#amwriting & #amquerying writers, I'm looking for contemporary cosy crime in an unconventional setting, a character-driven WW2 story with female espionage (think Heather Morris), and a Lucy Foley-esque locked room psychological thriller that revolves around toxic friendship #mswl
Foyinsi @OyinAtiOmiRandom but what if there was a story about a society in which you had to pay for EVERY single meme/gif you use? Sounds silly but could be dark & have magic (bc why not?). A whole war/revolution fought b/w free the meme-ers and ppl should be paid for use of their image-ers.
XIRAN, Chinese History Educational Memer @XiranJayZhaoew pic.twitter.com/7ENfXDjYZq
hi, yes, I would like to put "sorcerous bird women falling in love from opposing sides of a war" into the #MSWL category of "will never get old" kthx
Kelly 📚 @LitAgentKellyFor 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 pic.twitter.com/4SMHicEnnJ
HISTORICAL in YA and Adult! Love some court/palace intrigue, especially if in a more unknown place in literature. (SEE TWEET ATTACHED FOR INFO!) I’m also always looking for my super feminist/independent US historical a la Ruby from Cold Mountain. #MSWL twitter.com/litagentkelly/…
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
3.WW1 or WW2 stories that aren’t acts of derring-do. What about the people left behind, or those in the factories?
Got a character like Tilly Shilling? Get it in my inbox.
Ruta Sepetys @RutaSepetysThe forgotten ‘Wolf Children’ of World War II. This history is also featured in the new award-winning novel, 𝙄𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙝𝙖𝙙𝙤𝙬 𝙤𝙛 𝙒𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨 by Lithuanian author Alvydas Šlepikas.🇱🇹on.natgeo.com/2YerM2I
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:
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
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
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.
maaayyy. @brendonsexuala gay love story of the 1st world war’s year.
[thread by @guillemclua im just a translator]. pic.twitter.com/I3CkgKd1EO
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!
@UKRomChat @ukromchatQ5. 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
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