To pitch me a chapter book, you only need the first one fully written + a proposal for 2 or 3 follow ups. You'd also have to have other things in the hopper, other than picture books. I don't rep projects; I rep careers & I'm currently not taking on more pb authors. #MSWL
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinHere's the deal: I'll be open to queries from April 1st - June 30th. If I've specifically told you to send me something sooner, then send it sooner (for example the #highlightsjewishkidlit peeps). I'll do a #mswl thread within the next few days. Please RT & let your friends know!
When I open in April, I am looking for MG & YA stories featuring Jewish main characters, by Jewish authors, including realistic contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, LGBTQ+, romcoms, secular stories, spiritual stories, & especially stories from Jewish people of color. #MSWL
So if someone has a feminist YA Purim retelling or a queer Vashti/Esther story (must be YA), definitely send it to me! Doesn't matter that I'm closed to queries right now. I want to see it! Submission guidelines are here: emeraldcityliterary.com/lindaepstein/ #MSWL #amwriting #WritingCommunity
I've got a #mswl! I'd LOVE to see a #middlegrade or #youngadult novel w/POC Jewish characters, preferably by an #ownvoices author. Although I'm not currently open to submissions I am open for that. Use my submission guidelines emeraldcityliterary.com/lindaepstein/ & ignore the auto response.
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinI know this is very specific, but I'd like a MG or YA set in the Jewish ghetto in WW2 Shanghai. I've been thinking about this for years... #MSWL
I will take a submission for👇🏼at any time, whether I’m open to queries or not. Put Shanghai Ghetto in the subject line. #MSWL
REMINDER: I'll be closed to queries after midnight EST October 31st. I'm currently open only to #YA by #ownvoices & #POC authors & I'm looking for realistic contemporary; magical realism; SciFi; speculative fiction; romantic; feminist; or Jewish. #mswl #WeNeedDiverseBooks
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinWhat I don't want? Scary stories. Violent stories. Stories about politics. Sexist stories (no, duh.) Super depressing stories. Hopeless stories. Didactic stories. #MSWL
As we all know, the personal is political. So when I say I don't want stories "about politics" I don't mean no political stories. I mean I don't want stories about governments rising/falling & secret plots & stuff. Enough drama in real life in that arena for me, thanks. #mswl
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinI updated my #mswl page to give a sense of what I've been reading for my own pleasure... go take a look! manuscriptwishlist.com
Some things I'd love to see come in to my inbox: How about a nice YA beach read? Something romantic & swoony without being sexist, misogynistic, stereotyping, etc... Something fun & funny & sexy! #ownvoices @POC #MSWL