Magic

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.
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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.

Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans · Jun 6

I'm in the mood for an inventive, female-led magic school story, but from the teacher's POV. Please and thank you. #mswl

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jun 3

Would love to see more YA high fantasy and MG contemporary fantasy in my inbox right now. Blow me away with elaborate worlds and magic, please! #MSWL

Danielle Burby @DanielleBurby · May 30

Things I'm looking for right now: Creepy atmospheric forests, queer love stories, YA and MG fantasy, sister stories, boarding schools, complicated family and friendship dynamics, seaside novels, literary writing with commercial plot, interesting magic, feminism #MSWL

Soulful Golem @MiriamAnneW · May 30

me: furious that somehow May is already over when I am so behind in everything

also me: OKAY JUNE 5th; bring me your BRUJA BORN and STILL LIVES and SOCIAL CREATURE *

*#mswl to all of these, complex women and girls struggling to be themselves in hostile worlds, magic or not

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 28

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

Kat Enright @katenright · May 24

If you like your contemporaries mixed with a little bit of magic--well, I love that too! Especially if you have some kind of F/F witch book up your sleeve. #MSWL

Kat Enright @katenright · May 24

And magic! I love magic. I especially love magic if you've got a new, fun magic system with cool rules, powers, and limitations. I love exploring what magic can do, and how characters have to learn to work around the limitations of it. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · May 17

It's #MSWL time! I'm on the hunt for contemporary middle-grade, and middle-grade with speculative or magical realism elements. Sound like your book? Hit me up.