Cassie Mannes Murray
On December 1, I'm opening to queries again. So, here is an #MSWL for #amquerying writers. <3 A note: I am only looking for nonfiction at the moment, BUT for the first time ever, I'm looking for YA nonfiction too! Weeeee!
NONFICTION: I am interested in SO MANY THINGS and I am begging, BEGGING, for the next Mary Roach to enter my inbox. Story-fying the truth or the weird is most important to me. Nonfiction needs voice as much as any novel. #MSWL
I am interested in books (both fiction and nonfiction) about rural places, small towns, insular communities, imagined or reshaped versions of these as well. My client, @swbrooman has a story collection, THE PUMP, that encapsulates what I would love to see. #MSWL
As far as nonfiction, I am looking for narrative nonfiction, science, and pop culture books. I am not looking for straight personal memoir, only memoirs that really explode with research, second and third angles, or tell a story beyond the self. #MSWL
I’m desperate for some YA nonfiction in my inbox. Not so much nostalgic adult looking back, but urgent, voice-driven, high-tension, poetic language for young adults. Think: Jacqueline Woodson! #mswl #amquerying
For the record, I’m ALWAYS looking for southern lit across nonfiction, fiction, YA, and middle grades. Always. There is never a time I’m not actively looking for that. #mswl