#MSWL While I’ll rep any genre, I am particularly drawn to fantasy, speculative, magical realism, and fabulism. I love stories that marry a fast paced plot with literary writing and strong emotions (who doesn’t, I know, sorry). A great mystery also always gets my attention.
Stories with the entrenched characters arcs, cults, unreliable narrators, eeriness, and survival component of Yellowjackets. I am OBSESSED with this show to say the least and would love to see these elements in the YA thriller/horror space or the adult speculative space.
The @TheTobiasAgency #mswl day is over, but I wanted to clarify: When I say I want anything under the SFF umbrella, most people know I mean fantasy and sci-fi but they don't realize I also want things that are other genres (mystery esp) with a speculative twist!
This is vague, I know, but since it's #mswl day at @TheTobiasAgency, I would love to find a SFF/speculative in adult or ya that is weird but captivating. A little bit of "I have no idea what's going on but I am into it."
I'm open to books set mostly in the real world, but that have speculative elements that help tell stories in interesting ways. I'm also looking for some upmarket fiction and short stories! Similar themes/ideas as in Lit Fic 6/10
honestly? #mswl for a grounded/speculative story featuring an Ellen Ripley-esque character at its heart: a working mother (in this house Alien: Isolation *is* canon, tyvm), full of grit and tenacity, *excellent* at her job, no romantic ties to speak of, a utility-fashion icon,,,
I updated a #MSWL one-sheet for January '23, plus I'll keep tweeting and evolving like the book gremlin I am!
Also, credit to Inkyard Press for the idea of using scales to help capture vibes ::gestures to self::
Upmarket speculative fiction. Grounded fantasy, magical realism, retellings of fairy/folk tales, horror. The majority of my favourite books of all time live in this genre. #MSWL
I am always looking for adult and YA SFF! That includes pretty much any speculative fiction you can think of, although I prefer my sci-fi on the heavier side. (So not really near-future stuff that's "just" dystopian without awesome tech etc.)
I can’t get enough of: family sagas, female friendships, edgy psychological suspense, closed-setting novels, anti-heroines, smart romances, comedy of manners, found family, genre-blend romcoms, and change-one-thing-in-our-world speculative fiction.
⭐️Thrillers, psychological horror, supernatural, mystery, and speculative fiction that radically represents and explores queer, female, and BIPOC rage, revenge, and reclamation of power (think Elatsoe, Iron Widow, Sadie)
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeI want a Knives out/Glass Onion YA level mystery so badly #MSWL twitter.com/Screenplayed/s…
Same but it could be ya or adult speculative for me #mswl
is it weird if I say I want to read a speculative novel, similar to the evolution of the Goncharov meme, where a collective unreality is collaborated on by a wide and disparate community, until eventually the lines between what's true and what isn't are thoroughly blurred #mswl
Cidney🌙🌌 is querying + drafting @CidneyMayes@annmrose What book are you dying to see in your inbox?
Compelling women’s fiction
Badass historical women
Under represented voices
Margot Atwell @MargotAtwellHey Writers! @FeministPress just opened for direct (aka unagented) submissions, so if you've got an amazing queer or trans story, an activist handbook, a gorgeous intersectional memoir, or another manuscript that expands the feminist conversation, send it our way! twitter.com/FeministPress/…
I especially want to read speculative fiction by queer, trans, disabled, & neurodivergent writers, stories of found family, & leftist / feminist critiques of money & economic systems written in accessible language. @FeministPress