Time for more #MSWL! In terms of categories, I am really hungry for MG. Stand-alone or series, classic-feeling or not, contemporary or historical, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, adventure - I’d like to see more MG!
I’m fascinated by ritual & faith - how these intertwine to create belief - and don't see enough religious diversity in my queries. Especially books that explore what belief feels like and/or what it is to want to believe, but find you can't. #MSWL
Susan Hawk @susanhawkIt's been a bit since I did some #MSWL tweets. Here's some information about what I'd love to see in my queries in-box these days. I'll be adding to this in the run-up to the @UpstartCrowLit #AskUpstart session coming up next Tuesday, so stay tuned!
I'm really looking for stories -- for every age group -- that center marginalized voices and are intersectional. #MSWL
Susan Hawk @susanhawkHowdy, writers! Here's your reminder of our upcoming #AskUpstart session, 11/7 at Noon EST. And, in preparation for that, a note about the kind of manuscripts I'm hungry to see. First, MG and YA is where my head is these days. #MSWL
Right now, I'm particularly hungry for MG and YA. I want stories and characters that will surprise me! Something that feels new and fresh. I was tweeting about my #MSWL last week, so see more here: twitter.com/susanhawk/stat…
I'm esp looking for bks that center marginalized voices & are intersectional. I don't see enough religious diversity. I’m fascinated by ritual & faith; how these intertwine to create belief. What does belief feel like? What's it like to want to believe, but find you can't? #MSWL
Voice and world-building are also important. I think voice and character are really connected -- if you really know who you're writing about, their voice is probably distinctive as well. And I want to be swept into a singular, immersive world/place. #MSWL