Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
36 MSWL

Bureaucratic fantasy! No more chosen ones or royalty (or goddamn assassins), but the logistics experts and the accountants - make it funny and I am there!

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
36 MSWL

Character-focused SF - I want your heists, your found families, your explorers, your settlers. I'm not a good fit for either hard SF or pure military SF

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
36 MSWL

Fantasies or SF with an historical bent - Roman empires, Greek tragedies, Plantagenet dynasties but in SFF

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
36 MSWL

Try me on unusual genre mash-ups - think mysteries in space or epic fantasies in frontier settings. I've been enjoying the Solaris novels by Alice James, which are pitched as Sookie Stackhouse meets Bridget Jones!

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
36 MSWL

Do consider me for manuscripts featuring older protagonists. I'm in my 40s and I would like to read fantasy and SF with characters of this age and older. We're not invisible!

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
36 MSWL

I'll take a look at vampires and werewolves, but only with a fresh spin. I was particularly enamoured recently of Catherine Lundoff's take, with menopausal people experiencing a bigger change than expected.

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
36 MSWL

At the other end of the scale, send me your gentle fantasy with hopeful outlook and characters doing the best they can.

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
36 MSWL

Send me your big epic fantasy with world building you can touch, it's so real, and characters facing monumental world-ending stakes. Bonus points if it's an unusual setting and bigger bonus points if it's queer.

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
36 MSWL

So, since I am getting my feet under the desk now, here's a little flavour of my #mswl. In general, I like all facets of SFF, including horror, and I like my books to range from serious thought-inducing works to read-in-a-flash commercial fiction.

Kristin Temple ๐ŸŽˆ
@_kristintemple
Editor
Associate EdiTOR @TorNightfire . Chaotic neutral, horror fan, Broadway lover, and "little bisexual gremlin". Opinions my own. she/her. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
50 MSWL
victoria ๐Ÿ„
@victoriasavanh
Editor
Business Editor at Wiley acquiring trade nonfiction. Novel in progress rep'd by @thebookgrp . Formerly @penguinbooks & @tin_house . ADHD cat mom.
13 MSWL

Finding success as a neurodivergent person that does not involve constant masking #mswl

Thalia Leaf
@Thalia_Leaf
Editor
Associate editor at Calkins Creek (Astra). US history and historical fiction for kids and teens. Formerly at Princeton University Press. Views are my own.
3 MSWL
Kristie Choi
@minjipatterson
Editor
Acquiring EA @ Atheneum (S&S) | she/her ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™ ์ตœ๋ฏผ์ง€, Korean-Am, cottagecore meets a punky morbid grandma, waterbender, sex/kink-positive leftist Christian
9 MSWL
Nadia El-Fassi ู†ุงุฏูŠู‡
@chronicles_of_n
Editor
SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ. She/they. Views my own. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ/ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
37 MSWL

I would love to see a horror submission that takes inspiration from the Great God Pan - give me unearthly awakenings, sinister horned gods and eerie woodlands #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

Oh, and here are some of my books, in case that helps

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

And Iโ€™m always happy to see the unexpected. I definitely wasnโ€™t looking for Kafkaesque steampunk, but then Senlin Ascends came along and blew my mind! #MSWL
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Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

Other random things Iโ€™m drawn to: academia (dark or light); sentient spaceships; a spiky heroine giving all the snark; stories within stories; enemies to lovers; magical libraries; heists; good old-fashioned yearning; multiverses; ethereal forests; dragonsโ€ฆ #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

Iโ€™d love to see some fantasy with magical realist influences... lyrical, magical, strange. I fell hard for The Inheritence of Orquidea Divina so Iโ€™d be delighted to get anything along those lines. See also: fantasy with Miyazaki vibes - whimsical and weird #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

I have a soft spot for witches - gothic or cosy, historical or contemporary, I donโ€™t mind. Bonus points for fresh interpretations and anything outside Western tradition #MSWL

Emily Byron
@emilycbyron
Editor
Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
12 MSWL

Iโ€™m a total sucker for found family in any setting. Epic fantasy, space opera, I donโ€™t mind. Just give me
those heartfelt 'with-you-to-the-end-no-matter-what vibes' #MSWL