SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi 🏳️🌈. She/they. Views my own. 🇲🇦/ 🇦🇺
I thought I might try a #MSWL thread with a slightly different spin. Agents, these are a selection of my favourite books of all time, in no particular order, so you can get to know the kind of SFF I love.
not a week goes by that I don’t think about this painting. the human feet. the shawl. the smoke rising from the chimney. the crevice in the tree. the way the grass looks like waves I can almost hear it. whatever this kind of horror is, I want it #MSWL
Agents of Twitter, please send me your spiciest fantasy romances. I truly cannot emphasise enough that I love romance of ALL kinds, so if you have something and you're thinking 'is this too spicy to send to an SFF editor?' It is not. Please send it to me #MSWL
Two types of horror that I'm especially keen to see in my submissions inbox: nautical and deep sea in the vein of INTO THE DROWNING DEEP and academic horror that reminds me of THE HISTORIAN. #MSWL
Faith doesn't necessarily feel like a popular theme in SFF these days, but I am always interested in novels that deal with it. Whether it's religious horror, positive representations of Islam in high fantasy, or nuns in space, send it my way #MSWL
Last but not least, fucked up deer. Or really any forest animal that looks normal at first but on second glance there is something not quite right. Why are its eyes so large? What is that hanging from the end of its antlers?
Nadia El-Fassi ناديه @chronicles_of_nPublishing is open again so here’s a list of very specific things I always love to find in submissions #MSWL thread
A scene in a library, bookshop or better yet, a magical bookshop. I love characters that are archivists, librarians, collectors of ancient manuscripts with dead languages only they can read