Early morning #MSWL tweets, as the toddler has been up since 6.
YA that celebrates neurodiversity, from writers who are (can’t stress that enough) neurodivergent.
Fiction and memoir from (stressing again) adoptees, on the adoptee experience.
Say hi! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Annual #MSWL reminder, I’m looking for:
Kid-lit stories that celebrate neurodiversity, from authors who are neurodivergent. MG + YA!
Novels and memoirs about the adoptee experience, written by adoptees.
Is that you? Query me! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary“I’d really love to get more YA horror in my inbox. Smart horror. I don’t want gore, I want a story that creeps me out, and asks questions I don’t want answers to.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Randomly thinking about how diverse, inclusive adult literary fiction, set in small, intimate settings, have just rocked my reading heart the last few years.
If you're writing anything that'll make me feel the way @ZillianZi and @blgtylr's books have, you should query me. #MSWL
Throwing this out there, I would LOVE to find some diverse, inclusive rom-coms in my agent life.
Especially anything that's genre-blending, like The Plus One by Sarah Archer (robot engineer builds a wedding date).
Some of my current clients are writing them. Gimme more. #MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary“In the wellness space, see some of the work I’ve been doing with Sophie Saint Thomas, specifically her books Finding Your Higher Self and The Little Book of CBD Self Care.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksThis book is very good, I should know. ❤️🎶✨🏳️🌈 twitter.com/jules_chronicl…
Also please, and I cannot stress this enough, send me your inclusive and diverse fantasy novels. Adult and YA!
I need more in my life. #mswl
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksI really need an autism and parenting book that has a helpful guide for when well meaning people say horribly offensive things and I want to put them in the sea.
Like, I’m very busy. I can’t keep making trips to the sea.
Btw, if you're writing one of these, or any kind of book that celebrates neurodiversity, know that my query box is open. #MSWL
Updated my agenting wishlist. Two specific highlights:
* Novels (includes kid-lit!) and memoirs about the adoptee experience, by adoptees.
* Adult and kid-lit books that celebrate neurodiversity, from authors who are neurodivergent.
Full #MSWL is here! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
During this downtime I’m reading a lot! Here’s my #MSWL!
✨ Genre blending literary fiction! Give me that weird stuff.
🌈 Diverse, inclusive YA! Give me books that reflect the world!
😳 Non-fiction that surprises and delights!
Let’s go! ericsmithrocks.com/mswl
Whenever I talk about wanting more adult fiction, I get DMs and emails asking for specifics, so... here’s an explanation and a starter pack.
I like genre-blending novels that are character driven, and far more about relationships than world building. #MSWL
Started watching Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet and... wow, I so would love an adult novel about working in game dev.
I remember adoring You by Austin Grossman, and would just love something a bit more contemporary. #MSWL
I can't tell you how often I think about films like Birdbox and A Quiet Place, and how badly I want to read more novels about parents fighting for their kids and found families in apocalyptic settings.
I mean, I also DON'T want to read them, but also I do.
Send me those! #MSWL