Linda Epstein (is Taking A Break)
Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereader...bc yt stories & yt history were all i had. i was 27 the first time i read about a biracial korean girl, written by a korean author (thank you @jennyhan).
i'm 33 & i still haven't seen a biracial, korean, jewish character in YA...
#mswl ffs! If a Jewish biracial person has a YA or MG ms, I don’t care if I’m open to queries or not, SEND IT TO ME. We need more BIPOC Jewish fiction! (FYI I don’t read Holocaust stories though.)
Rena *THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD* Rossner @renarossnerI read Mists of Avalon when I was 12 and it changed my life. I’d love to see an updated version of this, but make it queer AF, and non-problematic. YA or Adult. #MSWL
You and me both, Rena! (Yet another thing we have in common.) It's the book I've read the most times (I used to re-read it every summer). So yeah, I'm samesies on the #MSWL except only YA.
I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a Grateful Dead picture book for years but can’t figure a way into the story without mentioning drugs so... Someone else might have a good idea though so I guess I should tag it with a #mswl ✌🏼❤️😊💀
I'm thinking about Biblical re-imaginings & can we re-claim Lilith? What about a feminist YA about the badass 1st partner of Adam? Remember how evil Morgan Le Fay was reclaimed as awesome Morgaine in The Mists of Avalon? Somebody do that for Lilith in a YA & SEND IT TO ME! #mswl
Amanda Isabel Ramirez @AmandaIsA_RamI DEMAND A PICTURE BOOK ABOUT THE MINI MOON / 2020 CD3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #MSWL twitter.com/WierzchosKacpe…
This is fascinating. What if, like tomorrow, Earth captured a new moon that was even larger than a car? Then what might happen? Could we go to it? Could we build on it? #YA #mswl newscientist.com/article/223542…
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
Tiffany Colón @TiffanyJadeCoWhere are all the middle grade stories written and narrated by Latinx writers with fun/sassy/bold voices? Agents, please send!
See below! #mswl Send these to me!
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!)
And yes, my friends, not to worry, I'm still very much looking for MG & YA books with all types of Jewish rep by ALL types of Jewish people who practice (or don't) all kinds of Judaism. #MSWL
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
Honestly, I'd really like a realistic contemporary YA romcom or romance featuring BIPOC characters! Hit me up with something akin to Jenny Han or Sandhya Menon's books. #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
Now that I'm open to queries again, please check #MSWL to see what kind of manuscripts I'm CURRENTLY on the lookout for.