-Secrets and lies—and the aftermath when the truth comes out!
-Ensemble cast comedies like OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH (but not pirates)
-Stories that mix magic & mystery (HOTEL MAGNIFIQUE)
-Family bonds, especially sisters
I have a soft spot for witches - gothic or cosy, historical or contemporary, I don’t mind. Bonus points for fresh interpretations and anything outside Western tradition #MSWL
I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want. I wanna, I wanna steaming hot, can't put down PNR/UF with witches that's no longer than 75,000 words. Come on, people, rescue me from queriers who send me what I clearly state I DON'T take. #MSWL
Kristie Choi @minjipattersonI'll always want witches & myth retellings! Just give me a strong voice, layered characterization, & beautiful textured writing with them. Would especially love to see witches from underrepresented backgrounds - like, can I get a witch living in a hanok in the woods? #mswl twitter.com/KarolinaSutton… pic.twitter.com/Au8jlPrj8j
Karolina Sutton @KarolinaSuttonFrom the coalface of publishing: all editors are saying no more witches please or retellings of myths.
I'll always want witches & myth retellings! Just give me a strong voice, layered characterization, & beautiful textured writing with them. Would especially love to see witches from underrepresented backgrounds - like, can I get a witch living in a hanok in the woods? #mswl twitter.com/KarolinaSutton…
Ok, let’s talk #fantasy. I’m a fan of #romantasy, and am a sucker for a good love-triangle. I tend to be more urban fantasy rather than high-fantasy. Give me faeries, witches, and vampires any day of the week and I will be happy!
"Looking for 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."
This fall I really really really want some cozy stories in my inbox. I never get enough!! Recently I discovered @naokosstoop 's beautiful work and those are the vibes I'm looking for 🍃pleeease send me cozy things, witches, breezes, leaves and hot drinks ☕️ #MSWL
Next week is September which is practically October which is practically Halloween, so I declare spooky season officially open. Writers, bring me your witches, your murders, your haunted houses, your true crime, your spooky nonfiction. Bring it all. #mswl
“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.”
More #MSWL: Historical fiction centered on witches (and/or including magical elements), featuring well-researched, authentic period detail. I'd love a story in this space that borrows from actual events and re-imagines them in an original way
#MSWL Witch bottles! The video on opening the bottle was a lot of fun to watch plus great inspiration for characters from the "cunning folk" who would use these as treatments. bornfreepress.substack.com/p/issue-19-wit…
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