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
#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.
Sarah Phair @SarahPhairExcited to see that Tayari Jones has a new novel. I loved American Marriage for many reasons, but particularly because it felt so Southern.
I am dying for more contemporary Southern stories. Please send them to me. #MSWL
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 @thedaysbetweenFor everyone asking, at this time I only accept agented submissions. But! There are a ton of agents out there looking for similar projects. #mswl
Basically Vicki and I will take your southern gothics and vampires, thank you very much #mswl
#MSWL: YA & Adult Fiction - magical realism, southern Gothic, Gothic, vampires, fantasy of all kinds (especially in need of a contemporary fantasy), retellings, rom coms
Diane Doniol-Valcroze @ddoniolvalcrozeSwamp creatures in a French nature reserve by Sculptor Sophie Prestigiacomo pic.twitter.com/wyR4emUTeD
....can I have a YA southern gothic or horror inspired by these please #MSWL
Ashley Hearn @AshleyHearnTHIS IS WHERE I GREW UP. THEY BUILT THIS LAKE OVER A FREAKING TOWN AND SOME CEMETERIES. YET EVERY SUMMER MY PARENTS THOUGHT I WAS STRANGE FOR NOT WANTING TO SWIM IN IT.
Also I guess I know what my next WIP should be... pic.twitter.com/Aq7HhHRQmN
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.
#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 email@example.com.
#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.
#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.