Nadia El-Fassi

Editor

Orbit Books

SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

sometimes I just want to read about big, strong ladies fighting things and wearing cool armour #MSWL

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

As always, I am only open to agented submissions and my DMs are open but only to agents who don’t already have my email. Send me stuff!!

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

All of this is in addition to seeing anything that’s fantasy romance and fantasy horror, of course, but I wanted to dedicate a special thread to the above topics since I’m not seeing as much love in my subs list for them right now.

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

I’d especially like to see something that takes inspiration from concepts like the Backrooms, or Severance - I love that creepy liminal space genre.

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

For sci-fi horror, I love it all. Creepy sentient alien spaceships, Event Horizon vibes, The Luminous Dead, The Last Astronaut,The Thing, The Descent, Underwater - give it to me…

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

When it comes to near future, I want to see books that remind me of Arrival: first contact through a new lens. I also LOVED Ascension, and anything with that sci-fi thriller feel, with the caveat that if you would comp it to Black Mirror, it’s not for me.

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

I’d give my soul to find something that made me feel like I felt reading The Fifth Season for the first time, or This is How you Lose the Time War. Gideon the Ninth is god tier to me.

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

For sci-fi give me space opera, political intrigue, terraforming, alien species and first contact. I loved A Memory Called Empire, Some Desperate Glory, Murderbot, Becky Chambers (Psalm for the Wild Built is the perfect solarpunk sf)…

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

I love seeing djinn on the page, Muslim characters as heroes. I love settings that feel like feudal Japan, or that have that Blue Eyed Samurai vibe. And anything that feels like epic fantasy x horror. And DRAGONS, always dragons.

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

I would love to see novels that explore Jewish mysticism - I'm hoping that Swordcatcher and the new Leigh Bardugo will bring about more Jewish epic fantasy!

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

I have a major soft spot (and this goes for both fantasy and sf) for nuns, monks, convents, religious orders, clerics and leviathan gods. I’m also a sucker for anything Arthurian, Middle Eastern & North African, anti-colonial…

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

I love all the classic quest tropes, intricate magic systems, assassins, courtesans, courtly intrigue (special mention to my all time fave The Goblin Emperor for mastering bureaucratic fantasy)…

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

More recently The City of Brass and The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi, Bone Shard Daughter, Priory of the Orange Tree, The Will of the Many, anything by Melissa Caruso, The Lost War, The Thief and anything that has a D&D vibe…

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

I’m a HUGE Robin Hobb fan, so anything reminiscent of the Realm of the Elderlings, count me in. I love classics like Lies of Locke Lamora, Trudi Canavan, Kushiel’s Dart (yes this is erotic epic fantasy), Red Sister…

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

Something I’m keen to see more of in my submissions inbox this year is epic fantasy and sci-fi, MSWL thread, 1/?

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

#MSWL for sapphic romantasy that has the energy of that one woman in WWE, you know who I mean

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

Reminder that spooky is for all year round, not just for October. Agents, send me your horror books #MSWL

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

dying to see some subglacial lake horror in my inbox. I mean come on, Lake Vostok is a lake under Antarctica and it's been hidden for millions of years? that's nightmare fuel. what's living down there? #MSWL

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL

#MSWL for a horror involving paintings that look normal upon first glance but when you peer closer there is something strange about that figure in the background, something otherworldly. . .

Nadia El-Fassi
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦/ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
69 MSWL