Sam B. Farkas
anna borges @annabrogesthis guy and i went on a date a few years ago only to mutually ghost each other and rematch over and over across apps ever since and tbh i think at this point it's my most serious relationship pic.twitter.com/CXQiYjCroZ
Um yes I’d like this rom com #mswl
The Fantasy I am still looking for is:
- fantasy written by and starring BIPOC
- literary poetic prose (especially in MG—think Kelly Barnhill)
- folkloric quality/grounded in history (Alice Hoffman; Rena Rossner; my wonderful client Mary McMyne)
Pssst, I have reopened to queries!
The long and short of it is: I'd like to see less Fantasy, and more of other genres (suspense, romance, historical). #mswl
(I am still open to Fantasy. See next tweet).
Katherine Locke @BibliogatoYou know what I'd like to read? A sapphic historical romance of two matchmakers falling for each other. bonus points if Jewish.
* screams * #mswl !!!
If you write this, send it to me IMMEDIATELY please
I'd also love to see high-concept YA thrillers, especially if they incorporate a structure that adds to the tension. I'm haunted by Stephanie Kuehn's WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU, which is told from jail, and I'd looooove something like that. #MSWL
My YA romantasy caveat is that the romance must be between humans. I am not the right fit for fae or elves or orcs or mermaids or aliens or robots.
(However, things that were once human are OK: vampires, werewolves, ghosts). #mswl
That is not the case for YA, though! I really, really want romantic fantasy (or "romantasy").
Give me pining and angst and love triangles. The rush of first love. All that good stuff.
Sam B. Farkas @SamBFarkasSpeaking of which, if you send me a Nazi romance, I will delete it. I can't believe I have to SAY this, but I get way too many of these. Stop.
Which brings me to HISTORICAL. I want it, but it needs to have a strong hook. A historical setting for the sake of vibes isn't enough, as much as I ❤️ vibes. I love books that explore real people/events, especially if those people/events haven't been represented in fiction before
I'm also not the right fit for political thrillers — with the caveat that a very specific #MSWL item is a book starring campaign trackers. I don't know if it's a thriller or a rom-com that I want, though. (However, if it's a rom-com, no "across the aisle" romance. Yuck.)
OK, #MSWL time. In Adult, I want SUSPENSE, especially centering women, queer characters, and BIPOC. I prefer smaller scale, with high personal stakes.
I'm not the right fit for detectives/police/military or ppl running around the world trying to stop [insert catastrophic thing]
I've asked for this before, but I'll ask again. I would LOVE an MG that could comp to The Iron Giant.
I don't necessarily mean big robots from space; I mean sophisticated and emotionally taut MG that uses fantastical elements to take on gun violence/the military.