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Amy Elizabeth @amylizbishop · 9h

My updated #MSWL is up! Find it here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-โ€ฆ 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 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 Epstein @LindaEpstein · Sep 29

And a reminder: I prefer speculative fiction to high fantasy & donโ€™t usually like portal fantasy. Send me speculative fiction set in this world or almost this world. #POC #YA #mswl

Linda 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

Emilia Rhodes @emiliarhodes · Sep 12

YA thrillers that feel surprising and new. I'm a murderino at heart and am currently loving Sadie by Courtney Summers. Also would really love to see thrillers written by POC writers and other writers from marginalized backgrounds. I know they're out there! #MSWL

Nivia Evans @NiviaEvans · Sep 12

I think this is my final one of the day, so... black women writing ADULT fantasy and science fiction. I know y'all are out there. #mswl

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Sep 12

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

dongwon @dongwon · Sep 12

Smart, savvy, adult thrillers with a literary voice and crossover appeal. Some speculative aspect is fine. Think Tana French or Lauren Beukes. No cops. No sexual violence. Women, PoC, other marginalized folk would be ideal. #MSWL

dongwon @dongwon · Sep 12

dongwon @dongwon

I love the idea of #MSWL day but I'm rarely looking for a very specific concept or type of book. I just want the book to be yours and yours alone. To be so specific you can see the whole world in its details. That said, here are a few things that are very top of mind for me:

Contemporary horror/thriller focused on the experiences of POCs. We live harrowing lives and ones that see the world from a different angle. Film/tv has done a great job of catching up to representing those experiences. I want more of it in books. #MSWL

Carlisle Webber @carliebeth · Sep 12

24/7/365 I welcome #ownvoices. I welcome all and would especially love stories by&about people of color, with disabilities (esp invisible), who have mental illness, who are LGBTQ, or who are economically disadvantaged #MSWL #wndb

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