Jenny Bent @jennybent · 9h

Just a reminder that I'm open for queries and I absolutely love books--for kids or adults--with a supernatural bent or MAGIC of any kind. #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 2d

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

Dorian Maffei @DorianMaffei · Aug 1

Unique magical realism with a tint of mystery a la BONE GAP #mswl

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Aug 1

Melissa Albert @mimi_albert

THE HAZEL WOOD is six months (and two days) old, and I'm celebrating with a giveaway!! RT by 8/3, 5pm EST, for a chance to win a copy of the ridiculously cool French edition. ☕️🥞✨

LOVE the French cover of THE HAZEL WOOD, by Melissa Albert, one of my favorite 2018 #YA reads!

P.S. I would love to find a fantasy grounded in our reality like THE HAZEL WOOD. it is so much fun to think magic might exist, if only we look in the right place.


Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Jul 26

For YA, same kind of deal. Strong voice. Strong concept/plot. Escapism, fantasy, sci-fi, speculative, magical realism—all awesome. Not crazy about depressing, issue-heavy books. No horror/thriller for me. #mswl #ya

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Jul 26

Middle grade! I have MG author on my list right now and he's lonely. Voicey but high-concept would be super. Clever. Magic. Adventure. Mystery. Just no grief/sicklit books for me. #mswl #mg

Kat Enright @katenright · Jul 23

I'm looking for contemporary fantasies like UNDEAD GIRL GANG or WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE. Witches and vampires and magic and more. But most of all vibrant characters, particularly girls who aren't afraid to be messy. #MSWL

Natalie Grazian @NatalieGrazian · Jul 14

I’d love to see historical fiction set during a wartime, with a dose of magical realism (á la The Passion by Jeanette Winterson) #MSWL

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · Jul 9

My latest suspense/mystery #MSWL:
+Domestic suspense with a fresh commercial hook
+Small-town mysteries with series potential, female protags
+magical realism (set in known world), spec fic, horror, supernatural elements

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Jul 9

I'm looking for fresh chapter books with a diverse protagonist and possibly some magical realism. #MSWL

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · Jun 28

Whitley Abell | is supposed to be on HIATUS @whitleyabell

@MandyHubbard Me too! Contemp protags on the Ace spectrum are def high on my MSWL (so Grey-Ace and Demisexual too)

Ace rep in contemporary* YA is still at the top of the #MSWL. When it comes to demi-/grey-/ace/aro, pretty much all I see in my inbox is still SF/F.

*also realistic genres (historical, mystery, etc) and magical realism

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Jun 14

#MSWL, adult edition: epistolary; multi-generational family saga; magical realism; contemporary fantasy; speculative; southern Gothic; millennial fiction; romantic comedy

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Jun 14

#MSWL, YA edition: The Hating Game, but YA; romantic comedy; epistolary; poppy feeling Fantasy; super dark fantasy; contemporary fantasy (think The Raven Boys); historical mystery; magical realism

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Jun 13

#MSWL adult fantasy (epic/high) in world inspired by less-seen-in-SFF cultures. No vamps, weres, witch/wiz, god/Angel, fae/elf, elemental/spellcasting etc tropes - instead show me NEW magic, NEW creatures, or wild twisty fantasy world/political structures.

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Jun 7

Show me something bizarre and outside the normal, with a dynamic fantasy structure, journeys and trickery and twists. Show me how cunning, courage, and wit can make any character's magic win - or save - the world. Show me dialogue that sparks with character and voice. #mswl

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Jun 7

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

#MSWL high stakes, character driven fantasy w/intricately realized worlds, unique fantasy/magical systems&new creatures. Fun, original political systems, visually dynamic settings, characters with emotions that rip me from my life and plunge me into the pages.

So show me a chef, a medicine woman, a food runner, a hairdresser, a shoemaker, an assistant who has the potential to outshine their superior but has yet to discover/reveal it. Let their magic be small but let them find a way to make it ignite in their favor. #mswl

Brianne Johnson @SecretAgentBri · Jun 7

Doing my best to scout the #PitMad thread, but duty calls! If you have a submission you think fits my taste, PLEASE send it to me! I'm always looking for magical/witchy books in all genres and I'm particularly excited about fresh #YA social-justice-themed books. #amquerying #MSWL

Trodayne Northern @TroNorth · Jun 7

Just in case our #MSWL...POC Intersectional work, magical funk realism-w/lush, succulent prose that dribble down your chin. Genre mashing/bending SFF. LGBTQ +, YA, Romance, Women's, Steam, Solar, Cyber punk, Gaslamp, Literary Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Memoir w/platform.