Who’s Who at BookEnds Literary Agency #MSWL

With the excitement of a new year, comes the anticipation of a new find. To help you get an idea for our own #MSWL (manuscript wish lists), we created this fun quiz. Try your hand at it to see what BookEnds Agents are looking for in 2016.


Welcome to your Know the Agents at BookEnds Literary Agency #MSWL

I would love a book about an adult returning to a childhood home to help finally solve the crime that has haunted her for a lifetime.
I'm looking for contemporary romance. I'm looking on the steamier end of the spectrum (be it sexy or erotic, no inspirational) with characters I'm going to root for. LGBTQ+ would be awesome, but I'd also like some heterosexual romances as well! I'd love to have some unusual aspect, be it the hero/heroine's professions or the setting.
I love to read novels that are set over a short -- but very dynamic -- timeframe.  Send me a powerful women's fiction novel that takes place over just a few days or a couple of weeks that still takes the reader on a journey due to the heightened circumstances in the book.  And if there's a strong romantic element, all the better.
Give me some women's fiction that makes me weep but also has moments of lightness and humor. But, please, no heroines returning to their childhood hometowns.
I really want something naughty and taboo! Think Lilah Pace's Asking for It or Abbi Glines' Fallen Too Far or Carrie's Story by Molly Weatherfield.
I'm looking for sports romances. It could be erotic, sexy, funny, sweet, or maybe even inspirational, but it should show professional athletes getting hot and sweaty, and have a healthy dose of male camaraderie.
I'm looking for YA sf/f featuring LGBT+ characters. I love and want characters from all over the spectrum, but I have a particular soft spot for girls who like other girls.
SciFi (YA or Adult) -- but with a catch. I'm looking for something that's not heavy on the science. Give me your Star Treks or your Twilight Zones or your Last Starfighters. Something easily accessible for not only the hard-core SciFi but the folks who were dragged to Star Wars and found a new love and want to read more just like it.
I'd love to find a YA thriller that doesn't sacrifice character and emotion for action and suspense.  I want a ride that's both emotional and exciting.
I'm looking for MG with an engaging voice that has me laughing out loud, but also rooting for my characters to get themselves out of trouble... preferably before mom and dad get home!
I'd love a contemporary romance with a rough-around-the-edges hero who's the mysterious, quiet type.  Still waters run deep.  And if he's good with his hands, rides a motorcycle and sports some tattoos, all the better!
Send me some psychological suspense--YA or adult. Dark and disturbing is great, but I don't want stories that run on shock value over substance and strong characterization.
I'm looking for survivalist fiction. A story about a character (adult or YA) who finds herself stuck out in the wilderness. There could be a madman, or just general survival.  AKA Into the Wild, Wild, Deliverance, Black Ice etc.

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  1. I got three, but I really liked the idea of Beth Campbell’s survivalist idea. What about two young brothers lost in a snowy wilderness, pursued not only by the elements but also by a psychopath? Who have to hide and survive while their mother and a man that’s she makes go with her hunt all three?

  2. Wow, this quiz provided great insight. I thought that I should query one agent, but now I see that another agent here would be a better fit. One of the quiz questions excites me because it resembles a mss I’m writing.

    Will your interest in these types of mss fade over time, or do you feel that these examples strongly represent what interests you?

    1. Things do change over time and please read today’s post that adds to what the quiz offered. Keep checking in to the blog and the website where we try to keep our #MSWL updated.

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