The Cozy Fantasy Movement
Cozy fantasy has been around since 2012 or before, but the cozy fantasy movement is booming in 2022.
A 2012 thread at SFF Chronicles discussed cozy fantasy: https://www.sffchronicles.com/threads/536889/
Kit Mallory’s cosy fantasy Twitter thread in January of 2022 provided a burst of enthusiasm and book recommendations: https://twitter.com/kitkattus/status/1486249254805024769
The CozyFantasy subreddit created by S. L. Rowland in May is up to 2.5k members: https://www.reddit.com/r/CozyFantasy/
Selina J. Eckert runs a Cozy Fantasy group on Facebook that now has 139 members. Many of the book recommendations here are for cozy fantasy mysteries: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1022529468690412
The Goodreads shelf for Cozy Fantasy Books holds 460 entries: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/cozy-fantasy
The first edition of the Wyngraf cozy fantasy magazine came out in May. They posted a nice list of cozy fantasy novels in their blog: https://wyngraf.com/2022/01/25/appendix-c-for-cozy/
The Smart Bitches website created a cozy fantasy page. The book recommendations here lean toward cozy fantasy romance: https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/2022/02/the-rec-league-cozy-fantasy/
Shanna Swendson penned a thoughtful blog post on cozy fantasy, suggesting that it might serve as the opposite of Grimdark: http://shannaswendson.com/cozy-fantasy/
Charlie Jane Anders proclaimed Sweetweird as another antonym to Grimdark in her blog: https://buttondown.email/charliejane/archive/the-sweetweird-manifesto/
The cozy fantasy movement may boost my novel. Bubble Bubble Witch in Trouble, a cozy small-town urban fantasy, launched in July on Kindle: https://www.amzn.com/B0B64DHXVY/
What other cozy fantasy progress have you noticed this year?