I’m only open to queries for a few more days (closing 8/15!). Here is what is at the top of my wishlist:
-High concept middle grade
-kidlit graphic novels
-Adult RomCom w a great hook
-Adult female driven suspense + thrillers
I'm most looking for romantic suspense these days, both for Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Trade. If you write inspirational with a heaping helping of danger and intrigue, I'm interested in seeing it. #MSWL
#MSWL I’m most eager to find twisty, intelligent suspense, upmarket book club fiction, women’s fic that explores friendship and multi-generational ties, light magical realism, and historical fiction from a new perspective or setting. I want more diverse/underrepresented voices!
Dear #amwriting #amquerying community,
I'm really looking for Black witches/psychics in contemporary fantasy (adult, YA, or MG), plus size MCs, YA and adult thrillers/suspense, and please keep sending these #ownvoices LGBTQIA+ and disability rep books. #MSWL
My most wanted wishlist:
Inspirational romantic suspense (55k words & 85-100K words)
Inspirational historical romance (70k words, would love to see a regency + Westerns and 85-100k words)
Amish (contemporary romance and romantic suspense 55k words)
Just finished SEX AND VANITY and am desperate for submissions packing luxury/glamor, with a swank sense of place. Send me your books set on islands, in fancy hotels, chi-chi holiday hotspots. Bonus points for that + suspense a la the brilliant SAINT X. I need an escape... #mswl
#MSWL pt. II
-literary fiction by BIPOC authors
-bookclub fiction about friendships, tangled family relationships, grief
-mysteries with a female protagonist
#MSWL Amish Romance, Cozy Mysteries, RomCom, Historical Mysteries and Romances, Suspense, Inspirational Romance, Mysteries, Romantic Suspense, Middle Grade Mysteries, and Graphic Novels for adults and Middle Grade. blueridgeagency.com
#MSWL I'm now open to adult contemporary fiction, both commercial and upmarket. I want witty beach reads, elements of suspense/thriller, family secrets, and books about rich people behaving badly
#MSWL Inspirational Romantic Suspense with nontraditional MCs—think female bounty hunters, etc. #Diverse characters and authors welcome. See submission guidelines here: anaiahpress.wordpress.com/submissions/
I'm acquiring for Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense, Love Inspired Trade, and a limited inspirational historical romance program. I'm particularly interested in adding AOC to my list. My DMs are open for any questions or pitches from Black authors. #mswl
🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐 @laurenspiellerI’d love to see more non-white thriller and suspense writers in my inbox! #mswl
Piggybacking - I want this (no CIA/FBI/investigative thrillers) with QPOC outside of suburbia, please and thank you! Also applies to horror!! #mswl
Also, I'm acquiring for the new LI Trade program, which will publish inspirational books in these genres: Romantic Suspense, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Women’s Fiction and Amish Fiction. I'd love to see agented submissions for this from BIPOC authors #mswl
Most Wanted #MSWL for me currently:
Inspirational Romantic Suspense 55k words for Love Inspired Suspense 80-100K for Love Inspired Trade.
Inspirational Historical Romance 70k words and 80-100k words.
If you have one & want feedback on an idea you can fit in a tweet, I'm here
Sharon Pelletier @sharongracepjsAnd these are also "invisible" jobs with a great opportunity for surveillance or eavesdropping. Would anyone notice how long the UPS guy has been parked there? Think of the personal conversations/phone calls you've had in a Lyft!
I'm particularly obsessed with the idea of a sanitation worker helming a thriller, which I saw in a tweet a few days ago and foolishly didn't save.
What are your other ideas for careers that would make a good vantage point for suspense fiction?
I often say I want unexpected suspense. Here are some careers that could be a fun perspective from which to dig into a mystery instead of police detective as MC
-rental car agency employee
-UPS driver (or bus driver, or Lyft driver...)