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
#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.
- 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
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
Melissa Ann Singer @maseditorI would really love to see the fantasy novel equivalent of those fairy tales where someone has to complete a series of "impossible" tasks to achieve their goal and must think through them rather than fight.
Same here! Adult or YA. #MSWL
Wishing for some stunning epic diverse Fantasy and SciFi to appear in my inbox. Bring me retold fairy tales like we’ve never seen them, and ALL the futurisms. Anyone got any? #MSWL
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerNow that it's out in the world, I can officially say:
Fantasies like THE HAZEL WOOD by @mimi_albert are on my forever and ever #MSWL. pic.twitter.com/9AzJM2pMMT
I love fairytales, the darker and more dangerous the better.
I love stories about girls with troubled pasts.
Stories about magic, and its cost.
Take me on a journey that makes me never want to come home.