Sci-fi

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 24 Oct 2018

Middle grade manuscripts? Can you hear me calling? Looking for MG: fantasy, sci-fi, cont., mystery & more. Bring all the childhood feels with you! MG authors, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email & send to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #MSWL #diversity #ownvoices

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 16 Oct 2018

If I missed your #DVpit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: SFF, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, cont., & historical. MG: SFF, adventure, mystery, cont., & horror. #diversity #MSWL querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 15 Oct 2018

I love new, different worlds in fantasy or sci-fi. Magic is cool. Science is sweet. Aliens? Not so much. But, you could surprise me. What about witches? I'm still looking for a witch story. #MG #YA #A #MSWL

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · 14 Oct 2018

I also happen to have a totally empty #query inbox as of 1.00am EST, and--two months into reading #manuscripts--still am on the hunt for a good thriller, women's fiction, and adult #fantasy and #scifi. I love good espionage, puzzles, and coding, & excellent female heroes. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 12 Oct 2018

A type of primary relationship I’d love to see more in #SFF: comrades-in-arms—not only warrior/soldier siblings-in-battle, but also people fighting for common causes in politics, in the workplace, in civil society, &c. who believe viscerally in their purpose & in each other #MSWL

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · 10 Oct 2018

3. A truly epic space opera. Either one with fascinating and unique worldbuilding (think THE STARS ARE LEGION or A DOOR INTO OCEAN) or one that's just plain fun as well as galaxy-spanning (think the Vorkosigan books). #MSWL

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · 10 Oct 2018

A delightful conversation with an editor this morning has reminded me of some things I'd really like to see #MSWL:
1. A prison-abolitionist utopian SF novel. Think THE DISPOSSESSED but specifically about restorative justice.
2. A really good first contact book like THE SPARROW.

Chris Morgan @C_Morgs65 · 9 Oct 2018

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A friendly reminder that if you have a John Henry but SFF, or any other SFF take on American folklore, feel free to drop me a line. #MSWL

H. McCorkle @McCorkle_Editor · 7 Oct 2018

Agents, I have updated my #MSWL on my site. If you have something that matches my current wishlist, feel free to send it my way! enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com/p/wish-list.ht…

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 30 Sep 2018

After Trump’s bizarre statement about exchanging love letters w/ Kim Jong Un, I can’t help thinking it‘d be an interesting SFF novel idea: 2 unstable dictators w/ huge egos inherit world-ending arsenals & a fraught standoff, begin a diplomatic correspondence, & fall in love
#MSWL

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · 29 Sep 2018

Still hungering for a really wonderful #thriller (any! but if you've got a female-led one, send it without hesitation!), and some really good adult #fantasy and #scifi. In #YA, don't hesitate: contemporary, boy voices, romance. Anything NEW and FRESH and EPIC. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 29 Sep 2018

"Science fiction that explores the future & past of the world, like REVELATION SPACE." @kurestinarmada #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 26 Sep 2018

And while on the topic of my nostalgia, I'd love a SF/F reminiscent of things like Cowboy Bebop, FMA:Brotherhood, or even Magic the Gathering. Let your geek flag fly! #MSWL

Lindsay Leggett @lindsayleggett_ · 26 Sep 2018

I'd love to see some edgy New Adult romance with SFF or thriller type flair #MSWL

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 23 Sep 2018

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

If you have received rejections lately, you absolutely should keep querying. But if this thread made you think "Well there was that one scene..." or "well I did decide to trim that to be like Writer McFamousDude..." GO FIX IT FIRST. Send me something mindblowing. You CAN do this.

And if you read to the end (and don't hate me now), #MSWL Dynamic adult sci fi & fantasy that breaks the mold, vivid settings, powerful stakes, YA #SFF, diversity across race, gender/sexuality, neurodivergence, and mythologies I've never seen before.
Polished per above, please.