Speculative Fiction

Meg-O'-Lantern 🎃 @Megan_Manzano · 2d

I'd also like some speculative YA/MG where weird stuff happens and characters are forced together to figure it out.

Think The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman or The Bone Houses by Emily-Lloyd Jones.

#MSWL #amquerying

samantha🌻 @samanthashnh · 3d

Guys, although I removed it from my #MSWL, I still love reading about cults and secret societies. The genre really doesn't matter: thriller, contemporary, speculative, etc.

Have fun with it, but also please keep sending 🙃

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 5d

when i updated my website, i also updated my wishlist! please bookmark this for the new year, when i finally, at long last, reopen to queries! #mswl #amquerying #querytip

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Dec 6

Replying to @LindaEpstein

I probably don't need to say this, but I will: I want ALL THE QUEER THINGS™️in both #MG and #YA Realistic contemporary, historical, speculative fiction, light fantasy, light scifi, mystery, romance, etc... #MSWL

samantha🌻 @samanthashnh · Dec 5

OK, so I just updated my #MSWL.

And just as a warning, y'all....it's long.

I'm not sure if it is more or less helpful now...

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Nov 21

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn

As the holidays approach, some news:

I'll be closing to queries Dec. 1 - 31. I have a pile of queries & subs to catch up on, so please add yours to it before Dec. 1 if you wish!

#amquerying #amagenting #WritingCommunity

While I'm at it, a quick #MSWL of things I would love to see right now:

- Big-hearted contemporary MG
- MG horror
- A domestic thriller
- YA thriller/horror
- YA/A speculative/light sci-fi (think Black Mirror)
- MG/YA/A with a culinary theme

Chelsea Eberly @chelseberly · Nov 5

I LOVE THESE BOOKS. High concept, character-driven, bold, brilliant writing that explores Big Themes. Sentences you want to read aloud to the person sitting next to you. Also, 🖤 the novella length! Send me your tight speculative fiction. #MSWL

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Oct 10

Also on my #mswl always is YA contemporary, including mysteries, thrillers, and contemporary with a touch of magic or a speculative element. I particularly love grounded stories with magic such as THE RAVEN BOYS.

Hattie ☀️ @hatteatime · Oct 3

My #MSWL: love stories - high-concept love stories (maybe with a speculative twist?), fresh takes on millennial dating, big historical epic romances, romances in beautiful dream destinations...

Dana Leydig @DanaPotter1 · Sep 24

My #MSWL: ALL the romance. Give me love triangles and quadrilaterals. Give me hate to love and slow burn, and firsts. Contemporary & historical & dystopian & speculative. Stories from marginalized voices and new perspectives.

🎃 Chelsey Emmel-haunts 👻 @CKEmmelhainz · Sep 24

I'm also a speculative fiction (set in the contemporary world) and magical realism junkie, so dystopian elements, accessible science, and lite, real-world fantasy elements can catch my eye, too #mswl

Tiffany Liao @Tiff_Liao · Sep 24

Tiffany Liao @Tiff_Liao

My Friday #mswl: a story with an "Arrival"-like twist that unfurls across many layers rather than pulls the rug out from under you

Huzzah #MSWL day! I'm still yearning for this speculative, twisty YA, something ambitious in scope and structure that doesn't forsake emotions or characters.

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · Sep 24

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday

Happy #MSWL day, #amquerying #writers! In no particular order, a list of what I’d be psyched to see in the inbox:

Literary speculative fiction like SEVERANCE by Ling Ma or STATION ELEVEN. Particular weakness for apocalypse, dystopia, unusual storytelling structures, branching possibilities or timelines (RUSSIAN DOLL, Detroit Become Human)... #mswl

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Sep 24

I'd love to see more #YA fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative fiction with queer characters at the center. Basically just take your fav HBO hits and give them some LGBTQ leads. #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Sep 24

I'm looking for genre-blending literary fiction, stories that give us something magical or speculative alongside prose that stirs up FEELINGS.

Perfect examples: The Night Circus by @erinmorgenstern, Here & Now & Then by @mikechenwriter, Station Eleven by @EmilyMandel. #MSWL