War

Kat Enright (they/them) @katenright · Oct 1

Actually, if you've combined the fantasy and romance elements, I am especially here for it. I've been playing a lot of Fire Emblem lately, and I'd love something that feels like that. Give me the war and intrigue and magic and kissing. Bonus if it's like Sylvix. #MSWL

Alyza Liu @alyzaliu · Sep 27

i think a lot (like a LOT) about the wasted potential of this relationship, so if anyone has any angsty generals/princes on opposing sides of a war dynamics, i would ❤️ to see it! #MSWL

Amanda Shih-Goel @amandashih · Sep 24

I also want to see war history from a different perspective—show me a new POV on a major historical event or a side of WWII history we rarely hear about #MSWL

Kelly 📚 @LitAgentKelly · Aug 31

For whatever reason, I’m really craving some historical MG, YA, and Adult right now. Scotland history and mythology in the Jacobites time, Louis the XIV court intrigue, French Revolution YA, Spanish Civil War, House of Savoy unification of Italy, Russian Revolution, etc.. #MSWL

Robbie Guillory @RobbieGuillory · Aug 8

3.WW1 or WW2 stories that aren’t acts of derring-do. What about the people left behind, or those in the factories?
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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

So, yes!, I'm still open to WWII stories. But I really want to see a fresh perspective, so go out there and find the story that hasn't been told yet. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

Or Sandra Bolzenius's GLORY IN THEIR SPIRIT, which tells the stories of four African American women who fought against the Army's segregation policies. #MSWL

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

And I'm open to nonfiction about WWII as well, especially books about the now forgotten women who played such a huge part in the War. #mswl

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

I think there are still a ton of stories we can tell with regard to the War's Pacific front. Sara Ackerman's books set in Hawaii during the War are great examples. #mswl

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

Rosella Postorino's AT THE WOLF'S TABLE, which tells the story of the women who were forced to act as Hitler's food tasters. #MSWL

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

So, what do I mean by a fresh perspective? Here are some examples. #mswl

Julie Orringer's THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO, based on the true story of Varian Fry's attempt to save Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust:

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

BUT, my #amquerying friends, you must show me a perspective on the War that's fresh and new and like nothing I've seen before to get me interested. If I feel like I can go to my local bookstore and easily pick up 10 books with a premise similar to yours, I'm going to pass. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 18

So, let's talk about books set during WWII. Are there still a ton of them hitting the bookshelves every month? Yes. Am I a bit burned out on them? Also, yes. Am I completely closed to WWII queries? Of course not! #mswl

michellebrower @michellebrower · Mar 13

I have a #MSWL, one that I've wanted for a long time. I would love, LOVE, to work with a female veteran who is writing the Great American War Novel, where women and their lives are centered instead of on the periphery. Also, if this exists, tell me so I can read it.

T.S. Ferguson @TeeEss · 10 Dec 2018

maaayyy. @brendonsexual

a gay love story of the 1st world war’s year.

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This story just CONSUMED me! I couldn't stop reading! I needed to know about Emil and Xaver! I'm sobbing! I would love to publish a story like this some day, but probably fictional inspired by real people! Code Name Verity with gay men and WWI! I'm a wreck right now! #MSWL!

Kate Nash @katenashagent · 10 Dec 2018

@UKRomChat @ukromchat

Q5. For Kate: Following on from the previous question: what would you like to see more of in romance, or possibly less of? #ukromchat @katenashagent @linalanglee pic.twitter.com/bjQY5tWKDS

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I'm looking for 1. Sweeping epics in war, like Gone With The Wind. 2) Romance reflecting today's UK diverse communities, such as inner cities or very rural. 3) a real Victorian rags-to-riches tear-jerker. 4) In romcom, new settings like @KarenAldous_ Alps #MSWL #UKRomChat

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · 2 Nov 2018

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman

Anyway coming from today’s discussion of old favorites: please send me more fun young-woman epic fantasy with beautiful dresses, high stakes, and some enemies-to-lovers, thank you. #mswl twitter.com/hannahnpbowman…

Do they end up CARING FOR EACH OTHER’S INJURIES in a TENT during a WAR until TRUST DEVELOPS and SEXUAL TENSION?? Is he shocked to see her in a DRESS not just MUDDY BREECHES after the battle is won? It is my kind of happy epic fantasy. (And I’m in the mood for that!) #mswl