Magic

beth phelan @beth_phelan · 5d

For my MG, right now I really want magical adventure! Send me something fantastical and fun, with a great hook, and friendships that shine. Especially if there are any non-human magical characters incorporated in a fresh way. #MSWL

beth phelan @beth_phelan · 5d

beth phelan @beth_phelan

Gonna drop a few #MSWL tweets as I’ve been going through my queries this weekend (sorry if you’re still waiting on a response—I’m getting there!) and trying to listen to what my gut is craving. I’m focusing on MG and YA, so let’s get started:

I would really love some character-driven YA fantasy that is both dark AND funny. Especially if there is a big eclectic cast and truly unique magic. Voicey characters but still high stakes and a world with details that awe, from city life to wildlife. #MSWL

Jess Errera @thisJESStin · Apr 10

Would love to see some magical realism in my inbox #mswl for all those who are #amwriting

Hannah Allaman @hallaman13 · Apr 8

#MSWL an unseen magical society in a contemporary setting and factional drama in the vein of AN UNKINDNESS OF MAGICIANS pleaseeee

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 4

#MSWL for MG, I want mature voices. Upper MG storylines. LOVE historical fiction for younger characters, contemporary that makes me like who I'm reading about, urban fantasy/magical realism where the child is strong & proud.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 4

#MSWL Southern Gothic is high on my list. YA or A; historical fiction/fantasy, contemporary, urban fantasy, magical realism. Bonus points for local legend and bayou storylines.

Jessie Devine @Jessie_Devine · Mar 30

Who has a rich, southern YA? Send to meeeeee. Particularly if there's magic and southern belles. #mswl

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Mar 27

Also would love to see some #upmarket women's fiction w/ a unique hook and/or a hint of magical realism #MSWL #WF #MR

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · Mar 26

(sincere #mswl forthcoming alert)

I need some fantasy. Been selling a lot of SF lately but I need some wizards and witches and magic and dragons and swords and sorcery.

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Mar 22

#MSWL a totally delicious YA romantic comedy that is diverse; still trying to find my perfect Paris novel (YA or adult); a historical YA mystery (think Jennifer Donnelly's These Shallow Graves); magical realism 4-ever

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Mar 8

Leon Husock @LeonHusock

#MSWL Magic doesn't have to be rigidly defined with each person only having set types (e.g. Avatar TLA). People naturally find the things they're good at and like. By the time you're a teen, you might be able to do a bit of magic X but have a real talent for magic Y.

On a related #MSWL note, people tend to think of world-building as being about the physical world itself; its people, its geography and history and mythology. But it's as much about systems and how they work as it is about anything concrete.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · Mar 8

#MSWL Magic doesn't have to be rigidly defined with each person only having set types (e.g. Avatar TLA). People naturally find the things they're good at and like. By the time you're a teen, you might be able to do a bit of magic X but have a real talent for magic Y.

Joanna Szabo @Joanna_Shwaba · Mar 6

I want a mythology retelling with a contemporary PNW twist more than I want most things in life. Or a convincing contemporary YA fantasy (magic or monsters!) that really pushes into its setting. #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Mar 5

I finished another book by Sara Addison Allen this weekend, which means my #MSWL for today is a feel good women's fiction, family story. With or without magical realism. #MSWLMadness

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Mar 2

"Magic always comes with a price". I love consequences. So much of the fantasy I love is driven by characters make decisions and then dealing with the consequences of those actions.