Jess Hernandez (on semi-hiatus) @FinkHernandezCan a Japanese American #ownvoices author write a picture book about the bonsai grown in an internment camp? Would read the heck out of that book. Also, whoever took them, give the damn trees back, you monsters. twitter.com/wendysparrow/s…
I'd read the heck out of that, too. #MSWL
Becca Podato Latkes @RebeccaPodosAre you ready for the sweetest, funniest, queerest, most Jewish winter wonderland of a romcom?! Then watch out for @BlumAgainCurios, who I am BEYOND thrilled to represent!!! twitter.com/blumagaincurio…
Mazel tov! Also, I’m very very VERY jealous. So: #mswl for a sweet, funny, queer, Jewish romcom, please and thank you! (We just can’t have too many of these, in my opinion...)
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinSomething I want to see in my inbox: a YA romcom set in space; even better if the main character is BIPOC and extra points if it's LGBTQ+ too! Not too sciencey & not fantasy or characters w/superpowers (other than being smarty pants and/or physically fit). #MSWL
For anyone who doesn't already know me, let me state loud & clear once again: Please send me your #BIPOC #LGBTQ+ #ownvoices #middlegrade & #YoungAdult manuscripts! Look at what I'm asking for in my other #MSWL tweets to see if we'd be a good match. (Ah! So many hashtags!)
Some middle grade fantasy books I love are @TaherehMafi's Furthermore; @sofipasternack's Anya & the Dragon; @LaurelSnyder's Orphan Island; EVERYTHING ever written by @kellybarnhill; @AdamGidwitz's The Inquisitors Tale. If you have have a MG like any of these? Query me! #MSWL
Something I want to see in my inbox: a YA romcom set in space; even better if the main character is BIPOC and extra points if it's LGBTQ+ too! Not too sciencey & not fantasy or characters w/superpowers (other than being smarty pants and/or physically fit). #MSWL
Jessica Russak-Hoffman @HoffmanJessStill waiting for a Jews in Space book. Nu? Can an agent #MSWL this so whoever is writing it can reveal themselves and then I can read it? Thanks.
#Jewish #jewishtwitter #jewsinspace #WritingCommunity pic.twitter.com/b6jIdT2TOf
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinI hope people understand that when agents post #MSWL wishes that's not the only kind of projects they represent. You all do know that, right? For example, many of my clients don't write any of the things I'm asking for. That's why I want them!
I want my list to be balanced with PBs, CBs, MGs, YAs. Some serious, some not; some weird & quirky, some chock full of muggles; some lighthearted, some deep & thinky. And there are all the things I don't know I want until I get them. #MSWL
Is it possible for a #YA mystery to be not scary or spooky or have a murder in it? Maybe even funny? I'd like to read that. A story where I'm trying hard to figure out who done something (nonviolent). #MSWL
I get a lot of Ashkenazi Conservative/Orthodox submissions, which is FINE but send me #mg & #YA novels with casual Judaism too & w/all kinds of representation like Jewish people of color; Sephardim; Mizrahi; Reconstructionist & reform; non-affiliated or practicing; atheist. #MSWL
I probably don't need to say this, but I will: I want ALL THE QUEER THINGS™️in both #MG and #YA Realistic contemporary, historical, speculative fiction, light fantasy, light scifi, mystery, romance, etc... #MSWL