Linda Epstein (is Taking A Break)
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
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
You know what I really want to see in my inbox when I'm open to submissions 11/1-12/15/19? Super romantic, swoon-worthy & humorous YA in all genres (well, not horror or thrillers). I'd particularly LOVE to see stories by #POC & always welcome the full spectrum of #LGBTQIA #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 @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
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksDon't forget, even when everything feels like it's on fire, the world still needs your playful rom-com novels about kissing. <3 #MSWL
Yes! What he said! Cuz I heard: The world is on fire but we still need your (and we mean all of you!) playful rom-com novels about (all race/gender/sexual orientation/ability) teenagers kissing! #mswl (and I know that's what you meant @ericsmithrocks)
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinAs I've stated before, I'm particularly interested in stories by & featuring #POC and #ownvoices & achieving some balance of my client list. But white people, that does NOT mean "no white people need submit." Don't let's be silly now.
So here are some things I'd love to see coming into my inbox...
How about a nice YA beach read? Something romantic & swoony without being sexist, misogynistic, stereotyping, etc... Something fun & funny & sexy! #MSWL