#MSWL - some specifics but it doesn’t mean I’m not open to other things
F/F romances — especially adult romances
Historicals from underrepresented voices
Adult light fantasies
Stories w/ speculative elements
I'm still looking for my speculative retelling/reimagining of the life of Hatshepsut. #MSWL Just putting that after since I finally got to read "Iron Widow."
Rachel Stark (they/them) @syntacticsTHIS 👏🏻 BOOK 👏🏻 SPARKS 👏🏻 JOY! 👏🏻
Annie’s unapologetic fury at a world that’s all too happy to sacrifice messy girls struck such a chord in me, and her huge 🖕🏻 to the whole damn system is genuinely healing to read.
The world is not ready for @codiecrowley’s talent! pic.twitter.com/vx3QHHHLWf
Speculative fiction that explores the horror of being oppressed and allows marginalized people to reclaim power by any means necessary and without apology is a perennial #mswl item for me, and @lmpnk and @codiecrowley were really like “we got u”
Adult fiction: Literary and upmarket projects, speculative fiction, horror, mystery, psychological thrillers, domestic thrillers, magical realism/fabulism, Southern gothic, rom-coms
YA fiction: Horror, mystery, thriller, grounded stories with a speculative element, magical realism/fabulism, Southern gothic, rom-coms (heavy on the com)
Middle grade fiction: Horror, mystery, grounded stories with a speculative element, magical realism/fabulism, big-hearted contemporary, & adventure stories.
#MSWL a speculative novel explaining this!! bbc.com/news/world-asi…
@a_cochran is open for submissions! 🥳
Follow this thread to see his wish list!
📚GROUNDED SPECULATIVE FICTION - Something set in our world, but with a fantastical element at its core. This could be a strange phenomenon, revolutionary technology, or cataclysmic event... (1/5)
In honor of #MSWL day! I'd especially love to see more:
🌟Literary Speculative fiction with grit + heart
🌟Funny + incisive Book Club Fiction
🌟Deeply reported Narrative Nonfiction
🌟Gen-Z oriented Practical Nonfiction (about work, wellness, or money)
James McGowan @jmcgowanbksI missed participating in the @bookendslit #MSWL Day round up due to meetings, but behold my #MSWL anyway... (1/5)
James is seeking upmarket/book club fiction, mystery, suspense and thrillers. Some things he is drawn to in a novel are commercial, high-concept plots, exciting settings, fast pacing, a fresh spin on a familiar trope, grounded speculative elements, rich prose (2/5) #MSWL
Happy #MSWL day! You can see my wishlist here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sara… I'm looking for all MG and YA fiction (except graphic novels), adult romance, and adult anything-under-speculative-umbrella except hardcore horror #mg #ya #sff
My full #mswl can be found on the agency website but here’s what I’m especially looking for in 2023:
—Adult + YA RomCom that are FUNNY AF *or/and* Adult Romance w a magic/spec twist
—Suspense/Thrillers (we need more queer and POC rep in this category!)
—MG Fantasy! All kinds!
Oh hey it's #MSWL day! Here's a link to my new shiny page. TLDR: I want adult fiction that stretches my imagination, and connects me back to big chewy ideas in the real world. Fresh speculative fiction, philosophical SFFH, ambitious satires.
#MSWL: Light paranormal romance, especially paranormal romantic comedy
Gothic romance/Gothic fiction
Uplit, feel-good women’s fiction, especially with speculative elements
Dark/darkly funny women’s fiction and romantic comedy (think Love in the Time of Serial Killers)
I still have a handful of older queries and submissions to read, but I'm officially open to queries again! Looking for crossover speculative fiction, thrillers and horror with speculative elements, and 2SLGBTQIA+ picture books from authors or author/illustrators! #MSWL
For commercial fiction I liked BEACH READ, ONE TO WATCH. I want the genre to feel subverted in someway. A new hook.
I'm OK with lightly speculative fiction too like THIS TIME TOMORROW or THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY
#MSWL Give me more speculative, weird stories about living in and around the ocean.
Manuscript Academy @MSWLMA#MSWL DAY! February 16th. All day long! pic.twitter.com/2dUZ57wMt2
I've updated my #MSWL page for their great new platform and look forward to queries - especially if it's a multicultural love story, a
BIPOC perspective on history (fiction or nonfiction), a thriller in an unusual time and place...
Happy #MSWL Day! 👇🤗 manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/Jess…
The updated Manuscript Wishlist website looks wonderful - what a great resource. As always, my #MSWL is broad - a multi-generational family saga; speculative; something escapist/hopeful. My full #MSWL is here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/cath…
In contemp fantasy I am looking for hooky, fresh premises like IF YOU COULD SEE THE SUN & LEGENDBORN in YA, and on the adult side, speculative thrillers like NINTH HOUSE, BLACK WATER SISTER, and MAGIC FOR LIARS.