-More nonfiction in MG and YA, esp science, art, history, etc. NF graphic novels are great here too.
-I'd love to see more mysteries, in MG, YA, and adult. I'm really into Veronica Speedwell and Veronica Mars.
-More intergenerational stories in MG, YA, and SFF. #MSWL
. . . Alt. history (from a marginalized or unusual perspective; with an alternate outcome—e.g. THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE; introduces SFF element to a historical event—e.g. LEVIATHAN @ScottWesterfeld, but for the adult market)
#LitAgents, my #MSWL (Adult):
‣ Upmarket contemporary fic: Womxn; mental health; “Late” (30s+) coming-of-age; LGBTQIA+
‣ Grounded speculative fic: “ ” w/ elements of SFF/magical realism; Modern retellings (fairy tales; myths & legends; folklore; classics); CliFi (not preachy);
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaSome @bookendslit #MSWL for you. I'll add mine to Kim's: #ownvoices, women's fiction, upmarket/book club fiction, LGBTQ voices, suspense, thrillers, books set outside the US. twitter.com/BookEndsKim/st…
Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_MooreAdult fantasy that crosses over to bookclub fiction a la THE SNOWCHILD or NIGHT CIRCUS. #MSWL
Yes! Give me fantasy that with a literary bent. Womens fiction with a touch of magic. Let's start crossing genres people. Dont be afraid! #mswl
Kayla Lightner @LightnerKaylaOk, so...screw it. This is part #MSWL, part “the Manuscript that got away”. In 2018 someone sent a fantasy ms to one of our associates about a female protag. who was competing against her 4 older brothers to be named her dictator father’s successor (1/3)
It had everything I love: an unapologetically ruthless female protag; messy royal family drama; non-Eurocentric inspired mythology. But because I wasn’t an agent at the time, I couldn’t offer rep. I STILL THINK ABOUT IT TO THIS DAY(2/3)
Ok, so...screw it. This is part #MSWL, part “the Manuscript that got away”. In 2018 someone sent a fantasy ms to one of our associates about a female protag. who was competing against her 4 older brothers to be named her dictator father’s successor (1/3)
And now’s a good a time as any to talk about my #MSWL !
I’m looking for adult SciFi and Fantasy stories—bring me into your worlds! I’m also open to any graphic works: graphic memoirs, graphic novels, or other graphic nonfiction.
I’m open to queries, so bring it on!
If I missed your #IWSGPit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: Horror, thriller, cont. romance, rom-com, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, & cont. MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.)com
Some middle grade fantasy books I love are @TaherehMafi's Furthermore; @sofipasternack's Anya & the Dragon; @LaurelSnyder's Orphan Island; EVERYTHING ever written by @kellybarnhill; @AdamGidwitz's The Inquisitors Tale. If you have have a MG like any of these? Query me! #MSWL