-BIPOC-led mysteries and thrillers, especially those with romantic and cozy *elements* even if you may not consider them fully cozy. e.g. there are dogs. there is a bakery. there is a fluffy tooth-rotting romance
-again, more BIPOC in the great outdoors
MG and YA:
-mysteries, family dramas, tearjerkers w happy endings (especially autumn- and holiday-centric this time of year!)
-more BIPOC in the great outdoors
-really strong voices with messy feelings
-outdoors. more outdoors, always
-gutsy, silly, obnoxious kids taking center stage
-unique aspects of culture (am always open to food, but am mostly looking for non-food entry points to story right now)
-author-illustrators whose styles feel ✨cozy✨
-NF about BIPOC history!
I will be closing to fiction queries from November 1st through January 9th for holidays and catching up. (I will still be open for cookbooks.) If you want to get your fiction (or NF PB) in before then, here's an #MSWL thread of what I'm looking for right this moment.
This fall I really really really want some cozy stories in my inbox. I never get enough!! Recently I discovered @naokosstoop 's beautiful work and those are the vibes I'm looking for 🍃pleeease send me cozy things, witches, breezes, leaves and hot drinks ☕️ #MSWL
a.b. @AlannaBennettI also literally wrote a You've Got Mail-toned romcom about abuse survivors so clearly I have a lot to say about how people who've been through trauma don't just live in gray-tinged sad worlds all the time and don't deserve portrayals about how that's all their lives boil down to
Kirsten King @KirstenKing_The most unrealistic part of "Ginny and Georgia" and "Maid" is that everyone does not immediately lose their minds over Raymond Ablack. give me a rom-com with this man ASAP. let me WRITE a rom-com with that man ASAP. pic.twitter.com/tkWAW0xxAx
#MSWL. Give me a hot brown cafe owner love interest; soft eyes, impeccable hair and beard nonnegotiable ty 😍
#MSWL BIPOC-led #MH #DIS and #ND rep and particularly writing that isn't *about* these things but embraces how they affect the way we live our lives. E.g. a romcom lead who also happens to be dealing with PTSD, a thriller lead whose ADHD might inform the way they work...
Audrey Lynn ✨ Freelance Illustrator @AudreyEstok〰️They play your song, is it another? Don't be down, girl, this world is a bummer, Queen of the rodeo.〰️ pic.twitter.com/qogueQvOS5
So gorgeous!! And also yes, I WOULD like a story about a BIPOC cowgirl thank u for asking #MSWL