🪞 psychological horror
👬 LGBTQ+ romance
🎸 historical fiction ft. music subculture
👩🏼🦼 contemporary stories
formats: prose, novels-in-verse, graphic novels, experimental structures
🧋 ”weird & wonderful”
🧋 LGBTQ+ romance
🧋 historical fiction
🧋 magical realism
🧋 mysteries & thrillers
*Happily avoiding that discourse tyvm.
Graphic “Novel” #MSWL
🍂 realistic teen stories
🍂 graphic memoir
🍂 graphic nonfiction
🍂 psychological horror
Note: I’m currently only looking for projects created by author/illustrators (one creator both writing and illustrating the book).
My love for music documentaries has grown during the pandemic—the creative process, how certain musicians/albums/singles react to and influence history and culture.
All this to say, if you’re writing a book proposal for music-related nonfiction, I’d like to see it! #MSWL
Maria Vicente @msmariavicenteThrowing a new #MSWL into the universe: a YA historical fiction about disco subculture! 🕺🏿
I’m particularly interested in a story that explores:
🌀disco’s beginnings in Black and queer communities
🌀 the commercialization and appropriation of the genre as it gained popularity
🌀 the (racist and homophobic foundation of the) anti-disco movement
I will not be content until I have a contemporary series like this on my own middle grade list! Desperately seeking the real-life drama of frenemies, first crushes, and exploring self-identity/expression for 10-year-olds.
The query inbox at @PSLiterary opens on Monday, and I’m so excited to add new clients to my list in 2020.
Representation info and my updated #mswl is at the link below. Let me know if you have any questions.