Fairy Tale

Nora Long @NoraLong10 · Oct 25

Hey, exciting news! My #mswl page is officially up and running (and perhaps unnecessarily detailed), so hit me with your best shot, query people :)
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/nora…

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Sep 24

I love a fractured fairy tale! But please surprise me with something new. And while talking about fairy tales and myths, I'd love a MG fantasy with the cultural specificity and the fresh contemporary voice of Sayantani DasGupta's THE SERPENT'S SECRET. #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · Sep 24

The next Uprooted. Folklore/fairytale/mythical roots with original characters and plots. #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Sep 24

I've read a lot of fairy tales and folk tales from a range of traditions. Fantasy novels that mine those veins have great appeal to me.
#MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · Sep 24

Similarly, stories that feel like fairytales or folklore, but are completely brand new. #MSWL

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · Sep 24

#MSWL Still on the lookout for inventive fairytale or folklore retellings--especially stories that haven't been done often.

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · Sep 24

Forever and always, more retellings of lesser known mythology, fairy tales, and classical lit. Especially if it blends with an unexpected genre. #MSWL

Leah Spann @LeahSpann · Aug 16

Happy Friday, all! Excited to say that my editorial #MSWL page went live today! I'm only open to agented submissions, but if you want to know what kind of books I'm interested in seeing, give it a look:

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/leah…

Britt Siess @BrittSiess · Jul 9

Just finished The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden. It was beyond wonderful! Where are all of my fairytale/legend retellings? I want Eastern European and East Asian myths and legends sooo bad! #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 20

"Dark, feminist fairy tale retelling. Something like The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter for #YA (a novel though, not short stories)." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Apr 22

I am opening to YA fantasy and contemporary queries! On my YA #MSWL: fantasies that are entirely new worlds,new fairytales. No generic regency-style fantasy worlds. Bring me new applications of/restrictions on new magic, uncommonly featured stars of the story, relevant parallels.

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. I’d love to see some adult manuscripts in my inbox along the lines of The Hazel Wood! #mswl

Mara Delgado-Sanchez is mostly away 🇵🇷 @little_mswriter · Jan 18

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