Fantasy

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 15

Peter Knapp @petejknapp

Hello! I'm looking to find some great projects while I'm home with lots (and lots) of reading time. Here's a quick #MSWL rundown: a thread.

#MSWL - MIDDLE GRADE. Any and all middle grade! I am hungry for it: standalone contemporary, sweeping fantasy series, sci-fi, horror, you name it. I’d love something high concept, like CITY OF EMBER, NEVERMOOR, ARU SHAH & THE END OF TIME, etc.

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · Apr 13

An epic MG or YA fantasy with lush world building and high stakes. Think WE HUNT THE FLAME. #mswl

Tara is open to queries 🌈🦄 @Literary_Tara · Apr 10

Also, I think I would be willing to accept high fantasy if it were a RomCom. The closest thing I can think to comp to this is Princess Bride. We need more. #romancelandia? #MSWL

McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · Apr 10

I would love to see a funny, exciting #UF (Urban fantasy). Deets on how to query me here: cityowlpress.com/queries/ Deets on my preferences here (please read): enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com/p/likesdislike#MSWL #querytip

Robbie Guillory @RobbieGuillory · Apr 9

Would love to see some brilliant #fantasy in our submissions inbox this weekend. To give an idea what I enjoy, I've recently read and loved @nkjemisin's Broken Earth trilogy, The Poppy War by @kuangrf, and the Rigante books by David Gemmell. #askagent #mswl (no dragons pls)

Priyanka Krishnan @mspriyanka · Apr 8

Priyanka Krishnan @mspriyanka

I tried to do a #MSWL thread the other day and twitter thwarted me. But I refuse to stay thwarted because have room on my list for new voices--and stories are one of the few things keeping me sane right now...

I'm craving THE CITY OF BRASS-style rich and intricate #fantasy, with complicated family dynamics, stark political tension, sweeping romance, and hard loss; stories that (respectfully) wed historical inspiration and folklore with unexpected magic and major stakes #MSWL 1/

Maggie Kane @CallMePog · Apr 8

Let's try that again! Writers! During this quagmire of a time, maybe you want to check out my #MSWL ? I'd love a story to sweep me off my feet, away from (gestures) all of this manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/magg…

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · Apr 7

I'd love to see more middle grade fantasy in my inbox! I get a lot of contemporary realistic and sci-fi, but not as much by the way of fantasy. #MSWL

Erica Finkel @ericafinkel · Apr 7

Agent friends, For what it's worth, I'm still reviewing submissions from my couch if you're still submitting! On the lookout esp for heartwarming, literary MG novels, particularly contemporary realistic, fantasy, and magical realism. Stay safe and healthy! #mswl

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Apr 6

Adult historical fantasy (show me a location or pivotal moment in history I've never seen in SFF)
Contemporary YA (show me how powerful& combustible teenage relationships are)
Middle grade sci fi, contemporary, or fantasy (I'm pretty wide open; nothing is off the table!) #mswl
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Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Apr 6

I am open to multiple genres right now! #MSWL
Adult sci fi (PLEASE send me a shockingly weird and powerful space opera)
Adult fantasy (twisty world politics and shifting loyalties with magic)
Adult romance (something that walks a WF line - the queerer the better, too)
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Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · Apr 6

Voicey MG fantasy with series potential. Think ARU SHAH or THE KIRANMALA AND THE KINGDOM BEYOND series. #mswl

Priyanka Krishnan @mspriyanka · Apr 6

I'm craving THE CITY OF BRASS-style rich and intricate fantasy, with complicated family dynamics, stark political tension, sweeping romance, and hard loss; stories that (respectfully) wed historical inspiration and folklore with unexpected magic and major stakes #MSWL

Megan Manzano @Megan_Manzano · Apr 6

Megan Manzano 🇵🇷 🌸 ~ Closed to Queries @Megan_Manzano

I'll be closing to queries today at noon EST.

I will reopen in May and will be participating in DVPit.

#amquerying

If you have any of the following in MG or YA, I'd love to see it:

- Thrillers
- Queer rep, especially a queer rom com
- Found families (bonus points if it's like Cheer on Netflix)
- Fae
- Latinx voices
- Contemporary fantasy or spec fic

#amquerying #MSWL

Zabé/Z.R. Ellor @ZREllor · Apr 5

I’m really in the mood for SFF with a strong and unique authorial voice. Think Charlie Jane Anders #MSWL

McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · Apr 4

I would love to see a funny, original #UF (urban fantasy) romance. Deets on how to query me here: cityowlpress.com/queries/ Deets on my preferences here: enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com/p/likesdislike… #MSWL #querytip