Uplifting feel-good fiction is also a must, with a hint of magic or fully grounded in the real world. Compelling love stories w authentic characters & chemistry will always sweep me away. You know that feeling when you want to throw a book across the room because of the yearning?
- LGBTQ+ stories—including romcoms
- Twisty, gripping with surprising endings (think Mary Kubrica or Seraphina Nova Glass)
- Stories with light fantasy or gothic elements, mild horror, and/or magical realism
- Quirky female-driven fiction
- Juicy dramas
Romantasy! Crackling chemistry, sexy heroes, bad-ass heroines. I like my banter flirty and in all honesty, I love an arrogant dickhead romantic lead. If the magic is unusual or in some way dangerous, that's an extra plus!
Literary fiction written around characters of color (The Emperor of Ocean Park, A Little Life); contemporary Southern Gothic fiction (Pew); Gothic Magical Realism (Sorrowland); #writingcommunity /3
#MSWL #PB #kidlit ❤️🏳️🌈
James and the Giant Peach but a PB and the MC is a #queer child who leaves home to embark on a wondrous, magical journey of self-discovery by himself. (Magical realism, loneliness, resilience, bravery, finding home/yourself.)
I am reading submissions and I think it's time to a #MSWL #thread of things I'm looking for! Tbh I'm open to magic of all kinds and I love to be surprised but there are a few specific vibes that I would love to see more of...
In modern fantasy I'm looking for things like Jade City. Give me family shenanigans, politics, with really unique magic systems. Babel and Black Sun are always top on my list. Overall anything with colonizer bashing themes, non-western mythos, pirates, or dark academics
I have a YA-shaped hole in my heart... so would love to see more YA in my queries! #mswl
✨dark, sweeping, and utterly irresistible speculative novels
✨non-Western centric narratives
✨elements of thriller/mystery/suspense
✨will never say no to magic!
"I want unique, genre-blending romance novels. I wish I had worked on THE PLUS ONE by Sarah Archer or any of Roselle Lim’s breathtaking romantic contemporary fantasy novels. Give me an adult rom com in space, or with magic."
“Seeking upmarket speculative fiction—grounded fantasy, magical realism, and horror—comparable to stories by Angela Carter, Gregory Maguire, Naomi Novik, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Helen Oyeyemi."
Maria Vicente #MSWL
Fall 2023 #MSWL
YA thrillers or rom-coms with a fresh twist
MG magical realism or high concept action/adventure
Illustrators or author/illustrators
Select Adult manuscripts in upmarket fiction and contemporary romance
Awkward/ridiculous/LOL in any genre
Enemies to lovers, but he actually kills her, and she comes back from the dead to kick his ass and then they fall in love?! Anyone??
Witches, magic, and apothecaries…PLEASE! Magical academia is also ALWAYS a fave.
Oh hey there, popping on here to say I have recently updated my #MSWL , details below! #Amquerying writers please send me your SFF and romance, and kids' books from PBs up to YA in any genre (but anything magical is a bonus!)
I have fallen for all the Little Mermaid hype and now I am craving a mer fantasy. Give me Atlantis! Give me terrifying or sexy merpeople! Give me emotions so deep they make the ocean feel shallow! Send me all your water based magic books! I want to swim in them 🌊 #MSWL
Bethany Fulk Hendrix @bethanyfulkHi #amquerying writers! I will be opening to submissions again on June 1st! I cannot wait to see all of your amazing stories in my inbox 🎉Here's what I'll be looking for: