Savannah Brooks @SBLitAgentin society and what happens when they step outside of those roles (I focused a lot on my experience in various forms of recreational fighting and combat arts). This is an evergreen topic of interest to me—how society views people and, in return, how we start to view ourselves. /
How our identity is shaped by people’s reactions to us. While I’m not currently open to adult nonfiction, I would love to see contemporary fiction that grapples with these same questions in thoughtful, surprising ways, especially from underrepresented perspectives.
Savannah Brooks @SBLitAgentI don’t talk much about my own writing or my time in my MFA—mainly because my main takeaway from those days was how I’d much rather help other people tell their stories than tell my own—so here’s some basic info, cause it ties into what I’d love to see in some queries 🧵 #MSWL
I got my masters in creative nonfiction, though I entered the program in fiction and spent two years in each genre. My thesis was a collection of research-heavy personal essays titled “Role Play: Essays on Fitting into the World,” which examined the different roles women play /
A #MSWL reminder that I DO rep adult work as well—contemporary fiction, romcoms, thriller/mystery, and horror—and am actively trying to build up that side of my list! 🧵
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