I'm eager to find some thrillers a la ACE OF SPADES, ONE OF US IS LYING, GOOD GIRLS GUIDE TO MURDER, etc. I have clients working on amazing supernatural/fantastical thrillers, too, like @katepearsall and @stageandpage but welcome more. I love a witchy murder mystery! #MSWL
Going to put a bit of a wild #MSWL out here. If anyone's working on an adult novel that can comp Scream AND something super millennial like The Herd or A Special Place for Women, I want to see it. My query box is open (firstname.lastname@example.org) for some suspense/thriller/horror.
Agent pals! I am hungry for new, exciting acquisitions. I'm actively looking for... #MSWL
✨ horror, horror, HORROR. MG & YA. Campy, psychological, gothic, you name it. Yes I just watched the #FearStreet trilogy and loved it!
✨ Twisty YA thrillers with diverse casts
- BIPOC rom-coms, friend-coms, and coming-of-age stories not exclusively centered around POC trauma
- Sweeping historical fiction / magical realism, especially stories about non-white history
- Speculative thrillers ala The Thousandth Floor & We Were Liars
#MSWL For YA, I’d love to see kind of edgy contemporary and thrillers that represent some of that diversity mentioned above. One specific thing I’d ~love is a story about a teenage activist who stands for something they believe in, perhaps despite being underestimated.
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spines4: High-concept, feminist suspense and/or thriller, with lots of glamour and intrigue. Think unique settings, lavish parties, beautiful wardrobes, gossip, and murder. Fairly formulaic, but fresh and twisty...
...No law enforcement themes. Think: THE BALLERINAS, by Rachel Kapelke-Dale; MALIBU RISING, by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spines1: I am still, since the beginning of my lit agent career, looking for the perfect YA thriller. I am beginning to think I am doomed never to sign one! Think: I KNOW YOU REMEMBER, by Jennifer Donaldson. This is really the only YA I’m actively seeking right now. The lists...
...for kids are upsetting as all get out. Almost exclusively established authors and IP. I’m sorry, but I hate it.
- Other diverse experiences, such as neurodiversity, mental illness, physical disabilities, chronic illness, or non-nuclear/“found” families
- Compulsively page-turning YA thriller with deep emotional engagement
- Immersive YA high fantasy that’s dark, twisty, and queer AF (4/6)
"Dark, twisted, borderline disturbing… words I’d use to describe my interest in thrillers. Not looking for gore at the moment, but definitely into psychological elements. Especially fictionalized accounts of actual crimes." @claire_m_harris #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
@GlamEditor_Girl Latoya would love to see high-concept commercial and upmarket fiction, particularly women's fiction and thriller. I am also open to nonfiction proposals but an established platform is a must! #MSWL #literaryagent #amquerying #WritingCommunity #writers
Hannah Schofield @hannschofieldGood afternoon #amquerying writers! I am BACK (or my submissions inbox is)
As well as my #mswl on the LBA website, you can find out some more about me in this interview I did with the lovely people at @RNAtweets: romanticnovelistsassociation.org/2021/04/ask-an…
I include some pointers about how to catch my eye with your query letter - title; clear, snappy pitch; & comp titles
Hiii Writers!! 🥳 ❤️I’ve been looking at what’s on my list right now.
So I’d love to see more Mysteries, Suspense & Thrillers in my box! If you write from MG, YA, to Adult.
Please check my #MSWL here manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/anal…
Link to submit is in my BIO!! 🥳❤️❤️
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Only #YA and #MG. Whodunit mysteries like Truly Devious (riddles!). Closed door thrillers/mysteries. Witchy stories like Undead Girl Gang and The Craft, grounded in the real world. #mswl
Always looking for BIPOC writers!
If you have it and I miss it, please send anyway!