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Yali Books @YaliBooks · 1d

South Asian #kidlit for #dvpit? Tag us so we don’t miss your pitch. Sub guidelines here - #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 12

Honestly, so much is just not being told yet that there's such a wide variety of diverse stories I just can't say I want till it shows up on my door. Best thing of course is a great story, well written. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 12

Also actively seeking Muslim stories, both contemporary and SFF. In particular, science fiction, as I'd love to see stories of POC we don't normally get to see having adventures in the future. Also goes for SF starring indigenous characters. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 12

And as far as diversity goes, I am particularly seeking new authors of color and indigenous authors. #MSWL

We are still actively seeking contemporary Native American narratives for MG & YA, novel and graphic novel. I'd also love more books about black girls/by black women.

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 12

I am particularly looking for MG and young YA that has strong appeal for middle school/junior high students in the school/library market. Literary quality with strong commercial hook to get kids reading. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 12

So, for example, @ggmccall's SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS is a retelling of THE ODYSSEY abt 5 Mexican American girls on a road trip with a dead guy (Weekend at Bernie's meets Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)--more like that, please! #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 12

Exception: I am starting to seek MG & YA nonfiction graphic novels with specific appeal to the school and library market #MSWL

I love SFF with strong curricular connections that would appeal to teachers/librarians incorporating them into curriculum/pairing with classics

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 12

Just realized it's #MSWL day. I've tweeted occasional MSWLs whenever they've come up, so feel free to search my history, but here's the gist of what I'm looking for:

All books must star IPOC
I only publish MG and YA fiction & graphic novels (see exceptions below)

Heather Howland @HeatherHowland · Aug 1

I’m acquiring upbeat, popular romance in the 60k and 80k ranges, 80k-ish women’s fiction, and psychological thrillers anywhere from 80k-100k. All contemporary. Hook me with your high concept, fun-to-read characters, and fresh, relevant worldview. #MSWL

Heather Howland @HeatherHowland · Jul 21

The market is too tight for stories that have already been done. Think outside the box. Reflect the real world around us. Teach me something. Make me desperate to read your book by the blurb alone because it’s something I’ve never seen before. #MSWL, belatedly. See previous.