I'd love to find some more SFF novels that are fun, moving, diverse, and accessible.
My favorite SFF read last year was by @pengshepherd, and I'm smitten with the works of @KatWithSword @DelilahSDawson and @ChuckWendig.
The City of Brass by @SAChakrabooks is a perfect book.
Good morning! It's March 1st and I'm officially open to queries again at @PSLiterary!
Here's my #MSWL on my website, and I'm going to tweet a little bit about what I'm looking for... let's go. ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2019/01/3…
I do a lot of fantasy, but I also do a ton of contemporary, and I'd love to see more big-hook stories set in our world. If you want a great example of hooky, high-concept contemporary YA I love that we rep here @FolioJr: DUMPLIN' and TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE. #MSWL
Abby Schulman @AbbySchulTo list some some very specific things I love: posthuman anything, morally grey heroes, animal familiars, characters who have to make sacrifices, unique fantasy worlds, people grappling with their own monstrosity, angry girls seeking revenge, and more! #MSWL
Also--I'd love to read anything about thru-hiking or epic journeys. #MSWL
Abby Schulman @AbbySchulHey, #amquerying authors! I'm open to queries again would love to read your work! I'm looking for YA SFF, contemporary, you name it. I love complex ideas, strong conflict, LGBTQIA characters, and more! Email query and first ten pages with QUERY in the subject line! #MSWL
To list some some very specific things I love: posthuman anything, morally grey heroes, animal familiars, characters who have to make sacrifices, unique fantasy worlds, people grappling with their own monstrosity, angry girls seeking revenge, and more! #MSWL
Hey, #amquerying authors! I'm open to queries again would love to read your work! I'm looking for YA SFF, contemporary, you name it. I love complex ideas, strong conflict, LGBTQIA characters, and more! Email query and first ten pages with QUERY in the subject line! #MSWL
Lianne Leslie @themba2day@BookEndsJessica @bookendslit What are the current trends in middle grade fictional series genre and what would you like to see more of or read personally if you were looking at chapter books for middle grade? #askagent
Me personally, I'm always looking for MG contemporary and fantasy genres. I'd really love to find my creepy coraline-esque book as well as a first crush LGBT book (a la the animated short 'In a Heartbeat') #AskAgent #MSWL
😃I'm building my list😀
Send me your:
~ Fantasy w/romance (YA & Adult)
~ Contemp Romance (YA & Adult)
~ High-concept MG (series potential a bonus)
~ YA contemp fantasy / paranormal / urban fantasy
~ Any genre w/ loads of white space, no overwriting
MENA_Conflict @MENA_ConflictToday I learned about the Harpy eagle, and I wish I hadn't. That motherfucker is scheming to kill me. I know it. pic.twitter.com/VK7A7irx6k
Somebody write me a fantasy novel starring a harpy eagle shapeshifter. I need more terrifyingly weird-looking Animagi in my life. #MSWL
I seriously can’t get enough middle grade manuscripts. I’m looking for contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, humor, mystery, and adventure. Paste query and 1st 5 pages in email and send to: querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (dot) (com) #mswl #writingcommmunity #amquerying
Sandstone @quartzenOoo, let's see:
- SFF with room for domesticity, introspection, and relationship-level stakes rather than/alongside apocalyptic stakes, inclusive of non-romantic relationships
- Interesting/experimental story structure
- Marginalized authors using and/or deconstructing SFF tropes twitter.com/FlourishStorie…
Rebecca F. Kuang @kuangrfi learned about nüshu, a Chinese script that only women could write and understand, a long time ago but ran across it again in a reading today and now i can't stop thinking about it. where's the SFF treatment of this? the possibilities!
nüshu magic—ink witches sending spells and messages through hidden script that changes on the page, empires crumbling on the strength of a carefully wrought character, sworn sisters taking vengeance for their own—I want every iteration #MSWL
Erin Flaaen @ErinWrites93-Queer historical fiction, preferably stories based off real people
-Disabled characters who aren't "inspirational" and who don't "overcome" their disability
-Disabled fantasy/scifi/action characters who use their assistive devices to fight crime/be badasses
-Kim Possible but gay twitter.com/FlourishStorie…
ALL THE #MSWL!!!
Léonicka @leonicka#TheDragonPrince is back! So excited to watch Season 2. Yes, I am an adult. No, I don't have kids. Mind your business.
Magic, warring kingdoms, beautifully diverse characters. This is everything I want in a middle grade fantasy! #MSWL