‣ Keywords: #ownvoices #livinginthehyphen, the human condition, multiple perspectives, Spanglish . . .
‣ Comps: Station Eleven; The Power; Brooklyn Brujas trilogy; Shadowshaper; Queenie @CandiceC_W; Such a Fun Age; With the Fire on High; More Happy Than Not . . .
‣ “Because of them” biographies, memoirs, or hidden histories with a compelling voice & a strong hook
‣ PopSci for Sci-Fi / Geek culture
‣ Social/cultural criticism through a pop culture lens
‣ Puerto Rican 💕 (and Latinx/other cultures): Boricua LITTLE WOMEN (sisterhood/found family/different life paths); b&a Hurricane Maria; diaspora; brujería; santería; El Chupacabra; multigenerational
. . . Alt. history (from a marginalized or unusual perspective; with an alternate outcome—e.g. THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE; introduces SFF element to a historical event—e.g. LEVIATHAN @ScottWesterfeld, but for the adult market)
#LitAgents, my #MSWL (Adult):
‣ Upmarket contemporary fic: Womxn; mental health; “Late” (30s+) coming-of-age; LGBTQIA+
‣ Grounded speculative fic: “ ” w/ elements of SFF/magical realism; Modern retellings (fairy tales; myths & legends; folklore; classics); CliFi (not preachy);