Diverse

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 23 Sep 2018

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

If you have received rejections lately, you absolutely should keep querying. But if this thread made you think "Well there was that one scene..." or "well I did decide to trim that to be like Writer McFamousDude..." GO FIX IT FIRST. Send me something mindblowing. You CAN do this.

And if you read to the end (and don't hate me now), #MSWL Dynamic adult sci fi & fantasy that breaks the mold, vivid settings, powerful stakes, YA #SFF, diversity across race, gender/sexuality, neurodivergence, and mythologies I've never seen before.
Polished per above, please.

Becky LeJeune @BeckyLeJeune · 13 Sep 2018

Ooh, #mswl day! Right now I’m craving great SF/horror mashups, general dark horror, PI mysteries, gothic suspense, and dark thrillers - YA & adult! Diverse voices always a plus!

Rena *THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD* Rossner @renarossner · 13 Sep 2018

I am so proud to represent MG and YA based on diverse mythologies and cultures like @thebookGLUTTON’s CHARLIE HERNANDEZ AND THE LEAGUE OF SHADOWS, and @KSekouM’s TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY, but I want more! #MSWL in MG, YA, and Adult.

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 12 Sep 2018

Coming late to #MSWL Day: Educational PBs that read like trade ones; character-driven MG; truth-telling YA; all of it diverse; #ownvoices preferred.

Tahra Seplowin @calixofcoffee · 12 Sep 2018

Domestic suspense/WF (Gone Girl, Beautiful Bad, Big Little Lies) where are the diverse voices for this? #mswl

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 12 Sep 2018

Is it still #MSWL day?

Someone send me an adult SFF novel centering a messy, diverse found family who have to overthrow the empire, or uncover a plot, or fight off invaders—but at the end of the day, you know they’re doing it to save each other as much as to “save the world.”

Saritza🇵🇷Hernandez @epubagent · 12 Sep 2018

In summary, my #MSWL incl. #diverse & #ownvoices works:
- #SFF, space opera, cyberpunk & UF
- #WomensFic feat. WOC esp. Latina MC
- #Horror, #suspensethriller w/ unique take on classic or gothic horror
-All #Romance esp. #LGBTQIA
QueryMe.Online/Saritza

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 12 Sep 2018

Seeking: Adult: suspense/thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary romance, rom-com, & mysteries. YA: suspense/ thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, historical, & contemporary. MG: Sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary, adventure, mysteries, horror, & humor. #diversity #MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · 12 Sep 2018

moving on to adult romance now:
*this goes for everything, but I will repeat it - more diverse characters and a range of diversity rep
*I consider any heat level, but "moderate" is my favorite, not too sweet and not too spicy, it's just right for me
#MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · 12 Sep 2018

I’m always looking for #YA contemporary romcoms written by diverse authors that feature POC and LGBTQ+ characters. The lighter and fluffier, the better! #MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · 12 Sep 2018

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp

I have a short break now between the close of a meeting and the start of a new edit so here is a quick thread of my current #MSWL 😊
Happy MSWL Day!
I am an editor for a small romance publisher. We accept submissions from authors and agents. Here is what I want to see more of:

my main interest is YA - all genres - I'm open to nearly *anything* in YA
I'd like to see more:
*diverse lead characters and a range of diversity rep
*more queer characters in sci-fi and fantasy especially
*stories that explore uncommon places and themes
#MSWL

Hali Baumstein @halibaumstein · 12 Sep 2018

I'm also all about epic, sweeping fantasies. I'd love to see thoughtfully built, fresh-feeling worlds (bonus points if they contain rich magic systems), inhabited by complex characters. And I'm always excited to see fantasy from diverse voices! #MSWL

🎃 Ch-hell-sey Emmel-haints 👻 @CKEmmelhainz · 12 Sep 2018

Happy #MSWL day! I acquire *only* adult fiction w mystery, suspense, & crime elements, but in those categories, I'm looking for concepts featuring:
+ Domestic susp w *fresh* hook
+ Small-town mysteries w series potential
+ Dark, twisted, macabre
+ diverse voices, own voices
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Emmanuelle Morgue-en @EmMorgen · 12 Sep 2018

And my usual SF/fantasy for any age, diverse voices, YA & MG. Contemp graphic novel/memoir. #MSWL

Saritza🇵🇷Hernandez @epubagent · 12 Sep 2018

Saritza🇵🇷Hernandez @epubagent

You know what I’d love to see done well? An erotic romance story set in a brothel in space. Basically, The Expanse meets Copper. #MSWL

Still looking for a well-done erotic romance story set in a brothel in space. Would also take SFF space opera without romantic element set in a brothel in space. Give me tons of aliens, a diverse cast & a kick-ass Madam! #MSWL

Emmanuelle Morgue-en @EmMorgen · 12 Sep 2018

It’s #MSWL day! Top of my wishlist this fall is romantic comedy that’s diverse/game-changing in some respect. That comments on our world.

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · 12 Sep 2018

In all of these genres and categories, I would especially love to see work from marginalized and diverse creators #MSWL

Cassandra Farrin @CassaCassaCassa · 12 Sep 2018

Another gentle reminder: The Amberjack publishing team as a whole is diverse (often intersectionally!) and women-led. While we welcome stories by all authors, we strongly encourage stories by authors of color and other underrepresented backgrounds. #MSWL