Magic

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · 25 Sep 2018

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon

@hannahnpbowman @maxgladstone don't forget how centaurs and merfolk aren't classified as people and everyone's like oh that's fine

Re: this thread, if someone wants to write me a fantasy novel about a kid who goes to magic school but realizes the entire structure of the magical world needs to be overthrown, I would be 100% there for that. Bonus points if they have to side with the dark wizards to do it #MSWL

Alex Arnold @alexyarnold · 13 Sep 2018

Magical realism in MG and YA, especially where the magic is tied to the setting or the season. Place as character is a fav story element for me #MSWL

Rena *THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD* Rossner @renarossner · 13 Sep 2018

I would really really love to find an adult upmarket, literary novel to work on. Something that will make me cry. Bonus points for magical realism. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 13 Sep 2018

I’d love to see someone take a modern/contemporary well-loved/well-known story and flip it on its head to a historical. A flipped retelling if you will. Bonus points for some magical realism. #MSWL

Amanda is in the Endgame @AmandaIsA_Ram · 12 Sep 2018

I'd love to see more #MG and #YA fantasy adventures / magical realism stories rooted in Caribbean and Latinx cultures in my inbox 👀🌴 #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

Looking for a modern-day #YA #SisterhoodoftheTravelingPants with strong, positive female friendships! Magic realism is always a plus! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

It’s #MSWL day! Agents—I’m desperate to see more #MG in my inbox! Looking for voice-driven contemporary and magical realism like #Rooftoppers and historical like #TheWarThatSavedMyLife and #BostonJane Also open to a fun fantasy—looking for the next #EllaEnchanted!

Taylor Haggerty @tayhaggerty · 12 Sep 2018

Top of my #MSWL: women's fiction and romance by/about underrepresented voices. Contemporary. Historical. Contemporary or historical with a magical element. Grounded SF. Romcoms. Happy books. Also, maybe a big, sweeping gothic romance?

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · 12 Sep 2018

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.

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Sam Morgan @samroebuck · 12 Sep 2018

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.

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Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 12 Sep 2018

I would love to continue seeing Contemporary YA and Adult Fantasy. Little magic, big magic, show me whatcha got! #mswl

Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL American Horror Story: Coven...but good. Gothic boarding schools, empowered women, clash of ideals, exploration of how history and culture shapes magic

Hali Baumstein @halibaumstein · 12 Sep 2018

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

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · 12 Sep 2018

#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.