In MG, I want to see contemporary of all kinds, creepy/spooky stories, & again, grounded fantasy or speculative. In YA, I'd love to see more thriller, horror, Gothic, grounded fantasy or speculative, contemporary, rom-coms, & really lush literary fic.
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnSci-fi & fantasy authors, tomorrow is #SFFpit, & I’ll be dipping into the feed looking for emotional, character-driven soft sci-fi, spec fic, & low fantasy grounded in our world. Looking forward to seeing your pitches! (Or hey, just query me if you like!) twitter.com/dankoboldt/sta…
Some SFF comps I'd love to see in #SFFpit & general #MSWL: THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY, NEVER LET ME GO, THE DREAMERS, THE AGE OF MIRACLES, THE HAZEL WOOD, TUCK EVERLASTING, ANNIHILATION, THE SNOW CHILD
-Low fantasy/portal fantasies (YA/adult): Something transportive but based in our world, like THE HAZEL WOOD.
-Middle grade: All. Of. It. Especially mysteries: Always looking for GREENGLASS HOUSE or WESTING GAME vibes.
Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries until 1/1/20~ @erin_clyburnI think my favorite read of 2019 (so far) was THE DREAMERS by @KThompsonWalker. The lyrical way she writes sci-fi makes her writing feel like a song, or a dream. I haven’t stopped thinking about this hypnotic book all year.
What was your favorite book you read this year?
Her other book, THE AGE OF MIRACLES, is similarly dazzling.
This is top of the list for things I’d love to see in my inbox for ‘20: sci-fi that puts the SFF elements as the backdrop for telling stories about humanity. #MSWL
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnHere's a specific list of the kind of darker lit I want to see. (I really, really love darker lit. It's my favorite.) If your MS fits this list, please query me! #MSWL #PitDark
For adult & YA, I gravitate more toward character-driven horror/fantasy/sci-fi than plot-driven. I prefer dark lit to reflect truths about humanity through relationships & setting over tangible monsters. I don't really get excited about werewolves, vampires, zombies, demons, etc.