Three things right now:
1. Clinical books about how we can heal ourselves during this difficult time.
2. Books that offer a world of escapism such as fantasy and science fiction, etc.
3. Lighthearted and humorous books to lighten the mood.
#mswl request: #sff that's fun and light and voice-driven, with great characters, and maybe a little romance, and a really creative setting and plot. Send it on, folks; I'm getting caught up on my #query inbox. Bonus points if your characters get to leave their houses.
I'm a #literaryagent with Cyle Young Literary Elite currently accepting submissions in #suspense #mystery #crimefiction #scifi and #fantasy.
For more information, please see my #mswl:
And @a_cochran says: I’m looking for quality crime/thriller/speculative/SFF (would love a good epic fantasy), literary novels, historical that doesn’t wear its research too heavily, and anything with a strong concept that hooks me from the first page bit.ly/3btDWXS
I’d 🖤 a scifi novel about all the aliens who’ve been quietly monitoring us for years who suddenly show up all at the same time when they start getting satellite images back of our planet after it went “quiet” due to coronavirus #MSWL so I want worried mothering alien overlords!
Lucy Irvine @lucyirvine93Hello friends! I am day 3 of #workingfromhome and still adjusting to this new normal. But will hopefully have lots of time to get through my submissions next week if you're waiting for a response - excited to have the time to properly dig in!
Have a look at my #mswl pinned tweet if you're thinking of submitting - I'm actively looking to build my list and welcome submissions in a whole range of genres, from picture books to SFF 👋
Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichento everyone who's writing epic feelings-laden adult SF/F that's thinly veiled untamed fic rn, remember me when you go on sub. have your agent play wangxian.mp3 and I'll do the editorial equivalent of grabbing your manuscript's wrist with Great Feeling and 13-16 Years of Pining
Rehema Njambi @RemyNjambi@tadethompson @Gambit589 @jeannette_ng @Shakes_P Does this make me an apprentice witch?! I'll take it! @writingandcoe I feel this is your wheelhouse.
Also, there has to be a book somewhere about this right?
#mswl I REALLY want an #ownvoices diverse sci-fi or fantasy YA or adult series. We Hunt the Flame? Children of Blood and Bone? Why are manuscripts like this not in my inbox? If you have something like this I would LOVE your proposal in my inbox firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alaina Leary Lavoie @alainaskeysMy first for @BitchMedia is about the importance of having disabled authors reimagine the fairy tale canon and write our own SFF and magic stories. @DisabledWriters #CripLit #DisabledWriters bitchmedia.org/article/review…
Oh, hello! At long last, my #MSWL page is up! I will try to keep this as up to date as possible. (I also regularly tweet things I'm looking for here.) Check it out:
#amagenting #amquerying #WritingCommunity
For our third and final children's book agency Meet the Team post, we meet @LitAgentClare 🌟Clare is on the lookout for new and exciting talent, so head over to our blog for her manuscript wish list 👀 #MSWL
In YA - all categories and genres #MSWL I am partial to:
- Unique take on dystopian & all YA SFF
- Thriller/Mys: dark and broody
- Historical from any time other than WW2
- Contemp? Something funny! Bring me your YA snark and sarcasm.
Anne Tibbets @AnneTibbetsIt's been a while since I've done a #MSWL and I try not to b/c honestly, sometimes I don't know what I want until I see it - but I know some of y'all find these useful so here goes...
In Adult SFF #MSWL I'm partial to:
- Fresh twists & unique concepts
- I love all kinds: dystopia, post apoc, space opera, high fantasy, low, magical realism, urban, etc - but it HAS to be different than what's already out there.
- Mash ups and new takes most welcome