rebecca kuss @reebsthereaderi have a new most-hated phrase in kidlit publishing ("too niche") 🤮🙃❌💩
i also have a new most-loved phrase in kidlit publishing ("dark whimsy") 💖🖤🦄🧝🏽♀️
please send me “dark whimsy” (adult & YA); i need more whimsy in my life and the world demands darkness… #mswl
#MSWL: anti-colonialist adult #SFF that’s not just about throwing off the hegemon’s rule, but also the complexities of economic independence, recovering lost cultural heritage, & constituting a government that doesn’t replicate oppressive structures put in place by the colonizer.
#MSWL: adult #SFF where the real enemy isn’t one malicious individual or group—it’s a system, but the toppling of said system would inflict massive collateral damage on unsuspecting innocents. And then, if the revolution succeeds—what happens next?
Is it still #MSWL day?
Someone send me an adult SFF novel centering a messy, diverse found family who have to overthrow the empire, or uncover a plot, or fight off invaders—but at the end of the day, you know they’re doing it to save each other as much as to “save the world.”