Lauren Is Open To Queries!

@laurenspieller

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Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 7 Apr 2019

I also want to read a middle grade fantasy that is as immersive and joyful as Cat Valente's books. #mswl

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 9 Mar 2019

I’d love to see an archaeological fantasy that grapples with colonialism. #mswl

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 4 Mar 2019

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

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 29 Jan 2019

#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

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 9 Dec 2018

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

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 12 Sep 2018

I would love to continue seeing Contemporary YA and Adult Fantasy. Little magic, big magic, show me whatcha got! #mswl

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 12 Sep 2018

SFF about REGULAR people. PLEASE. I want to know what it’s like to be a postal worker. A refugee. A personal chef. A farmer. An upstart politician. A student. #mswl

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 15 Aug 2018

Lauren [closed to queries in August] @laurenspieller

that 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

#mswl

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 6 Jul 2018

I also want an Adult Fantasy reminiscent of THE CITY OF BRASS--smart, beautiful writing with a great plot that *moves*. #mswl

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 6 Jul 2018

I'm also looking for BIG WORLDS in SFF. Something commercial and swashbuckling and fun as hell. I want a ROMP. #mswl

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 6 Jul 2018

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

Lauren is open to queries! @laurenspieller · 17 May 2018

Someone please write me an Adult SFF about a mother motivated by ambition, love, and fury. #mswl