- 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.)
Babel - R.F. Kuang - I want to smack this book against my face. Anything with grounded speculative element, commentary on our society, writing that punches you right in the head
The Appeal - mixed media, super fun characters, a slow burn with a twist #MSWL
I'm eagerly seeking commercial thrillers, horror, and domestic suspense, as well as upmarket speculative fiction.
In all of these genres, I'm looking for high concept stories with something new to say.
✨Diverse, inclusive adult literary
✨Literary fiction with speculative elements
✨Upmarket/literary fantasy in the vein of Alix Harrow, V.E. Schwab, or Carlos Ruiz Zafón that explores folklores or mythologies.
Bonus points for stories rooted in multi-generational secrets
✨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.
✨K-pop group by day, magic-wielding vigilantes by night.
✨Black and BIPOC voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.
✨Contemporary fantasy and speculative fiction from a BIPOC perspective.
Or a dash of speculative in contemporary is great too! For YA fantasy, I love swoony, action-packed stories with fresh magic systems and diverse worldbuilding #MSWL.
#MSWL I am open to queries! Looking for Adult and Crossover SFF, and Adult Speculative that blends either WF, horror, literary fiction, or suspense with speculative elements.
Looking forward to seeing your work!
"Immersive speculative YA fiction like CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi, EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES by Rhoda Belleza, and BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT by Tochi Onyebuchi."
I'm trying to put my #mswl together for y'all but every time I write something I want to read I get way too specific about it
like yes please I would like a queer retelling of the Morrígan myth set during the Irish War of Independence with speculative magic vibes
I’d love to see more speculative adult fiction in my inbox. Magical realism, grounded fantasy, cozy fantasy, rom coms. Think “a little bit of magic and a whole lot of heart” and that’s my cup of tea.✨ #MSWL
Sunday #MSWL: I'm DYING to represent an abolitionist procedural or mystery. Justice in resistance to the police/prison state, and/or the pursuit of justice in a place without police/prisons.
Adult fiction or NNF, speculative elements welcome. DMs open!
Seeking literary fiction in these classic genres: dark speculative/sci-fi (near-future), crime, thriller. Unique hooks & new views. Linguistic & storytelling mastery, high personal stakes, psychological depth. ❤️Kazuo Ishiguro, Katie Kitamura, Ted Chiang, Naomi Alderman #MSWL
Academia Aesthetics @AcademiaAesthe1Abandoned architecture. pic.twitter.com/jE3NxBv35Y
I'd be interested in a YA or MG cli-fi take along the lines of these photos.
In general, I'd like to see a YA near-future speculative take on where our world is headed. Light on the dystopia, heavy on the creative speculation. #MSWL
#MSWL update. To query: send bio, first 50 pages and synopsis to: firstname.lastname@example.org #amquerying
🧞♀️Upmarket speculative fiction with magic realist vibes, comps Alix E. Harrow, Erin Morgenstern.. NO epic fantasy⚔️
🕵️Clever whodunnits with puzzles - comp KNIVES OUT.
Hi, #WritingCommunity! At long last, my #MSWL is finally up. 🎉 If you read my wish list and want to query me, please follow the submission guidelines at the bottom of my MSWL page.
More in fiction: joyous LGBTQ+ characters. Contemporary, literary takes on the Western that critique genre tropes. Speculative/magical realism elements that are grounded in the “real” world (think Nothing To See Here, The Pisces)