I’m open to queries again and just found out my page is live on Manuscript Wish List!!!! 🎉🎉🎉
One update: I’m looking for the first 50 pgs, not 10, for fiction. 🤗 #mswl
BUT, I’d especially love to find contemporary commercial YA (horror, thriller, romance etc.) that is really nailing whatever genre it is - in a fun and interesting way.
Everything listed on our website still applies, but I really want to see contemporary GNs in MG & YA, contemporary novels in MG & YA, & YA & adult thrillers. #MSWL Send to Query Manager before Sept. 1, or query me when I open again. #WritingCommunity #Amquerying @seymouragency
-contemporary fantasy in YA or MG
-MG whimsical fantasy a la Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli
-YA or MG high fantasy with a unique magic system / based on mythologies underrepresented In literature / that subverts the tropes of the genre
Meg Gaertner @MEGaertnerHey writers! I won’t be able to participate in #SFFpit for long today, but I’m always on the lookout for engaging SFF in the YA and MG spheres.
Here are some specific wish list items and how to reach me: 1/4
-character-driven YA sci-fi, especially if it explores a theme such as our relationship to technology or what it means to be human
-YA sci-fi blended with any other genre—sci-fi horror, sci-fi fantasy (I’d die for a YA Gideon the Ninth!), sci-fi mystery/thriller, etc.
Or a dash of speculative in contemporary is great too! For YA fantasy, I love swoony, action-packed stories with fresh magic systems and diverse worldbuilding #MSWL.
I'm usually specific with my wish list and comps, but I'm going to try something more general here, because I love seeing the unexpected in my inbox. For YA contemporary, send me the feels! Love stories! Coming of age stories focused on identity! Quirkiness OR grittiness! #MSWL
Brian Geffen @Brian_Geffen3/ 2019 #MSWL Agents: 1st and always, I want to curate a list of authors (and books) that accurately reflects the world around me--one that is filled with diverse creators and content--and support them in our shared goal of creating more mirrors (and portals) for kids and teens.
Agent friends! Since I was closed to submissions for a while, I want to declare that I am/have been BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Please send your clients' amazing projects my way. I'm particularly eager to find more YA contemporary and fantasy, plus MG contemporary. #MSWL
NASA Exoplanets @NASAExoplanetsThe misconception that there is no sound in space originates because most space is a ~vacuum, providing no way for sound waves to travel. A galaxy cluster has so much gas that we've picked up actual sound. Here it's amplified, and mixed with other data, to hear a black hole! pic.twitter.com/RobcZs7F9e
I want a YA sci-if horror with this sound in it. #mswl
“If you have how-tos for beauty and self-care, I'm interested. Think sustainable and eco-friendly, capsule wardrobes and decluttering, etc. Adult and YA welcome.” @readbystephanie #MSWL
Just signed on with #SBRmedia as an agent. Let me know if you are looking for an agent or just want to chat!
#womensfiction #ContemporaryRomance #romcom #cozymystery #mysterybooks
#fantasybooks including YA and middle grade.
Helen Lane @HFLane_writingSo, today I get to announce my big news.....
A few weeks ago, I joined The Booker Albert Literary Agency as a Junior Agent!!!!!!
I won't officially open to queries until the 1st September but I am actively building my client list (and may have some more news soon 👀)
My MSWL is not up yet, but I will be representing YA, NA, and Adult. Please send me Fantasy, Paranormal Romance (in a contemporary setting), Action and Adventure, Thrillers, LGBTQ+, Horror and Sci Fi.
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
Caitlin White @caitforestellI’m opening now for the last two weeks in August ONLY for writers traditionally marginalized from publishing, including (but not limited to), BIPOC and LGBTQ+ writers and those with a chronic illness or disability. You don’t have to disclose how you fit… (1/2) #amquerying #mswl
…and you don’t have to submit only work that mirrors your identity (though I’d love to see that too!) but please respect this space. I’m only open to #YA and #MG. Please query me here: QueryManager.com/caitlinwhite
✨NEW AGENT ALERT✨
We're thrilled to announce @RebeccaLMatte will be acquiring as our newest agent!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Rebecca has been our Contracts Manager and is now looking to represent YA & Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy and Romance. To query her visit: bradfordlit.com/about/rebecca-…
"Immersive speculative YA fiction like CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi, EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES by Rhoda Belleza, and BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT by Tochi Onyebuchi."
Kiki @kiananguHappy Friday!
Want to let #amquerying folks know that my current #mswl is exclusively (hyperbole!) sapphic, dark, comedic horror feat. BIPOC casts!
I’m a fan of Scream, Fear Street 1994, Urban Legend (2001), The Descent
I’m that goofy bitch from the block w/as big mouth!!!
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Looking for this in YA and Adult!
If you don’t have horror, my next wish is contemporary women’s fiction featuring a main character or ensemble cast in the mid-20 - mid-30s. I’m not married and don’t want kids; I have hangovers and lesbian drama 🥳 #mswl