🎃 Chelsey Emmel-haunts 👻
I'm also a speculative fiction (set in the contemporary world) and magical realism junkie, so dystopian elements, accessible science, and lite, real-world fantasy elements can catch my eye, too #mswl
I'll always like the darker side of fiction, so if your WF or M/S/T has supernatural or horror elements or features creepy twins, weird siblings, cults, serial killers or anything giving it a bit more BITE... I'm your girl #mswl
Chelsey Emmelhainz @CKEmmelhainzMy current #MSWL:
- toxic female friendships
- spooky suspense (maybe w/ supernatural/horror bent)
- suspense featuring cults and witches (a la, THE CRAFT)
- family dysfunction + messed up secrets
- female serial killers
It appears my #MSWL list is evergreen, because I'm definitely still hunting for all these elements in my mystery/suspense/women's fiction submissions...
Kim @blitherbabbleI'd love to read a crime fiction book that has a serial killer tracking down and painfully murdering all the frenetic, following-to-followers-ratio twitter people who followed him on twitter just to unfollow him as soon as he followed them back.
You know what I want to see in a mystery series? TWISTER. I want a storm-chaser mystery series minus the weird love triangle. #MSWL
Also I saw this gif and my brain IMMEDIATELY started playing the "chase" music from the movie. Guess what I'm watching this weekend.
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Quressa Robinson (she/her/queen) @qnrisawesomeFor the love of my dark, evil, magical heart, please send me witch books--bitchy witches, selfish witches, selfless witches, kind witches, amoral witches, angry witches. ALL THE WITCHES!!! #MSWL
Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmellThe key to catching the attention of an editor or agent is to make us want to read more. We're busy and have a million things that we could stop reading to do. Don't give us a reason to stop reading. Make us be desperate to turn each page.
+ magical realism (set in known world), spec fic
+ horror, supernatural elements
+ witches (a la The Craft)
+ serial killers
+ black magic (set in the known world)
+ legends, myths, folklore-inspired
+ female protags
Happy #MSWL day! I acquire *only* adult fiction w mystery, suspense, & crime elements, but in those categories, I'm looking for concepts featuring:
+ Domestic susp w *fresh* hook
+ Small-town mysteries w series potential
+ Dark, twisted, macabre
+ diverse voices, own voices