Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPixWays fantasy can be dynamic without relying on Tolkien-inspired landscapes, creatures, or Chosen One tropes:
- Add a second power to the world that isn't humans. Be creative with this: perhaps the king must confer with the birds or frogs before charging to war.
Because I suck at organizing tweet threads on mobile: here's an expansion of my #MSWL for fantasy (adult, but I'll consider YA too) #amwriting #amquerying #querytip
I'm not trashing established tropes in fantasy.
I'm saying: Do not feel bound by them.
Fantasy is limitless.
#MSWL, adult edition: epistolary; multi-generational family saga; magical realism; contemporary fantasy; speculative; southern Gothic; millennial fiction; romantic comedy
#MSWL adult fantasy (epic/high) in world inspired by less-seen-in-SFF cultures. No vamps, weres, witch/wiz, god/Angel, fae/elf, elemental/spellcasting etc tropes - instead show me NEW magic, NEW creatures, or wild twisty fantasy world/political structures.
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix#MSWL high stakes, character driven fantasy w/intricately realized worlds, unique fantasy/magical systems&new creatures. Fun, original political systems, visually dynamic settings, characters with emotions that rip me from my life and plunge me into the pages.
In case you missed it: my updated #MSWL for Adult Fantasy! I love how so many writers respond to these and query me. If you write adult fantasy and your work fits the preferences in this thread, QUERY ME! #amwriting #amquerying #querytip
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaSo as you are waiting for the likes I suggest you also send out some queries. Make use of the time you are already online and hit agents directly. #querytip
Ooligan Press @ooliganpressWe're participating in #PitMad! We publish titles rooted in the #PNW. Check out our guidelines here: ooligan.pdx.edu/submissions/
If we like your tweet, please submit a proposal package to our @submittable account, and be sure to mention you're from PitMad: ooliganpress.submittable.com/submit
If I missed your #PitMad pitch, send query & 1st 5 pages in body of email to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. Adult: fantasy, thriller, contemporary romance, rom-com, mystery & sci-fi. YA: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, contemporary, thriller, historical & mystery. #MSWL
Watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy over the weekend. Would love to see adult epic fantasies featuring BIPOC characters written by BIPOC authors in my inbox. #MSWL
*Don't @ me about books or authors that are already out there. There can be more than one, or two, or ten...*
Yesterday in a pretty high level film meeting, the managers told me that they’re hungry for more Afrofuturism.
*is already awake*
Yeah, so it was already #mswl for me but now it’s even more so. MG, YA, adult sf/f, or graphic novels, please!
I'm a huge sucker for fantasy, both in YA and adult. I'm especially seeking rich, vibrant worlds that are diverse. If your story has a setting that is powerful enough to be it's own character, I'd love to see it! #MSWL
I badly want your contemporary adult romance with heroes and/or heroines who are from marginalized communities. I know traditional romance publishing has not always been welcoming, and I respect authors who prefer to self-publish, but if you want to try, I want to try. #MSWL
Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramoI've (finally!) updated my #MSWL page. #amquerying writers, please stop on by to see what I'm looking for! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/laur…
My #MSWL includes, among other things: MG/YA fiction & adult fic/NF by authors who are: trans and/or non-binary or otherwise not cis, disabled and/or #actuallyautistic, and/or Indigenous. Including any intersections thereof, & whether or not the work focuses on identity.