Sheila Fernley

Fiction: Picture Books, Fractured Fairy Tales, Folktale Retellings, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Commercial Nonfiction: Picture Book Biographies, Narrative Nonfiction Favorite sub-genres: Heartfelt, Humorous, Contemporary, Diversity, Cozy Mystery, Soft Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

My Current MSWL

Across the board, I am currently focused on finding stories with strong diverse and multi-cultural voices. I am drawn to picture books filled with humor, whimsy, heartfelt, make-me-giggle storytelling, and fun, SEL concepts. In Middle-Grade fiction, YA fiction, graphic novels, I’m eagerly seeking strong, distinct voices, multi-dimensional characters, compelling stories of friendships, coming-of-age stories, emotional … Read more

Short Middle Grade Horror by Canadian Citizens or Residents

I’m now looking for submissions for our new series, Orca Shivers. Guidelines are below but in particular I’m looking for horror inspired by diverse storytelling traditions from writers connected to those traditions. Give me Ifrit, Golem, Banshee, Nine-Tailed Foxes, Wendigo tales or anything else from the rich and varied scary story traditions from around the … Read more