Evershade Editors’ Wish List, 2019
What we want: More POC and #ownvoices, please!
Also, in particular:
1. A strong female lead in a gritty urban fantasy with a hot romantic subplot and a story arc over 3-5 novels. We’re looking for the next Faith Hunter, Ilona Andrews, or Patricia Briggs
2. A magical tale (3-5 novels) with a female lead (YA or NA), an apparently doomed romance, and strong world-building. Books like the ones by Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard, Sabaa Tahir, Holly Black
3. A post-apocalyptic YA series in a dangerous world with a brilliant young heroine, a strong romantic subplot (think beyond the love triangle!), and amazing world building. Similar to: The 100, The Darkest Minds, The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner (if the runner were a girl!), The Host.
4. Space opera in a continuing series (starting with a 3-5 book story arc) with a spunky lead heroine, a hot romance, an evil government, and a race against time to save the universe. Think: These Broken Stars, Kage Baker’s The Company Saga, Star Wars from Leia’s perspective, Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan saga (with a female version of Miles)
Always welcome: scorching hot adult paranormal romance, YA magic schools, and new twists on old speculative fiction romance tropes.
To submit, please send us:
The first three chapters
A complete synopsis of the first book (including the ending; surprise your readers—not us!)
A one-page synopsis of the next 2-4 books, outlining the overall arc, as well as noting each book’s arc.
A cover letter with your writing and publishing experience (if any)
Email these to: firstname.lastname@example.org