Gayle King @GayleKingYes yes yes ! @TheAmandaGorman on the cover of @voguemagazine... she’s talented, smart and oh yeah stunningly gorgeous makes me oh SO proud ... bravo to Anna Wintour & team... Amanda is the future. pic.twitter.com/C1bJuJI3ek
#MSWL all the vibrant, eloquent, ingenious Amanda Gormans out there, finding their success and happiness and recognition, fictional or not—I want to help put them out there in the world. (Also not opposed to them calling Vogue out for their shit—just saying.)
Amparo Ortiz @amparo_ortizEvergreen Tweet. ✨ pic.twitter.com/uaUe3Rqwbu
Tropes are tropes for a reason: people love them. And they love seeing their comfort content through different lenses. These worlds are universal; we should show that! I am here all day—truly willing to wait in the QueryManager lobby for hours—for these stories. #MSWL
#MSWL Would really love to see a thriller where the person being pursued is just as ruthless as the pursuant. A real "oh you messed with the wrong woman." Has been trained in combat, is a recreational fighter, HOME ALONE style traps—give me all of it. In both YA and adult.
#MSWL update! I'm now accepting thrillers in adult fiction (as well as in YA, which has always been the case). I am NOT looking for anything law-enforcement focused, including FBI/CIA. I am looking for the story to contribute to a larger sociopolitical conversation.
Getting my spook on with HIDE AND SEEKER by @dakadh—I honestly feel like I’m living in the Upside Down reading it.
Folks, if you’ve got a project that could sit next to this gem on a shelf, I want to see it #MSWL
If you’re a MG horror author who’s like “hm I think I’m gonna submit to that Savannah Brooks fellow, she seems cool” but don’t know what my ~spooky aesthetic~ is, I just finished reading THIRTEENS, and it nailed the location-based spooks I’m pining for. I want a spook town. #MSWL
Today is the perfect day to remind folks that I would love a picture book, fiction or nonfiction, that celebrates Eid (and all of Ramadan)! I love narrative, educational stories that invite lush illustration. #MSWL
Adult: I'm technically open to it, because who knows what I'll find, but it's a super hard sell. I'm only interested in #ownvoices projects that walk the line of being funny and lighthearted while still adding to a larger sociopolitical conversation.
YA: the MC needs to have a strange interest that teaches me something new. I don't do super heavy (sexual assault, addiction, abuse, suicide), and I like to laugh. Not a good fit for sad w/o humor. Quirky voice gets me every time. I love female friendship/empowerment and spooks.
For MG fiction, my interests fall heavily on the action-adventure scale, especially stories informed by non-western mythology and folklore. Loud and funny is a better fit than quiet and contemplative. In nonfiction, I love topics that kids—and I—can geek out about.
Savannah Brooks 🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 @slbrooks91If you're thinking of querying me but don't know if your project is a fit, here's some #MSWL framing that should help:
For PB, I want 1) content that looks seriously at sociopolitical realities that kids face, ultimately ending with empowerment and hope, 2) stories that teach readers about a new place and/or culture, 3) nonfiction that delights and inspires. Only interested in #ownvoices.