Sam Morgan @samroebuck#mswl I will tweet this wish until I finally get it:
Skins meets Harry Potter
Skins, to me, is hyper realistic. It's how teenagers or young adults actually act and see the world. They aren't chosen ones. But what if they could do magic, like in HP? That's the kind of world I want to explore.
Sam Morgan @samroebuck#mswl I want something with magic but with clear/simple rules ala Pushing Daisies or @CurtisCChen's Kangaroo books.
Then I want you to break those rules.
This is all about hooks. I love explaining Pushing Daisies to people. That's such a fun thing to discuss. But I also stories like "prophecy foretold three. But now there's a fourth" Add a delicious hook and then a break and you've got me, well, hooked.
Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans#MSWL American Horror Story: Coven...but good. Gothic boarding schools, empowered women, clash of ideals, exploration of how history and culture shapes magic
Um also this #mswl
Alexandra Weiss @akaweissHappy #MSWL day! All of the things I’m looking for can be found on jdlit.com (including my submission guidelines), but here are a few things I’m looking for in particular… (thread)
I'm also all about epic, sweeping fantasies. I'd love to see thoughtfully built, fresh-feeling worlds (bonus points if they contain rich magic systems), inhabited by complex characters. And I'm always excited to see fantasy from diverse voices! #MSWL
In #YA and #Adult I'd love to see magical realism (a recent fave is All The Birds in the Sky) as well as historical fantasy that throws me into an unexpected time. I have a weakness for anything Victorian or Jane Austen. Lastly: Assassins. Anything with assassins #MSWL
+ magical realism (set in known world), spec fic
+ horror, supernatural elements
+ witches (a la The Craft)
+ serial killers
+ black magic (set in the known world)
+ legends, myths, folklore-inspired
+ female protags
MIDDLE GRADE. Gimme allll the middle grade! Contemporary middle grade, magical realism, fairy tales, fantasy. Anything that can described as for fans of Dianna Wynn Jones or Miyazaki will have me salivating #MSWL
#MSWL I LOVE literary/historical with a touch of folklore or magic like The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden or The Mapmaker's War by Ronlyn Domingue... manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/rach…