Emmy Nordstrom Higdon
Two specific #MSWL items that will be on my list when I reopen to queries:
1, survivors of family "reunification" programs (like Building Family Bridges), fictionalized or NF accounts
2, fiction that explores the unique friendships between gay men and lesbians
Can we get more domestic thrillers with broader definitions of "domestic"? I love reading a good suburban, white, het, middle class, nuclear family takedown as much as the next person, but there's nothing reflecting my life or experiences in there at all. #MSWL
6: I would love to see immersive and subversive family/community sagas. THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING.
#WritingCommunity, I always hear from editors who want sprawling, epic, family sagas. I TOO want one of those, especially one that’s from a marginalized author subverting the genre a bit and giving me all the feels. If you have this, PLEASE query me! #AmQuerying #MSWL