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
Though I'm still closed to queries & will open BRIEFLY in April for Hist Fic & YA Myst/Thrillers, here's my full #MSWL. I'll open again after my brief April opening & will want everything on this list and more! So work on your queries and edit those pages!
I'm still closed until about April. BUT...I'll reopen for about 1 week only & will give advance notice here. I'll be looking for ONLY HISTORICAL ROMANCE (Regency, preferred) & YA Mystery/Thriller. Strong desire for BIPOC & LGBTQ authors/stories. So get those queries ready!
It's #MSWL Day... 📜
In Adult I'm now open to SFF, so I'd love to see lush world building, morally grey MC's & lovable villains 🖤
Time Travel where it compliments a much bigger plot 🪐
I'm still on the look out for a psychological thriller with an unreliable narrator 🎭
It's #MSWL Day, & what I'm most excited about right now is LOVE stories! Please, please gimme 'em! Also, I'd love to see thrillers in the adult & YA space. There's more–because I'm greedy like that–so check out the new manuscript wishlist page. Thanks! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/Jemi…
As for children’s, I’m always open to YA in almost all genres, especially fantasy, contemporary, and thriller. I just want strong concepts and smart MCs with engaging voices that pull me along for the ride and make me want to root for them the entire way. #MSWL
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!
Send me your thrillers or mysteries that feel authentic and bring in the experience, culture, and sense-of-place of less-represented perspectives and new voices. #MSWL
It's #MSWL day today and mine's a little dusty, but currently seeking surprising and fun mainstream novels and mystery/thrillers with iconic women at the forefront!
More here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/tara…
My #MSWL for Love Inspired Trade includes domestic thriller, rom-com and complex women's fiction. My newly updated profile: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/shan…
I'm closed to queries for the next couple months for dedicated reading time, but in honor of #MSWL Day I redid my MSWL! I am looking for all types of romance, SFF (plus horror), mysteries, thrillers, YA, and some small subsets of literary and commercial fiction!
#MSWL: I'm also looking for indie bestselling authors in the horror/thriller space who'd like to go hybrid!
#MSWL: Horror thrillers along the lines of Hidden Pictures
Christmas/holiday thrillers and mysteries
“Cozy fantasies” in the vein of The House in the Cerulean Sea
Books about books, especially in the horror or thriller space
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
Norma @normajeanesaysyour friendly reminder that i am looking for magical realism, gothic fiction, and horror #MSWL
oh, it’s #MSWL day! along with the below tweet, i’m into mysteries and thrillers, historical fiction, and LGBTQ romance or fiction with strong romantic elements 💕
Apparently it’s #mswl day! Let’s do this!! Through out the day I’ll post what I’m looking for!!
Let’s start with:
I'm also looking for indie bestselling mystery/suspense/thriller authors who would like to go hybrid or who would like to continue self-publishing but have me shop their sub rights. #MSWL #WritingCommunity
I'd love to see more YA fantasy, but it really, really, really has to be unique so it'll stand out. Not an easy feat. I know! Send me more YA thrillers too!!! #MSWL #WritingCommunity #amquerying #amagenting
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…
I like my thrillers character-driven & atmospheric, like Courtney Summers in YA and Tana French in adult. Voicy YA mysteries with a classic whodunit feel like TRULY DEVIOUS & PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL are also up my alley. I'm not a good fit for commercial action/adventure novels.