Tara Gilbert🏳️‍🌈📖🔮 @Literary_Tara · 3d

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 · Oct 23

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 · Sep 24

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 · Sep 24

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

Sarah Homer @SarahHomerReads · Sep 24

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

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

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 · Sep 24

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 · Sep 24

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 · Sep 24

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

Melissa Gaines @MelissaGaines42 · Sep 24

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 · Sep 24

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

Michelle Witte @michellewitte · Sep 24

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 · Sep 24

#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.

Amber Oliver @Amber_Oliver007 · Sep 24

I've been dying for a creepy, atmospheric contemporary southern gothic with poc characters. #MSWL so hard y'all!

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