Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
Invisible chronic conditions: I want to see characters w diabetes, epilepsy, other auto-immune diseases, where the condition is part of their identity, but not the whole of it. I want to see their joy more than their struggles, but I don't want it to be tokenized either. #mswl 7/
A F/F sports romance. I'm shipping Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird, so if you have a story you'd comp to their story, please send it my way. Or you can comp it to Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris. Doesn’t have to be soccer either. #mswl 5/
In contemporary romance I’m especially hungry for a story where gender expectations are subverted, so something like a celebrity with a female bodyguard or a prince who is saved by a princess (ahem, Harry and Meghan anyone?). #mswl 4/
Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzoHi #amquerying friends! I have officially fully re-opened to queries. I'll thread a couple of #mswl related tweets, but I'm so excited to see your projects in my inbox, which can be found at this handy link: QueryManager.com/evascalzo 1/
Reminder: I represent Adult Romance and SFF and across all genres of Young Adult fiction. I do not represent literary fiction, poetry, screenplays, or nonfiction—not even narrative nonfiction or whatever autofiction is (something I've seen recently in queries). #mswl 2/
Cassandra Farrin 🐥 @CassaCassaCassa@allie_therin Allie, you’re making me want a historical fantasy about a witch making this transatlantic voyage. You know. An extremely historically accurate one. 😏
Emery Lee Semi-Hiatus @EmeryLeeWhoIt's been brought to my attention in a sort of roundabout way that people aren't interested in queer books, esp QPoC books, that don't center trauma.
Can y'all do me a favor & RT this if you'd love to read some books about queer people with little to no trauma in them?
Listen, anyone who knows me, knows that I am all about the joy! QPOC definitely have earned their joy, send me those stories! I am open to them right now!! #mswl
Deborah Nemeth @DebNemethMany romance ms submissions pay too much attention to the exes in unnecessary & clichéd ways, giving them a generic feel.
I want to see more heroines who broke up with their exes for reasons other than cheating. And fewer heroines who are brokenhearted after being dumped. #MSWL
There are so many reasons relationships don’t work out. Adding nuance to the ex/backstory can add depth and real emotional stakes to the potential conflicts your MCs face. #mswl
Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzoMost of the queries in the inbox are from the month of July, but it’s basically double the number of queries I received in May and June and I don’t want to get too far behind on them. My full requests date back to March, and I want to close the gap on those as well. 2/3
Mara Delgado-Sanchez is reading subs 🇵🇷 @little_mswriterAs I am reminded today that I was born and raised in a colony and that Puerto Ricans in the island are second-class citizens, a reminder that I am looking for Latinx voices for my list!
Where are my fantasies, romcoms, etc at? #mswl twitter.com/little_mswrite…
Mara and I are totally looking for the same things!! (We literally had a hangout this week chatting about this!) Más Latinx por favor. Hoy y siempre. #mswl
Norma @normajeanesaysAs a romance editor I still think you can make this work twitter.com/faridahlikeste…
Maris Kreizman @mariskreizmanDid I mention that when I was diagnosed in 1987, The Babysitters Club was the only reason I knew what diabetes was? Representation! twitter.com/mariskreizman/…
I was diagnosed in 1994, and The Babysitters’ Club was the only reason I knew what diabetes was too. I still want a YA with type I diabetes rep. #mswl
Ana Coqui @anacoqui#Rombklove 2020 Day 27: Bodyguard Romances is hosted by Micaela @Siempreromances
They must protect you...at all costs. What makes a good bodyguard romance? Do you have a favorite bodyguard character?
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#RomBkLove 2020 Day 27: Bodyguard romances. Ah, a trope I always enjoy. Two recent reads are Pop Star by Eden Finley and Royally Endowed by Emma Chase. I feel like there was a gender swapped one I really enjoyed but if there isn’t, then I’d like to #MSWL that 😂
Lauren Accardo @LaurenEats__The pianist and the sax player, connecting across balconies and falling in love?! OKAY! 😍 twitter.com/RexChapman/sta…
#MSWL (it doesn’t have to be bc of a quarantine, tbh I prefer it not be)
David Begnaud @DavidBegnaudThis day was dominated by Samaritans who gathered supplies, left their homes and headed into the earthquake affected zones to hand out what they could. We saw them everywhere along the southwestern coast. pic.twitter.com/6MGYumlMjb
#MSWL you guys. I want stories of people helping each other out during the hardest of times and finding love and friendship and hope in the face of trauma. Bonus points if it takes place in PR.
(I reopen to queries Feb 1st)
Angelina M. Lopez @AngelinaMLoMy first @OnFrolic article!!! It's all about embracing your bonkers ideas, no matter what they are! Let your bonkers flag fly!!!! twitter.com/OnFrolic/statu…