Lauren Is Open To Queries!
SYFY FANGRRLS @SyfyfangrrlsTHAT WIZARD, IS READING A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME BY STEPHEN HAWKING, AND USING MAGIC TO STIR HIS TEACUP LIKE WHAT ARE MAGICAL PHYSICS i have been thinking about this since 2004 #HPFG pic.twitter.com/QQDfBnM3np
Current #MSWL wishlist:
❤️ YA/Adult Rom Com— high concept and swoony
✨ Magical stories with fun, pacey plots - MG/YA/Adult
If your project doesn’t fall under these two categories but it is still uplifting and joyful, I’d love to see it!
dongwon @dongwonnovel pitch: mid 1800s, a woman tracks a demonic bard across the american south and west by following the trail of murder ballads he leaves in his wake. the shining girls meets unforgiven meets something something music book.
HI YES SOMEONE DO THIS FOR ME #mswl
Sarah Guan @Sarah_GuanCults of personality.
Historically & in fiction, villains who amass power via charisma, mass manipulation, & curated public personae are male. Non-male villains usually use psychological/emotional power on individuals (e.g. femmes fatales). I want this trope genderswapped!
Send me your female manipulators, your lady cult leaders, your femme masters of deception and villainy. #mswl
Laura E. Weymouth @lauraeweymouthStranger Things and End of the F***ing World both had it
An unsettling background tone, as if whatever messed up stuff is happening was bound to, because middle class suburban life is a fantasy built on quicksand, or a featureless new build with murderous ghosts in the walls
Stephanie Stein @stephlysteinI turned 30 (!!!) last weekend, an occasion I'm seizing to share my #MSWL this year:
- sweeping YA romance
- ✨queer magic✨
- savvy, commercial MG fantasy
- joyful queer & POC stories
- & POC authors with something to say
- emotional contemporary MG
- cozy af graphic novels
Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller@Gabino_Iglesias Upmarket, smart, high stakes that go beyond “don’t die.” Get Out, Parasite are good movie comps, Lauren Beukes is a good book comp even though I know she’s not strictly horror, also Anita Ahlborn and Joe Hill. Honestly I just want something that grabs me and has something to SAY
#mswl: the horror & twisted spec fic I want to see in 2020
Diana M. Pho 📚 @writersyndromeI have some #MSWL asks floating that I'd love to see:
For young adult:
M. T. Anderson's Feed for the post-Instagram, post-TikTok generation
a YA version of The Wire (but with more funny bits and maybe an explosion or two).
a modern queer version of Ten Things I Hate about You
👀 #3 #MSWL