Melissa Ann Singer is a Senior Editor at Tor/Forge books, where she edits fiction for adult readers in a wide range of categories, including horror, mystery and suspense, urban fantasy, epic fantasy, thrillers, and more. She has been at Tor/Forge for more than thirty years; before that she was at the Berkley Publishing Group, working in science fiction and fantasy. She can be found on Twitter as @maseditor. A native New Yorker, she lives in a small apartment with a large cat and spends as much of her free time as possible in museums.
In all areas, I’m definitely looking for under-represented voices, cultures, and points of view. Romantic plotlines are always welcome but should not be the engine that drives the book. HEAs not necessary.
Horror: all types, from Lovecraftian to psychological (though I tend not to be drawn to end-of-days stuff) and back again. Urban and non-urban settings both okay. I cast a wide net here.
Urban fantasy: I’m highly selective here but definitely looking. As with horror, all types welcome though I generally don’t like angels or deus ex machina endings. Important: urban fantasy is not the same thing as paranormal romance.
Mystery and suspense: No cozies, please. I tend to like books with a harder edge and to prefer professional investigators of some kind (law enforcement, PIs, forensic people, spies, etc.) to amateurs. In mystery, generally looking for series.
Thriller: I love disaster thrillers, both natural and man-made. Science thrillers–killer diseases, genetic tinkering, etc.– and family-in-jeopardy also appeal.
Epic fantasy: again, highly selective in this area. Swords, magic, armies, dragons, bring it on!
Pitch will be read: February 15, 2017
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