Saba Sulaiman

@agentsaba

Literary Agent at Talcott Notch. Eternally recovering from maternity leave. Probably hiding behind the crib eating cake. #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Talcott Notch Literary

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 5d

Sayantani DasGupta @Sayantani16

Having your characters take off their shoes in the house, aka de-colonizing your writing: a thread 1/

such a simple thought leading to such a profound truth about the tendency to write subconsciously for the white gaze—we need to shake it off to write our own truths and that includes making space for ourselves by subverting narrative tropes that don't include us. #mswl

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · May 7

i love how beautifully @NataliaSylv writes about the pain of migration + the fear of not being there until it's too late. i wasn't able to say goodbye to either of my grandmothers because of visa restrictions + i know i'm one of the lucky ones. catapult.co/stories/migrat… #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · May 2

i'm always, always looking for asian stories, so come query me via #SEACritterspub 🙌🏽🙌🏽 #MSWL

thank you so much @RinChupeco @yesitshanna and @gaildvillanueva for featuring me! rinchupeco.com/AgentSabaSulai…

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Apr 24

a diabolical and unscrupulous and unabashedly ruthless female MC for my kingdom, PLEASE #mswl

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Apr 16

this beautiful speech by @Bibliogato made my heart soar and i urge you all to read and engage with what she's saying about the necessity of writing diverse, inclusive jewish stories: medium.com/@Bibliogato/th… also #mswl

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Mar 5

teenage brothers fighting toxic masculinity, navigating relationships, and engaging thoughtfully with how social media affects them #MSWL thecut.com/2018/03/teen-b…

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Feb 21

#mswl: people making decisions that seem entirely reasonable to them but are actually incredibly poor and oh look character growth!

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jan 23

honestly, i want to read books about unabashedly non-alpha males that rise to the occasion in high stakes situations and it being perfectly feasible, kind of like legally blonde but for soft dads with secret pockets for a machete in their baby carriers. #mswl

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jan 12

writing for young readers is incredibly hard. i can't imagine a talent more awe-inspiring than the ability to tell stories with imagination and restraint and warmth and grace to children whose lives you have the power to change forever. #mswl

time.com/5099463/kate-d… via @TIME

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 18 Dec 2017

#mswl scenes in which characters waste time second guessing themselves and drowning in self-doubt while drafting the perfect email/text/tweet because i mean who are we kidding that's where all the magic happens