It’s Strictly season (AKA the best season of all) and I have a REALLY specific #mswl request for any #romantasy authors and agents out there: I would LOVE to read a book that captures the EXACT vibes of this frozen rumba ❄️
I've been seeing some great queries lately! But I've also noticed a few gaps. Here's a brief #MSWL 🧵 for what I'm focusing on right now
✨Romantasy - My forever favourite. I enjoy all the usual themes, but I'm searching for a unique hook. Comps would be One Dark Window, ACOTAR,
- ROMANTASY, needs no explanation methinks (side note - I’d love to see vampires make a comeback)
-keeps me on the edge of my seat THRILLERS, extra points if it includes a good whodunnit
-psychological or supernatural HORROR, that leaves me going to sleep with the light on
As a small sampling of things I love and am on the lookout for:
Genre-benders (think Romantasy, thrillers with a dash of romance, etc)
Speculative with heart (AS King, Adam Silvera, Kacen Callendar)
Thrillers (Isolated settings and beyond)
Sci-Fi (grounded and/or sweeping)
#Adult #MSWL :
- LGBTQ+ romance & diverse casts
- romcoms especially!
- enemies to lovers, slow burn, villain/hero, love triangles
- psychological & cerebral horror with diversity!
- horror that stems from the real world & paranormal
- social commentary!
As I'm opening to queries tomorrow, here's a short #MSWL on some specifics I hope to see.
I've been excited to read Romantasy (not spicy) and Cozy fantasy lately. I'm still interested in epic fantasy and any 2nd world fantasy.
"Send me romantasy with strong fantasy and romance elements – it needs to have solid worldbuilding and plot as well as off-the-charts chemistry. I would love to see more queer (especially sapphic) romantasy!"
🚨 Alice is caught up on queries and will be closing for the summer on 13th July. She's looking for YA romantasy, contemporary romance and comedies, MG comedies and adventure, teen, and YA and MG graphic novels, plus select adult romance.
I've read a lot of very good fantasy books about very bad things happening to people for ~reasons~ and I want to feel joy again. This would be a great time to send me your steamiest queer romantasy ⚔️🫀 #mswl
2. YA fiction. Original fantasy, romantasy, psychological thrillers, dark academia, horror, sci fi & heart-pounding adventure. Worlds to get lost in, characters who have chemistry! Surprises and revelations!
If I didn’t mention something it doesn’t mean I’m not open to it, so if you think it could be for me, fire away! You can also submit to me through FBA’s online submissions portal as I will always be looking for more romantasy! ❤️🔥
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...
Our pitching party starts today! @alicecaprio94 is dying to find an all-consuming, tension-filled #romantasy of epic proportions in the #YA #NA #A space. Check out her #MSWL 🧵 below & tweet a short pitch using the #FBARomFan hashtag. Find guidelines here: rb.gy/4pmca
We're so excited to announce that this Friday we will be holding our first ever #pitchingevent, focusing on #romantasy, which will run for one week! 🐉💖 @alicecaprio94 will be sharing her #MSWL with you all, and if she likes your pitch we'll request a sample of your work.
Send me your FANTASY ROMANCE! I’m looking for equal strength in the fantasy and romance aspects – it needs to have solid plot and worldbuilding alongside off-the-charts chemistry. I would love to see more queer (especially sapphic) romantasy!