D. Ann Williams πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Literary Agent

Emerald City Literary Agency

associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!

D. Ann Williams πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
8 MSWL
D. Ann Williams πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
8 MSWL

And that's it for my #MSWL right now! I look forward to being inundated with your queries come the 15th. πŸ₯°

All queries will go through Query Manager (remember CWs, please!)
QueryManager.com/DAnnWilliams

D. Ann Williams πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
8 MSWL

MG/YA #MSWL cont:
Nos:
🚫 Big cities that are not diverse
🚫 Burying the gays
🚫 Spec based on colonialism or imperialism
🚫 not super partial to contemporary sports settings but twists can help (thrillers, etc.)

D. Ann Williams πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
8 MSWL

MG/YA #MSWL cont:
β˜‘οΈ Queer ballet (if you caught #QueertheBallet's ANIMALS & ANGELS last month, I WANT THEIR STORY!!)
β˜‘οΈ Found families
β˜‘οΈ Stories where race, gender, sexuality aren't the center. They can just be bad-ass characters!

D. Ann Williams πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
8 MSWL

MG/YA #MSWL
Wants:
β˜‘οΈ Horror (darker the better but keep it in the age category)
β˜‘οΈ Rom-coms with a hook
β˜‘οΈ Spec (especially afro-futurism & magical realism variety)
β˜‘οΈ Mysteries (gimme the new Westing Game!!!)
β˜‘οΈ Historicals with a twist (spec, queer, mystery, etc.)

D. Ann Williams πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
8 MSWL

Picture Books #MSWL

Wants:
β˜‘οΈ STEM-based
β˜‘οΈ break down gender stereotypes
β˜‘οΈ variety of family structures

Nos:
🚫 Sports
🚫 Anthropomorphism (objects/animals)
🚫 Issue books, saviorism, or "inspirational" (written to center the dominant narrative of "overcoming" an identity

D. Ann Williams πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
8 MSWL

All-Age Category #MSWL wants
β˜‘οΈ BIPOC
β˜‘οΈ Queer/Trans
β˜‘οΈ ND
β˜‘οΈ Disability
β˜‘οΈ Religions & spiritual beliefs that are underrepresented in publishing
β˜‘οΈ Intersectionality

Basically: The world we live in is diverse. Books written for kids in the 21st century should reflect that.

D. Ann Williams πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
@dawilliamsbooks
Literary Agent
associate agent @EmeraldCityLit , editor @tesseraedits , writing coach @diversebooks . Dabbling in writing with @makingthewords . All thoughts my own!
8 MSWL

Buckle up, friends! It's time for my #MSWL thread. Some basic facts:

Opening: August 15
Repping: PB, MG, YA
Mentored/Co-repped by: @MandyHubbard and @LindaEpstein (get two agents in 1!!)
Query: QueryManager.com/DAnnWilliams (please add CW to your query)

MSWL below πŸ‘‡πŸΎ