POC

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · 6d

I would LOVE more cute, sweet romance submissions with black, Asian, or Latino main characters! 65K or more, winter, Valentine’s Day, or spring esp. ❄️❤️🌸Agents, I’d love to get these as proposals, too! #MSWL #Hallmark #OwnVoices #amwriting #publishing

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Nov 2

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman

Rewatching the 90s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and what hits me every time is that I forget that the plot revolves so much around the accusation of Hero not being a virgin. The parts I remember are the running around conspiring to make Benedic and Beatrice fall in love w/ each other.

I've often said I'd LOVE a YA retelling of Much Ado, and I stand by that, but I'd love a feminist reclaiming of it, too. That's a #MSWL, by the way--YA graphic novel retelling of Much Ado about Nothing starring modern-day POC teens. What would such a retelling look like?

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Oct 26

Had a great chat today while recording the podcast, about the lack of POC in YA novels centered around astrology.

I really love those books (ie: Summer of Supernovas), and would love to see that.

I'm closed for queries, but if you're writing a story like this, pitch me. #MSWL

Linda (not very spooky) Epstein @LindaEpstein · Oct 26

REMINDER: I'll be closed to queries after midnight EST October 31st. I'm currently open only to #YA by #ownvoices & #POC authors & I'm looking for realistic contemporary; magical realism; SciFi; speculative fiction; romantic; feminist; or Jewish. #mswl #WeNeedDiverseBooks

A Woman Reading @AWomanReading · Oct 26

ISO of #WOC in historical romance, especially Regency or Highlander, traditional mystery, cozy mystery, domestic thriller, science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, southern gothic. #MSWL

Amy Elizabeth @amylizbishop · Oct 17

My updated #MSWL is up! Find it here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-… Would love more upmarket/literary fiction from women of color and, since we're approaching Halloween, things with a bit of spook to them.

Linda (not very spooky) Epstein @LindaEpstein · Sep 29

BUT, if you've got something in the same vein as say... Children of Blood and Bone! Or like... Six of Crows! I'M IN. I want to see that! #ownvoices #POC #mswl

Linda (not very spooky) Epstein @LindaEpstein · Sep 29

And a reminder: I prefer speculative fiction to high fantasy & don’t usually like portal fantasy. Send me speculative fiction set in this world or almost this world. #POC #YA #mswl

Linda (not very spooky) Epstein @LindaEpstein · Sep 29

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein

I updated my #mswl page to give a sense of what I've been reading for my own pleasure... go take a look! manuscriptwishlist.com

Some things I'd love to see come in to my inbox: How about a nice YA beach read? Something romantic & swoony without being sexist, misogynistic, stereotyping, etc... Something fun & funny & sexy! #ownvoices @POC #MSWL

Quressa Grave Robber-Son (she/her/queen) @qnrisawesome · Sep 29

Just watched one of those "fake dating and now we're in love" tropes on the hallmark channel. Can I get a QPOC one in my inbox?!!! #MSWL

T.S. Ferguson @TeeEss · Sep 27

More QPOC books and authors please! Contemporary, historical and/or fantasy! #mswl

Cherrita Lee @Cherrita_Lee · Sep 13

Real talk #MSWL: Black women with other races and genders. I want a book that reflects my reality and family.

I still get surprise from older family members who learn my husband isn't Black, or that I dated a Mexican girl in middle school. We can do better than this. We must.

Lisa Abellera @LisaAbellera · Sep 12

POC & LGBTQ Leverage meets Six of Crows in space. Yes, that's right. In space. Adult or YA SF #MSWL