🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐
I'd love to see more upmarket/literary fantasy in my inbox, a la TEN THOUSAND DOORS, UPROOTED, A DARKER SHADE. I'm particularly drawn to books that play with fairytales and folklore, but I'm looking for anything that draws me in w/ great characters and excellent writing. #mswl
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
caitlin 🍜 @caitlinaltheaTired: high fantasy books set in ye olden days
Wired: high fantasy books set in modern times that show the juxtaposition between magic & technology & how the two work together but clash in some ways
Maggie Stiefvater @mstiefvaterTo me, horror and fantasy are such wonderful siblings. They share parents: Broken Rules and Possibility. If you break the rules of the world, all kinds of things become possible, and if they are good, we call it magic, and if they're bad, we call it horror.
Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen#MSWL day: I'd love to see more F/F in my inbox. give me your adult WILDER GIRLS, your righthand women fiercely defending their gfs, the claustrophobic intimacy of friendship where you might just take a bite out of each other, your SF/F Elena Ferrante, your swordswomen in love.
Oh hell yes #mswl
Hannah Allaman @hallaman13A friend just described something as "unreliable narrator feminist horror fantasy" and turns out that's all I want in a YA novel so pls send. #mswl
I’m officially open to queries again! 🎉 I am especially eager to find MG, Adult thrillers, + upmarket Adult SFF. However, you can find my full wishlist (and submission guidelines) on the Triada website, MSWL website, or #mswl hashtag. I look forward to hearing from you! 📚
Lindsay Landgraf Hess @LindsayLHess@laurenspieller What are you hoping to see in your slush inbox in the coming months, anything in particular?
My #mswl is pretty extensive, but I really want more MG, adult thrillers, and crossover/adult SFF
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