Theodora Goss @theodoragossMy father belongs to a scientific academy that always has exactly 350 members. Someone has to die before new members are admitted. He looked horrified when I told him that was a perfect motive for murder. This is why we need STEAM, not STEM.
“I’m a biography buff but it needs to have a fresh voice and a new angle, send me your funky takes on biography. I loved SO WE READ ON, a biography of THE GREAT GATSBY.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix• Fresh, complex aduly fantasy! I do not want to see fae, elves, or other commonly-utilized fantasy creatures. Show me characters realizing their world is way, way bigger (maybe magically?) Than they realized. Bring me intense relationships here. Family drama. FANTASY CLOTHES.
Ignoring the typo... this is always on my wishlist for adult fantasy!!! Also: women with magic of all ages and stages of life, beautiful&interactive fantasy settings, rich cultural influence, and surprising new applications of magic or fantasy elements. #MSWL 1/
The Library Owl 🎄🎅🦉 @SketchesbyBozethings to ask yourself at a party:
• where are the bookshelves
• where are the exits
• who poisoned the wine
• who wanted the hostess dead and why
• does the killer think they can outwit you, the greatest detective in the world
My fever-addled self also rewatched HEREDITARY today & it reminded me of a #MSWL I’ve mentioned before: horror that deals with grief (in both children’s & adult lit). Horror that’s intertwined with grief. Like HEREDITARY, THE BABADOOK, A MONSTER CALLS. Please & thank you. 🖤
MG graphic novels are one of my fave comfort reads. I’d love to see a contemporary graphic novel a là ROLLER GIRL, THE NEW KID, BE PREPARED, in my in box! And, you know, make it queer.🤞🏻🏳️🌈 #MSWL
Zabé/Z.R. Ellor @ZREllorMy two cents on YA sci-fi—it works best when the science fiction elements line up with actual teen struggles. Uglies and Divergent are two great examples. Body image? Cliques and belonging? These books use science fiction to speak directly to the unique needs of teens
I’m all for YA sci-fi, but totally agree 👇👇👇, so if you can show me how your YA SF aligns to teen struggles, then #MSWL, y’all.
Take a society whose economy, development, and peace are necessarily and realistically built on a foundation of cruelty and injustice.
Some characters fight to right these wrongs. The fall of the old world order visits immense suffering on other oppressed innocents.
Whenever I talk about wanting more adult fiction, I get DMs and emails asking for specifics, so... here’s an explanation and a starter pack.
I like genre-blending novels that are character driven, and far more about relationships than world building. #MSWL