I'd also love to see #ownvoices Latin-America-inspired mythological fantasy. It could be contemporary, historical, or a fresh retelling.
Anything featuring my favourite animal gets bonus attention.
So excited to announce that I'll be opening for queries next week on Monday!
My full #MSWL can be found on my website: leahnovamoss.wixsite.com/my-site/manuscript-wishlist
I can't wait to read your queries soon! I'll have a #MSWL thread up soon as well.
#amquerying #writingcommunity #amagenting
#MSWL mermaids. I am looking for a lyrical, atmospheric mermaid as if Neil Gaiman wrote The Little Mermaid. But I don't want a retelling of The Little Mermaid. Give me something new that engages with mermaid myths
Fantasy is my first love, but I'd really like to see more diverse fantasy drawing from underrepresented voices/myths/folklore/worlds, etc. I'd love to see some historical fiction/fantasy/alternate history! Gothic/Horror! Spies! Heists!
I’m particularly in the mood for astrology-inspired fantasy, courtly intrigue, a witchy romance, myth & fairytale retellings, sapphic romantasy, undercover assassins, life or death trials and anything dark academia...
In Middle Grade, I'd love to see:
⚽️Fantasy inspired by myths, folklore, or legends
⚽️Historical that centers POC stories
⚽️Contemporary with an environmental bent
⚽️Horror with ghosts, creepy crawlies, and witches
⚽️Growing up in non-traditional settings
it has finally happened! i have a #mswl !
take a peek and see if i'm a good candidate for your submission 🐱👀🤠❣️
Things I love across the board:
🌟Stories inspired by mythology, folklore, and legends
🌟Empathetic villains and morally gray heroes/antiheroes. Bring on the thieves, assassins, and characters with questionable pasts
Things I DO love/DO want to see: fun settings that push the story along (museums, resorts, amusement parks, public transit, etc.), wholesome cinnamon rolls, anti-capitalist themes, non-western mythology, school trips, smashing the patriarchy, found family, cozy fantasies
For both #mg and #ya, would love historical fiction, especially stories not centered in Western history or culture.
#mswl for #ya:
--fresh "inspired by" takes on familiar tales, myths or classics, rather than retellings
--I'd love an historical novel based on the Trung Sisters.
Some favorite Adult Romance tropes would include:
- second chance romance
- only! one! bed!
- beauty and the beast re-telling (any fairytale/folklore/myth really)
*** bonus points for including a small, furry partner in crime 🐶🐱🐰
Give me books with religion that aren't *about* religion. If you have a manuscript that explores myth, faith, anthropology, philosophy, or the intersection of those, but isn't for an explicitly religious audience, I want to see it.