SOME NEWS! After an S&S restructure, I'm now at McElderry, where I'll still be acquiring YA but will *also* be actively looking to build my MG list!
So agents, please keep me in mind for all your upcoming SFF middle grade! I'm definitely prioritizing that at the moment. #MSWL
I am currently open for submissions! Please read my #MSWL for @Omnium_Gatherum at the below link:
#horror #scifi #darkfantasy #wip #Submissions #novel #booksub #allvoices #writetip #sff #WritingCommunity #amquerying
As a new agent, I'm excited to see the following in my inbox.
Adult & YA Fiction: women's fiction, romance/rom-com, SF, paranormal, horror, thriller, and family drama.
Nonfiction: self-help, memoirs, cookbooks, lifestyle, and how-to.
#MSWL #WritingCommunity #writers
How Things Work @ChemistryvidTo defend against wasps, bees create a defense wave known as shimmering. Participating bees need to respond with perfect timing when it's their turn to shimmer. It’s unclear why wasps are intimidated by shimmering, pic.twitter.com/wCSGYG0znt
Someone feature this gloriously strange bee fact in a novel! It seems like something straight out of science fiction. #MSWL
Nikkita Bourbaki is sick of winning. @futurebirdMy suggestion, make a sci fi crime drama show about future NYC where there are no police as we now know them. (Except detectives, but even they would be different.)
Show the various agencies and community group that deal with crimes.
I mean #MSWL honestly.
Also included in #PitMad #MSWL are both fiction and nf works with #otherworldly themes such as #astrology #tarot #ghosts #space #magic
but not #SF or Fantasy
Please send query and 3 sample chaps to my attn at email@example.com
I don’t even know what I mean when I say I want a YA or Adult SFF with the vibe of the “Rain On Me” video, but I want it #MSWL
(Also, at first I misheard the lyrics as “I’d rather be drunk but at least I’m alive,” and thought that was a bold truth)
Here is my #mswl darleyandersonblog.com/2020/02/25/mee… Generally, outside of crime, things that are uplifting & are about finding/making connections. High concept, feel-good, love stories. And across children's uplifting again, funny, things inspired by kindness and nature.
Vex(ed and isolated since before it was cool) @The_TerroiristWell, I'm disappointed. I saw #Anne300K trending, and am saddened that it isn't about a new production of Anne of Green Gables, set 298,000 years in the future.
Well, now I'M disappointed, and fwiw, if someone queried me with this, I'd be all over it. Give me those cozy, queer-coded, futuristic sci fi retellings with cordial on the side. #MSWL
Cassandra Farrin ::mostly away, revising:: 🐥 @CassaCassaCassaHaving devoured THE CALCULATING STARS, THE DISASTERS, THE LUMINOUS DEAD, and VELOCITY WEAPON in quick succession, I'd love to see some fun, propulsive sci-fi reads that are unputdownable (especially if they include, as all these do, laugh-out-loud romantic subplots).
"Sci-fi & fantasy novels. I love them. I read a ton of them. But they have to be accessible.What does that mean? It means that readers who don't traditionally pick up much sci-fi/fantasy, can pick up one of these novels & enjoy it." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
If I missed your #DVpit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. #A: horror, thriller, cont. romance, rom-com & mystery. #YA: thriller, SFF, horror, cont. & mystery. #MG: SFF, mystery, cont., & horror. #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.) com
I’m still waiting for that YA or NA epic sci-fi adventure, heavy on the romance, witty on the humor, plenty of queer and diverse, to appear in my inbox and literally take me out of this world. #mswl
Peter Knapp @petejknappHello! I'm looking to find some great projects while I'm home with lots (and lots) of reading time. Here's a quick #MSWL rundown: a thread.
#MSWL - MIDDLE GRADE. Any and all middle grade! I am hungry for it: standalone contemporary, sweeping fantasy series, sci-fi, horror, you name it. I’d love something high concept, like CITY OF EMBER, NEVERMOOR, ARU SHAH & THE END OF TIME, etc.