Magical Realism

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 27

Top of my #MSWL right now:
1. Author/illustrator PBs
2. #OwnVoices PB/MG/YA
3. YA Rom Com
4. Spooky PB (but not specific to Halloween)
5. Humor PB/MG/YA
6. Magical realism MG/YA

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Sep 25

I also will ALWAYS melt for magical realism with a strong sense of place & GORGEOUS lyrical writing ❤️ #ya #mg #wf #a #MSWL #MR

Alex Arnold @alexyarnold · Sep 13

Magical realism in MG and YA, especially where the magic is tied to the setting or the season. Place as character is a fav story element for me #MSWL

Rena Bunder Rossner @renarossner · Sep 13

I would really really love to find an adult upmarket, literary novel to work on. Something that will make me cry. Bonus points for magical realism. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 13

I’d love to see someone take a modern/contemporary well-loved/well-known story and flip it on its head to a historical. A flipped retelling if you will. Bonus points for some magical realism. #MSWL

Amanda Isabel Ramirez @AmandaIsA_Ram · Sep 12

I'd love to see more #MG and #YA fantasy adventures / magical realism stories rooted in Caribbean and Latinx cultures in my inbox 👀🌴 #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 12

Looking for a modern-day #YA #SisterhoodoftheTravelingPants with strong, positive female friendships! Magic realism is always a plus! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 12

It’s #MSWL day! Agents—I’m desperate to see more #MG in my inbox! Looking for voice-driven contemporary and magical realism like #Rooftoppers and historical like #TheWarThatSavedMyLife and #BostonJane Also open to a fun fantasy—looking for the next #EllaEnchanted!

Devyross @Devyross · Sep 12

In #YA and #Adult I'd love to see magical realism (a recent fave is All The Birds in the Sky) as well as historical fantasy that throws me into an unexpected time. I have a weakness for anything Victorian or Jane Austen. Lastly: Assassins. Anything with assassins #MSWL

Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainz · Sep 12

#MSWL cont
+ magical realism (set in known world), spec fic
+ horror, supernatural elements
+ witches (a la The Craft)
+ serial killers
+ cults
+ black magic (set in the known world)
+ twins/siblings
+ legends, myths, folklore-inspired
+ female protags
2/2

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

Natalie M. Lakosil @Natalie_Lakosil · Sep 12

Dying for more magical realism women's fiction, or #ownvoice women's fiction contemporaries #mswl

Kortney Price @kortney_price · Sep 12

Atmosphere is absolutely the key to my YA magical realism/paranormal/fantasy #mswl heart! I LOVE it when a story has that creepy, fog-in-a-haunted-graveyard feel to it.

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 12

And I like a little genre mixing, so send me your upmarket historical mysteries and psychological sci-fi horror and magical realism retelling of Hamlet. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 12

I love both magical realism that's grounded in a contemporary world and immersive magical realism that creates its own world. #MSWL

Allison Moore 📚 @allisonm610 · Sep 12

I love magical realism that feels full lived-in, like Savvy #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 12

Happy #MSWL Day! I'm looking for commercial, literary and upmarket fiction for both adult and YA. I love mysteries, historical, magical realism, myth retellings, novel retellings, psychological thrillers/suspense, psychological/literary horror...