POC

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · 4d

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 @YAFantasyFan · 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

Natalie M. Lakosil @Natalie_Lakosil · Jun 2

Dang it. I’ve watched so many forensic shows even when I find a new one it covers the same cases. 😔 Also: #mswl forensic-based crime/mystery/thriller! Would love one featuring a non-white protagonist!

MARIA @msmariavicente · Jun 1

Silvia Moreno-Garcia @silviamg

Reminder that not all work by POC must be weighty, dramatic books. White authors got to write thousands of fluffy books and cash the checks. We shouldn't be appreciated only when it gets dark and horrible.

I so badly want these “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). #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · May 30

High concept YA/MG fantasy about POCs with gorgeous, literary writing please. #MSWL

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈 @draper_claire · May 21

I’d love more submissions from artists of color and/or queer artists #MSWL

Léonicka @leonicka · May 19

This should go without saying but FILL MY QUERY INBOX WITH BLACK PRINCESSES. I want them across all genres, ages, space, time YOU NAME IT! #mswl

Kat Enright @katenright · May 17

Princess? Not princess? I'm open to it all. No genre is dead.

(But seriously, send my your POC royalty.) #MSWL

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · May 17

You can send me all of your stories about POC princesses. #MSWL