Speculative Fiction

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · Aug 10

@wensday95 wants #Historicalfiction with a slight #speculative or #horror bent like Alma Katsu's THE HUNGER or Sarah Perry's THE ESSEX SERPENT
BONUS: she also wants contemp mystery/thriller where setting is integral like Jane Harper's books or Attica Locke's BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD.

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

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · Jun 26

And, as always, #MSWL utterly gripping literary or upmarket commercial adult fiction - be in speculative or historical or contemporary - with strong stories rooted in secrets.

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Jun 14

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

Kay Farrell @k_a_farrell · May 30

Reminder: @sandstonepress submissions reopen this Friday! I'm hoping to see exciting speculative fiction and quirky #narrative #Nonfiction. Female protagonists especially welcome 😊 Guidelines here: bit.ly/2J2f7HV #amwriting #publishing #mswl #amediting #WriterWednesday

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · May 25

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I'm looking for a smart and sleek thriller. Slightly speculative, maybe five minutes into the future, there's just a little something different about this world. Think BEHIND HER EYES by @SarahPinborough or JURASSIC PARK.

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.

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · Apr 25

I have fantasy overload, so I'm really interested in contemporary/real world grounded speculative stories right now! #mswl

Julie Fergusson @Julie_Fergusson · Apr 12

I’m open to submissions and I would LOVE to find some intelligent and insightful feminist speculative fiction #mswl

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Apr 9

And if you're like "I'm not 100% sure this sci-fi/fantasy works for the genre because it's more about the sibling/BFF relationship as they navigate the speculative world..." QUERY ME PLZ #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Mar 15

#MSWL This is highly fascinating and I’d love a novel that takes this premise and runs with it. #future #speculativeworld #SFF technologyreview.com/s/610456/a-sta…

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Feb 4

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada

My morning read today was MEM by @BCMorrow and all I can say is WOW!! 😍 What a beautiful, thoughtful gem of a novel. ✨

Between this & TIN MAN (which I loved so, so much) I’m really feeling the powerful, lovely, literary/specfic novels in small packages. So send your short (but still novel length) & gorgeous work my way? 🙏🙏 #MSWL

(Read those two for reference if you need more clarification 🤗)

California Coldblood @CalifColdblood · Feb 1

#mswl A super-inventive speculative novel like Neal Stephenson's ANATHEM, for any age range—YA or adult.

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Jan 14

Writers, this is my forever #MSWL-- I'd like to read a mystery or a thriller set in a SFF world. I love genre-bending spec fic!