Journalists, do you have a story that spans history and represents a point of view that’s been overlooked? I’m interested in conversations that can make a difference, and specifically interested in stories that touch on parenting, education, abolition, or communication. #MSWL
Since travel is nixed for the time being, I’m looking for narrative nonfiction that takes place in extreme or unique landscapes that are hard to get to – isolated communities, icy planes, or barren deserts – what is life like in such intense environments? #MSWL
Neurodiversity in fiction! I’m looking for a broader representation of the human experience in fiction, so bring me your contemporary adult and YA fiction by or featuring neurodiverse individuals with honesty, reality and heart. #MSWL
Jessica Felleman @jmfellemanIt’s #MSWL time! It’s my first fall season at @JLyonsAgency1 so here’s a thread of some of the weirdly specific stories I’m excited to read from querying authors while donning sweaters and drinking apple cider!
Science writers! Bring me your crazy true nonfiction about how the brain works, how AI is evolving, what it will really be like to live in space long term, or how a specific niche science is contributing to our current understanding of neurodiversity. #MSWL
Memoir or novel of a woman surviving in the wilds of Alaska (or some other desolate unpopulated place) – bonus points if she “finds herself” along the way and doesn’t have to fight a bear. #nobears #mswl
In the vein of What Will Be Wild (Julia Fine), contemporary, maybe magical, adventure with a young woman discovering her family’s dark past in order to break free of it. #mswl
A novel that has the same premise as that one episode of Buffy where it turns out she might be hallucinating her reality, from the POV of the “crazy” girl – is her power real, is it not? Is it both?! #mswl