Spec Fic by Subgenre

+ denotes the first book in a series

Alternate Universe


  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland +
  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
  • And I Darken by Kiersten White +



  • Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Contemporary Fantasy

  • These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling +


  • The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow +
  • Rainbow Islands by Devin Harnois
  • Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz
  • Coda by Emma Trevayne +

Epic/High Fantasy

Female Protags

  • The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine +
  • Rule by Ellen Goodlett +
  • Furyborn by Claire Legrand +
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

Male Protags

  • Cloaked in Shadow by Ben Alderson +
  • Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler +
  • Black Wings Beating by Alex London +
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

Non-Binary Protags

  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller +

Ghost Stories

Historical Fantasy

Female Protags

  • The Spy With the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

Male Protags

  • The Spy With the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
  • Timekeeper by Tara Sim +


  • Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
  • Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward

Magical Realism

  • The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz
  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

Paranormal Romance


Space Opera


Time Travel

  • The Unintentional Time Traveler by Everett Maroon
  • A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith

Urban Fantasy

  • Snake Eyes by Hillary Monahan



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