Speculative Fiction

Sami Isman @SamiIsman · Jul 29

Overall, I want complex relationships, nuanced characters, & smartly plotted novels. A huge plus: a strong sense of place that adds complexity to the story - I don't want just another NYC book! #MSWL #Mystery #Thriller #FamilySaga #WomensFiction #WomenWriters #Speculative

Eliza Swift @elizaswift · Jul 15

Finally saw ABOUT TIME this weekend and so loved it. Agents, just a reminder that lightly speculative projects grounded in our world are EXTREMELY my jam. #MSWL

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · Jul 15

With SF, I'm still looking for my Black Mirror comp leaning towards creepy, literary speculative that plays more on technology than it does hard SF. For reference, my fav BM episodes: San Junipero, Entire History of You, Nosedive, Hang the DJ, and Black Museum. #mswl

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 8

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*trips over myself to hit the QT button* #MSWL!!! (but uh, make it at least a little spec fic somehow preferably)

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · Jun 9

I want a HORROR novel in my queries ASAP!! YA! ADULT! Contemporary! SPECULATIVE! FANTASY! SCI-Fi!


Brenna English-Loeb @benglishhh · Jun 3

In honor of reopening to queries, I thought I’d list a few things I’d love to see: a mystery series set on Hawaii, westerns (esp with some kind of twist), and speculative fiction set in the Pacific Northwest #MSWL

Ashley Wyrick @ashley_wyrick · May 31

Twisty-turney timey-wimey YA Speculative Fiction. #mswl

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · May 5

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks

Honestly one of the best novels I’ve ever read. Pick up @pengshepherd’s book! twitter.com/pengshepherd/s…

I talk a lot about how my favorite kind of literary fiction blends genres, pulling the speculative or a bit of magic into it.

And this one is a perfect, stunning example of that.

More books like @pengshepherd’s in my query box, please. #MSWL

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 21

I’d also LOVE a cool, cinematic spec novel or contained sci-fi. Something catchy, like “TITANIC but in a newly opened underwater resort” or FAST & FURIOUS meets I don’t know what... Basically, I love when the concept has a *wow* factor. #mswl

Hali Baumstein @halibaumstein · Apr 12

I'd also love to find mind-bendy, genre twisting stories that feel in the vein of my recent Netflix obsessions Black Mirror, Russian Doll, The OA, and Dark. That obviously includes a huge range, but they're all contemporary-rooted stories with speculative elements woven in. #MSWL

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · Apr 4

Contemporary MG novels with a speculative element, or touch of magic – very much up my alley. #MSWL

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Mar 18

Genre-bending, standalone YA spec fic that puts me in the mind of Jane, Unlimited—a book I read over a year ago and still think about on a weekly basis. Bonus points for a sweeping yet claustrophobic setting like Tu Reviens! #mswl