Sci-fi

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 5h

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn

As the holidays approach, some news:

I'll be closing to queries Dec. 1 - 31. I have a pile of queries & subs to catch up on, so please add yours to it before Dec. 1 if you wish!

#amquerying #amagenting #WritingCommunity

While I'm at it, a quick #MSWL of things I would love to see right now:

- Big-hearted contemporary MG
- MG horror
- A domestic thriller
- YA thriller/horror
- YA/A speculative/light sci-fi (think Black Mirror)
- MG/YA/A with a culinary theme

Serene *closed to queries* @serenemaria · 1d

General PSA that I'm only looking for projects in the sci-fi/fantasy genres on the YA side, not adult. #MSWL

Jennifer AAHHHH Grimaldi is closed to queries @JA_Grimaldi · Nov 11

And naturally this means I'm especially interested in diverse voices, neurodivergent characters, LGBT+ everything (including and especially nb/trans leads), both in this space and everything I represent #MSWL

Jennifer AAHHHH Grimaldi is closed to queries @JA_Grimaldi · Nov 11

*scifi* more than any other genre, I want my SF to be *dripping* with social commentary. Particular obsessions include: robots + gender, inherited trauma, generation ships, & mythologizing on a grand scale #MSWL

Beth Marshea @busybethm · Nov 10

I'm still looking for a good adult, futuristic, positive tech sci-fi revolving around cultures we don't see enough of in spec fic. I'm open, but maybe Mexico or India or Lebanon... #mswl

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · Oct 30

Jennifer Azantian 🕸️🎃 @jenazantian

There are so many ways to go with this. I'd curious to see a story where this tech is commonly used. Rarely (& clandestinely) used. What we as a society & tech-wise do to combat it. What someone would do if their entire likeness &words were stolen/manipulated this way. #MSWL

As always, my tastes run character-driven with cool plot elements and a fast pace...so the ideal story for me would follow one (or a couple) POVs in this world with an overarching plot that can either be directly related or somehow just tangentially affected by this tech. #MSWL

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · Oct 30

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As cool as this is (and as useful as it would be for authors with characters on their covers/character art!) all I can think of is the abuse and propaganda that will come from it 😞 twitter.com/UniverCurious/…

I've heard of tech like this that could easily be used by anyone representing living people AND voice replications. It's the tech with implications I think I'm most concerned about. That said, I think that fear makes it ripe for SFF mining so...this is a must-see #MSWL for me.

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Oct 29

Is it possible for a story to be sci-fi but not too sciencey? I want a YA set in space that's not fantasy but is also not super sciencey. Like, space is just the setting & the world-building doesn't feel intrusive & the story isn't necessarily about that. #MSWL

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Oct 29

Something I VERY much want more of: submissions by Jewish people who aren't Ashkenazi! I want to see more stories by/about Jewish #POC, Sephardic, Mizrahi, & Ethiopian Jews. Love stories. Fantasy. SciFi. Humor. Historical. Non-scary mysteries. Literary. Bring 'em all! #MSWL

Nora Long @NoraLong10 · Oct 25

Hey, exciting news! My #mswl page is officially up and running (and perhaps unnecessarily detailed), so hit me with your best shot, query people :)
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/nora…

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Oct 24

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn

Here's a specific list of the kind of darker lit I want to see. (I really, really love darker lit. It's my favorite.) If your MS fits this list, please query me! #MSWL #PitDark

For adult & YA, I gravitate more toward character-driven horror/fantasy/sci-fi than plot-driven. I prefer dark lit to reflect truths about humanity through relationships & setting over tangible monsters. I don't really get excited about werewolves, vampires, zombies, demons, etc.

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Oct 24

If I missed your #PitDark pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: horror, thriller, SFF, cont. romance, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, & cont. MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Oct 23

“In science fiction I’m looking for space opera with complex worlds, complex characters and voices and thrilling adventures, like LIGHTLESS or LEVIATHAN WAKES.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/