Illustrated graphic novels and graphic nonfiction by individual author/illustrators. MG, YA, Adult. The art needs to cleverly utilize the comics storytelling format. I’m not looking at script-only submissions at the moment. #MSWL
For YA, contemporary stories written by authors with a ridiculously unique voice. Mary H.K. Choi, Eric Smith, Nina LaCour, and Tiffany D. Jackson have written some of my favourite YA books. #MSWL
🪞 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.
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
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.
When it comes to graphic novels (for all ages—MG, YA, or Adult), most of the submissions I receive are fantasy. I would love to work on more realistic stories. Maybe even some horror! #MSWL
For Young Adult, my biggest #MSWL is fun, lighthearted novels by POC and LGBTQ+ writers. I see so many submissions for issues-based stories—which we need, don't get me wrong—but I want to put a little more joy into the lives of teen readers who already deal with so much shit.
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksI want a YA anthology called FLUFF, and it's just a collection of sweet, warm-hearted stories for these dark times. Someone get on that please.
This is exactly what I’m looking for in YA manuscripts right now. #MSWL 💖🌈✨📝
Maria Vicente @msmariavicenteI made the mistake of starting The Vampire Diaries on Netflix (it's my first time watching the series) and now all I can think about is vampire lore. I am ready for a vampire resurgence.
To be more specific when it comes to books, my Young Adult vampire-themed #MSWL would look something like this: new twists on classic tropes; more interested in a badass character than "vamp with a soul"; the Pink Ladies or T-Birds... but vampires!
Silvia Moreno-Garcia @silviamgReminder that not all work by POC must be weighty, dramatic books. White authors got to write thousands of fluffy books and cash the checks. We shouldn't be appreciated only when it gets dark and horrible.
I so badly want these “fluffy” YA books by POC and LGBTQ+ writers. As much as I love angst and think “issue books” are super important, I also love ridiculously fun stories that make readers feel good about life (including their identities). #MSWL