Lauren’s The Worst (preorder Now💁🏻♀️)
Ayana Gray @AyanaGrayHonestly:
1) This is a MOOD.
2) I really want a YA fantasy with girls of color training to be badasses inspired by this.
TLDR: I WILL ALWAYS STAN GIRLS WITH WEAPONS. #BlackGirlMagic #amwriting pic.twitter.com/4kPrupWTwa
Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻♀️) @laurenspiellerSo I’ve been thinking about books I’ve loved in the last few years & realized many involve scary/spooky elements like ghosts or dark spirits and tackle issues like the “monstrousness” of female power or the darkness of grief & inherited pain, and omg I like horror?? #mswl
Anyway SEND ME YOUR SMART INTERSECTIONAL SPOOKY AF HORROR OR DARK FANTASY #mswl
#mswl for spring 2019! 🌸
*Contemp Fantasy in MG, YA, Adult
*Character driven SF in MG & Adult
*Female MC thrillers & suspense
*Jewish and LatinX folklore
*YA Contemp with a BIG hook
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinTwo things I decided/learned from listening at the #highlightsjewishkidlit weekend: writers don’t need to define if it’s “a Jewish book,” just write what’s there. And we’re all Jewish enough (or not too Jewish) exactly however we are. Also, YES please to Jewish fantasy & sci-fi!
Jewish fantasy or sci-fi!! #mswl
Writers, I have a few kidlit #mswl items I'd love to see in 2019!
-funny, contemp YA a la WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, HOT DOG GIRL, HERETICS ANONYMOUS
-LatinX characters! Please!
-Grounded dark fantasy, a la SAWKILL GIRLS, THE DEVOURING GRAY, THE RAVEN BOYS
#MSWL Lightning Round:
--MG with a unique hook and a focus on friendship
--f/f YA that explores the lines between friendship and romance
--Adult psychological thriller that *isn't* about a woman who might be crazy/imagining the whole thing
--Adult SFF that makes me cry
I just listened to a story about The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle, and now I desperately want to read a SFF that features an intergalactic version of this amazing place. Maybe it’s a heist book?! #mswl
Charlie Stross @cstrossFantasy worldbuilding props if there's a quasi-illegal alternate currency made out of very small persistent spells created in bulk in sweatshops by apprentice sorcerers, that is causing an inflationary bubble as it gradually depletes the global mana supply all magic relies on. twitter.com/redtwitdown/st…
Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan#MSWL: anti-colonialist adult #SFF that’s not just about throwing off the hegemon’s rule, but also the complexities of economic independence, recovering lost cultural heritage, & constituting a government that doesn’t replicate oppressive structures put in place by the colonizer.
I would love to see this. #mswl
Lauren [closed to queries in August] @laurenspiellerthat might not seem like a ton, but when you consider how many genres I represent across multiple age categories, it is a LOT
When I open to queries again in September, I hope to continue receiving YA Fantasy (because I love it) but I also hope I see more
☻ Middle Grade Fantasy
☻ YA Contemporary
☻ Adult SFF
☻ Adult Psych Thrillers
I'm also looking for upmarket YA Fantasy. I'm a sucker for thoughtful and elegant prose, and deep (not wide) worldbuilding that feels effortless despite it's intricacies. Contemp fantasy, second world fantasy, whatever--it's all great, as long as it sweeps me away. #mswl