Your magical realism, horror and gothic. I love atmospheric voices and settings. Think Nova Ren Suma, Rory Power, Claire Legrand, Laura Ruby, April Genevieve Tucholke
Mandy Hubbard @MandyHubbardI would LOVE more genre-blendy high concept projects, whether magical realism, SFF, time travel, etc. Also love reimaginings/retellings/flipping any fairy tale on it's head. MG and YA. #AskECLA #MSWL
So much this...#MSWL
Mandy Hubbard @MandyHubbardWhile we're doing #AskECLA, let's talk about what stuff we're dying to see in our inbox, eh? (@LindaEpstein @GarrettAlwert) I'll start by saying ROMANCE. ALL THE YA ROMANCE. Or hints of romance in MG. Dark and angsty or light and funny, BRING IT.
I would really like an incredibly, joyfully queer sci fi or epic fantasy, please. Like as rainbow and full of gay glee as possible. And fun tech. But also blow stuff up. Also magic. Or aliens.
OR GLEEFUL RAINBOW TECHY MAGIC ALIENS WHO BLOW STUFF UP.
Angeline Rodriguez @gelrdrgzhello this is your periodic reminder that I was put on this earth to publish latinx sff, for the love of god send me your latinx sff. I want Chicanx cyberpunk, Dominican fantasy, Chilean space opera, magical realism mestizaje, 🇬🇹 all 🇻🇪 of 🇧🇷 it 🇨🇺, me entiendes?
Since I'm opening back up for queries tomorrow, I thought I'd share some--not all--of my #MSWL must-haves.
1st up, I want a pair of witchy sisters or witchy friends with ancestral magic wrestling angry restless spirits in a dark setting, like a swampy, marshy woodland.
Shootouts. Fights. DANGER.
A race against time
A hunt for treasure that moves QUICKLY
Books that can comp to James Rollins' Sigma Series or Lee Child or Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston (twists of magic & culture added = 🥰) #MSWL
I am listening to BOYS OF ALABAMA by @genhudson on audio, & it's just what I always dream of in Southern fiction: It explores everything that's beautiful & ugly about the South, with a touch of magic. It's stunning. #MSWL
I’m really looking forward to #KidLitGN! I’ll be looking for MG + YA graphic novels from authors and author/illustrators. I love realism and magic and science and horror—I love it all! I’m also particularly keen to find projects from diverse creators! #mswl
Countdown #MSWL Day 3:
Latinx kidlit authors, please query me! I would love to see magical realism, stories around family dynamics, fantasies steeped in mythology.
Give me everything 😍
As always with this time of year, send me all your witches. I’d love an adult or gothic, adult horror, and/or adult light fantasy with an unforgettable & unique setting, a fresh take or system of magic, and gorgeous writing. Queer always a plus.
Foyinsi @OyinAtiOmiRandom but what if there was a story about a society in which you had to pay for EVERY single meme/gif you use? Sounds silly but could be dark & have magic (bc why not?). A whole war/revolution fought b/w free the meme-ers and ppl should be paid for use of their image-ers.