradition, folklore, etc. I'm looking for you.... #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 15

Magical realism and an atmospheric read round out today's #MSWL.

Also still looking for my THIRTEENTH YEAR comp and my Southern Gothic book.

Lisa Dunn @AuthorLisaDunn · Feb 12

One specific #MSWL for Christian #YA: I live in a small southern town, and I'd love a narrator with that undercurrent of commentary on everyone else and their "kin" who learns the hard way that the crazies around her are HER PEOPLE. Be sure to include a covered dish scene.

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Jan 17

I'd love a chilling #YA #Horror too - heavy atmosphere, heavy tension/anticipation. Scare me, please!! #MSWL #SouthernGothic

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jan 5

#MSWL. Always looking for great adult fiction, e.g. Southern Gothic, medical romance, romantic comedies, Up Lit, domestic thrillers, historical fiction, women’s fiction, mysteries and cozy mysteries. You can email me at atuttle@dystel.com.

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · Jan 5

#MSWL. Just finished Louisiana’s Way Home, and it typifies some of what I’m seeking in Middle Grade. I love the voice, Southern setting, eccentric characters, secrets & a fearless girl finding her way.

Melanie Fried @Melanie_Fried · 8 Dec 2018

#mswl: historical (1900s), romcom, immigrant stories, diverse voices, high society, light suspense or speculative hook, campus setting, southern, complex female friendships, family dramas, gothic, nostalgia. Upmarket with commercial hook. Agented only.

Natalie Grazian @NatalieGrazian · 27 Nov 2018

Applied my eyeliner with a heavy hand this morning and I’m in the mood for Gothic everything. Creepy Southern Gothic, moody teenaged goths, etc. #MSWL

A Woman Reading @AWomanReading · 26 Oct 2018

ISO of #WOC in historical romance, especially Regency or Highlander, traditional mystery, cozy mystery, domestic thriller, science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, southern gothic. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL getting read for fall and I want:
-witches
-Southern Gothic
-slightly creepy atmospheric things

Cate Hart @CateHart · 12 Sep 2018

Few #MSWL still looking for southern gothic witches, dark and twisty a la The Craft

Ann Leslie Tuttle @AnnLeslieTuttle · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL Would love to see more dark, atmospheric Southern Gothics in my inbox.