Kathleen Ortiz @KOrtizzle · 16 Nov 2017

LatinxPublishing @LatinxinPub

.@kortizzle are you looking for any #latinx stories in particular? We know that Dominican & Honduran stories are lacking in the market. Can you think of any others that are missing? #lxpchat

Replying to @LatinxinPub

Absolutely, and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE, fiction or non, a story of a Puerto Rican and the current crisis to open people's eyes to what's happening there. I feel the whole situation has been swept under the rug #lxpchat

Kathleen Ortiz @KOrtizzle · 16 Nov 2017

pitches that feel very familiar. Again, I want something that will grab me and make me sacrifice sleep to read it. #lxpchat

Kathleen Ortiz @KOrtizzle · 16 Nov 2017

In YA I'm looking for something fresh and different. I'm being very selective with YA right now, and I feel I'm getting a lot of #lxpchat

Kathleen Ortiz @KOrtizzle · 16 Nov 2017

On the NF side, I'm looking for prescriptive (especially geared toward parents, millenials and generation z), memoir, pop culture #lxpchat

Kathleen Ortiz @KOrtizzle · 16 Nov 2017

Saraciea @Sj_Fennell

What kind of stories are you interested in receiving? #lxpchat

Replying to @Sj_Fennell

I focus on picture books, YA and heavily illustrated non-fiction. In all three, if it makes me LOL then I love it. #lxpchat

Kathleen Ortiz @KOrtizzle · 16 Nov 2017

Francesca Martinez @writefrancesca

what makes a manuscript stand out to you? #lxpchat

Definitely the voice and leaving me choose finishing the manuscript over sleeping (I have 2 kids under 3, sleep is precious but a good manuscript trumps sleep) #lxpchat

Kathleen Ortiz @KOrtizzle · 16 Nov 2017

LatinxPublishing @LatinxinPub

Q6: @KOrtizzle How do lit agents work with writers to to get published? #lxpchat

Replying to @LatinxinPub

agents network with editors, learn their tastes, and stay in touch on what's selling. we stay on top of the market #lxpchat

Kathleen Ortiz @KOrtizzle · 16 Nov 2017

LatinxPublishing @LatinxinPub

Q4: @KOrtizzle Where do you look to find new talent? #lxpchat

Replying to @LatinxinPub

a strong hook, and a strong voice. That's really the root. Bonus points for a strong vision but agents are there to #lxpchat

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