FICTION: Adult, YA, some Upper MG
1. My main jam is thrillers and sub-genres. Domestic suspense, psychological thrillers, gothic and supernatural thrillers/horror, etc. I love fast-paced thrillers with high tension and high stakes. Ghosts & haunted houses are a huge draw for me.
#MSWL Agents, I've been seeing some fantastic YA sff subs. I'll never say no to sff that captures my heart, but I'm also on the lookout for gorgeously written verse/prose, layered coming-of-age (historical or contemp) esp if it weaves in queer romance and/or mystery/suspense.
Here’s what I’d love to find in my inbox:
A stellar suspense manuscript written by a POC.
The suspense shelf is full of white women, and while they are very talented, we definitely need to diversify this section of the bookstore.
#amwriting #amquerying I want:
👀Psych&domestic suspense set behind closed doors of exotic/aspirational/unusual places
🦻Crime&thrillers w/ own voices disabled characters as main protagonists
👯♀️Historical crime&adventure w/ a focus on women’s stories and/or queer narratives #mswl
I have a YA-shaped hole in my heart... so would love to see more YA in my queries! #mswl
✨dark, sweeping, and utterly irresistible speculative novels
✨non-Western centric narratives
✨elements of thriller/mystery/suspense
✨will never say no to magic!
But I am still relatively new and not burned out by this industry yet... And we are really excited over at Romantic Suspense to find new authors, especially authors writing diverse perspectives, so if you have questions, hit me up! My full wishlist is pinned in my profile.
We updated our romantic suspense guidelines last year and are actively doing outreach to find authors who are writing LGBTQ+ stories. I know that category romance in general and Harlequin in particular have not always been quick to embrace stories from underrepresented voices.
Reupping my #MSWL request for queer romantic suspense stories. If you are a writer or you know a writer who loves writing m/m or f/f pairings in a romantic suspense setting, please get in touch. My DMs are open or you can reply here and I'll answer what I can.
Bill Blume, Lord of Chaos @BillTheWildcatI’m excited to moderate this year’s First Pages panel at the James River Writers Conference with lit agents @mlindorice, @chad_luibl, and @mwhatnall. This is my tenth year moderating this panel, and I learn something useful every year.
Please note in your #query that you heard about our #callforsubs on Twitter. Both agented and unagented submissions welcome.
Here we go:
🌹Romantic Suspense. We are in need of some love alongside that mystery and intrigue.
🌹YA Fiction, specifically dystopian
Hannah Schofield @hannschofieldThe rumours are true!!! I am now *all caught up* on pre-April queries, and very nearly caught up on fulls - so my submissions inbox is now open again 💃
To celebrate, I've updated my #mswl on the LBA website AND created a profile on the MSWL website - has most of the same info + extra details on books I love!
As ever, I'm looking for: commercial-leaning fiction & non-fiction in most genres. Surprise me!
I'm currently open to queries for: PBs, art/illustrations, thrillers, mysteries, psychological suspense/thrillers, & adult nonfiction (see Query Manager for list: QueryManager.com/QueryLynnetteNLynnetteNovak). I'm TEMPORARILY closed to queries for MG & YA projects. #MSWL #WritingCommunity
Querying authors, we're looking for adult #fiction geared toward the #Christian market. Christian romance, suspense or #romanticsuspense. Historical or historical romance. No DMs. See submission guidelines here: rachellegardner.com/submissions #MSWL #Inspybooks #amwriting #ChristFic