Ali Herring (closed to queries until 8/16) @HerringAliI have now answered every query in QM I received PRIOR to closing to queries at the beginning of summer. I've got inbox zero for when I reopen tomorrow.
#MSWL -YA historical realistic centered on a historical but fictionalized MC -High-concept fast-moving YA -Contemporary MG -space opera -generation ship setting -western settings / adventure -inspy & category romance -accessible scifi -diverse scifi -Hallmark-esque MG 1st love
More in fiction: joyous LGBTQ+ characters. Contemporary, literary takes on the Western that critique genre tropes. Speculative/magical realism elements that are grounded in the “real” world (think Nothing To See Here, The Pisces)
#MSWL Amish Romance, Rom-Com, Western Romance, Cozy Mystery (including Paranormal), Mystery, Historical Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Picture Books (prefer 700 words or less), Middle Grade, Cookbooks, Graphic Novels, Travel blueridgeagency.com Looking forward to your queries!
bog bodies, the age of sail, westerns (centering BIPOC and/or queer characters only please), stories about sports teams (that are maybe haunted??), gothic romances, medieval pilgrimages and any combination thereof!
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spines8: I really, really want a western with a horse-girl-esque twist. Westerns are having a moment, I grew up riding and surrounded by equestrian culture, and I would love to see something fresh and progressive...
...by a rural author with something interesting and new to say. Think: Heresy, by Melissa Lenhardt; Outlawed, by Anna North.
#pitmad #mswl Looking for Amish Romance, Inspirational Romance, RomCom, Western Romance, Cozy Mysteries, Mysteries, Suspense, Picture Books, MG, True Crime, Cookbooks. blueridgeagency.com and mention #pitmad for who referred you.
#MSWL Cozy Mysteries, Amish Romance, Western Romance, Inspirational Romance, Sweet Romance, RomCom, Mysteries, Historical Mysteries, Historical Romance, Suspense, Picture Books, True Crime, Cookbooks blueridgeagency.com
#MSWL Mysteries, including cozies, historicals, traditional, PI; Suspense; Romances, including Amish, Inspirational, Sweet, RomCom, Western, Historical, Suspense; Pictures Books (600 words and less preferred), Middle Grade Mysteries, True Crime, Cookbooks blueridgeagency.com
Brenna “ACAB” English✨Loeb @benglishhhHello sweet writers! I will be closing to queries at the end of the month, so if you were planning on submitting to me (via query manager, I delete things that come into my inbox unrequested) this is your metaphorical five minute warning!
I'll be updating this thread over the next few days with #mswl thoughts and ideas as they occur to me, and I'll start with saying that if you have a western, especially a historical one featuring queer and/or BIPOC characters, please hit me up!
#MSWL Give me Space Western SFF, lawless new frontiers, Serendipity, Firefly-esque, but with African American space cowboys who mean business written by POC authors! Cinematic in scope, make me swoon, make me sit up, take notice, stay up all night reading! bit.ly/3lsXobY
#MSWL Clean contemporary western romance between 60-70,000 words, Amish Romance, Inspirational Romance, Cozy Mysteries, Traditional Mysteries, Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Historical Mysteries, True Crime, Middle Grade Mysteries, Cookbooks, Graphic Novels blueridgeagency.com
Stephanie Winter @readbystephanieHey Wynonna Earp fans, serious question time for the new season...
But also, a mg Wynonna Earp sff western is for sure on my #MSWL
My most wanted wishlist:
Inspirational romantic suspense (55k words & 85-100K words)
Inspirational historical romance (70k words, would love to see a regency + Westerns and 85-100k words)
Amish (contemporary romance and romantic suspense 55k words)