Antoinette Van Sluytman

Literary Agent

Looking Glass Literary & Media

@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

Give me tortured artists cursed by magical paintings - Grumpy architects tasked with illustrating evil fortresses - Language as a magic system - Magical toy makers! I eat this up

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

Listen I know fantasy loves its mages, assassins, warrior princesses, and knights but please give me more scholars, shamans, mapmakers, artisans, and bards - I would love to see more creatives having adventures in SFF! #MSWL

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

Here's a fun #MSWL visual

Top themes: historical fantasy, queer, anticolonial, badass women, adventure, dark speculative, social horror, atmospheric

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

I think now's a good time to add Blue Eyed Samurai to my #mswl

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

Craving some suspenseful action thrillers as well, especially after binging The Glory and Ballerina

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

General themes that are not for me: Fae/Witches/Demons vs Angels/Elemental Magic/Space Operas

Of course there are exceptions to all of this ^ Never know what might surprise me

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

Reaaally itching for a Martial Arts fantasy in the vein of Jade City x Ong Bak, but more female forward. Extra points if it blends mythology and anticolonial themes

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

In Gothic fantasy: Really looking for something outside of the London aesthetic. Show me a Caribbean or Latinx Gothic

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

Thought I'd add a few specific notes about my #mswl after going through QM. Not really big on queens, monster slayers, concubines, and assassins. Give me shady shamans, sassy cartographers, magic gravediggers, salty artisans, grumpy baristas, and celestial grocery baggers (🧵)

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

I also have a soft spot for weird gothic stories like Sweeney Todd or Corpse Bride. Would love to find a spacegothic similar to the vibe of Vampire Hunter D (without vampires though)

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

In modern fantasy I'm looking for things like Jade City. Give me family shenanigans, politics, with really unique magic systems. Babel and Black Sun are always top on my list. Overall anything with colonizer bashing themes, non-western mythos, pirates, or dark academics

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

Since my ventures into MHA I'm curious to read about more unlikeable heroes or grumpy protagonists with the character development of Katsuki Bakugou. Also give me friends to enemies like JJK Gojo and Geto. I love blurred lines and moral grayness.

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

In sci-fi and horror think Love Death + Robot themes like Zima Blue, Ice, or Jibaro. I love a blend of culture, punkfuturism, anticolonialism, humor, and a pinch of weirdness.

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

Anything akin to #MDZS I'm all in for. Give me adventure, slow burns, mythology, dark lore, elevated magic systems, men with pretty hair

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

Here's an updated #mswl to help guide querying writers interested in submitting to me now that I've reopened.

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL

#MSWL craving something with cult vibes and villain mcs

Antoinette Van Sluytman
@VS_Antoinette
Literary Agent
@IGLAbooks SFF junior agent. Member of AALA & MDI committee. @Antoinight author account. 🥷🏾anti-literary imperialism🥷🏾✨She/Her✨
41 MSWL