Mainlined all of Lupin last night & this afternoon, and it is SO EXTREMELY MY SHIT! A kind-of retelling where the source material exists in-universe and the characters are consciously riffing on it? Meta af, sign me up. Also an eternal #mswl
Ashley Poston ✨ @ashpostonSoul Mates < Soul Mates Who Are Separated by Space & Time and One Dies To Be Reincarnated Hundreds of Years Later While The Other Has Existed For So Long/Chose To Lose Their Memories Because It Was So Painful Are Reunited And Clash So It Becomes Rivals To Lovers As They Remember
Extreme #mswl. Ashley is singing my song!
9) I am always a sucker for stories with what one agent friend spot-on named "a gimmick": epistolary novels, frame stories, timeline shenanigans, mixed formats, text messages, etc. Yes, I am that girl who wrote her college thesis on frame stories.
8) Yes, I do graphic novels! In addition to cozy fantasy, looking for MG fantasy/adventure more broadly and for moody, literary-feeling YA coming-of-age stories (the queerer the better).
4.3) Cozy MG fantasy that feels both literary and commercial. Think Studio Ghibli, Halloweentown, a touch of Anne Ursu. (I am also extremely looking for this in graphic novels!)
3) High-concept YA contemporary or contemporary-with-a-twist, especially if it comes with an irreverent, self-referentially funny voice. Sarcastic or endearingly self-deprecating humor to the front of the line. I love a protagonist who feels like a co-conspirator.
1) ROMANTIC AF fantasy (give! me! pining!) (also enemies to lovers, sword lesbians, star-crossed high stakes, we-can't-touch-'cause-we're-cursed, etc; love me a good fantasy-with-kissing tropefest)
Officially wrapped on 2020 submissions! Agents, here's my #mswl for this year.
Before I start: I will always be looking to foreground queer and BIPOC voices, and on the hunt for killer hooks I can't even finish pitching without someone mashing the preorder button.
Babu Prit (Preeti Chhibber) @runwithskizzersI've been chasing the feeling of watching Hot Priest ask Fleabag what she's doing when she talks to us since I watched #Fleabag season 2 and nothing has come close pic.twitter.com/viyEjQvCo6
This will always be an #MSWL for me. The playfulness with form, the setting up of expectations only to blow them out to a new level, the sharp use of direct address through the fourth wall: this moment took this show from good to masterclass.