Micro SF/F stories @MicroSFFThe emperor woke when a hand was placed over his mouth.
"I evaded all your guards," the assassin whispered, "and outwitted all your traps."
The emperor nodded, and the assassin took a step back.
"Is it five three?" the emperor asked
"Yes, I've won five. Let's swap clothes now."
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksI get upset about the idea of a book being “too quiet” because of seemingly small stakes.
That internal journey is such a part of being a teenager. That’s your audience.
Yes fight The Citadel in the Battle of the Wars, but also maybe get books about panicking over first kisses.
*passes away on that Quiet YA hill while writing a tweet about wanting to read a book about a teen stressing over marching band auditions* #MSWL
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksThere are a few book-shaped hills I'm going to die on this year:
1. Fighting for "quiet" books with personal stakes.
2. Yelling about the sequels by @RantingOwl and @cindypon. Support these series!
3. Asking for more "fluffy" contemporary stories with marginalized characters.
I love my fluffy books, I want more books-that-feel-like-hugs that my son can grow up and see himself in. #MSWL
"I really, really want more illustrated nonfiction. Ex: WHAT WE SEE IN THE STARS, LITERARY WITCHES. Or maybe something prescriptive and workbook-ish like THE CURATED CLOSET." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/
Trisha de Guzman @trishadegMind blown. Can someone please write a historical YA about a girl at the height of society who has, like, the BEST jewelry collection ever but is actually secretly hoarding jewelry so she can make her escape from the patriarchy?? #MSWL twitter.com/o_waite/status…
OMG me this so I can love it forever #MSWL
Olivia Waite @O_WaiteJust an evening reminder that jewelry was a traditional gift demanded by women not because we’re frivolous magpies but because we weren’t permitted to have bank accounts in many times and places and needed shit we could sell for cash in a pinch.
Mind blown. Can someone please write a historical YA about a girl at the height of society who has, like, the BEST jewelry collection ever but is actually secretly hoarding jewelry so she can make her escape from the patriarchy?? #MSWL
Tor Books @torbooks"There are new literary voices we want to bring to our reading communities and followers… [and] we just plain love horror.”
Get ready for Nightfire, a horror imprint from Tom Doherty Associates, with new books coming in 2021:
YES. Where’s those horror manuscripts at?! Not the slasher/gruesome ones though... Think more Bird Box, A Quiet Place, Paranormal Activity, etc... #mswl
Amos Posner @AmosPosnerPitch: An evil White House strategist's three ex-wives team up to topple his regime.
All the President's Men meets John Tucker Must Die!
I’m still waiting for this manuscript. (It can be non-fiction...) #MSWL
DongWon @dongwonI've been on the hunt for new horror for years now. It's time for a wave of new voices to shake up the genre. Send me your stories. twitter.com/torbooks/statu…
Great thread! #MSWL
I'm still looking for that horror that will keep me reading past midnight