Manuscript Wish Lists Shared on Twitter
Agents, editors and publishers shared their manuscript wish lists yesterday, giving aspiring writers ideas about what kind of material they are looking for. We've collected as many wish lists as possible...
- — Janet Reid (@Janet_Reid)Thu, Jun 27 2013 11:45:13
- — Martha Mihalick (@MarthaMihalick)Thu, Jun 27 2013 10:38:57I want smart, confident writing, characters I care about, & an author who's not afraid to push her/himself & take risks. #MSWL
- — Martha Mihalick (@MarthaMihalick)Thu, Jun 27 2013 10:44:39I think it's important to say, too: Sometimes the best mss are ones I'd never have thought to say I was looking for. Surprise us. #MSWL
- — Barry Goldblatt (@barrygoldblatt)Thu, Jun 27 2013 11:18:55And if someone figures out a way to convert Dr. Horrible into a brilliant, charming YA/MG novel, I'm in! #MSWL
- — Barry Goldblatt (@barrygoldblatt)Thu, Jun 27 2013 11:12:19And I've said many times, but so far to no avail: if I could find the new Ellen Raskin, I would be the happiest agent ever. #MSWL
- — Deborah Nemeth (@DebNemeth)Thu, Jun 27 2013 12:25:17Military characters, esp. female: soldier/sailor/pilot contemp rom heroines, swordfighters in historicals/fantasies, SF rebel leaders #MSWL
- — Deborah Nemeth (@DebNemeth)Thu, Jun 27 2013 12:18:02Emotional m/m contemporary romance & rom suspense, w/ strong conflict, any heat level, esp blue-collar, athlete, cop, military heroes. #MSWL
- — Georgia N. McBride (@Georgia_McBride)Thu, Jun 27 2013 14:25:52
- — Daniel Lazar (@DanLazarAgent)Thu, Jun 27 2013 19:57:56Ooh #MSWL Me too! A vast, gorgeous adventure with twist of magic. Like: The Magicians, Discovery of Witches, Golem & Jinni... or...
- — Michelle Witte (@michellewitte)Thu, Jun 27 2013 10:21:51I'm a fan of weird, quirky, off-beat, and somewhat bizarre. It has to make some kind of sense, but it can be Wonderland-style logic. #MSWL
- — Sarah Negovetich (@SarahNego)Thu, Jun 27 2013 16:48:26I'm looking for YA SciFi and villains with redeeming qualities. I'd love to see something really gadget heavy with a suspense line. #MSWL
- — jennifer laughran (@literaticat)Thu, Jun 27 2013 10:38:23YA or adult romance historical: Regency, Victorian, Gilded Age. Preferably sexy and FUN, great banter a plus. #mswl
- — jennifer laughran (@literaticat)Thu, Jun 27 2013 16:22:40
- — jennifer laughran (@literaticat)Thu, Jun 27 2013 14:00:28High concept YA/MG w diverse cast, strong characters, great writing, fast pace, and that make me laugh AND cry. (Too much to ask? ;-) #mswl
- — Kathleen Rushall (@KatRushall)Thu, Jun 27 2013 10:33:12
- — Courtney Koschel (@CourtneyKoschel)Thu, Jun 27 2013 14:16:05I'm a sucker for anything fantasy. Make sure it's polished, has a strong voice and a well developed world. #MSWL
- — Roseanne Wells (@RivetingRosie)Fri, Jun 28 2013 07:14:45I love literary fiction, magical realism like Aimee Bender or Marquez. I love THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS and BY THE RIVER PIEDRA... #MSWL
- — Michelle L. Johnson (@MJsRetweet)Thu, Jun 27 2013 12:15:57
- — Roseanne Wells (@RivetingRosie)Fri, Jun 28 2013 07:17:06I want the next generation's Buffy or Veronica Mars. Characters who change the dynamic of their world and kick ass #MSWL
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