Ross Yoon Agency
Literary Agent at @RossYoon . @smithcollege , @UCL , & @FulbrightPrgrm alum. Mom to a two-year-old chaos muppet.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg @TheRaDRHistorical time periods that'd be cool to explore well as shows:
The golden age of Jewish culture in (Muslim) Spain, Ibn Ezra, invasions, drama, poetry
Yavneh, the birth of Rabbinic Judaism, dealing with the Romans
Babylonian centers of Torah learning, Talmud, demons
Honestly just #MSWL this whole thread
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg @TheRaDRShould exist and @miriamjayne of @ThrowingSheyd should be on to consult twitter.com/Niriall/status…
Jeannette Ng 吳志麗 @jeannette_ngSomeone please write a ghost story/ murder mystery set during the 3-day long lock-ins of the civil service exams of the Ming dynasty.
Three days of exams on moral philosophy & poetry and not being allowed out til its all graded.
Terminator: Dark Fate @TerminatorWelcome to the day after Judgment Day. Producer James Cameron returns with director Tim Miller for #TerminatorDarkFate. In theatres 11.1.19. Watch the official trailer now. pic.twitter.com/HB71m1iGty
OH HELL YES
Here's hoping this movie inspires more studios to fund movies starring women in their 60s hunting monsters
And more writers to send me books where mothers and grandmothers are smart and fierce and capable and the Bad Guys are mutable and complex. #MSWL
Nicole Cliffe @Nicole_CliffeI know MI-5 has an age limit but I honestly think the invisibility of women as they age would be perfect for assassination work
(And if it involves magic, it's on my #MSWL)
June Hur, Queen of the Heo Clan @WriterJuneHurI never thought this day would come, and it still feels very unreal to me, but I'M GOING TO BE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR.
My book is a murder mystery set in Joseon Dynasty Korea, & also a coming-of-age tale about a girl searching for home. It'll be out in the world in 2020! 😭 pic.twitter.com/vQR0sRk8og
Oh I'll read the heck out of this one!
And it seems like a good time to remind #amquerying Twitter that high on my #MSWL for SFF/spec fic are stories set in Korea and/or that draw on Korean myth and history
Tomi Obaro @TomiObaroI love this story — Chinese billionaires are hiring highly trained thieves to steal back Chinese art from European museums gq.com/story/the-grea…
Make it magic and add it to my #MSWL x1000000
Leigh 'Birch' Harlen 🦇 @LeighHarlen@gaileyfrey Well, this was surprisingly popular. Is queer, trans slacker Legally Blonde on anyone's manuscript wishlist? Cause I also ended a six year relationship and had sex with a girl (in the woods, lol) for the first time in law school. I could make that shit so queer and so trashy
*Smashes #MSWL button*
Micro SF/F stories @MicroSFFFew children are born to us out there, among the stars. Maybe we need the right magnetosphere, or maybe there are no souls. So we return to Earth, like sea turtles returning to their beach, and every time, we find you have forgotten us.
Come, will you come with us to the stars?
Hi! I get this Q a lot, so--
@RossYoon is a nonfiction agency, but I'm expanding my list to include nonfiction + SFF.
Across both, I want to learn surprising things through compelling characters.
For specific examples, check #MSWL
Email listed on RYA site 👍🏽
Also on my #MSWL--everyone and their mother is producing/staging/writing adaptations of Twelfth Night
That's great! I love Twelfth Night, you love Twelfth Night, we all love Twelfth Night.
But please, for the love of Jacques, will somebody send me an "As You Like It" adaptation
N. K. Jemisin @nkjemisinEvery time I see another mediocre Europe-based fantasy, I think of how many brilliant non-European fantasies got rejected to make room for it.
Non-European fantasy is on my forever #MSWL.
Please send it to me so I can submit it to the host of editors who tell me regularly how hungry they are for different stories, fresh settings, and fresh points of view.
Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichenWould love a mythical take on PERFUME (Suskind) with paints instead of scents: historical/secondary world fantasy where True Ochre requires the hair of a just man who's never known bitterness, True White the tears of a serpent who's lost her love etc. Art, blood, hunts. #mswl
The cow as white as milk
The cape as red as blood
The hair as yellow as corn
The slipper as pure as gold
(Seconding this #MSWL)
In the last 2 days, 2 editors have told me they're looking for SFF rooted in Vietnam and more broadly SE Asia.
If that's your book and you're looking for an agent, get in touch!
Samantha Mash 🌾 @anamericanghostKhutulun was the great-great-granddaughter of Genghis Khan. She was a strong fighter and insisted that any man who wished to marry her must defeat her in wrestling, but any man who she beat would have to give her a horse. She wound up with 10,000 horses. twitter.com/xnulz/status/9…
Hi writers, I just got off the phone with an editor at a major SFF publisher who specifically mentioned seeing this on my #MSWL and demanded I send it to her if it ever came in.
If you've got it, flaunt it--right into my inbox.
רח״ל @RokhlK“Old weird Britain” and “Warsaw Yiddish underworld” are my two personal, parallel SEO trigger phrases and I invite anyone to try to sell me stuff using those very sexy concepts thanks in advance