I really love finding a good magical MG novel, but I’m open to a wide range here. Voicey contemporaries, mystery, magical realism/contemporary fantasy, graphic novels, historical fiction, verse, epistolary. When in doubt, send it my way! #MSWL
H. M. L. Swann @HMLSwann@TessWeitzner @Trident_Media Amazing! Congratulations! Do you have a #MSWL?
🧋 ”weird & wonderful”
🧋 LGBTQ+ romance
🧋 historical fiction
🧋 magical realism
🧋 mysteries & thrillers
*Happily avoiding that discourse tyvm.
#PitMad is Sept 2! Seeking YA/Adult #M #F #SF #MR #SP #SPF
- Follow rules pitchwars.org/pitmad/
- Follow guidelines camcatbooks.com/For-Our-Authors
- I'll only look at pitches tweeted 9/2/21 between 8-8PM EST
- ❤️ = invite to submit
- Follow me for last-minute #MSWL updates
✅ #Fantasy #MSWL
Low fantasy, high fantasy, parallel universes, fringe, urban, magic, magical realism, heroes, superheroes, witches, robots/AI, dying earth, historical, lost worlds, dystopian, futuristic, time travel, utopia, colonization, with romance, slipstream, etc.
☑️ Horror (darker the better but keep it in the age category)
☑️ Rom-coms with a hook
☑️ Spec (especially afro-futurism & magical realism variety)
☑️ Mysteries (gimme the new Westing Game!!!)
☑️ Historicals with a twist (spec, queer, mystery, etc.)
- BIPOC rom-coms, friend-coms, and coming-of-age stories not exclusively centered around POC trauma
- Sweeping historical fiction / magical realism, especially stories about non-white history
- Speculative thrillers ala The Thousandth Floor & We Were Liars
Agent #MSWL Felice is particularly excited to see upmarket and literary fiction, especially in the sub genres of Southern Gothic and Magical Realism. If you're not sure if your manuscript is Magical Realism, check out Elizabeth Buege's post to be sure! elizabethbuege.com/magic-realism-…
One #MSWL item I really hope someone picks up on is a Black version of UTOPIA AVENUE feat. Magical Realism in Motown or the golden age of Rap. MR/Fabulist or Contemporary Fantasy stories based in historical music scenes like UTOPIA AVENUE shouldn't be limited to white writers.
⟡ #MSWL Anything that blends the genres of Speculative Sci-Fi with Contemporary Fantasy/Magical Realism
⟡ Anything that comps THE MURDERBOT DIARIES by Martha Wells
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
💫 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
“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