Fairy Tale

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Apr 1

I'm looking for #middlegrade and #youngadult stories. I like realistic contemporary; magical realism; well done retellings of fairytales, folklore, legends; love stories; most anything feminist af. I don't like horror, thrillers, murder mysteries, or anything super scary. #MSWL

Ladderbird Agency @ladderbirdlit · Mar 27

So very obsessed with Helen Oyeyemi. GINGERBREAD is beautiful, but then I had to go read all her other books. She is a treasure. Anyone working on beautiful, literary, re-imagined fairy tales with a conscious? I'm looking... #mswl

Kerstin Wolf @Kerstin_Wolf · Feb 19

I feel a little bit in the mood for fairytales. Iā€™d love to see some adult manuscripts in my inbox along the lines of The Hazel Wood! #mswl

Mara Delgado šŸ‡µšŸ‡· @little_mswriter · Jan 18

I love myths, legends and fairytales. Iā€™d love to see some retellings or adaptations. They can be contemporary, historical, fantasy, etc. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 6 Nov 2018

"Iā€™m still looking for a YA macabre fairy tale retelling. A story that combines luxurious fantasy and horror." @msmariavicente #MSWL bit.ly/2P9Z0aX

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · 1 Oct 2018

I'm #MSWL-ing for re-tellings (#adult or #YA) of myths, folktales, or fairytales. Always. Bring it. More. Had the chance to look at #queries and pages for an @OpAwesome6 #passorpages, and had lots to say: bit.ly/2QisRya. I encourage you all to think through m'#querytip!

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · 26 Sep 2018

What is an agent thinking about when s/he's reading your query and first 250? Check out @OpAwesome6's newest #PassOrPages excerpts, on retellings of myths, folktales, and fairy tales (which I love! send if you have!): bit.ly/2NJgfDh. #queries #querytip #query #YA #MSWL

Alex Arnold @alexyarnold · 13 Sep 2018

New takes on myths and fairy tales from non-western cultures #MSWL

Cherrita Lee @Cherrita_Lee · 13 Sep 2018

#MSWL Underrepresented minority and/or interracial romance, gene hacking, modernized Slavic heroic quest, characters with identities that span communities & their struggles, characters with East Asian, Slavic, and African heritage, & dark fairy tale retellings. MG, YA, Adult.

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL: fairytale and mythology retellings, especially in unusual or unexpected settings, and especially if reimagined to give agency to the marginalized. No damsels, no white knights, all underdogs.

Britt Siess @BrittSiess · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL
- Adult Gothic Horror (think Crimson Peak)
- Adult High Fantasy featuring women as leaders
- Retellings of fairytales by #OwnVoices authors!!
- Spooky MG ghost stories
- MG stories with witches and elaborate settings

Brit E. B. Hvide @bhvide · 12 Sep 2018

Adult fairytale retellings with emotional complexity, warmth, and grit. #MSWL

Lydia Sharp ā˜•ā¤šŸ“š @lydia_sharp · 12 Sep 2018

still on YA:
*mystery/thrillers w/ atypical narrative structure and/or mixed media formats
*paranormal that feels fresh
*adventure-driven stories
*anything with a high-stakes plot
*fairytale retellings that feel fresh
*smart contemporary that makes me laugh and cry
#MSWL

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · 12 Sep 2018

MIDDLE GRADE. Gimme allll the middle grade! Contemporary middle grade, magical realism, fairy tales, fantasy. Anything that can described as for fans of Dianna Wynn Jones or Miyazaki will have me salivating #MSWL

Cassandra Farrin @CassaCassaCassa · 12 Sep 2018

Well-researched fairy tale retellings or a literary modern retelling of a classic #MSWL