Contemporary

🎃 Ch-hell-sey Emmel-haints 👻 @CKEmmelhainz · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL cont
+ magical realism (set in known world), spec fic
+ horror, supernatural elements
+ witches (a la The Craft)
+ serial killers
+ cults
+ black magic (set in the known world)
+ twins/siblings
+ legends, myths, folklore-inspired
+ female protags
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Emmanuelle Morgue-en @EmMorgen · 12 Sep 2018

And my usual SF/fantasy for any age, diverse voices, YA & MG. Contemp graphic novel/memoir. #MSWL

Thao Le🌙👻🕯🦇 @ThaoLe8 · 12 Sep 2018

It's #MSWL day! A lot of my previous mswls still stand, but I'm particularly interested in seeing more contemporary fantasy. I want to see magic in everyday life!

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · 12 Sep 2018

MIDDLE GRADE. Gimme allll the middle grade! Contemporary middle grade, magical realism, fairy tales, fantasy. Anything that can described as for fans of Dianna Wynn Jones or Miyazaki will have me salivating #MSWL

Masha Gunic @masha_gunic · 12 Sep 2018

I'm usually a sucker for dark contemporary #YA dealing with mental health issues #mswl

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · 12 Sep 2018

I really want a contemporary women’s fiction that takes it out of middle class white working woman territory! #mswl

Natalie M. Lakosil @Natalie_Lakosil · 12 Sep 2018

Dying for more magical realism women's fiction, or #ownvoice women's fiction contemporaries #mswl

Natalie M. Lakosil @Natalie_Lakosil · 12 Sep 2018

Hot on my list for #mswl are #ownvoice contemporaries featuring diverse characters.

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 12 Sep 2018

Also actively seeking Muslim stories, both contemporary and SFF. In particular, science fiction, as I'd love to see stories of POC we don't normally get to see having adventures in the future. Also goes for SF starring indigenous characters. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 12 Sep 2018

And as far as diversity goes, I am particularly seeking new authors of color and indigenous authors. #MSWL

We are still actively seeking contemporary Native American narratives for MG & YA, novel and graphic novel. I'd also love more books about black girls/by black women.

Kortney Price @kortney_price · 12 Sep 2018

I'd love to see a gritty or dark YA thriller/suspense/mystery/contemporary story. #mswl

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · 12 Sep 2018

You all know I love fantasy. Looking for things that feel a bit out of the box now. Contemporary fantasy, maybe? YA urban fantasy? An update on Harry Potter? I don’t know; surprise me. #mswl

Candee Fick @CandeeFick · 12 Sep 2018

I'm officially open for queries. #MSWL Christian romance projects only (contemporary, historical, or romantic suspense). Want stellar writing, strong characters, unique plots.

Paste query & 1st 10 pages into body of email to candee.fick (at) anaiahpress (dot) com. @anaiahpress

Kortney Price @kortney_price · 12 Sep 2018

And on to YA! I'd love a sweet contemporary romance that's "artsy" or "geeky," MAJOR bonus points if you have #disability rep in your story #mswl

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 12 Sep 2018

I wanna touch on contemporary romance real quick. I love cute awkwardness. I want gut-wrenching love (think Just One Day by @gayleforman). I need LGBTQ+ that isn't just "coming out" or "issue-driven". If you give me Andy Anderson, I'll love you forever #MSWL