For science fiction, I’m looking for space opera and science fantasy like GIDEON THE NINTH, SOME DESPERATE GLORY and THE SCOURGE BETWEEN STARS. It doesn’t need to be fast and loud – TO BE TAUGHT, IF FORTUNATE is a favourite – but it needs to have major sf elements.
I’m also looking for speculative romance in general, whether it has a big SFF element like THE UNDERTAKING OF HART AND MERCY and WINTER’S ORBIT or a romance with speculative elements like WITCHFUL THINKING and THE EX HEX.
Send me your FANTASY ROMANCE! I’m looking for equal strength in the fantasy and romance aspects – it needs to have solid plot and worldbuilding alongside off-the-charts chemistry. I would love to see more queer (especially sapphic) romantasy!
Give me ALL THE ROMANCE! I’m particularly interested in contemporary and fantasy romance, but I’m open to any subgenre, including historical.
I’m a big fan of unlikely pairings, sharp Emily Henry-esque dialogue, and epistolary elements.
SFF is hard for me because I grew up in it so it’s difficult to feel fresh. Look at who I represent for a feel of my tastes: THE Linda Addison (@nytebird45), Hailey Piper (@HaileyPiperSays), Cynthia Pelayo, etc. #MSWL 🧵
I’d love some lighter fantasy & sci-fi stories that feel grounded and accessible
Like I don’t need to know how the flux capacitor works just that it makes time travel possible (this sci-fi reference is the perfect analogy for how I want my fantasy and sci-fi in adult) #MSWL
Calling all fantasy writers! I want stories that turn the tables on traditional magical creature tropes. What if rainbows & unicorns aren't good, dragons are soft-hearted, & x cryptid jerky is delicious? Let's flip the script & bring new perspectives. #fantasy #amquerying #mswl
So @CourierCall is the story that has STOLEN MY HEART this year. I cannot stop listening to it, in all my spare time, I'm in love. This kind of cozy fantasy, slice of life, wholesome content is 100% my #MSWL.
🌈 Romantasy and speculative queer love stories. I love space ships/fantasy kingdoms but what I love more is knowing how many beds are in the ship/castle
🤌 Characters who kiss (or should) but dont👏 trust👏 each👏 other👏
Maeve MacLysaght, haver of bones @mmmlysaghtNew year, new #MSWL!
I represent BIPOC, Queer, and marginalized creators writing commercial genre fiction across MG, YA, Adult, and Graphic Novel. My particular weaknesses are genre-blending SFF, horror, and anything with murder or making out (ideally both)
2023 #MSWL! As a reminder, I represent BIPOC, queer, & marginalized creators making joy for themselves in SFF & horror for MG, YA, Adult, and Graphic Novel.
My existing MSWL is still a mortifyingly perfect encapsulation of my tastes, but this year I'm looking for even MORE:
10 - Horror and dark fantasy – don’t be afraid to let it get weird. Thinking mushrooms growing out of reanimated rabbits à la T. Kingfisher. Aiming for the more atmospheric side of things than all-out gore.