overall, i will be accepting:
- suspense and psychological thrillers, but specifically with a textured, vibrant sense of setting (think Gillian Flynn’s SHARP OBJECTS)
- folklore and mythological retellings, particularly non-Eurocentric traditions
- magical realism
So excited to be back open to queries (a little late thanks to covid). Send me your mysteries, thrillers, complex families, kids on bikes (moms/older friends on bikes, too) and Midwest/prairie-set stories. Full #mswl @ nelsonagency.com
I'm eagerly seeking commercial thrillers, horror, and domestic suspense, as well as upmarket speculative fiction.
In all of these genres, I'm looking for high concept stories with something new to say.
Send me adult + #YA literary thrillers and horror. I am a suspense junkie, who loves to be scared, and I can go very, very dark--except please no violence against children or rape. But blood and gore are fine.
As are creepy dolls and bad romance (but maybe not together?).
I am on the hunt for a gripping, page-turning #YA thriller, where the suspects are aplenty, and the story has heft--something that would sit on the shelf next to
@KCjohnsonwrites's THIS IS MY AMERICA.
At last, I have a profile on ManuscriptWishList.com. My current wish list is live, though I'll continue to tweet new and specific items as they come to me. #MSWL
I’m open to queries again and just found out my page is live on Manuscript Wish List!!!! 🎉🎉🎉
One update: I’m looking for the first 50 pgs, not 10, for fiction. 🤗 #mswl
BUT, I’d especially love to find contemporary commercial YA (horror, thriller, romance etc.) that is really nailing whatever genre it is - in a fun and interesting way.
Cozies, mysteries (and even thrillers) set in unique spaces and worlds (frozen tundra, desert, on an oceanic station, in space, and so on), with unique murders and mysteries to solve and clever and lovable characters we can’t help but root for. #MSWL
Everything listed on our website still applies, but I really want to see contemporary GNs in MG & YA, contemporary novels in MG & YA, & YA & adult thrillers. #MSWL Send to Query Manager before Sept. 1, or query me when I open again. #WritingCommunity #Amquerying @seymouragency
Meg Gaertner @MEGaertnerHey writers! I won’t be able to participate in #SFFpit for long today, but I’m always on the lookout for engaging SFF in the YA and MG spheres.
Here are some specific wish list items and how to reach me: 1/4
-character-driven YA sci-fi, especially if it explores a theme such as our relationship to technology or what it means to be human
-YA sci-fi blended with any other genre—sci-fi horror, sci-fi fantasy (I’d die for a YA Gideon the Ninth!), sci-fi mystery/thriller, etc.