Fantasy

Roseanne Wells @RivetingRosie · Jan 27

-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

Melanie Iglesias @msmelread · Jan 26

#MSWL cont’d
. . . 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)

Melanie Iglesias @msmelread · Jan 26

#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);

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · Jan 15

Western, set in Northern California. Any genre: historical, scifi, fantasy, contemporary, etc. Diversity a must. #MSWL

Kayla Lightner @LightnerKayla · Jan 15

Kayla Lightner @LightnerKayla

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)

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)

Kayla Lightner @LightnerKayla · Jan 15

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)

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · Jan 15

Strong epic fantasy with a matriarchal society. Give me GoT without the boys. #MSWL

Will make exception for Oberyn Martell.

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · Jan 15

Always hunting for fem fantasy. If you grew up on a diet of Robin McKinley, Patricia McKillip, Anne McCaffrey, etc. I want to see your manuscript. #MSWL

Matt Belford @MWBelford · Jan 15

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!

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · Jan 15

Adult fantasy that crosses over to bookclub fiction a la THE SNOWCHILD or NIGHT CIRCUS. #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Jan 15

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

Tricia Skinner - Closed to Queries @4triciaskinner · Jan 15

OPEN TO QUERIES: Please note the genres I rep or don't rep. Adult, young adult, and middle grade. Authors in marginalized communities encouraged to query. #mswl fuseliterary.com/triciaskinner/

Erin Siu @erinssiu · Jan 14

New year, new me💁🏻‍♀️my #MSWL is finally live! Check it out if you'd like to know what I'm looking for. 📚 manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/erin…

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Jan 9

#MSWL YA and adult fantasy with great world building, diverse, complicated characters, and fresh takes on tried and true themes, or even new ones! Surprise me. Agented only.

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 8

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

Happy HollZABÉs ⛄️🌲❄️ @ZREllor · Jan 7

#MSWL I'm REALLY eager to find some MG with a funny voice! Fantasy, contemporary, whatever--just make me laugh!!!

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · Jan 7

SWEEP: THE STORY OF A GIRL AND HER MONSTER was one of my favorite non-Harper books of 2019 and I’d love to see more MG/YA historical fantasy that’s just as compelling, poignant, and imaginative. #mswl