Emmy Nordstrom Higdon
8/ Historic tragedies and melodramatic tragic figures have always FASCINATED me. I read Anne Frank's journal cover to cover repeatedly as a child. I PORED over photographs of the Titanic. I think of Marie Antoinette's cruel and misattributed "let them eat cake" regularly.
7/ Mental illness and psychiatric disability is always an area of interest of mine, since it both affects me and I've worked in the field extensively. I often refer people to non-fiction on this topic, but another favourite is @sentencebender's DESTROY ALL MONSTERS.
6/ Related, but not the same, I am also very interested in human-animal-nonhuman relationships. This is actually what I studied in my PhD. I've read many fantastic books on the subject, but still highly recommend LOVE NOTES by @philip_mckibbin, who is now ALSO doing his PhD.
5/ Animals. I have worked with and studied animals from childhood to present, including my PhD. My favourites are bees, bears, and kākāpōs, and I am highly interested in birding in general. @KellyOhlert nailed this interest of mine in her forthcoming TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE!
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spines3/ If your book, fiction or non-fiction, involves one of my special interests in any way, I would LOVE to see it in my submissions when I am open! So here are some of mine...
4/ Books! Surprise! I love books. Sometimes, the market for books about books and bookish things can be oversaturated, but I still do love them, and I'm always interested in a fresh take. Comp: Victoria Schwab's THE ARCHIVED duology.
1/ I had a call with an editor the other day, and I asked her what she always wanted to see in her inbox. She responded, ZERO hesitation: I LOVE MANATEES! This brought me SUCH joy! I thought I would be useful do a thread of some of my special interests! #MSWL
Abigail K. Perry @abigailkperryCouldn’t have been better timing, exactly what I’m figuring out for my own #WIP
“There’s a particular subgenre of speculative fiction that scratches an itch for me like no other. It’s where you find yourself in a world very much like our own, except one thing is slightly… off.”
Ohhh this unsettling vibe is 100% #MSWL for me!
Eduardo Valdés-Hevia 🦟 @Valdevia_ArtNorway, 1953. Erling Jørgensen, a local journalist, visits the isolated parish of Hernes, accused by many of being a cult.
His unpublished notes and photographs are the only remaining source on this group, and the events that culminated in its destruction. pic.twitter.com/b8EoRDwDIT
be gay don’t do war crimes @ellen_perlebergI have applied for honorary membership in the cult my coworker’s 9-year-old kid runs. Here is everything I think I know about The Tree Empire: pic.twitter.com/YQpgaeyc3F
Eli London @elilondon100They have a lot of bathhouses in Budapest. At this one old men play chess in the water. Theses are photos I took on film. pic.twitter.com/nV0yrGTjyC
Yall this is the kind of book setting that I DIE FOR. I DIE. #MSWL
Michelle K. York @mk_york_booksCOMPANY TOWNS ARE A BAD IDEA. COMPANY TOWNS ARE A BAD IDEA. NEXT COMES THE COMPANY STORE AND BEING IN DEBT TO THE COMPANY AND LIVING WITHOUT THE FREEDOM TO LEAVE twitter.com/ap/status/1547…
If anyone has a hot take on this concept, I’m here for it. #MSWL
kyle k @kpkboogie99Horror movies used to be about a freaky alien that was gross or there was a fucked up kind of guy. Now they're all about the 5 stages of grief chasing you through your 500k apartment
Are you writing the latter, because this is the horror I eat up like catnip. #MSWL
It's easily over 100° outside my house, in the sun, right now, mid-June. I know eco-thrillers are trendy right now, but walking outside fills me with enough dread to get by on. Where are my utopian climate future books? #MSWL