Laura Crockett ♠️
Laura Crockett @LECrockettI loved THE BIRD & THE BLADE, now I’m reading Elizabeth Bear (RANGE OF GHOSTS) for the first time—and I think what I’m loving most about these fantasies: Khan. Great Khan, Genghis Khan, Mongol Empire, Song Dynasty, Silk Road, history across the steppes & China—I want it. #mswl
If you have a historical, fantasy, or historical fantasy manuscript in adult or YA that fits this era and/or setting, or is inspired by this era and/or setting, please send to me! I want more non-Euro stories like this. #mswl
I’m focusing a lot in Adult as well—women’s fiction, fantasy, and historical. With WF I want to see upmarket book club fiction (ELEANOR OLIPHANT) and romcoms (MEET CUTE). I want lyrical, historically-inspired fantasy (EMPIRE OF SAND, Juliet Marillier, anything witches). #mswl
Lindsey Hall @LindseyHall17#MSWL fantasy w/ a translator protag. There's so much power in language-- how they translate for a ruler effects a whole kingdom, eg. I want to see the nuances & consequences of deciding how & what to translate, word play between languages, times when translation falls short
Yes please. #mswl
Laura Crockett @LECrockettVery specific: A, YA, or MG about a painter (or apprentice to, or child of) during the 1666 London Fire. Straight HF or hist fantasy #mswl
Currently listening to THE WEIGHT OF INK, which is about a female Jewish scribe in 1660s London. Talk about specific!
Send send send! 1660s England is FULL of amazing stories just waiting to be told. #mswl
Lindsey ⚯͛ @bringmybooksI would read the hell out of the epic fantasy about the seamstress with magical power over threads and fabrics and wool and how her gift captures the pickpocket's eye and she gets swept up into a plot to overthrow the corrupt king during the huge annual market fair twitter.com/aoiph/status/9…
🐝elle 🐱gato 🐱bees🐝 @ellle_emYou know what I'd like to see more of in genre fiction?
Pre-established romantic relationships.
The story isn't about "finding love" but about people who are already IN LOVE, who already worked through the shaky beginnings, who are comfortable & stable w/each other
An EXCELLENT thread! #mswl for adult fantasy and hist fic
Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockettIn YA: histfic is tough, but alt hist/hist fantasy, set during momentous times in history, capture my attention! Think AND I DARKEN #mswl
In YA: high fantasy (NOT urban or contemp) is my cup of tea. Rich world-building, complex characters, feels foreign yet familiar. #mswl
Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockettIn YA contemp: serious, dark but hopeful, speaks to the depths of human emotion and mentality. Forman, Rowell, Lord, Yoon as examples #mswl
In YA: histfic is tough, but alt hist/hist fantasy, set during momentous times in history, capture my attention! Think AND I DARKEN #mswl
Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockettIn adult: moral issues in women’s fiction! Picoult is an excellent example, taking taboo/difficult topics & bringing them to light. #mswl
In adult: myth/fairytale/folklore-inspired fantasies. UPROOTED, DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST, QUEEN OF BLOOD have rich, fairytale worlds. #mswl