Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Jan 30

Or THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson Walker. It's about the Earth's rotation slowing & the massive aftereffects—but also it's a bildungsroman, just one girl dealing with becoming a teen as the world falls apart around her.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Jan 30

I am looking for light sci-fi with personal stakes. I've mentioned these before but these are the big examples I keep coming back to: NEVER LET ME GO by Ishiguro. It's about interpersonal relationships/coming of age—but also it's about cloning.

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Jan 28

So, if you are an author of quirky, adventurous, challenging and bold sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, please be in touch. And if you are an author who isn’t quite sure whether your work is for the YA or adult market, query me and we’ll figure it out.

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Jan 28

I’m particularly eager to find voices from historically underrepresented perspectives in adult SF/F and horror, and as a queer man, I am especially drawn to LGBTQIA+ and feminist perspectives for those genres as well. #MSWL

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Jan 28

John Cusick @johnmcusick

I am so excited to announce that I am now representing adult and crossover sci-fi, fantasy, and horror! MG & YA will continue to be a large part of my list (and I'm always looking for more!), but now I'm also actively pursuing and selling genre projects in the adult space.

So what am I looking for? I want explosive, colorful, funny, bizarre, exciting stories that examine technology, identity, and human relationships of all kinds. As in kidlit, I’m eager for vital, personal, and poignant stories in the #adult sf/f and horror genres. #MSWL

Roseanne is on hiatus Wells @RivetingRosie · Jan 27

-More nonfiction in MG and YA, esp science, art, history, etc. NF graphic novels are great here too.

-I'd love to see more mysteries, in MG, YA, and adult. I'm really into Veronica Speedwell and Veronica Mars.

-More intergenerational stories in MG, YA, and SFF. #MSWL

Melanie Iglesias @msmelread · Jan 26

#MSWL cont’d
. . . Alt. history (from a marginalized or unusual perspective; with an alternate outcome—e.g. THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE; introduces SFF element to a historical event—e.g. LEVIATHAN @ScottWesterfeld, but for the adult market)

Melanie Iglesias @msmelread · Jan 26

#LitAgents, my #MSWL (Adult):
‣ Upmarket contemporary fic: Womxn; mental health; “Late” (30s+) coming-of-age; LGBTQIA+
‣ Grounded speculative fic: “ ” w/ elements of SFF/magical realism; Modern retellings (fairy tales; myths & legends; folklore; classics); CliFi (not preachy);

Roz Foster @RozFoster · Jan 17

Seeking bold, fresh, literary #specfic #scifi with a strong feminist lean like Naomi Alderman's THE POWER @NaomiAllthenews, Lidia Yuknavitch's BOOK OF JOAN @LidiaYuknavitch, Sophie Mackintosh's THE WATER CURE @fairfairisles. See how to query me in my bio. #mswl

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · Jan 15

Western, set in Northern California. Any genre: historical, scifi, fantasy, contemporary, etc. Diversity a must. #MSWL

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · Jan 15

Biology-based science fiction. Stories that explore the future of evolution, ecology, zoology etc. #MSWL

Matt Belford @MWBelford · Jan 15

And now’s a good a time as any to talk about my #MSWL !

I’m looking for adult SciFi and Fantasy stories—bring me into your worlds! I’m also open to any graphic works: graphic memoirs, graphic novels, or other graphic nonfiction.

I’m open to queries, so bring it on!

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Jan 15

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

Tricia Skinner @4triciaskinner · Jan 15

OPEN TO QUERIES: Please note the genres I rep or don't rep. Adult, young adult, and middle grade. Authors in marginalized communities encouraged to query. #mswl

Judi_Lauren @Judi__Lauren · Jan 6

For our #YA #MSWL, we’re seeking lovable, well-developed characters who’re falling in love for the first time (such as Nancy and Jonathan from Stranger Things!) whether it’s contemporary, sci-fi, or fantasy.

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Jan 6

It begins. I'm open to queries again at @PSLiterary!

You can check out my #MSWL over on my blog.

Happy New Year, let's make some books.…