In all age categories, whether angsty or joyful, I will especially focus on stories written by traditionally underrepresented creators.
This is the first time I am open to Picture Books! I am selectively looking for: whimsical and funny stories, especially those that showcase diversity. Family and friendship themes are my favorite. It's a plus if you are an author/illustrator, but not a must.
I am probably forgetting something, but until October 1st I am open to all of your amazing submissions. If you think we’d be a good fit, please feel free to query me!
Non-fiction from those with a strong platform, especially written by BIPOC creators. Can be a unique perspective regarding art, science, food, current issues, mental health, etc.
Joyful stories written by diverse authors in any genre and age category.
Angsty YA with messy characters—these are my favorite! I want to see teens make mistakes, learn from them, and move on.
Friendship stories—break up, make up, fall in love…any of the above, any age category. There DOES NOT need to be a romantic element.
I am DYING for a kitchen/restaurant story—aka The Bear, so if you have something unique with this setting…please send it my way.
Amy Giuffrida @kissedbyinkThe #WritingCommunity has shared with my so many amazing submissions that my inbox is overflowing—a wonderful thing—but in order to catch up on my reading, I am going to close to unrequested submissions on October 1st until the end of the year. 🧵
That being said, I am still on the hunt for a few things so here is a quick #MSWL for those of you who are interested.
Tomorrow I will post a sparkly new #MSWL and reopen for queries!
In 2022, I will continue to build my list with stories that amaze me from the beginning. I believe that all people deserve to see themselves in books, so above everything I will be seeking stories that showcase diversity. Cheers!
And last but not least...NON-FICTION
If you have a strong platform and love what you do, feel free to pitch me a concept.
I am specifically seeking:
Business/Social Media/Tech/Cooking books for teens
Here are the ADULT GENRES I am seeking in 2022:
Book Club/Commercial Fiction
Historical Fiction - with a contemporary feel
I REALLY want to see more characters who are older! I'd love to see more 40+ year-old protagonists who fall in love or finally figure out their shit. I am here for it!