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Android Editors' Manuscript Wishlists

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The following androids are the punks who run this outfit. This crew puts a lot of time, love, and care into curating stories and working with authors to develop and prepare the work we publish. Editors are listed alphabetically by last name.

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Christina Brown is looking for:

Science fiction, science fantasy, and paranormal fantasy novels and novellas for adult, young adult, or middle grade audiences.I gravitate toward:

  • Action and adventure with a side of comedy, horror, romance, or whimsy

  • Diverse, equitable, inclusive, wondrous futures—or characters working to create such futures

  • Nuanced, thrilling explorations of philosophical, psychological, or sociopolitical themes

  • Protagonists who are underdogs, outsiders, or “nobodies”

  • Sentient AI, sentient planets, aliens that truly seem alien, etc.

  • Travel through space, time, or spiritual realms

  • Subtle, subversive social commentary

  • Lunarpunk elements

 

She's also open to:

  • Hard science fiction with strong character development

  • Literary speculative fiction with strong plot development and world-building

  • Mashups, alternative histories, experimental structures, etc.

Above all, she's looking for any speculative fiction with what she calls the HUMAN-G ingredients:

  • Harmony (internally consistent storytelling and world-building)

  • Urgency (pervasive, meaningful dramatic tension)

  • Mystery (an intriguing central question or predicament)

  • Agency (resourceful, dynamic characters)

  • Novelty (fresh ideas, settings, and perspectives)

  • Gravity (a lingering emotional or intellectual impact)

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MacKenzie River Foy (she/they), Editor

 

MANUSCRIPT WISH LIST COMING SOON

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Robin Rose Graves is looking for:

  • mainly for science fiction, including contemporary with light science fiction elements, to even science fantasy or generally speculative. So long as it somehow can be considered scifi. Adult/New Adult/Young Adult.

  • LGBT characters for sure. Bonus points if it's a future that's past homophobia. I'll entertain manuscripts that depict homophobia so long as it has purpose in the story besides to make characters suffer.

  • Non-traditional family structures

  • Exploration of gender and/or presentation (I'm thinking books like The Unraveling like Benjamin Rosenbaum, where bodies can look however and appearance isn't attributed to gender)

  • Bioships/biotech

  • AI/Androids, particularly stories that explore motivations other than "trying to be human"

  • Aliens

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J.D. Harlock is looking for:

  • Genre fiction written in a literary style

  • Literary fiction that uses genre fiction tropes, settings, and characters to explore interesting ideas

  • Non-traditional narrative structures

  • Experimentation that's pulled off so well it doesn't come off as experimentation

  • Humor is more than welcome!

  • goofy stories that are profound (in the vein of Adventure Time/Rick and Morty) or just goofy stories with nothing more to them (the works of Akira Toriyama including early Dragon Ball)


I'm open to novellas, novels, graphic novels, picture books, comic books (stand-alone and series), poetry collections, and short story collections, especially collections that feature stories that follow the same set of characters or are set in the same universe
 

I'm open to any genre.

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Somto Ihezue is looking for:

pretty much anything that fits within the scope of the press, but he’d particularly love to see

  • Stories that defy.

  • Stories that resist.

  • Stories that are kind, sincere, and unbowed. 

  • Stories that find the light. 

  • Stories that are home.

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Coral Alejandra Moore (she/her), Editor

MANUSCRIPT WISH LIST COMING SOON

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Justine Norton-Kertson is looing for:

  • Speculative Climate Fiction (both dystopian horror and optopian/utopian

  • Science Fantasy

  • Punk SFFH:

    • Solarpunk

    • Lunarpunk

    • Ecopunk

    • Hopepunk

    • Steampunk

    • Cyberpunk

    • Godpunk
       

As well as stories that:

  • integrate social commentary into plot and character development without bashing readers over the head

  • also social commentary that bashes readers over the head.

  • highlight positive deviance and radical hope

  • have compelling villains/antagonists

  • depict utopian, but imperfect worlds; defending utopia

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Leon Perniciaro is looking for:

  • Adult to crossover-YA science fiction and fantasy novels and novellas

  • Science fiction or fantasy that has an environmental ben

  • Science fiction or fantasy that centers labor conflicts and rights

  • Social science fiction (but that's subtly executed!

  • Unusual alternate histories

  • Stories with found family and mutual aid and care

 

Leon is less interested in:

  • Straight-up horror

  • Stories that contain violence against children

  • Any kind of sexual violence