Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
Also, I am queer and I like queer books. I am fat and I like fat-positive books. I want to see myself and others represented on the page with care and full appreciation of what this means when we see it.
Send me your big epic fantasy with world building you can touch, it's so real, and characters facing monumental world-ending stakes. Bonus points if it's an unusual setting and bigger bonus points if it's queer.
#mswl BIPOC mythology! I don't know half as much as I should and I want stories that show me your glorious culture, your timeless stories, and your characters in all their facets. Bonus if it's gay (although strikes me all mythology should be gay!!)
Amanda Rutter @ALRutterWhen I was younger, I read Freya North's Cat, which was about a journalist covering the Tour de France. And Jilly Cooper's Riders featured the Olympic show jumping. Fiona Walker's French Relations/Well Groomed shows Badminton Horse Trials.
Give me more recs like this!
Plus, if you can bear the thought of partnering with an agent who would have to start contacts from nothing, then #MSWL on sporting bonkbusters. Extra credit if they're a) an unusual sport and b) queer!