I am actively digging through my inbox looking for: #MSWL
▪️PB/MG NF about science or history topics
▪️Adult mystery/suspense in the vein of Oyinkan Braithwaite, Steph Cha, Alex North, Tana French
▪️Upmarket family stories
▪️Horror: Psychological! Ghosts!
For #adult, I’m particularly hungry for commercial #WF. Give me a strong hook & upmarket writing. I’m open to MANY different genres here, but my sweet spot are stories that deal with family and/or long held secrets #MSWL
Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller@Gabino_Iglesias Upmarket, smart, high stakes that go beyond “don’t die.” Get Out, Parasite are good movie comps, Lauren Beukes is a good book comp even though I know she’s not strictly horror, also Anita Ahlborn and Joe Hill. Honestly I just want something that grabs me and has something to SAY
#mswl: the horror & twisted spec fic I want to see in 2020
“I’d love to read some vibrant, Broadway/West End musical fiction. Give me glamour and behind-the-scenes action. Interesting, dramatic, but contemporary and upmarket.” @readbystephanie #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
You can see all of our lists on the website: bookendsliterary.com/submissions/ In particular I'm looking for commercial, upmarket & literary fiction, women's fiction, speculative fiction, mystery, suspense, thriller.... #MSWL
Not going to lie. I’m having #PitchWars FOMO. In case you’re an author feeling the same I’m here to remind you that I’m open to queries. Speculative fiction, women’s fiction, suspense, upmarket & more #mswl bookendsliterary.com/submissions/
Sam B. Farkas @SamBFarkasHi! Since I am now open to queries, I'm going to do a #MSWL thread. I'm open to most categories and genres (see our website for details), but I'm especially eager for the following:
Adult Historical Fiction.
Think Kate Quinn or Alice Hoffman -- upmarket book club fiction that brings history to life.
Favorites: WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen; THE HUNTRESS by Kate Quinn; THE DOVEKEEPERS by Alice Hoffman; I SHALL BE NEAR TO YOU by Erin Lindsay McCabe #MSWL
Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblakeI’m so excited that the news is out! I’ve joined the team at Rees Literary Agency as an agent! I’m so excited to work with this stellar team & be a part of getting awesome, needed books into the world! I’m officially open to queries! reesagency.com/ashley-herring…
Of course I’m looking for character-driven and heartfelt MG and YA, but I’m also very hungry for upmarket adult fiction and romance! Give me all your family, friend, and romantic angst! #MSWL
#LitAgents, my #MSWL (Adult):
‣ Upmarket contemporary fic: Womxn; mental health; “Late” (30s+) coming-of-age; LGBTQIA+
‣ Grounded speculative fic: “ ” w/ elements of SFF/magical realism; Modern retellings (fairy tales; myths & legends; folklore; classics); CliFi (not preachy);
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaSome @bookendslit #MSWL for you. I'll add mine to Kim's: #ownvoices, women's fiction, upmarket/book club fiction, LGBTQ voices, suspense, thrillers, books set outside the US. twitter.com/BookEndsKim/st…
Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKimInbox status: I've responded to all queries sent before today and all submissions sent before December 1st. I'm HUNGRY people! Especially for #ownvoices, romcoms (YA and adult), and women's fiction. #amagenting #mswl
I'm all caught up on queries and working my way through all January submissions. Eager to find my next new project!
PB fiction & non-fiction
MG non-fiction & humorous fiction
Adult Mystery, Thriller, Literary & Upmarket #MSWL #QueryUpdate
Time for a 2020 #MSWL refresh!
Would love to see:
*more, generally by Korean authors in both YA & adult
*strong literary/upmarket fiction from a diverse POV (think Celeste Ng, Jean Kwok, Kamila Shamsie, etc.)
*YA thriller in the vein of SADIE
In all seriousness, very proud to be a part of @StMartinsPress. Agents, please send me your gut-punching book club fiction, upmarket thrillers and mysteries, investigative journalism, pop culture, and true crime!! #mswl #publishing #amediting
Good morning! I added a few more genres to my #MSWL through the StringerLit query form. Would love some humor/satire/offbeat/quirky (we need that in the world!) and I added thrillers, upmarket. Send me your funny PB and more MG/YA. stringerlit.com
I should probably do a proper #mswl soon, but I’ve seen a large uptick in pitches/MSs for genre romance in my inbox, which is NOT a good fit for my list. Rom-coms, upmarket women’s fiction—yes, please! But I’m not the right person for contemporary romance.