Magic

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 2d

I'd love to see someone make up new elements for element-control magic rather than use the classical elements. Not sure what they'd be, but it'd be an interesting change of pace. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 5d

“Fantasy (urban or otherwise) dealing with the diaspora of a magical community—how does the magic change/thrive?” @kurestinarmada #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 5d

If you write books with a hint of magic or otherworldliness, I wanna see them! Books like THE COTTINGLEY SECRET, THE ESSEX SERPENT, or A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES.

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Feb 13

I’ve been listening to THE GREATEST SHOWMAN album all night—it’s so good! Now I’m craving some #circus themed submissions in my inbox right w/ a hint of #magicalrealism (& by circus, I don't mean clowns!) #A #WF #YA #MG #MR #MSWL

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Feb 13

#MSWL Adult fantasy with wild new magical systems/belief structures/world structures. Lace the magic into the world in surprising, original ways. Vivid settings, towering stakes, dynamic voices. Confident, unique perspectives. LGBTQ+/Diverse characters a plus.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Feb 12

Leon Husock @LeonHusock

MC who was a part of but has turned their back on magic/a secret magical world > MC who discovers they secretly have magic/are part of a magical world. #MSWL

So...apparently the greater than sign isn't common knowledge? I just got my second query for "MC discovers they're secretly part of a magical world". So guys: I want the FIRST part of this #MSWL, not the second.

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Feb 10

Writers, please send me your #YA #magicalrealism projects! Was chatting with editors at #alamw18 today and that’s on their lists! #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Feb 7

Some tropes I'm seeking for @HallmarkPublish:
-office romance
-friends to loves
-enemies to loves
-rescue animals/pet-centered
-fake date/engagement
-second chance romance
-royalty
-light magic use (e.g., an object, a spell, etc)
-and much more!
#MSWL

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Feb 5

MC who was a part of but has turned their back on magic/a secret magical world > MC who discovers they secretly have magic/are part of a magical world. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Feb 1

Give me a character driven magical realism book with only a bare hint of the magic. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Feb 1

I want a literary book that is not contemporary. Give me a literary fantasy, magical realism, historical fiction. #MSWL

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Jan 31

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller

Now that it's out in the world, I can officially say:

Fantasies like THE HAZEL WOOD by @mimi_albert are on my forever and ever #MSWL. pic.twitter.com/9AzJM2pMMT

I love fairytales, the darker and more dangerous the better.

I love stories about girls with troubled pasts.

Stories about magic, and its cost.

Take me on a journey that makes me never want to come home.

#MSWL

Laura Apperson @LCatAp · Jan 25

I saw @shapeofwater last night, and as I sat in the theater, enraptured, I realized I wanted to read as many books as possible with that kind of incredible storytelling and perfectly executed magical realism. (YA and adult!) #MSWL

Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · Jan 20

On the hunt for wildly original #MG #fantasy, #paranormal, #magicalrealism and #mystery. Think RULES FOR STEALING STARS, THE NIGHT GARDENER, WINTERHOUSE, SERAPHINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK. #MSWL