Saba Sulaiman


Literary Agent at Talcott Notch. Eternally recovering from maternity leave. Probably hiding behind the crib eating cake. #WeNeedDiverseBooks

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Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Oct 1

this is the moment i look for in my middle grade—the moment you grow up and realize it but don't feel quite ready for it yet. #mswl

(ps: read INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN by thannha lai, it's *lovely*)

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Sep 25

andrea bennett @akkabah

For @Hazlitt, a piece two years in the making, I wrote about gender and the word “tomboy”:…

i grew up embracing the term "tomboy" and its related aesthetics because it was the only way i had to express my rejection of traditional gender roles. this fantastic essay is probing, necessary, and calls into question why labels, while divisive, can be empowering as well. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Aug 6

i love how simple and powerful @rhymeswithbee's wisdom is here. your voice, your experiences, your insights into human nature are all *your own.* we aren't here for new stories; we're here for new voices. #writetip #mswl #wndb

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jul 31

this seven year old is the feminist heroine we all need #MSWL…

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jul 30

please please please send me all these incredible, literally toe-curling ideas on #MuslimSquadWL b/c we need stories about *all* kind of muslims—about swashbuckling pirates or primadonnas or regular people w/ *quiet* stories, poc/queer/disabled/neuroatypical or otherwise! #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jul 20

stories where the pain and labor of communication between two people in an intimate relationship is palpable; that capture the ease and comfort that belies that inevitable, seemingly insurmountable distance between them. #mswl

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jul 17

ooh let me do one of these:
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Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jul 13

tfw you need to drag data on a document but you didn't start low enough on your trackpad so you only get halfway where you need to go and you have to start over asdfghjkl where is my tragicomic coming-of-age masterpiece with moments like these #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jun 20

i live for this moment in friendship stories #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jun 6

i am here and ready for more stories like these so that brave little muslim girls around the world like @Nafizaa can see themselves as the heroines of their own universes 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 #mswl

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · May 15

Sayantani DasGupta @Sayantani16

Having your characters take off their shoes in the house, aka de-colonizing your writing: a thread 1/

such a simple thought leading to such a profound truth about the tendency to write subconsciously for the white gaze—we need to shake it off to write our own truths and that includes making space for ourselves by subverting narrative tropes that don't include us. #mswl

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · May 7

i love how beautifully @NataliaSylv writes about the pain of migration + the fear of not being there until it's too late. i wasn't able to say goodbye to either of my grandmothers because of visa restrictions + i know i'm one of the lucky ones.… #MSWL