Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus

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Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
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Also, more graphic novel authors and illustrators! I'm open to all categories, but especially love MG and YA. Mostly looking for inclusive, diverse stories from underrepresented communities. #MSWL #GraphicNovel #illustrator

Shout out my lovely clients @jocabako and @Schnumn!

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
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More middle grade! I tend to love MG novels that have a classic feel to them that will be loved for generations to come or MG with series potential like Percy Jackson! Would love something with puzzles. Funny voices. Literary voices. #MSWL

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
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My #4 #mswl is a MG that includes puzzles, mazes, riddles, etc. Add a sphinx, and I'm sold. MG, in general, is top of my list.

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
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My #6 #mswl is a best friend break up story! in YA or MG. Maybe even new adult? Think Booksmart!

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
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Indigenous stories by actual indigenous authors. Any genre in MG, YA, and adult. #MSWL

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
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Y'all, I'm going to really focus on MG when I reopen in a couple weeks. Just a heads up on the #amquerying crowd. #MSWL

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Before I close for queries tomorrow, I wanted to get out a #mswl of what I really want to see in my inbox.
- Authors of underrepresented communities (POC, LGBTQIA+, body, neuro, disabled)
- Fat girl stories where their weight is not the plot.
- MG and YA horror.

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
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The Babysitters Club is making me crave cute contemporary MG. Anyone have a MS or GN about friendships or first crushes? #mswl

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I'd love to see a MG or YA non-fic graphic novel. Especially something from an author from an underrepresented community. #mswl #illustrator's if you are interested, please reach out!

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I'm going to bug the #WritingCommunity and #romancelandia again. I'm desperately seeking to represent an author who writes happy, funny, heartfelt books in MG, YA, or Adult. #mswl.

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
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I love books, movies, and shows with small towns where everyone knows each other. Stories with lots of emotion. (I'm watching My Girl right now and might watch Steel Magnolias next). Would love some YA, MG, or Upmarket adult stories set in small towns. #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
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I'd also love more spooky/horror MG. Give me fantastic monsters, nature-based villains (like a forest or swamp), and something weird and twisty. I'll take it in YA too. #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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I just finished Rick Riordan's recent Apollo book, and I would love an upper MG or YA or Adult book about Artemis/Diana. If YA or A, I would love this in the vein of Madeline Miller's Circe. MG would be in the vein of a RR Presents novel! #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Some things I am looking for:
- YA RomCom (or adult) with a diverse cast and smart topics.
- MG/YA nonfiction
- LGBTQ+ nonfiction
- Graphic novels in pretty much anything on my wishlist
- #LGBTQIA+ characters in everything.
- Body diversity
- Underrepresented voices
#MSWL

Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Tara Gilbert ✨semi-hiatus
@Literary_Tara
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Can I get a LGBTQIA+ sports romance? Especially if the sporty one is a lady, trans, or nonbinary. This is for adult, YA, and I'd take upper MG (even if it isn't romance). Thanks! #mswl