UPDATED 1/2/24 - THIS IS AN OLD MSWL - please refer to my updated 2024 MSWL to see what I'm looking for.
UPDATED for Clarification - October 20, 2023:
The elements, genres, and tropes listed below for my wish list are all things I'm looking for and would love to see, but ultimately, it is the specific premise, writing, storytelling, and execution that will help me decide whether I'm a good match for your project.
I know it's tough to submit to an agent when your project seems to match their MSWL only for them to pass on the project - but all of these elements are critical and part of my decision-making process.
Below is an updated #MSWL I posted on Twitter today (8/30/22).
First and foremost, I’m looking for manuscripts from all voices and backgrounds for the genres specified on my list. The following are MSs I would be especially interested in and only means these will go to the top of my reading list (if I’m not already caught up).
Even if your project does not fit the MSWL elements I list below, I would still love to see it if it falls into one of the genres I represent! The list of genres can be found on my Submissions page or on Query Tracker.
Science Fiction / Fantasy
Cozies / Mysteries / Thrillers
In Any Genre
In all things, I love enemies to lovers, enemies to friends, lovers in denial, reluctant heroines/heroes, underdogs, close family bonds, faux baddie, I’m missing a ton, but there’s only so much space – I love a lot and the premise and strong writing will be what ultimately hook me.
Again, these are just the manuscripts I’d be super interested in, and this is not an exhaustive list, so I hope you’ll query me!