A.M. Rose Call Me Ann
Tobias Literary Agency
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
* Stories where women are the props to a man’s journey—or where women have to do the emotional labor for men so they can become better people
* Stories where there isn’t one woman mentioned in the entire synopsis
On the opposite end of the spectrum let’s talk about things I DON’T want:
* Stories that depict animal cruelty—If the dog dies, I don’t want it
* On page rape
* Excessive gaslighting
* Stories about misogynistic guys—I don’t care if he changes in the end, it’s not for me
* Stories that highlight the complexity of families—Give me big messy families
* Stories that feel like a warm hug
* Stories about hope
* Fiercely feminist
* Unexpected twists
* Character Driven
* Compelling hooks
* Edge of my seat stories
* Authentic stories
* Stories with trans characters—that do NOT have to center around their inviting others into their world (coming out) but I’m open to those stories too. This goes with all LGBTQIA+ stories
* Stories with non-binary characters
* Stories that subvert toxic masculinity
* Flawed yet loveable characters
* Morally questionable women—We have characters like Joe and Dexter who people love, we should get to have female characters like this too
* Stories that make me laugh AND cry
* Unusual settings
* Historicals focused on women doing amazing things—Or the women who should be credited for amazing things that are unknown
* Burning down the patriarchy
* Stories that pass the Bechdel test (this is more of a requirement than a wish list item)
* Positive female friendships—Give me girls supporting girls. Girls teaming up for the greater good. Girls who love their friends with their whole hearts.
* Underrepresented voices
* Fresh takes on fantasy
* Stories with a speculative twist
Happy New Year! To start things off I thought it might be a good idea to share some things I’m looking for. So buckle up my #MSWL is coming (a thread) … *Note I rep MG, YA, & Adult fiction and these items pretty much span that range.
Here we go...
Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 @cmclymer[okay... okay... stay calm... don't be weird] pic.twitter.com/FlSRB4H6Yk
I would really love to see more adult projects in my inbox. #MSWL -- especially:
*Underrepresented women in history
*LIGHT fantasy (if House on the Cerulean Sea is a comp-yes please)
*LGBTQIA+ stories (especially joyful ones)
amy is (unfortunately) doing nano @clowningamyi think we need more vengeful mcs. who are angry. who are not made of soft edges and bright colours but darkness and steel. we need girls fighting and being angry for what has wronged them. we need girls to not be soft or pretty but as unbreakable as the fires that molded them.
Melissa Caruso @melisscaruSo tired this morning that I misread a flyer from the kids' school as "Are you a high school student interested in summoning the dead to pursue social justice?" and now I want that YA novel, thanks
I would also like this novel ❤️ #MSWL
Jordan Ifueko says REDEMPTOR available NOW @jifuekoFor all the progress we've made in YA fantasy female representation, we can't seem to get over the misogynistic trend of protagonists having to disdain stereotypically feminine things in order to be "Protagonist Material."
Give me high fantasy Elle Woods, please.
Going through my inbox I thought I should drop this reminder from my #MSWL of what I DON'T want:
Books set in the 80s-90s -Unless there's a darn good reason, meaning some kind of event has to anchor it there. If you can pick up the plot & move it present day, you probably should
Would love a YA book with a little malicious compliance 😈 #MSWL
#MSWL — More female friendship female empowerment stories!
Elizabeth Pancotti @ENPancottithe teens on tiktok built a bot that spams the abortion snitch website in texas with fake snitch reports 🥲
Teens messing with Texas
I’m so here for this ❤️
“The patriarchy isn’t going to smash itself.”
Would like to see some suspenseful thrillers in my inbox — bonus points if it has a feminist angle #MSWL