Southern

Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans · 6d

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 The post that was retweeted is outdated.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 Gilbert 🔮✨ @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 Gilbert 🔮✨ @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/)