Naomi Davis The Caffeinated
#MSWL I am not the right agent for vampire, werewolf, or fae stories. I am always looking for unique fantasy that brings in new, exciting elements less-commonly-seen, as well as stories that incorporate less-commonly-seen cultures into the worldbuilding!
#MSWL I am always seeking picture books featuring any elements of diversity! Including but not limited to racially diverse characters, LGBTQ+ themes, unique family arrangements, non-NT characters. #picturebook #kidlit
If I've rejected something that matches my #MSWL, it's likely because of the execution of the project. I always base requests on writing quality.
If it has seen significant revision since rejection, I do allow re-query but indicate this in opening line of your query.
Most of all, MOST OF ALL, if you're worried your character is not the usual star of a sci-fi fantasy because of elements of diversity (color, religion, LGBTQ+, neurodiversity, disability) QUERY ME PLZ plz plz plz plz! #MSWL
And if you're like "I'm not 100% sure this sci-fi/fantasy works for the genre because it's more about the sibling/BFF relationship as they navigate the speculative world..." QUERY ME PLZ #MSWL
And if you're like "I've heard sex sells but really that didn't fit with my sci fi so I left it out, and the relationships are totally different than usual pairings in sci-fi or fantasy, so I'm not sure..." QUERY ME PLZ #MSWL
Expanding on my #MSWL - THREAD:
I want to see wild, original fantasy. So if you're thinking, "Well, my manuscript isn't what ppl typically expect from fantasy... there are no elves or enchanted woods or elemental creatures, but really different fantasy elements..." QUERY ME PLZ
I love certain messages in PBs and am always seeking LGBTQ+ diverse & neurodiverse voices in PBs. But remember: story needs to be written for KIDS who read those books, not the parents/adults, in order for the message to be absorbed. Make it fun AND informative. #querytip #MSWL
Justin Colón @JustinRColonPHENOMENAL Interview w/ Owner & President of @bookendslit, @BookEndsJessica. Jessica talks diversity & everything there's to know about their new children's division, BookEnds Jr.! FREEBIE INSIDE: #MSWL to each agent of the BookEnds Jr. team. justincolonbooks.com/979-2/ #kidlit #mswl pic.twitter.com/6k1ppdg6mq
"I really want to see BookEnds, Jr. lead the way in own voices and diverse books, in finding the books that marginalized children need to see and need to see more of."
@BookEndsJessica talks diversity, kidlit, and her inspiring vision for #TeamBookEnds. Also: #BookEndsJr #MSWL
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