Fiction Editor Accepting Unagented MIDDLE GRADE Queries Until October 15th. Submit here: querymanager.com/jrheller
Standalone Novels: Contemporary, SF & F, Magical Realism. No thank you to everything else. No resubmits.
Due to volume, a personalized response is unlikely.
- suspense and psychological thrillers, but specifically with a textured, vibrant sense of setting (think Gillian Flynn’s SHARP OBJECTS)
- folklore and mythological retellings, particularly non-Eurocentric traditions
- magical realism
I’m open to queries again and just found out my page is live on Manuscript Wish List!!!! 🎉🎉🎉
One update: I’m looking for the first 50 pgs, not 10, for fiction. 🤗 #mswl
I’d LOVE to see MG and YA contemporary graphic novel scripts (magical realism is good too). Author only, author/illustrator, or team—I’ll look at all. #MSWL #WritingCommunity #diversity #inclusive Query me via Query Manager.
A magical #MSWL tweet from @BookEndsJessica!
"I want something whimsical and myth-based, but grounded in the real world. Especially fabulism or magical realism. I recently took on a book that's like an adult CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, and I LOVE it! I want more."
I’d love to see more speculative adult fiction in my inbox. Magical realism, grounded fantasy, cozy fantasy, rom coms. Think “a little bit of magic and a whole lot of heart” and that’s my cup of tea.✨ #MSWL
Here's a wonderful #MSWL from @PinaRamona:
"I want some magical realism and/or fabulism! YA/Crossover Adult like Like Water for Chocolate, The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina, & The Water Dancer, or MG stories in the vein of anime Spirited Away & Princess Mononoke"
Another #MSWL from @EmilyKaitlinnn!
"I'm looking for heists, competitions, and assassin novels in MG/YA/Crossover Adult. With the vibes of Uncharted, The Mummy, or The Inheritance Games. This could be magical realism or fabulism, fantasy, or even really interesting contemp"
#MSWL update. To query: send bio, first 50 pages and synopsis to: email@example.com #amquerying
🧞♀️Upmarket speculative fiction with magic realist vibes, comps Alix E. Harrow, Erin Morgenstern.. NO epic fantasy⚔️
🕵️Clever whodunnits with puzzles - comp KNIVES OUT.
- Mythology! Fairytales! Folklore! (Especially from non-European cultures!)
- Magical realism! Witchery! Magic rooted in nature!
- Atmospheric, gentle fantasy a la Studio Ghibli!
- Fantasy & science fiction rooted in inclusive world-building!
More in fiction: joyous LGBTQ+ characters. Contemporary, literary takes on the Western that critique genre tropes. Speculative/magical realism elements that are grounded in the “real” world (think Nothing To See Here, The Pisces)
#MSWL if you have a story set in alternate Victorian/modern England that has elements of secret societies, magical realism, dark academia, or crime, please send it to me. England is preferable, but I'm open to other locations :)
*YA/NA contemporary including royalty! Desperately looking for a book that gives me the same impression as the tv series The Royals
*YA magical realism with witches (think of The Secret Circle)
*YA/NA sweet romance with a feel of the Love, Rosie movie
*NA cozy mystery
Hi new friends and old, thanks for the well wishes & support. Since it's pub lunch official...I'm thrilled to share the #mswl of my dreams and I hope to see some cool submissions soon! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jenn…