--Queer coming of age with strong friendships and maybe first love
--High-spirited adventures, realistic OR fantasy
--Realistic fiction about a character dealing with mental health difficulties and finding a light at the end of the tunnel
SUPER picky with Adult right now! Mainly contemporary, graphic novel, & historical. Fantasy worldbuilding MUST be on point & want more non-American/English storylines
Para romances not at top of my list
Looking for rom-coms, but selective
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Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlynOK! I am officially caught up in my inbox. If I haven't answered/requested from you yet, you're in my Maybe pile and I'm reviewing you again.
I will be opening to queries again on MONDAY!
So, here is my shiny MSWL for 2022
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Dying for more upper MG. This includes fiction and graphic novel, so please send my way!
Family dynamics (found or by blood)
Mainly wanting Fantasy genres, Contemporary, and Historical
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ENGLISH BOARDING SCHOOLS/ MANOR HOUSES. Portal fantasy in the vein of Stardust or Narnia. Pure fantasy -think LOTR. Anything with a tournament. Lighter crime/mystery set in a small English village. Historical romance that Julian Fellowes would be proud of.
Ernie Chiara @erniechiara✨In the generes I rep, I'd love to see more projects by writers from Black, Indigenous, Latine/x, Asian, AAPI, Middle Eastern, and African communities and their far-reaching diasporas, as well as the LGBTQIA+, trans and nonbinary, and disabled and neurodiverse communities. #MSWL
I'm now open to queries for 2022 in #F and #SF for #A and #YA!
✨Check my MSWL page at: erniechiara.com/mswl.
✨My ever-expanding, mega infinite #MSWL thread at:
✨And send your query and first 20 pages to QueryManager.com/ErnieChiara.
🎄 Alice S-H 🎄 @alibelleI am three episodes into The Wheel Of Time and another thing I'd like to see in my queries inbox in 2022 is the vibe of the opening credits, please and thank you. #mswl
Knew I’d forgotten one more specific, this mostly applying to YA fantasy! #mswl
✨Africanfuturism that comps Nnedi Okorafor
✨Trans or nonbinary rep in SF or contemp fantasy that comps LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS by Ryka Aoki
✨Characters that struggle to deal with people & their feelings, like Martha Wells’s Murderbot or Margaret Rogerson’s Vespertine
✨Character driven Cli-fi or Science Fantasy based on locales where colonization & socioeconomic disparities have caused or compounded the effects of climate change.
✨Reimaginings of classics from different cultural perspectives like WHAT SOULS ARE MADE OF by Tasha Suri
✨Dark academia w/ high personal stakes and rich settings
✨Asian-inspired SF/tech-fantasy crossover in the vein of Xiran Jay Zhao.
✨Fantasy inspired by South Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and mythologies
✨Aro-ace rep and meaningful platonic relationships
✨Fantasy or SF with non-western settings and cultures
✨Anti-colonialist, -caste, -patriarchy, -establishment, etc. with driving plots and strong characters
In speculative fiction (light sci-fi, horror, fantasy), I need worlds that I can settle into easily.
Fresh takes on classic tropes, dynamic characters, unique magic systems, atmospheric writing & undeniably high stakes ✨Think: R.F. Kuang, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Rory Power
Romance has been such a joy to work on, so I’d love to see more! Especially in the YA space—think: Jenny Han, Sandhya Menon, Jason June & Adiba Jaigirdar ❤️🔥
And I will ALWAYS love a little bit of romance in my fantasy 🥰
Will never be sick of it, I swear.
I am open to queries. I repeat: I am open to queries.
What do I want? Who knows. I mean, I do know. Maybe some fae, some smutty fantasy romance, maybe some gay witches, I don’t know let’s also throw in a himbo or two.
I am open to queries.
That is all.
i would love to see:
✨ BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodivergent, undocumented, historically excluded voices
✨ adult fiction set in latin america (esp brazil) across genre, own voices
✨ MG fantasy feat. non-western folklore and high personal stakes
It’s 2022! A reminder that I’m open to queries and looking for all sorts of MG and YA, contemporary and fantasy. I have high hopes of finding some great new clients this year. And I finally updated my page here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/beth… #mswl
I am eager for more high-concept sci-fi and fantasy with literary and upmarket feel. Examples of my favorites in this space include THE POWER by Naomi Alderman, THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson Walker, and THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern.
Grounded fantasy/ genre! I can read books like THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE, ADDIE LARUE, SERPENT & DOVE, or THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY again and again -- anything with a lush setting, a little (or a lot) of romance, and high stakes has my name all over it.
In Middle Grade, I'd love to see:
🧢Fantasy inspired by myths, folklore, or legends—especially if it's not European
🧢Historical that centers POC stories
🧢Contemporary with an environmental bent
🧢Horror with ghosts, creepy crawlies, and witches
🧢 Earth-based sci-fi