Alternate History

Melanie Iglesias @msmelread · Jan 26

#MSWL cont’d
. . . 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)

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · 24 Sep 2019

Before I forget! I love historical romance, historical fantasies, alternate historical fantasies etc etc in YA and Adult. I’d LOVE an f/f in a period story! Like duchess debauchery or some shit. With WOC!!! Bc racism is a recent phenomenon. #mswl

Lane Heymont @LaneHeymont · 24 Sep 2019

Alternate history focusing on sociopolitical issues (even Roman á clef). Think FATHERLAND by Robert Harris. #MSWL

Masha Gunic 🧢 @masha_gunic · 16 May 2019

Please please send me an alternative history re-telling, particularly with a sort of fantastical twist. #MSWL

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · 1 Nov 2018

I'm a fan of fantasy, but specifically would LOVE to see more contemporary fantasy right now. Looking for something that is just fun to read--the perfect escape. Also would be open to alternate historical fantasy. #YA #MSWL

Michelle Witte - closed to queries @michellewitte · 14 May 2018

Preeti Chhibber @runwithskizzers

If I was an agent I think something that would be on the #mswl would be a Pirates of the Caribbean style YA except it's pirates from colonized lands going after the British Empire (@ericsmithrocks plz find this book and rep it thank you)

Replying to @runwithskizzers

For years I’ve been wanting alternate history where North and/or South America, Africa, etc., conquered and colonized Europe instead of other way around. I’ve pondered it but can’t quite visualize the full scope of the differences. I’d love to see how writers envision it. #MSWL

Mark Gottlieb, Trident Media Group literary agent @Mark_Gottlieb · 10 May 2018

I smell an #alternatehistory novel! In 1916 there was a proposed Amendment to US Constitution to put all acts of war to a national vote, & anyone voting yes would have to register as a volunteer for service in US Army… #MSWL #WritingPrompt #StoryStarter

Mark Gottlieb, Trident Media Group literary agent @Mark_Gottlieb · 5 Mar 2018

#WritingPrompt: $350m drillship built by Howard Hughes a cover for CIA to lift lost Soviet sub loaded w/ nukes up from floor of Pacific Ocean 3 mi deep. Can you fulfill this #ManuscriptWishList? Maybe try as #AlternateHistory…#MSWL #MSWishList

World Weaver Press @WorldWeaver_wwp · 12 Sep 2017

"I'm on a history kick, so am particularly interested in a historical (or alt-history) paranormal romance." #MSWL…

Suzie Townsend @sztownsend81 · 12 Sep 2017

An alternate history with incredible worldbuilding like @jessica_shea's BORN WICKED series. Still one of my favorite reads this decade #MSWL

Thao Le @AgentThao · 21 Jul 2017

I have the sudden strong urge to read a historical fantasy or alternate history YA starring a young female scientist like Marie Curie. #mswl

Chris Morgan @C_Morgs65 · 19 Apr 2017

You know what. Give me an alt-history about the rise of a personality in a world-spanning Terrorist Cult with lots of badass vehicles #MSWL

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · 16 Apr 2017

LOVED The Last King (Bierkebeinerne). Anyone writing #ya #fantasy in alt hist Norway w/ WICKED CROSS COUNTRY SKIING?? #mswl