Magical Realism

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · Oct 1

I'm pickier with YA lately since it already makes up a large part of my list, but I'm still looking for magical realism, contemporary witches/magic, gothic stories, the influence of modern tech in romcoms, and fantasy or reimaginings that are different and fresh. #MSWL

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · Sep 24

- #OwnVoices magical realism, reimagined folk tales, and sweeping, character-driven adventures
- Literary, contemporary stories about tween female friendship and the ins and outs of tweendom (if that’s a word)

Kendra Levin @kendralevin · Sep 24

MG (young or mature, w/or w/o illustrations, traditional or graphic novels): adventure plots, fantasy drawing from mythologies outside the Western and/or white canon, classics rebooted, LGBTQIA+ fantasy & magic realism, explorations of subcultures, hidden history. #MSWL

Valerie Noble @NobleValerie · Sep 24

I'd love to find magical realism/ historical fantasy along the lines of Isabel Allende's Daughter of Fortune, or Gabriel Garcia Marquez. #MSWL

🎃 Chelsey Emmel-haunts 👻 @CKEmmelhainz · Sep 24

I'm also a speculative fiction (set in the contemporary world) and magical realism junkie, so dystopian elements, accessible science, and lite, real-world fantasy elements can catch my eye, too #mswl

Margo Claire @margowithan_o · Sep 24

#mswl (for agents) I'm looking for magical realism all along the spectrum from THE NIGHT CIRCUS to Helen Oyeyemi. I'm also looking for funny novels with sharp teeth and voicey novels with international settings (beyond UK, though those are of course welcome)

Diana Gill @dianagill · Sep 24

Fun, enchanting magical realism with multi-generational appeal like NATALIE TAN'S BOOK OF LOVE AND FORTUNE. #MSWL

Mackenzie Walton @mackenziewalton · Sep 24

Magical realism is a thing I absolutely love. Think Practical Magic, but more romance. #MSWL

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Sep 24

Fantasy, but make it fresh: unique settings, unusual formats, underrepresented mythology, magical realism, paranormal (yes, paranormal!). I've seen a lot of queries comping to GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and MY LADY JANE. Keep 'em coming! #MSWL

Hannah VanVels @hannahvanvels · Sep 24

#MSWL day is a great day to announce that I'm now ACQUIRING MIDDLE GRADE! What's on my #MG wishlist? Magical realism! Humor! Adventure! Contemporary fantasy!

Moe Ferrara is in need of coffee @inthesestones · Sep 24

#MSWL - #YA: I've become so much pickier in terms of genre fiction because I want to see something new. Give me a new twist on court intrigue or "chosen" ones. More contemporary fantasies/magical realism. Retellings of new/different stories.

Kristy Hunter @KristySHunter · Sep 24

In #MG #MSWL I’d love to see: upbeat contemporary, magical realism, fun-filled fantasy adventures, charming mysteries with strong hooks, as well as stories that deal with shifting friend groups, activism, and projects that feature pets (especially dogs!) (3/)

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

For YA, I love mysteries, historical, contemporary, magical realism, psychological/literary horror, contemporary w/ a very light speculative touch. I love funny books, I love serious books. #MSWL

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Sep 24

MG + YA Magical Realism—I’m looking for the next The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · Sep 24

I like books that combine genres. Like I would love a horror western or a mystery with magical realism. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Sep 24

This is a huge ask, but something I think about often: 100 Years of Solitude, but about a family from a marginalized community in the South. A multi-generational saga with magic realism. (Who knows; someone might be writing this!) #MSWL

Michelle Witte @michellewitte · Sep 24

Dark fantasy or magical realism à la Pan’s Labryinth is another love of mine. I’ve been reading the novelization by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke, and it has that creepy, ethereal feel of magical realism and folklore mixed with a dash of horror. #MSWL Again YA/MG ONLY.