Speculative Fiction

Clare Wallace @LitAgentClare · May 20

Replying to @writerswkend

Here is my #mswl darleyandersonblog.com/2020/02/25/mee… Generally, outside of crime, things that are uplifting & are about finding/making connections. High concept, feel-good, love stories. And across children's uplifting again, funny, things inspired by kindness and nature.

Pam Gruber @Pamlet606 · May 18

#mswl In adult -- voice and hook. Contemporary, historical, fantasy, speculative fiction, fantastical realism. Books I’ve recently called faves include The Interestings, A Gentleman in Moscow, Nothing to See Here, The Starless Sea, The Power, and the Broken Earth Trilogy 8/?

Elizabeth Lee @EleeReads · May 15

- Literary, character-driven stories featuring diverse ensembles and strong points of view
- Joyful romcoms about marginalized protagonists
- Light fantasy / speculative fiction


Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · May 9

I’m still looking for my Black Mirror comp! Had some close ones, but still no dice. Although now, I’m leaning more towards stories like San Junipiero or Hang the DJ as opposed to dark and grim. Still twisty, but more full of heart. #mswl


Sarah Guan @🏡 @Sarah_Guan · Apr 29

#MSWL: Speculative novels that feel like poetry, that call to mind specific poems, without being entirely in verse. Specific poets I like for these purposes: Tennyson, Donne, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Langston Hughes, Omar Khayyam, Wallace Stevens (There are more! Surprise me!)

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 15

#MSWL - Anything that feels high concept and cinematic in YA, whether it’s sci-fi, fantasy, or contemporary with a speculative twist. Stories with big “what if” premises.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 15

#MSWL - Smart, commercial YA thrillers & mysteries! Think Tiffany Jackson, Karen McManus, E. Lockhart. Also, YA horror! I’d love something like MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, with a good speculative twist.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Apr 15

Would love an adult sci-fi, or spec-fi with strong world-building centered on a Latinx culture, but also want it to have a very strong science fiction plot line. Would love Dune vibes. #MSWL

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Apr 10

#DevsFX is a TV show with incredible, diverse casting that feels like the best literary spec fic out there. If you are an under repped writer cooking up something this complex and beautifully written, please send #mswl

Tara Gilbert 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · Apr 9

I really want an adult book like Killing Eve. I don't normally rep suspense or thrillers, but I'd love something in speculative fiction the incorporates similar themes. I love how smart it is and how dark Villanelle is. Please give me more Villanelle characters. #MSWL

Maggie Kane @CallMePog · Apr 8

Let's try that again! Writers! During this quagmire of a time, maybe you want to check out my #MSWL ? I'd love a story to sweep me off my feet, away from (gestures) all of this manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/magg…

Sarah Guan @🏡 @Sarah_Guan · Apr 7

I’m craving speculative stories about immigration & community that cast a wide net. Give me the Ellis Island “empty pockets/big dreams” classic. Give me knowledge workers, refugees, sprawling mixed-status families. Give these characters magic, spaceships, eldritch secrets.

Megan Manzano 🇵🇷 🌸 ~ Closed to Queries @Megan_Manzano · Apr 6

Megan Manzano 🇵🇷 🌸 ~ Closed to Queries @Megan_Manzano

I'll be closing to queries today at noon EST.

I will reopen in May and will be participating in DVPit.


If you have any of the following in MG or YA, I'd love to see it:

- Thrillers
- Queer rep, especially a queer rom com
- Found families (bonus points if it's like Cheer on Netflix)
- Fae
- Latinx voices
- Contemporary fantasy or spec fic

#amquerying #MSWL

Hannah Allaman @hallaman13 · Mar 31

NGL I'm also consistently a sucker for...

📌Families! Siblings! Multi generational stories!
📌Witches + magic
📌Baking (bonus points: make it flirty)
📌Speculative twist? I'm there.

#mswl #MG #YA

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Mar 30

This can all be for MG, YA, and Adult btw.

I'd love a spec fic with modern witches (small spells, hanging herbs, cats and comfy seats to read the grimoire). Think Sabrina bet less superpower and more everyday crystals, brews, etc. #querytip #amagenting

C&W @CWAgencyUK · Mar 26

From @susanW1F: I adore novels with a sense of mischief, powerful prose/voice, dark in unexpected ways, but never bleak. I love a contemporary, complex family story, or something with a speculative edge - ghosts, folklore, magic, ‘otherness’. Find me here: bit.ly/3dvyqWg