#MSWL for the new year pt 4: light fantasy or contemporary stories with magical elements, especially if they have quieter stakes.
Not saving the world but instead asking someone out or fixing a fight with a friend.
Jeremiah Tolbert @jeremiahtolbertI want more fantasy where the stakes are not the entire world, but just, like, this one street corner or house. One friendship. You don't have the shake the pillars of the earth to get my attention.
Personal character stakes are my JAM and what I die for in books. Forever #mswl
Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries until 1/1/20~ @erin_clyburnI think my favorite read of 2019 (so far) was THE DREAMERS by @KThompsonWalker. The lyrical way she writes sci-fi makes her writing feel like a song, or a dream. I haven’t stopped thinking about this hypnotic book all year.
What was your favorite book you read this year?
Her other book, THE AGE OF MIRACLES, is similarly dazzling.
This is top of the list for things I’d love to see in my inbox for ‘20: sci-fi that puts the SFF elements as the backdrop for telling stories about humanity. #MSWL
Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, horror, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, & contemporary. MG: Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, & humor. Picture books too!!! #diversity #MSWL
soysauce bun ❄️ postcards @soysaucetimeRemember the lesbian wedding I went to back in September
I am allowed to share one (1) wedding photo on my cursed twiter AND I... LOOK AT THEM.... ETHEREAL.... Beautiful brides.... 🥺 pic.twitter.com/RDrP9rXgJe
give me queered AF xianxia & wuxia fantasy in this vein. give me tender eye contact, back to back fighting, tilting your gf’s chin up w/a blade, painting her by firelight while you walk the jianghu together w/strong talismans and BDE. dream of red chamber meets MDZS. #MSWL
Lauren Spieller 📖 @laurenspiellerI personally would love to see witches hit it BIG. I'm talking all kinds of witches--brujas, Craft-like goth girls, small-time hedgewitches, Miyazaki-inspired aunties who bake up magical treats--I WANT THEM ALL. twitter.com/laurenspieller…
when i updated my website, i also updated my wishlist! please bookmark this for the new year, when i finally, at long last, reopen to queries! #mswl #amquerying #querytip
Caitlyn Averett @craverettI’d love to see some really fun, quirky, voicey commercial MG in my inbox as of January. (I mean, feel free to send it in December, but I’m working through my current submissions rn.) #MSWL
I’d also like some more MG fantasy! #MSWL
Peter Knapp @petejknapp#amquerying writers, I'm going to dedicate time over the holidays to read submissions, so now is a great time to query!
I'm eager to find more middle grade, from contemporary standalones & illustrated MG to sweeping adventure & fantasy series. I'd love more YA contemp & grounded YA fantasy or "twist of magic" stories, too. And YA paranormal (I'm here for your vampires & werewolves) #mswl
I’m reading a manuscript that’s reminding me of Lost Planet, and goodness, do I miss that game.
I wish the sequels had kept up with all the wonder of the first one. Someone reboot it, thanks.
Also, more fantasy adventure novels with giant monsters and snow please. #MSWL
I’m looking for more plot-driven contemporary fiction (realistic, magical realism, or fantasy) for adults, YA or MG or a graphic novel set in New York, Florida, California, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Maddison, San Juan, Seattle or Vancouver #mswl
I probably don't need to say this, but I will: I want ALL THE QUEER THINGS™️in both #MG and #YA Realistic contemporary, historical, speculative fiction, light fantasy, light scifi, mystery, romance, etc... #MSWL
OK, so I just updated my #MSWL.
And just as a warning, y'all....it's long.
I'm not sure if it is more or less helpful now...
Seeking: Adult: thrillers, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: thrillers, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, & contemporary. MG: Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, & humor. Also picture books! #diversity #MSWL
🔮Light fantasy or contemporary fantasy or magical realism in MG, YA, NA, Adult.👻Horror and Thrillers in MG and YA
👨🎓Anything set in a boarding school, college, schools in general!
📖Historicals in MG and YA
🐻Historical fantasies like BEAR & THE NIGHTINGALE