Dongwon

@dongwon

literary agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. these tweets are mostly nonsense.

Brooklyn, NY

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

dongwon @dongwon · Sep 12

Author/illustrator graphic novels for YA and MG. Something fluffy and with a good romance. I love found family stories and kids finding ways to resist corrupt power structures. A unique visual style and a distinct perspective is essential. #MSWL

dongwon @dongwon · Sep 12

Smart, savvy, adult thrillers with a literary voice and crossover appeal. Some speculative aspect is fine. Think Tana French or Lauren Beukes. No cops. No sexual violence. Women, PoC, other marginalized folk would be ideal. #MSWL

dongwon @dongwon · Sep 12

YA fantasy that feels grounded in a contemporary setting and focuses on the lives of teens in highly relatable ways but with magical or speculative components. But not ones that feel urban fantasy. It's a narrow window, I know. #MSWL

dongwon @dongwon · Sep 12

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I love the idea of #MSWL day but I'm rarely looking for a very specific concept or type of book. I just want the book to be yours and yours alone. To be so specific you can see the whole world in its details. That said, here are a few things that are very top of mind for me:

Contemporary horror/thriller focused on the experiences of POCs. We live harrowing lives and ones that see the world from a different angle. Film/tv has done a great job of catching up to representing those experiences. I want more of it in books. #MSWL

dongwon @dongwon · 12 Sep 2017

In the end, I want stories that have a point of view. A sense of perspective. Use your words to say something worth saying. #MSWL

dongwon @dongwon · 12 Sep 2017

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YA SF that takes its science seriously. Good worldbuilding, strong characterization, emotional honesty. No high concept. #MSWL

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Adult Epic Fantasy. Sweeping scope. Multi-POV. But PLEASE be about something other than just "let's murder everyone for empire." #MSWL

dongwon @dongwon · 12 Sep 2017

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AKA MG with a Gravity Falls, Stranger Things (the kids arc), or even Attack the Block vibe. #MSWL

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YA SF that takes its science seriously. Good worldbuilding, strong characterization, emotional honesty. No high concept. #MSWL

dongwon @dongwon · 12 Sep 2017

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OK, it's #MSWL day so gonna drop a few requests. Guidelines are on my site at dongwonsong.com.

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Smart horror featuring POCs, women who get to do interesting things. Use the tools of horror to examine race, gender, and trauma. #MSWL

dongwon @dongwon · 30 Apr 2017

*pounds table* MORE SPACE WITCHES

... I just really like Ashoka and Ventress ok?

#mswl

dongwon @dongwon · 12 Sep 2016

OK, I almost never do #MSWL but send me something in the venn diagram of Gravity Falls, Stranger Things, and Attack the Block. Good luck.