Fantasy

McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · May 30

On my #MSWL Funny, or snarky, powerful women in a unique urban fantasy with romance or paranormal romance story. More details here: cityowlpress.com/queries/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 29

“I read widely in YA, and enjoy just about every genre in it. I love moving contemporary reads, thrilling sci-fi, and lush fantasy.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 28

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

So let's talk graphic novel #MSWL ahead of me opening on 6/1. Below are just a small sample of some of my talented clients and their work.

For graphic novels, art is such a big part of it for me. pic.twitter.com/nePULFddzM

But you don't have to be an illustrator to give me graphic novels. I also love script only graphic novels #MSWL.

One thing I have noticed about my taste is I read for escape. I lean towards fantasy, or contemporary-elevated (which is not my regular every day).

🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐 @laurenspieller · May 28

I'd love to see more upmarket/literary fantasy in my inbox, a la TEN THOUSAND DOORS, UPROOTED, A DARKER SHADE. I'm particularly drawn to books that play with fairytales and folklore, but I'm looking for anything that draws me in w/ great characters and excellent writing. #mswl

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · May 28

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg

Like many of us in these strange times, I’ve been taking comfort in books. And it’s made me think of the kinds of stories I want to champion.

Most of this won’t be a surprise, but for what it’s worth, here’s my current #MSWL:

YOUNG ADULT

- high-concept, darkly comic modern fables with literary writing and crossover appeal like THE PISCES or GEEK LOVE
- eerie and atmospheric fantasies inspired by non-Western mythology
- sweet contemporary rom-coms about QPOC main characters

#MSWL

Kenzi Melody ✨💜✨🌙 @Kenzi_Melody · May 27

6.) Women’s empowerment themes, especially in fantasy. Do you want to turn over old, outdated fantasy tropes from a female perspective? PLEASE DO. #MSWL

Kenzi Melody ✨💜✨🌙 @Kenzi_Melody · May 27

5.) Sibling relationships in fantasy or magic realism!!! Good or bad, I love them! #MSWL

Kenzi Melody ✨💜✨🌙 @Kenzi_Melody · May 27

3.) Fantasy with a realistic historical basis (high fantasy isn’t my thing) and/or a complex political system like the one in The Queen’s Thief series. Palace intrigue anyone? YES PLEASE. #MSWL

Kenzi Melody ✨💜✨🌙 @Kenzi_Melody · May 27

2.) Mental health representative fantasy. Come on people, it’s time. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 26

“Middle Grade: luscious fantasy based on myths/traditions from non-Western culture.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Becca Podos @RebeccaPodos · May 25

I don’t even know what I mean when I say I want a YA or Adult SFF with the vibe of the “Rain On Me” video, but I want it #MSWL

(Also, at first I misheard the lyrics as “I’d rather be drunk but at least I’m alive,” and thought that was a bold truth)

youtu.be/AoAm4om0wTs

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · May 22

Are there any SFF stories/novels about a pandemic that mostly kills white people (e.g. the reverse of the one we're living now) & its effects on society? If not, & a BIPOC writer wants to write it for YA: #MSWL

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · May 21

I'm constantly catching up on queries (which have gone up 200% since the pandemic hit). One category I'd love to see more of are graphic novels for kids and teens. Contemporary/fantasy/historical. Always diverse voices! Especially if an author/illustrator. #MSWL

Clare Wallace @LitAgentClare · May 20

Replying to @writerswkend

Here is my #mswl darleyandersonblog.com/2020/02/25/mee… Generally, outside of crime, things that are uplifting & are about finding/making connections. High concept, feel-good, love stories. And across children's uplifting again, funny, things inspired by kindness and nature.

Megan Ilnitzki @megilnit · May 18

MG or YA fantasy that comps to AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER (I’m thoroughly enjoying my current rewatch!) #MSWL

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606 · May 18

#mswl In adult -- voice and hook. Contemporary, historical, fantasy, speculative fiction, fantastical realism. Books I’ve recently called faves include The Interestings, A Gentleman in Moscow, Nothing to See Here, The Starless Sea, The Power, and the Broken Earth Trilogy 8/?

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606 · May 18

#mswl #mg I love layered literary middle grade fantasy (some favorites: The Girl Who Drank the Moon or His Dark Materials), and coming-of-age graphic novels in the vein of Spinning and This One Summer 6/?