Melissa Ann Singer
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
Jen '100% Dragon Age trash’ Williams @sennydreadfulOh a lovely surprise in the post this morning! My copies of the CURSED anthology, brilliantly wrangled by @Marie_O_Regan & @PaulKaneShadow. Very excited to see my name next to @neilhimself @charliejane @splinister @Catrionaward @michaelcarey191 & (so many) more! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/LfO0paWrao
I NEED THIS
also, #mswl at novel length.
For Forge, I'm interested in road-not-taken novels--books which look at how someone's life would have played out if they'd made different choices. usually a paranormal element of some kind gets us there--parallel universe, "magical head injury," time loops....
Please note: I only edit for adult readers. Please don't send me anything YA or Teen.
Also, unless you've pitched me in person, I only consider agented submissions.
However, Tor/Forge/Nightfire has an open submissions policy: us.macmillan.com/torforge/about…
Joel Cunningham @joelevardIs it too early to declare 2019 the Year of Sprawling Science Fantasy Novels That Giddily Give Zero Fucks for Genre Rules?
No, it is not. pic.twitter.com/cK60j1YP8G
I've loved science fantasy since I first read Anne McCaffrey, Philip Jose Farmer's Riverboat stuff, and any number of other things in my adolescence.
Agents, send me more! #MSWL
my wall calendar this year is Gorey.
when I was a teen, I occasionally saw him in midtown Manhattan. later I realized he was probably headed to the theater district to work on Dracula.
so if you ever get this #MSWL, please send it my way!
Melissa Ann Singer @maseditorso I heard this weekend that Leslie Howard got shellshock while fighting in WWI & while recovering decided to become an actor. +
at least in part because so many men were off fighting that he figured he could get work.
my jaw was on the floor.
Liana Brooks 🌌 @LianaBrooksThe RomComs are about dating and falling in love. There's nothing in our culture promoting staying in love.
for years my #MSWL has included "books where people are married and in love with each other"
Not sure they exist.
Melissa Ann Singer @maseditoralso looking for horror set in cities. so much of what I see is small-town stuff.
oops, one final note on horror: do not send me Christian-inspired end-of-days stuff. I'm not the right editor for it.