Retelling

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 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 @kaitylynne13 · 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

Cassandra Farrin @CassaCassaCassa · 12 Sep 2018

Graphic novel retellings by an author-illustrator with series potential #MSWL

Cassandra Farrin @CassaCassaCassa · 12 Sep 2018

Well-researched fairy tale retellings or a literary modern retelling of a classic #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

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 12 Sep 2018

I'd love to see more contemporary YA and MG that makes me laugh, including, but not exclusively, rom-coms. Additionally, I would love retellings where the story is told with the former antagonist becoming the protagonist. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 12 Sep 2018

Happy #MSWL Day! I'm looking for commercial, literary and upmarket fiction for both adult and YA. I love mysteries, historical, magical realism, myth retellings, novel retellings, psychological thrillers/suspense, psychological/literary horror...

Melissa Danaczko @mad2034 · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL Also craving smart escapist reads, fairy-tale retellings, books about motherhood (not prescriptive though) and anything that tackles the most urgent issues in our society and/or pushes the envelop.

Chloe Moffett @TheBookMechanic · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL Epic fantasy retellings / reimaginings of classic, multicultural folk lore and fairy tales, a la CITY OF BRASS or UPROOTED and SPINNING SILVER

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · 12 Sep 2018

I’m still looking for a YA macabre fairy tale retelling. A story that combines luxurious fantasy and horror. #MSWL

Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL A modern retelling of Phantom or Hunchback. Naturally #ownvoices are prioritized here, especially if the story if told from the perspective of a disabled character (in any case apart from these retellings as well).