Maria Vicente @msmariavicenteThrowing a new #MSWL into the universe: a YA historical fiction about disco subculture! 🕺🏿
I’m particularly interested in a story that explores:
🌀disco’s beginnings in Black and queer communities
🌀 the commercialization and appropriation of the genre as it gained popularity
🌀 the (racist and homophobic foundation of the) anti-disco movement
The query inbox at @PSLiterary opens on Monday, and I’m so excited to add new clients to my list in 2020.
Representation info and my updated #mswl is at the link below. Let me know if you have any questions.
For Young Adult, my biggest #MSWL is fun, lighthearted novels by POC and LGBTQ+ writers. I see so many submissions for issues-based stories—which we need, don't get me wrong—but I want to put a little more joy into the lives of teen readers who already deal with so much shit.
Random topics & things I’m into (idk it might help???): animal rights / boy bands / comics / crows / design / the environment / friendship / ghosts / LGBTQ+ characters / mental health / pop music / teen dramas / Zelda / the 90s. #MSWL
Silvia Moreno-Garcia @silviamgReminder that not all work by POC must be weighty, dramatic books. White authors got to write thousands of fluffy books and cash the checks. We shouldn't be appreciated only when it gets dark and horrible.
I so badly want these “fluffy” YA books by POC and LGBTQ+ writers. As much as I love angst and think “issue books” are super important, I also love ridiculously fun stories that make readers feel good about life (including their identities). #MSWL
Random things I would love to see more of in submissions: witchcraft; boy bands; crows/ravens; unusual structure/format; nature; female friendship; LGBTQ+ characters; WOC characters; Wes Anderson-inspired stories. #MSWL
Still looking for a bunch of YA things: a story about female best friends; a macabre fairy tale retelling; a great mystery; a cute gay or lesbian love story. #MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary"Contemporary #YA about a f/f or m/m couple navigating first love." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/
Maria, Maria 🎶 @msmariavicenteThis is a major wish list item: YA featuring an online friendship started through fandom. #MSWL
A really good contemporary YA romance. F/F, M/F, M/M, or even non-binary — don't care, as long as the chemistry is good. #MSWL
Maria, Maria 🎶 @msmariavicenteI'm still looking for a m/m or f/f Contemporary YA novel. #MSWL
I basically want to find my own version of Klaine (because I have absolutely no control over what I fangirl). #MSWL https://t.co/OUGi4JVtqz
Maria, Maria 🎶 @msmariavicenteI'd love to find a super CREEPY fairytale retelling for Young Adult or Middle Grade. #MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary"Contemporary #YA about a f/f or m/m couple navigating first love." @MsMariaVicente #MSWL bit.ly/1n46gqe
Maria, Maria 🎶 @msmariavicenteEmail inbox, we meet again. I can't say I missed you.