MG/YA: Fantasy is another first love! Everything from contemporary fantasy to high fantasy & epic fantasy. I LOVE unique world-building!
I'd also like lighter, even funny fantasy where the stakes aren't about saving the world, but adventure & characters. More Hobbit than LOTR.
i want 📚 w unforgettable characters i'd follow to the ends of the 🌎; who make mistakes & are messy & we 💓 them thru all the ⬆️& ⬇️; who bring me back to those teen days when we felt like everything was on the line & one night of adventure could change our entire lives #mswl
#MSWL I'd also like to see a paranormal adventure romance set in a culture-rich location. Imagine if Tomb Raider was a cat shifter hunting magical relics. Or if Indiana Jones was a demon hunting the holy grail for other reasons...
- Something “earthy”—be that a lyrical picture book about environmentalism or a MG hiking action-adventure or a darkly atmospheric YA that takes place in a forest or anything in between
- MG and YA with rural settings
- Witches, boarding schools, sister bonds
#MSWL My narrative non-fiction taste is like obscenity: I know it when I see it. Always have an eye out for pop culture, wilderness and adventure stories, pop psychology, investigative crime nonfiction. If you have the next WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE, I want it and I need it.
Again in MG, I’d love to find more grounded or just slightly speculative adventure stories. Spies, detectives, quest and adventure seekers. I’m a sucker for a good competition!
Becca Podos @RebeccaPodosLet it be known that I adore the FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise, but come on, don’t try to tell me this series follows any kind of logic when I’m supposed to believe that Letty is straight pic.twitter.com/gePzdgOHh9
Anyway, if you’ve got an f/f car heist adventure-romance novel to query, #MSWL
✨We are currently accepting submissions, but only until the end of the month!! ✨
Main genres I’m currently looking for: romance, fantasy, action and adventure, and thriller. #MSWL
👉 Read the thread for more details about what adult and young adult genres I want. (16 and up)
I'm eager for fun middle grade series, humorous or not -- but definitely heartfelt. Sweeping worlds, sweeping adventures, kids wrapped up with gods and monsters and magic. Bonus points for fun animal (or magical-creature) sidekick characters! #MSWL
- contemporary, joyful, humorous slice-of-life stories about marginalized characters and their middle school problems
- commercial light fantasy adventures with extraordinary heart
- sister stories, competitor-turned-friend narratives, first crushes
High on my #MSWL list:
Contemporary Southern Gothic
Creepy Historical Gothic
Give me haunted manors, haunted woods, haunted histories
Add a dash of magic, even better!!
More YA urban fantasy
MG adventure and mystery and puzzles to solve
GN for MG and YA
I would reaaaally love goofy, comedic adult fantasy in my inbox! I was just rewatching The Hobbit and I just love the quirky character dynamics within that epic adventure. Please! Sweep me away while making me laugh at dorks! #mswl
Found families in space! I want SF adventure stories with an excellent spaceship crew dynamic in the vein of MASS EFFECT, FORTUNA, and A LONG WAY TO A SMALL, ANGRY PLANET. Paired with a quick pace and a dynamic voice, I never tire of these stories. Bonus points for aliens. #MSWL
Give me a fantasy adventure like KINGS OF THE WYLD that feels like a D&D game. I want a new twist on classic fantasy races and monsters! Big quest energy! Lots of party banter! A wisecracking, charismatic rogue with a heart of gold (not required, but always appreciated)! #MSWL