Fairy Tale

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · Oct 1

I'm #MSWL-ing for re-tellings (#adult or #YA) of myths, folktales, or fairytales. Always. Bring it. More. Had the chance to look at #queries and pages for an @OpAwesome6 #passorpages, and had lots to say: bit.ly/2QisRya. I encourage you all to think through m'#querytip!

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · Sep 26

What is an agent thinking about when s/he's reading your query and first 250? Check out @OpAwesome6's newest #PassOrPages excerpts, on retellings of myths, folktales, and fairy tales (which I love! send if you have!): bit.ly/2NJgfDh. #queries #querytip #query #YA #MSWL

Alex Arnold @alexyarnold · Sep 13

New takes on myths and fairy tales from non-western cultures #MSWL

Cherrita Lee @Cherrita_Lee · Sep 13

#MSWL Underrepresented minority and/or interracial romance, gene hacking, modernized Slavic heroic quest, characters with identities that span communities & their struggles, characters with East Asian, Slavic, and African heritage, & dark fairy tale retellings. MG, YA, Adult.

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 12

#MSWL: fairytale and mythology retellings, especially in unusual or unexpected settings, and especially if reimagined to give agency to the marginalized. No damsels, no white knights, all underdogs.

Britt Siess @BrittSiess · Sep 12

#MSWL
- Adult Gothic Horror (think Crimson Peak)
- Adult High Fantasy featuring women as leaders
- Retellings of fairytales by #OwnVoices authors!!
- Spooky MG ghost stories
- MG stories with witches and elaborate settings

Brit Elisabet Hvide Busse @bhvide · Sep 12

Adult fairytale retellings with emotional complexity, warmth, and grit. #MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on YA:
*mystery/thrillers w/ atypical narrative structure and/or mixed media formats
*paranormal that feels fresh
*adventure-driven stories
*anything with a high-stakes plot
*fairytale retellings that feel fresh
*smart contemporary that makes me laugh and cry
#MSWL

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Sep 12

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

Cassandra Farrin @CassaCassaCassa · Sep 12

Well-researched fairy tale retellings or a literary modern retelling of a classic #MSWL

Melissa Danaczko @mad2034 · Sep 12

#MSWL Also craving smart escapist reads, fairy-tale retellings, books about motherhood (not prescriptive though) and anything that tackles the most urgent issues in our society and/or pushes the envelop.

Chloe Moffett @TheBookMechanic · Sep 12

#MSWL Epic fantasy retellings / reimaginings of classic, multicultural folk lore and fairy tales, a la CITY OF BRASS or UPROOTED and SPINNING SILVER

MARIA @msmariavicente · Sep 12

I’m still looking for a YA macabre fairy tale retelling. A story that combines luxurious fantasy and horror. #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Aug 7

I'd really love stories that breathe new life into classic fairytales and myths. Would definitely like to see a fresh take on something like mermaids. #MSWL

Andrea Somberg @andreasomberg · Aug 6

I would love to find a unique retelling of a fairytale or folktale for the #mg #YA or adult market! #MSWL