Retelling

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 26 Sep 2018

#MSWL As far as retellings go, I'd love to see more historicals, fantasies, urban fantasies, or paranormal based on Aztec myths and legends. Preferably #ownvoices please.

Weronika Janczuk @WeronikaJanczuk · 26 Sep 2018

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Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · 25 Sep 2018

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Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichen · 25 Sep 2018

in light of recent snake news, I'd *really* like a queer own voice retelling of Bai She Zhuan where Suzhen & Xiaoqing fall in love while on their rescue mission & realize that striving for an immortal human soul is the patriarchy & being a snake witch is better. #mswl

Zabé/Z.R. Ellor @ZREllor · 24 Sep 2018

Specific #ownvoices #MSWL I’d love to see: a YA historical retelling of SOME LIKE IT HOT about a teen trans girl discovering her identity when she joins an all-girls musical group to escape vengeful mobsters

Laura Crockett ♠️ @LECrockett · 21 Sep 2018

#mswl Zorro retelling, but female. She can be known as Zorra, or she's known as Zorro and the world has no idea she's actually female. I don't care. I am in need of a Zorro story, but female 🔥⚔️🦊

Jordy Albert 🕊 @bluedragonfly81 · 14 Sep 2018

#mswl I’d also love to see a Pandora’s box retelling.

Jordy Albert 🕊 @bluedragonfly81 · 13 Sep 2018

Hey! #mswl I’m looking for YA sci fi and fantasy, myth or traditional folk tale retelling-especially a Hades and Persephone retelling. Romance is definitely a plus!

Cherrita Lee @Cherrita_Lee · 13 Sep 2018

#MSWL Underrepresented minority and/or interracial romance, gene hacking, modernized Slavic heroic quest, characters with identities that span communities & their struggles, characters with East Asian, Slavic, and African heritage, & dark fairy tale retellings. MG, YA, Adult.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 13 Sep 2018

I’d love to see someone take a modern/contemporary well-loved/well-known story and flip it on its head to a historical. A flipped retelling if you will. Bonus points for some magical realism. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @🏡 @Sarah_Guan · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL: fairytale and mythology retellings, especially in unusual or unexpected settings, and especially if reimagined to give agency to the marginalized. No damsels, no white knights, all underdogs.

Britt Siess @BrittSiess · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL
- Adult Gothic Horror (think Crimson Peak)
- Adult High Fantasy featuring women as leaders
- Retellings of fairytales by #OwnVoices authors!!
- Spooky MG ghost stories
- MG stories with witches and elaborate settings

Brit E. B. Hvide @bhvide · 12 Sep 2018

Adult fairytale retellings with emotional complexity, warmth, and grit. #MSWL

Thao Le @ThaoLe8 · 12 Sep 2018

I'm still dying for a Count of Monte Cristo retelling. Genderbend it. LGBTQ it. Make it contemporary. Or fantasy. I'm down for it! #mswl

Lydia Dawn Sharp @lydia_sharp · 12 Sep 2018

still on YA:
*mystery/thrillers w/ atypical narrative structure and/or mixed media formats
*paranormal that feels fresh
*adventure-driven stories
*anything with a high-stakes plot
*fairytale retellings that feel fresh
*smart contemporary that makes me laugh and cry
#MSWL

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · 12 Sep 2018

Still looking for an Atlantis retelling! Would love it to have the humor and visual awesomeness of the movie (a steampunk alchemy Atlantis would be SO COOL) #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · 12 Sep 2018

So, for example, @ggmccall's SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS is a retelling of THE ODYSSEY abt 5 Mexican American girls on a road trip with a dead guy (Weekend at Bernie's meets Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)--more like that, please! #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 12 Sep 2018

And I like a little genre mixing, so send me your upmarket historical mysteries and psychological sci-fi horror and magical realism retelling of Hamlet. #MSWL