Kelly RELENTLESS is OUT NOW! @LitAgentKellyIn addition, you know what I honestly have grown to strongly dislike? Cli-fi or any sort of climate fueled fiction that has a the entire story based around preventing some sort of natural disaster or scientific natural disaster due to climate. I can learn to love fantasy… #mswl
With natural disaster or elemental elements that could be based off the climate crisis, but if you’re calling your book Cli-Fi or that it’s based around a deteriorating climate…I will unfortunately, probably, reject it. Even then, I’ll only be open for YA Sci-Fi at that. #mswl
As some have noticed, Sci Fi isn’t on my list at the moment. I’ll still accept it on the off chance I might love it, but I haven’t read a SF manuscript that I’ve fallen in love with yet. However, Sci-Fi/Fantasy is still game if it’s more fantasy than sci fi. #mswl
For Adult: sweeping, weird, and darkly lyrical SFF and horror. I especially love stories with setting as character, monsters (body horror!), villains, and gorgeous writing. Think Ava Reid’s JUNIPER & THORN or Jennifer Giesbrecht’s THE MONSTER OF ELENDHAVEN.
Aiden Thomas @aidenschmaidenwe need more mexicans in YA sff y’all
#mswl forever my friends!!!! pls pls pls & thank you
Agents, I'm back from holidays and ready to read! Send me your comfort sff, sprawling worlds, delicious romance and creepy horror! #MSWL
Putting out an #MSWL call for marginalized creators and all of the beautiful intersections therein 🧡
I'd love to see more projects in book club fiction, thrillers, mysteries, suspense, romance, SFF, and horror for middle-grade, YA, & adult readers! Genre blends too!
Fiction Editor Accepting Unagented MIDDLE GRADE Queries Until October 15th. Submit here: querymanager.com/jrheller
Standalone Novels: Contemporary, SF & F, Magical Realism. No thank you to everything else. No resubmits.
Due to volume, a personalized response is unlikely.
"Seeking luscious sci-fi and fantasy middle grade like THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill, and DRAGON PEARL by Yoon Ha Lee."
for graphic novels, i’m looking for contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror in a wide variety; both ends of the spectrum are wanted! sweet contemporaries, cozy fantasy—but also dark, twisty SFF and horror that delves into navigating trauma
overall, i will be accepting:
On my #MSWL Any/all of the following:
1. Quirky/dark humor
2. Paranormal crime syndicate
3. Unusual fairy tale retellings with magic
ALWAYS high heat, HEA/HFN, Fast paced, romance in sci-fi or fantasy sub genre. Prefer under 75K words.
- speculative fiction
(I prefer grounded, literary sci-fi + fantasy. no secondary worlds, but rather our world steeped in liminal magic and/or technology. anything creepy, toothy, gritty, strange, something that sends a shiver down your spine.)
We are also keen to see MG sci-fi and fantasy, and are particularly looking for UK middle grade by creators from historically excluded backgrounds.
Looking forward to reading! #mswl
I love freaky technology-related sci-fi elements (Severance is my favorite show I've watched in recent years), though I like my fiction grounded.
Make it just real enough to seem possible, and you've got me on the hook.
✨Latine/x voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Marginalized and underrepresented voices in contemporary YA
✨Adult literary fiction steeped in post colonial cultural identity with a touch of the inexplicable
✨BIPOC Mystery with speculative or fantasy elements.
✨Anything that comps Claire North.
✨Fabulist urban spec fic like China Miéville.
✨Africanfuturist SFF that comps Nnedi Okorafor.
✨Fantasy-mystery genre mashups like MAGIC FOR LOVERS or RIVERS OF LONDON #MSWL
✨Asian and Asian-American voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Magical HBCUs is an evergreen #MSWL for me.
✨Anything that comps THE MURDERBOT DIARIES by Martha Wells.
✨#MSWL for trans voices in that comp @ryka_aoki's The Light from Uncommon Stars. I'm blown away not just by the voice, but by the originality of the story, the heart, the narrative scope. It's breathtaking. We need more trans joy in SFF. Send them my way.
✨Contemporary fantasy steeped in a music scene set during the Motown era or the golden age of Rap with a touch of magic. #BVM
✨LGBTQIA+ voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Spirited Away and everything Studio Ghibli are evergreen #MSWL comps for me.
✨#SF that comps SPACE SWEEPERS, SEVERANCE, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, or WESTWORLD.
✨Time travel stories with strong characters at their heart like 11/22/63 by Stephen King, HERE AND NOW AND THEN by Mike Chen, or KINDRED by Octavia Butler. #MSWL