angeline rodriguez @gelrdrgzok so what is the terminology for fantasy that is secondary world and has like magic and monsters and shit but also like, donuts, sneakers, other anachronistic stuff or sensibilities? i tried to describe this as being “like shrek” and am still being made fun of for it 🥴
This is the shit I want #mswl 😍
TBH, I was just thinking about A DOG's PURPOSE, and then I was all like, "oh yeah but make it YA, and smoochie, and like darkly romantic, and not about dogs, but people, and maybe the world has magic already ..." So, that's my brain.
*Historical stories that are feminist af
*Girls kissing girls
*Stories where the plot doesn't revolve around getting the guy
*Fantasies that feel fresh
*Make me laugh
for RRP MG, i want snarky, funny, action-adventure 📚 featuring young BIPOC & deeply rooted in ✨mythology & magic ✨
here too i'd love to see even more intersectional protagonists & stories that subvert the typical RRP formula, like the upcoming SERWA BOATENG! (4/6)
this means love stories ♥️, horror 👻, contemporary, scifi 🤖, speculative, & more!!
RRP is known for mythology & magic, & while those remain the pillars this imprint is built on, id love to see stories that explore culture & identity in new & unexpected ways (3/6)
Mara Delgado is lost somewhere @little_mswriterI am actively looking for Latinx voices.
For YA, I would adore a fantasy (or all of them), magical realism and romcoms. I like the light and fluffy in contemporary.
For adult, historical romances, romcoms, WF focused on relationships and magical realism. Commercial fic #MSWL
Looking for stories of joy where identity isn't the focus; rich, atmospheric writing w/ culture & magic; rom coms; novels w/ incredible hooks that can be pitched in one sentence; highly engaging reads w/ an unforgettable voice or unforgettable plot (ideally both!) #mswl
“Unique, genre-blending romance novels. For example, 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.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
💫 Adult magical realism from Latinx creators. Think the gorgeous, atmospheric, queer af writing of Anna-Marie McLemore and Samantha Mabry, but age it up into adult fic. #MSWL
Okay, time to share my #MSWL:
Children's, YA, & Pop Culture Nonfiction are my 🍞&🧈. I love stories of hope and humor, a good rom-com, strong female leads, and magic of all sorts! Big fan of LGBT+ and BIPOC joy. I don't love murder. DM me for query guidelines!
Here’s my #MSWL in a nutshell: moods, meltdowns, mischief, magic, murder. I want big complex conflicting emotions and radically joyful adventures. I want lovable tricksters and goofy wizards and characters who eat each other. I want to CACKLE.
“Young Adult: historical fiction, LGBTQ+ romance, a story about a boy band, mysteries and thrillers, magical realism with gorgeous prose, a novel-in-verse, experimental story structure.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation