Erin Bedell @erindaydreams#MgBookChat A3: Maybe this is going in a different direction, but as a kid I would've benefited from more books that had friendships that ended, and how to navigate that. It was devastating for me!! twitter.com/NancyTandon/st…
McKinsey & Company @McKinsey#Latino workers, as a group, receive ~3/4 of what they would in a parity scenario. In the first analysis of its kind, our new report identifies barriers for #economicmobility and opportunities for leaders to support #inclusivity and development.
#MSWL --- proposals on topics such as economic and social mobility, tutelary colonialism, ethnic stratification, and more.
And let's throw in a list of TV comps, because why not; if your story has the vibes of The Magicians, Schitt's Creek, Old Guard, Pushing Daisies, The Haunting of Hill House, or The Babadook, I might just love it #MSWL
And across genres and age ranges, I'm especially fond of SFF (including horror) with deep roots in folklore and culture, casually queer stories, and beautiful prose paired with high, commercial stakes. I can't wait to read your words! #MSWL
—Mystery and horror in certain genres (In mystery, think cozies or women’s fiction-adjacent, instead of hard-boiled detective stories; in horror, think Hill House, not Halloween).
—Character-driven sci-fi and fantasy. Send your sweeping, sexy Kushiel’s Dart-style epics, please!
Also in Adult, I'm looking for:
—Romance/romcoms, particularly queer and/or BIPOC. Anthing in the vein of Alyssa Cole, Cat Sebastian, Talia Hibbert, Alexandria Bellefleur, Rosie Danan, and Roselle Lim. Especially more romance and romcoms with non-binary MC’s and love interests.
—Magic realism in its traditional meaning as a movement of Latin American and Caribbean or African fiction.
—Queer genre YA of any kind, especially from QBIPOC.
—Jewish fantasy, including second-world, or fantasy featuring or built around a minority religeon
Otherwise in YA, I'm looking for:
—Contemp fiction with a fresh POV, gorgeous prose, and a strong hook
—Fantasy featuring diverse characters, mythologies, and beasties, from Baba Yaga to the Bái Zé; any creature that lives outside the mainstream and in the shadows
I AM BROWN @ashokkbanker@pushthepanorama So encouraging, thanks for posting! Quick question: You've listed a lot of details on what you seek for MG & YA novels, but none for Graphic Novels. Do all those points apply to GNs too or...?
Asking because I'm close to signing with an agent and sending out my debut MG GN!🙏😊
Hi Ashok! My middle grade and young adult details #mswl apply to prose, verse, and graphic novels so it definitely encompasses my GN tastes 😊
Congrats on your querying journey! It sounds like 2022 is heading towards a bright spot!
Kritika H. Rao (she/her) @KritikaHRaoWoke up and realized I didn't because it's not that kind of epic fantasy, no swords here, and felt a lot better until it hit me this is debut year and panicked for other reasons 🙃
I love VERY DIFFERENT fantasy. The more genre-bending the better. Kritika's books blend epic fantasy (no swords!) with a touch of sci fi, STRONG sense of place, & strong contemporary relevance. If you're wondering what I mean by "very different fantasy" on #MSWL - add this TBR!
Seeking literary & commercial crime/mystery, thriller & speculative/scifi. Unique hooks & new, diverse views in these classic genres. Linguistic & storytelling mastery, high personal stakes, psychological depth.❤️Tana French, Hervé Le Tellier, Octavia Butler, Kazuo Ishiguro #MSWL
Kit Mallory 🏳️🌈 @kitkattusOkay but can we PLEASE make 'cosy fantasy' a thing like ASAP? Don't get me wrong, I love dark and twisty books, but sometimes I just want to lose myself in another world without having to wonder when my favourite character's gonna get stabbed in the face.