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.
Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburnIn light of #SFFpit today (& because I'll have an updated #MSWL on my agency page soon), I feel like it's a good time for a little thread to reiterate what kind of sci-fi queries I'd love to see in my inbox.
I am not the right person for hard sci-fi or sci-fi with world-ending stakes. Generally I don't connect with stories set in space, war stories, kingdoms pitted against each other, etc.
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.
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 @johnmcusickI 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
-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
. . . 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)
#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);
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaSome @bookendslit #MSWL for you. I'll add mine to Kim's: #ownvoices, women's fiction, upmarket/book club fiction, LGBTQ voices, suspense, thrillers, books set outside the US. twitter.com/BookEndsKim/st…
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
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!
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
Lucy Irvine @lucyirvine93I am taking submissions!
Currently looking for commercial YA and middle-grade fiction, picture books, illustrated fiction for younger readers, returnable series for all ages, and SFF.
Read more about PFD and how to submit here: petersfraserdunlop.com/submissions/bo…
Hi new followers! If you're looking for submission info and my #MSWL then look no further! 🌟
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.