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:
Middle Grade: I'm really looking to build my MG list! I'm looking for a little bit of everything--fantasy, retellings, adventure stories, touches of magic, mysteries, spies!
I’m looking for fantasy where romance is the driving force, paired with vivid world-building, unusual magic systems, lush settings, and high-stake adventures. Hooky premise is a must. Think Carissa Broadbent’s TSatWoN – The Hunger Games with vampires? Yes, please!
I can't look at #MoodPitch today 😞 but I'm going to list a couple random #mswl wants I've been thinking abt lately:
🍩 contemp sff in the vein of LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS: gorgeous, moving, queer, making magic out of the ordinary
🌜 a ferocious, heart pounding love story
Adult Romance w a hint of magic or a genre element. Think THE DEAD ROMANTICS, THE EX HEX, or ONE LAST STOP. #mswl
If you’ve written a romance with a TOUCH of magic…or horror…or a thriller element…I want to read it. Gimme your genre benders! #mswl
"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."
Adult fiction: Literary and upmarket projects, speculative fiction, horror, mystery, psychological thrillers, domestic thrillers, magical realism/fabulism, Southern gothic, rom-coms
YA fiction: Horror, mystery, thriller, grounded stories with a speculative element, magical realism/fabulism, Southern gothic, rom-coms (heavy on the com)
Middle grade fiction: Horror, mystery, grounded stories with a speculative element, magical realism/fabulism, big-hearted contemporary, & adventure stories.
"In the middle grade space, I love grounded fantasy, magical realism, or any stories with light touches of magic."
-mermaids that never go in the water
-magic worlds that are different from what we have been seeing.
-Dark Whimsy/Cozy Magic
-Twisty murders (LOVE Rian Johnson and if you can comp to the vibes there, even better)
-EPIC Romances (romantasy and romcoms and straight romances)
-Lush worlds and atmospheric writing. #MSWL #YA
I want a fantasy series with a new magic system. Not centered around a firebird, or death, or fairies. #MSWL
Given the fact that I’m reopening to queries in 5 days I’ll share some of my current #MSWL
🧚🏻Adult fantasy (low fantasy ie magical realism, urban fantasy)
💖Adult romance (in any subgrenre; specifically bisexual, pan, demi, ace MCs)
🎢 thrillers (especially psychological)
I can’t sleep so I’m posting my updated #mswl as I’ll be reopening to queries March 1st. Please note I’m no longer looking for YA in any genres/sub genres. Query me at: QueryManager.com/carolinejtruss…
Writing that's sharp and biting, or writing that's lyrically astounding. Is there a touch of magic? A heap? Yes, I want it.
And I want all of it to be BIPOC and/or queer.
give me Heathcliff, give me the lover that has so misunderstood what love is that they perform deeds that leave them bloody. Give me a love that has soured and make me yearn for it anyways. I want more hauntings, more ghost stories.
Give me Practical Magic, I'm begging you.
Soooo, my #MSWL lately... Give me LET THE RIGHT ONES IN, the Goonies, 80s era, 90s era, unexpected magic!
In YA, Dark Academia with a haunting setting: creepy tunnels, secret societies, and characters with questionable motives/abilities 🏰
Rom Com's 💕 Slow burning romances. Bonus points if it's with an out of school setting
Fantasy 🪄 New spin on magic world and/or powers