Fantasy, YA and adult - Unique world-building, atmospheric writing, and strong characters first and foremost (I gravitate towards strong female leads especially!). Comps and topics I love:
Christa (Heschke) Cifelli @ChristaHeschkeAuthors! I’m excited to tell you about my #MSWL for 2023. Some big changes this year! A thread:
This year, I’ll be looking first for MG, then YA, then adult, then PB. My preference is for dark genre work (fantasy, horror, suspense) and rom-coms/lighter contemporary! I’m newly open to adult rom-coms after falling in love with a few last year. 😁
🚨 Alice is reopening only to YA and crossover fantasy queries. Think romantasy, Legends & Lattes, Stardew Valley. Recent favourites include:
- Daughter of the Pirate King
- A Deadly Education
- This Poison Heart
- Iron Widow
Lindsay Flanagan 🦄 @LindsFlanagan(Clears throat) Whoops was so excited to share the news I was taking pitches, I messed up my own title. Let's try this again:
News! I'm the literary agent assistant for @Jacqui_Lipton @TobiasLiteraryAgency's adult department and am in training to be an agent! 1/4
If you’re interested in pitching me, check out @Jacqui_Lipton @annmrose @LaneHeymont @Sarah_Nicolas and Stefanie Rossitto #MSWL. Personally, I am excited to hear about adult fantasy, mystery, romance, women’s fiction, upmarket, and maybe even a thriller. 3/4
2/3 My #MSWL for pitches is: adult work only in fantasy (all categories), mystery, thriller, romance, women’s fiction, upmarket, and maybe even a thriller. My dream acquisition would have been The Night Circus. I like work that has hints of magic and a bit of darkness.
As stated on my #MSWL on the official MSWL website and the Metamorphosis website, as far as fantasy I’m really only looking for magical realism and urban fantasy. I prefer low fantasy and if it’s very high concept it’s probably not for me.
My new #MSWL is live on my site! Mark your calendars for Valentines Day, when I repoen to #amquerying writers!
So, what am I seeking? This year I'm prioritizing queer specfic, BIPOC voices, and romance novels of all kinds. Let's dive into the specifics!
Young Adult/New Adult: I am open to magical realism, contemporary fiction, thriller (+), mystery, and low fantasy. I am especially on the lookout for a sports story (where sports is the center of the story, like the shows Spinning Out, Pitch).
Looking for a Día de los Muertos adult project ... fantasy maybe? Anyone have one? #MSWL
I’d love to see some fantasy with magical realist influences... lyrical, magical, strange. I fell hard for The Inheritence of Orquidea Divina so I’d be delighted to get anything along those lines. See also: fantasy with Miyazaki vibes - whimsical and weird #MSWL
I’m a total sucker for found family in any setting. Epic fantasy, space opera, I don’t mind. Just give me
those heartfelt 'with-you-to-the-end-no-matter-what vibes' #MSWL
Nettle and Bone is another recent favourite. I want more of this please: heartfelt, heart-warming fantasy with characters you would die for by the end. (Bonus points for a Bonedog. IYKYK) #MSWL
I’m also drawn to character-driven fantasy with a singular narrative voice. Bonus points for the fast pace, political scheming, queer rep and original worldbuilding of one of my all-time faves, Melissa Caruso #MSWL
Please send me your non-western epic fantasy from under-represented voices. Think The Boneshard Daughter, The Rage of Dragons, The Jasmine Throne… big worlds, high stakes, multi-POV.
Female stories especially appreciated #MSWL
Calling all agents of SFF! I’ve been meaning to do one of these since I got back from maternity leave, so here goes…
Hey #writingcommunity! We are open to manuscript submissions! Future House Publishing is currently looking for and accepting family friendly adult manuscripts in the Sci-fi and Fantasy genres. Learn more here: FutureHousePublishing.com/submissions
#publishing #amwriting #mswl #amwritingfantasy
#amquerying folks: my #MSWL is now updated on the Manuscript Wishlist site! As of the new year, I AM open to select fantasy manuscripts. Details on that and more at manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ismi… or my website, ismitahussain.com.
“Would love to read MG fantasy novels comparable to The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill or When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller.”
The @TheTobiasAgency #mswl day is over, but I wanted to clarify: When I say I want anything under the SFF umbrella, most people know I mean fantasy and sci-fi but they don't realize I also want things that are other genres (mystery esp) with a speculative twist!
This is vague, I know, but since it's #mswl day at @TheTobiasAgency, I would love to find a SFF/speculative in adult or ya that is weird but captivating. A little bit of "I have no idea what's going on but I am into it."