POC

Kent D. Wolf @kentdwolf · Aug 6

Queer writers of color, this white cis gay man sez, LET'S DO THIS. #mswl

Trodayne Northern @TroNorth · Aug 1

Trodayne Northern @TroNorth

Prentis Literary recently discovered our website submission algorithm incorrectly sorted submission authors designated as 'POC'. Instead, it took POC as part of the word aPOCalyptic as in post-apocalyptic. So begins the search for months of POC/Intersectional fiction in our queue

In lieu of this, any #POC writer, or writer whose work is steeped w/intersectionality who hasn't heard from us but submitted late spring/early summer & on...
Please follow up w/letter 2 Afrisse@prentisliterary.com #MSWL We'll always be 👀for #writersofcolor & marginalized voices

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jul 30

please please please send me all these incredible, literally toe-curling ideas on #MuslimSquadWL b/c we need stories about *all* kind of muslims—about swashbuckling pirates or primadonnas or regular people w/ *quiet* stories, poc/queer/disabled/neuroatypical or otherwise! #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Jul 27

I’m still looking for a feel good contemporary YA rom com with a big commercial hook featuring POC characters a la Jenny Han. It’s like the great white whale of my career. Someone send it to me now, please. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Jul 26

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth

Okee dokee—the time has come to reopen to queries. (Hooray!) Since round numbers are nice, let’s say I’ll reopen on August 1st! Here's some stuff that I'd especially be excited to see in my inbox. #mswl

Picture books from author/illustrators (correct): modern art styles, whimsical-with-heart stories, light humor, and simple prose. Would love books that comp to MAX THE BRAVE, WE FOUND A HAT, and Emma Dodd. +100 for women and POC author/illustrators. #mswl #pb #Illustrator

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jul 24

"Fluffy YA books by POC and LGBTQ+ writers. As much as I love angst and think “issue books” are super important, I also love ridiculously fun stories that make readers feel good about life (including their identities)." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · Jun 20

I’ll be coming through queries this week and I REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED a contemporary please. No rich kids, no white suburbia. Forget the standard girl-meets-boy.

I want the mother/daughter dynamic of EMERGENCY CONTACT. A black/POC Kara Thomas. A raunchier-voiced rom-com #mswl

Carlisa Cramer @carlisajc · Jun 15

#MSWL Someone please give me a creepy Coraline-esque MG featuring POC characters, preferably #ownvoices

Trodayne Northern @TroNorth · Jun 7

Okay kiddies, stepping away for a bit but will be back. Keep 'em coming. Thanks for those who've reached out already & if you've got some POC genre-mashing sci-fi/fantasy YA or otherwise, that reads like funk or jazz, or another regional patiois...bring it! #MSWL #PitMad

Trodayne Northern @TroNorth · Jun 7

Just in case our #MSWL...POC Intersectional work, magical funk realism-w/lush, succulent prose that dribble down your chin. Genre mashing/bending SFF. LGBTQ +, YA, Romance, Women's, Steam, Solar, Cyber punk, Gaslamp, Literary Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Memoir w/platform.

Kelly @LitAgentKelly · Jun 6

#MSWL I'd like to state for the record that I am still looking for, and will always be looking for, diverse perspectives, authors, characters, cultures, and environments in manuscripts and books. This includes POC, LGBTQIA+, genderfluid, neurodiverse, and all the other categories