Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini

@TracyMarchini

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Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Aug 28

Amanda Jain @wensday95

It's my favorite tweet of the month. Here's August's visual #mswl. Do you have a book like one of these you're ready to query? Send it! pic.twitter.com/6Celp4ZIPb

I spy OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA on @wensday95's #mswl for adults, and while I'm currently closed to queries, I want to throw out there for the future that I would LOVE to see something like that for the #mg/#ya audience when I reopen. Also something on food justice for teens.

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jun 6

Hadas Gold @Hadas_Gold

Alan Turing never got a NYT obituary until now: nyti.ms/2WcwjNf

#mswl nf for mg or ya - his life, his work during ww2, an honest look at his death and the repercussions of anti-homosexuality laws, and how Turing's work still influences compsci today.

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · May 31

#mswl - books that emphasize the bridge between science and the arts; I went through a phase years ago where I read a lot of books on the history of math; NF pbs that are written using a super engaging hook or concept

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · May 31

#mswl - amazing stories about what human, animal or plant bodies can do (e.g. more like on a cellular/biology level, not biographies); NF books about scientific discoveries made by LGBTQIA+, BIPOC or neurodiverse people; a how-to book for teens about divestment and eco-activism;

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · May 31

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini

...here's the not fully formed part - how to write and concept it so that it's super engaging to a trade picture book or middle grade audience. (That's where you come in, writers!)

some other science-related #mswl's (ugh, forgive the grocer's apostrophe). Space, astronomy, astrophysics. A book about how going to the moon now would be different than it was when the US went in 1969 (technology changes, etc.) for kids or teens.

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · May 31

#mswl - I would love to see a trade NF book exploring antarctica and climate change. (This idea is not fully formed, so bear with me...) So like, why protecting antarctica is important, who "owns" antarctica, what is actually physically present (animals, research stations, etc)..

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

Finally, you can check out all of my announced client books for a sense of the things that I've loved and sold: tracymarchini.com/client-books/ and a little more about my #mswl here: tracymarchini.com/contact-faqs/

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

A lot of my previous #mswl's still stand too - baseball, the ERA, Hitchcock for a younger set, Madame Curie, etc.

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

I'm also opening to chapter book fiction and non-fiction for the trade market this year (though having to be very selective about it!) #mswl

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

I'd also love to see more high concept picture book manuscripts - give me clever, witty and/or hysterical but with a heart. #mswl

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

I'm also looking to add more illustrators to my list in 2019! (Both illo only and author-illustrator). To get a sense of the work I love, see my brilliant clients - @charlenedraws @Kristin15104318 @Chi_Gaia @AngelaTraunig #sallydeng #yvonneivinson #MSWL #kidlitart

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

I'd be interested to see a YA nonfiction guide to money that acknowledges the gig economy, high cost of secondary education, lack of pensions, etc. How can today's teens/late millennials prepare for a much different financial reality than previous generations? #mswl

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

In YA nonfiction, I'd be interested to see some guides to activism (including eco and political activism) written for teens from somebody with a solid platform. #mswl

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

Likewise, I always have room for more own voices work for children and teens from poc, lgbt+, queer, neurodiverse, disabled and other marginalized authors and illustrators. #mswl

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

And I always have room for more brilliantly crafted middle grade. My big loves are contemporary, historical fiction and magical realism. #mswl

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · Jan 1

I'd still love a super witty and clever beach read/romcom in YA. #mswl