Kelly @YAFantasyFanYA Fantasy involving a twisted circus ring leader and the people who are stuck performing underneath him. Give me darkness, witches, chained magic, and all the evil. ❤️ #MSWL pic.twitter.com/b4vJSMDMP3
I'm still really looking for an amazing YA Fantasy #ownvoices manuscript based off Native American/Indigenous American mythology or tribal lore! I still really want this story written by a Native American writer. Where are you?! #MSWL
Military Times @MilitaryTimesArmy researchers are developing a self-aware robot #squid you can 3D print in the field. Neat: bit.ly/2K38piC pic.twitter.com/3dLzelT5vu
Definitely #MSWL ...but this might be the first time I'm not sure whether it's on the list as SFF or nonfiction?
#tenqueries takeaways: 1) I'm getting a lot of YA fantasy, but I still like it. 2) though these particular thrillers weren't right for me, I'm interested in character driven adult and YA suspense/thrillers and would be eager to find a big, irresistible one. #mswl
I want urban fantasy in MG too please! Series potential and big friend groups, family-focused, heartfelt—would love to fight some surprise tears reading a fun, sweeping adventure. #MSWL
For my MG, right now I really want magical adventure! Send me something fantastical and fun, with a great hook, and friendships that shine. Especially if there are any non-human magical characters incorporated in a fresh way. #MSWL
I’m still looking for my fresh take on vampires in YA, whether grounded in this world or else reimagined and renamed in a fantasy one. I’d love to see more unexpected urban fantasy in general too, with characters I’d follow anywhere. #MSWL
beth phelan @beth_phelanGonna drop a few #MSWL tweets as I’ve been going through my queries this weekend (sorry if you’re still waiting on a response—I’m getting there!) and trying to listen to what my gut is craving. I’m focusing on MG and YA, so let’s get started:
I would really love some character-driven YA fantasy that is both dark AND funny. Especially if there is a big eclectic cast and truly unique magic. Voicey characters but still high stakes and a world with details that awe, from city life to wildlife. #MSWL
Sarah Guan @Sarah_GuanYES—give me “Bring It On” at wizard (or space) school! #mswl
I want #SFF stories about socioeconomic disparities at academic institutions.
Public school zoning on Mars? Affirmative action at fantasy college? Exploitation of student athletes at interstellar universities? PLEASE. twitter.com/samsykesswears…
I love these ideas! #MSWL
On my fantasy/scifi #MSWL I often say I like stories to play with time. This doesn't necessarily mean time travel. My FAVORITE movie/short story is Arrival/Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang. The way time is used in that RUINED ME in the best way. Play with big concepts like time.