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
How’s this for an #MSWL premise: YA romcom. Talented queer girl becomes trainee to be around girls and delay marriage by becoming a star. Right before her debut, she meets the love she’s always dreamed of, and has to choose between becoming a star or living her true dream life.
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spinesAlright, cats and kittens. We are more than halfway through this year, and maybe 11 PM on a Friday is not the most algorithm-friendly time to drop a new #MSWL for #AmQuerying authors, but I've been working hard on it tonight, so here it is! 🧵
As always: I always prioritize queries from LGBTQ2S+, disabled, chronically ill, and/or BIPOC authors. That applies to ALL my asks below, and I am grateful for all of you who choose to query me.
10: Feminist and/or queer romcoms, especially non-idealized depictions of polyamory and t4t romance. I don’t have comps for these! The closest I’ve come is the work of Xan West, parts of the TRANSCENDENT anthologies, and the gender diverse pronoun ed. of CAPRICIOUS.
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spinesWe are now well and officially into 2021! I have been doing a lot of reading and a lot of thinking this year, so I have a new #MSWL thread to share! Buckle up, I worked hard on this one (for real)! #WritingCommunity #AmQuerying 🧵
First: I always prioritize queries from LGBTQ2S+, disabled, chronically ill, and/or BIPOC authors. That applies to ALL my asks below, and I am grateful for all of you who choose to query me.
Sarah Grill @SarahGrill1I am once again asking for a plus-size protagonist whose happy ending does not include weight loss :) :) #MSWL
SAME. #MSWL (Bonus points if they're super queer!)
If you want to query me, FIRST check out my MSWL and Westwood's submission guidelines. I also tweet specific #MSWL asks and #QueryTips! I prioritize submissions from Black and/or BIPOC, non-binary and/or trans, and disabled/chronically ill authors.
2/ My primary focus is #OwnVoices stories by Black and/or BIPOC authors, disabled and chronically ill authors, and LGBTQ2S+ authors. I love the #SpineSquad with all my heart, but it is still a majority white group and my goal is for that to change in the future.
Vex(ed and isolated since before it was cool) @The_TerroiristWell, I'm disappointed. I saw #Anne300K trending, and am saddened that it isn't about a new production of Anne of Green Gables, set 298,000 years in the future.
Well, now I'M disappointed, and fwiw, if someone queried me with this, I'd be all over it. Give me those cozy, queer-coded, futuristic sci fi retellings with cordial on the side. #MSWL
relationships.txt @redditshipsMy (30 M) girlfriend (30 F) buried all of my beans in the woods and won't tell me where, causing a fight between us. pic.twitter.com/bPBcSd1n0n
The perfect Jack and the Beanstalk, but with preppers, retelling for the modern era. Add it to my #MSWL, but make it queer, pls.