Happy Friday! The weekend’s here & I’m ready for more queries/submissions to read! ONLY adult paranormal, urban fantasy & magical realism romances. I want strong voices, vivid worldbuilding, tension on top of tension & STEAM. #MSWL #amquerying
Beyond that, some general things I gravitate towards when reading: unreliable narrators, strong sense of place, atmosphere, lush settings (in fantasy AND contemporary/realistic fiction), strong emotional resonance, twists, surprises, literary/lyrical writing. #MSWL
MG/YA: Fantasy is another first love! Everything from contemporary fantasy to high fantasy & epic fantasy. I LOVE unique world-building!
I'd also like lighter, even funny fantasy where the stakes aren't about saving the world, but adventure & characters. More Hobbit than LOTR.
MG: This is the area I'd most like to expand!
YA: My first love! I'm always looking for YA that stands out.
Select adult SFF & horror.
Always open to author-illustrators & graphic novels. Plus @DanieleDHunter & I LOVE novels-in-verse! We tend toward lyrical writing generally.
"Sci-fi & fantasy novels. I love them. I read a ton of them. But they have to be accessible. What does that mean? It means that readers who don't traditionally pick up much sci-fi/fantasy, can pick up one of these novels & enjoy it.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Hey, everyone! I've gotten a lot of questions about opening to queries, so it seems a lot of you have things you'd like to send my way!
I'm open to queries from now through the end of November. Send me your #F and #SF in #A & #YA. and check my #MSWL at erniechiara.com/mswl.
Yep, open to queries!
On my #MSWL: adult SFF, MG (particularly fantasy), YA (also particularly fantasy, but I love contemporary too), and PB. I'm looking for exciting new projects and dynamic voices. Surprise the heck outta me.
I'd love to see more urban fantasy/paranormal romance that doesn't rely on traditional government bureaucracy or law enforcement structures! I'm a little worn out on magical P.I.s and supernatural government agents. #MSWL
Last night I procrastinated so much on Actual Things (cleaning? life? etc) that I made myself a website 👀 taragonzalez.com
#MSWL I’d love more queer and other diverse YA and MG fantasy in my inbox, please! Something with a great hook, voicey writing, and/or easily accessible world building. I want characters who make me HAVE to read on. (Agented submissions only.)
I just did a MASSIVE update to my #MSWL page to hopefully clear up some questions about what I'm looking for. Authors, if your book seems like a good fit, let's chat!
Alrighty folks! The weekend’s almost here and I need more queries to read! ONLY adult paranormal, urban fantasy & magical realism romances. I want strong voices, vivid worldbuilding, tension on top of tension, STEAM & a HEA ending. #MSWL #amquerying
#MSWL Anything paranormal, sci-fi, or fantasy WITH ROMANCE! (The hotter, the better.) Voice and skilled writing will always trump everything else, so if you have something I haven't asked for specifically, but the writing/voice is stellar, please send it anyway!
Jordan Ifueko says REDEMPTOR available NOW @jifuekoFor all the progress we've made in YA fantasy female representation, we can't seem to get over the misogynistic trend of protagonists having to disdain stereotypically feminine things in order to be "Protagonist Material."
Give me high fantasy Elle Woods, please.
GIVE ME HIGH FANTASY ELLE WOODS PLEASE #mswl
The top three things I'd love to see more of in my query inbox, in no particular order 📚 #MSWL
1. Romance of any subgenre, especially if it's queer or polyamorous
2. Contemporary fantasy with unique magic systems and lore
3. Gothic horror, particularly from marginalized voices
My inbox is mostly fantasy right now, which is exciting! But this is your reminder that I'm still seeking romance, especially queer romance, romcoms, contemporary romance, and erotic romance💕#MSWL
If you'd like me to take a look at your book, query me: querymanager.com/query/saint