So shoutout to @mishma on this: give me fake dating fun but like in magical bookshop; or best friend's road trip before witch college starts.
Why does fantasy always have to be so end of the world serious? Give Ted Lasso/What We Do in the Shadows vibes #MSWL
Mishma @chasingfaesi know everyone loves dark fantasy, but i miss the era of fun ya fantasy books. Give me boarding school, boy problems, mean girls. Give me a hex hall, a vampire academy, and the meg cabot brand of fantasy books
Okay here for this. Fake dating but make it witches; or "there's only one bed" during our vampire friends' road trip! #MSWL
*YA/NA contemporary including royalty! Desperately looking for a book that gives me the same impression as the tv series The Royals
*YA magical realism with witches (think of The Secret Circle)
*YA/NA sweet romance with a feel of the Love, Rosie movie
*NA cozy mystery
“Books about witchcraft and other occult topics, like Becoming Dangerous edited by Katie West, Witchbody by Sabrina Scott, and Witches of America by Alex Mar.” @agentvicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation
Here is my one #mswl request, and it is very precise: I want YA witches or vampires whose magic is tied up in northern California nature, and if it embodies Bobbie Gentry'e Ode to Billie Joe, send it harder. Here is my submission info: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jenn…
#MSWL (agented only) - YA and adult - Gothic horror or fantasy, would love a fantasy that reads like a fun romp (like This Vicious Grace), vampires, witches, morally gray characters
Here's what I'm looking for in NOVELS:
🌟High-concept YA fantasy and speculative fiction, especially that which uses the conventions of its genre to critique, subvert, or illuminate a truth about our world
▫️Think: Raybearer, Graceling, Dread Nation, The Witch King #MSWL
Since I'm open to queries again:
MUST HAVE: Adult romance only. NO YA. Fantasy or sci-fi sub-genre ONLY.
Prefer: High heat level
1. Vampires or witches (still looking for something different)
2. mystery & humor even if dark
3. Bridgerton w/PR element
4. Surprise me
For YA, I'm more turning to Historical, Contemporary, and Contemporary Romance. Super selective on Fantasy and Paranormal right now, though would still love to see concepts on witches or ghosts (and vamps if unique!)
#querytip #amquerying #writingcommunity
Miscellaneous things I’d love in my inbox? 📥
• horror pied piper reimagining!
• queer Dorian Gray
• queer MG 💚
• sex-positive, body positive YA rom-coms
• BIPOC witches, seers, and mediums
• BIPOC in and writing crime fiction & speculative fic
• isolated thrillers
I am open to queries. I repeat: I am open to queries.
What do I want? Who knows. I mean, I do know. Maybe some fae, some smutty fantasy romance, maybe some gay witches, I don’t know let’s also throw in a himbo or two.
I am open to queries.
That is all.
In Middle Grade, I'd love to see:
🧢Fantasy inspired by myths, folklore, or legends—especially if it's not European
🧢Historical that centers POC stories
🧢Contemporary with an environmental bent
🧢Horror with ghosts, creepy crawlies, and witches
🧢 Earth-based sci-fi
(hiatus) @StorySorceryI just learned about Boston marriages where wealthy 19th century women "married" each other by moving in together to keep their inherited or hard-earned money to themselves and some of these "marriages" turned into actual romantic relationships. And now I'm obsessed.
#MSWL but witches/vampires/werewolves/etc.
I also love paranormal elements like monsters and ghosts. And anything witchy! I love characters fighting their own "inner demons” too! I'm selectively open to elements like vampires.
Any atmospheric setting--e.g. an eerie seaside town might be cool!
Last night I procrastinated so much on Actual Things (cleaning? life? etc) that I made myself a website 👀 taragonzalez.com
Happy Spooky Season!! I always want spooky books (especially witchy stuff) but I'm really in the mood for vampires a la THE MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES. Definitely also time for a re-read. #MSWL
- Something “earthy”—be that a lyrical picture book about environmentalism or a MG hiking action-adventure or a darkly atmospheric YA that takes place in a forest or anything in between
- MG and YA with rural settings
- Witches, boarding schools, sister bonds