Antoinëtte Van Sluytman
Irene Goodman Literary Agency
My Manuscript Wish List®
Antoinëtte is interested in all genres of speculative fiction, specifically cosmic horror, dark fantasy, epic fantasy, sci-fi, in addition to historical fiction. Antoinëtte maintains special interest in adult projects but is also open to select YA, non-fiction, and graphic novels.
In general she loves lyrical prose that challenges narrative conventions, ambitiously immersive worlds inspired by different cultures, morally gray and dysfunctional but lovable characters with fun dynamics, and new takes on old tropes. She is drawn to atmospheric and lyrical prose and complex philosophical/psychological themes across all genres.
Some general themes she enjoys are adventures, antiheroines, quirky concepts you might find in an anime, dark fantasy, and anticolonialism. In historical fiction she’s interested in finding stories inspired by non-western mythologies or about the untold stories of female heroines around the world such as Tomoe Gozen, Queen Amanirenas, or Sayyida-Al-Hura. She would love to see a non-fiction book that explores women warriors or highlights the story of Ng Mui.
Please do not send her military fiction or fae/vampire/witch/demon/elemental magic fantasy.
Fun facts about me:
I’m a black belt in taekwondo so extra points if your story features martial arts and swordswomen. One of my missions is to co-found a multimedia studio that focuses on bringing the stories of black/brown women to the forefront of visual media via art, writing, and film.
Antoinette is currently closed to queries. She does not require trigger warnings in submissions but does appreciate them.