I've been getting some really wonderful nonfiction queries, so keep 'em coming! Recent books I've loved are Sarah Smarsh's HEARTLAND & Victoria Johnson's AMERICAN EDEN, while books I'm looking forward to include Casey Cep's FURIOUS HOURS & Robert Macfarlane's UNDERLAND. #mswl
My 2019 goal is more nonfiction. Bring me your food histories, social histories, material culture proposals, true crime projects, gimme all of 'em. Basically, if it's nonfiction, I wanna see it. #mswl
Nonfiction: books about food (always!), travel, history, art, and culture. I love to see projects that show the intersections of these topics. For instance, I'd love to see one on food deserts in America and how they disproportionately affect minority communities. #mswl
#MSWL for nonfiction projects about books and authors as well! Caroline Fraser's PRAIRIE FIRES, Anne Boyd Rioux's MEG, JO, BETH, AMY, John Matteson's EDEN'S OUTCASTS, and Deborah Lutz's THE BRONTE CABINET are all great examples of the types of projects I'd love to see.
The Kitchen Sisters @kitchensistersTomorrow on @NPR's @MorningEdition – The Keepers: Story #2: The Pack Horse Librarians of Eastern Kentucky. mailchi.mp/kitchensisters… pic.twitter.com/x3OSOUGGP3
I have always, ALWAYS wanted a book on this subject. Fiction, nonfiction, I'm not picky. #mswl
In narrative nonfiction: Books about food, material culture, art, literature, and history always top the list, and I'm particularly interested in projects that explore how many of these topics intersect with race, gender, and politics. #mswl
Time for some #mswl tweets! Here are just some of the things I'm looking for right now.
In general, I rep adult mystery, romance, women's fiction, some SF/F, and upmarket projects, and love to see historical fiction across all genres. I also rep narrative nonfiction.
Amanda Jain @wensday95If pumpkin spice lattes are back, autumn must be right around the corner, which means I'm jumping on the spooky reads bandwagon. Send me your upmarket, creepy stories: witches, ghosts, other things that go bump in the night. How about a gothic romance, you say? Yes! #mswl
Re-upping to add that this also works for #nonfiction. If you have a project like THE BUTCHERING ART by Lindsey Fitzharris, THE POISONER'S HANDBOOK by Deborah Blum, or MAKING THE MONSTER by Kathryn Harkup, send it over. #mswl
Anyone who knows I studied the history of decorative arts in grad school can probably figure out I'm a big material culture nerd. Are you working on a nonfiction project like Glenn Adamson's FEWER, BETTER THINGS or Lara Maiklem's upcoming MUDLARK? I'd love to see them! #mswl
#mswl call for NF that explores science / nature / the outdoors in the ways of Paul Bogard's THE END OF NIGHT, Robert Moor's ON TRAILS, Porter Fox's NORTHLAND, James Edward Mills' THE ADVENTURE GAP, and Victoria Johnson's AMERICAN EDEN.
#amquerying writers, I only have 3 queries left! Send more! I'm currently looking for adult mystery, romance (esp historical & diverse historical), women's fiction, and upmarket projects, as well as nonfiction on the topics of food, material culture, & social history. #mswl
Bumping my #MSWL post from March since it still applies. I'm especially looking for historical romance, cozy and historical mysteries, and nonfiction. #amquerying and #amwriting authors, send me your lovelies!
Rachel E. Gross @rachelegrossHer editors had no interest in sending her to the front lines. So WWII journalist Virginia Irwin joined the Red Cross and went anyways: smithsonianmag.com/history/virgin… via @SmithsonianMag
Someone PLEASE write about Virginia Irwin and then query me. It's a story that would work in both fiction and nonfiction. #MSWL
#MSWL Madness continues over on the BookEnds blog, and my post is up today! Go take a peek to get an idea of what I'm currently looking for. #amwriting #amquerying
Southern Foodways @potlikkerHow women drove the Civil Rights Movement - one carrot soufflé and one shrimp salad at a time... twitter.com/potlikker/stat…
In narrative nonfiction, I'd love to see more food-centered books, especially those exploring forgotten aspects of our food history or that look at the intersections of race, feminism, and food. Think THE COOKING GENE or WHAT SHE ATE.
Amanda Jain @wensday95Who's up for some Friday afternoon #mswl tweets? Here are some specific things I'll be looking for at BookEnds!
As a general reminder, I rep adult romance, mystery, women's, and upmarket fiction, and have a deep and abiding love for historical fiction across all genres. I also rep narrative nonfiction, especially on topics like the literary world, food, material culture, & social history.