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Laura Zats @LZats · 12 Sep 2018
If your SF/F is bordering on horror, tell me about it! #MSWL
If a reader thinks that your book is SF and a completely different reader is CONVINCED that it's LitFic, I want to see it #MSWL
If you writing haunting, lyrical YA or adult SFF, I also want to see it. #MSWL
Laura Zats @LZats · 22 Feb 2018
In adult SF/F, i am very interested in emic worldbuilding. Make me believe the universe in terms of the people in it. Not from me, live reader in 2018 #MSWL
Laura Zats @LZats · 12 Sep 2017
Specific SE and central Asian SFF please. #MSWL
SFF that appropriately and authentically handles cultural exchange in an expanded world #MSWL
SFF based on a (specific) African setting that is not Egypt. #MSWL
More literary SF like AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS, Colson Whitehead, and STATION ELEVEN #MSWL
Laura Zats @LZats · 29 Jun 2017
I just described a SF book I want as "will punch you in the stomach but won't wrinkle its suit"
This whole #MSWL thing is hard.
Laura Zats @LZats · 15 Mar 2017
New desperate #MSWL: A YA or adult romantic comedy of errors set at an SFF convention.
Laura Zats @LZats · 8 Feb 2017
Do you have historical YA, romance, or SFF? Is it set in a place/time not often written about? #MSWL
SFF with worldbuilding with highly logical and fresh elements that shape who your character is #MSWL
Literary F and SF. Cinematic action/adventure SF. #MSWL
SF/F based on African folklore/mythology, or set in an African-based world. #MSWL
Laura Zats @LZats · 13 Sep 2016
SF as resonant as BLACK MIRROR #MSWL
I want more African-inspired SFF. I want Muslim characters in YA. I want native characters EVERYWHERE #MSWL
Laura Zats @LZats · 20 Aug 2016
Did you know that I am aggressively acquiring feminist and diverse adult SF/F? #MSWL
Laura Zats @LZats · 30 Jun 2016
#MSWL SFF based on non-western cultures. Give me new family structures, gender roles, and more
Middle-of-the-day #MSWL reminder: if a tweet fits your book, check that your book is in the agent's categories! I do MG, YA, SF/F, Rom/E!
#MSWL more books that deal with collective trauma. Especially transgenerationally. #SFF #YA #C #ownvoices