Leah Spann

@LeahSpann

Associate Editor at @DAWBooks . All thoughts my own. She/her.

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Leah Spann @LeahSpann · May 12

Possibly a weird #mswl request, but I've been thinking about it today:

I'd love to add a book to my list with the same unnerving, pervasive, looming dread that Majora's Mask gave me. A secondary-world or portal fantasy where the atmosphere is just slightly off-kilter

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

Finally, I am always looking for inclusive storytelling. LGBTQIA+ characters, less explored mythologies, SFF from authors of color, neurodivergence. #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

Middle-aged/older women on adventures! Adventure does not have an age limit! #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

Reincarnated champions a la Legend of Zelda. I want the adventure, but also the struggle with the legacy. What does it MEAN to be under that kind of generational pressure? #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

The next Uprooted. Folklore/fairytale/mythical roots with original characters and plots. #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

SFF with personal stakes rather than global stakes #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

Ghibli-esque fantasy. Lush settings, environmental concerns, rooted in kindness and empathy. #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

I really, REALLY want the next Pushing Daisies. Urban fantasy that lives just this side of the mundane; a tone that embraces both dark and whimsical; characters who ask complex questions of themselves and their friends. #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

Optimistic space opera! Give me found families trapped together in unlikely circumstances. Give me generation ships gone awry. #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

Leah Spann @LeahSpann

Napoleonic Russia. Give me the epic War-and-Peace style fantasy saga of my dreams. #MSWL pic.twitter.com/x57NhH9dtH

The First Persian Empire. I'm ready for complex cultural exchanges and magical infrastructure! #MSWL

(These are just a few examples, but the possibilities are endless!)

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

Napoleonic Russia. Give me the epic War-and-Peace style fantasy saga of my dreams. #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

Warring States/Qin era. Give me dramatic, sweeping, twisted narratives like HERO. #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

In general: more historical fantasy/historically-inspired fantasy! Particularly in less explored time periods/locations #MSWL

Some examples:

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 24 Sep 2019

Hey, it's #mswl day! I'm a SFF editor with DAW Books looking to acquire submissions for the adult market.

Just a brief reminder that I can only consider agented submissions. That said, here are some things I'd love to see in my inbox!
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/leah…

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · 16 Aug 2019

Happy Friday, all! Excited to say that my editorial #MSWL page went live today! I'm only open to agented submissions, but if you want to know what kind of books I'm interested in seeing, give it a look:

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/leah…