Ruoxi acquires a wide range of speculative fiction, both commercial and literary. She’s interested in thoughtful, well-researched worldbuilding and strong authorial voices. Some touchstone works and authors for her include Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series, The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner, Octavia Butler, Kelly Link, N. K. Jemisin. She’s a sucker for unexpected retellings and works that slip between genres and prefers her socio-political narratives intersectional, fantasy postcolonial, and families found. She actively seeks submissions from authors from marginalized backgrounds and is always interested in works that explore the concept of empire in unexpected ways.