Amanda Jain @wensday95Not surprisingly, the Venn diagram of my TBR and #mswl lists would show almost complete overlap. If you're working on projects like those I've recently added to my TBR queue, I'd love to see them at QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain.
So, as you can see, my nonfiction tastes are pretty varied, and I'm open to seeing a range of projects. If you have something you think would be a great fit, you can find my submission guidelines and upload your materials at QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain. #mswl
MEMOIR: I'm interested in memoirs that have a really interesting hook like Rachael Hanel's WE'LL BE THE LAST ONES TO LET YOU DOWN. Sarah Smarsh's HEARTLAND bowled me over with its writing, and I'm looking forward to reading Casey Gerald's THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE. #mswl
But I would love to see some projects that open up this space and give a wider perspective. Books like Rahawa Haile's forthcoming IN OPEN COUNTRY and Edward James Mills' THE ADVENTURE GAP are great examples. #mswl
TRAVEL / THE OUTDOORS / THE WORLD AT LARGE: Who doesn't love a good armchair exploration? Bonus points if it makes me laugh or combines travel with history. Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz are favorites of mine... #mswl
MATERIAL CULTURE: The subject I studied in grad school, and a topic near and dear to my heart. Lara Maiklem's MUDLARK, Marilyn Johnson's LIVES IN RUINS, Glenn Adamson's FEWER, BETTER THINGS, and Samuel Redman's BONE ROOMS are all great examples. #mswl
POP SCIENCE: I love pop science that takes me on a deep dive into a subject I don't know a lot about, or that takes a look at the scientists themselves. If you have something like Rob Dunn's NEVER HOME ALONE, Brian Keating's LOSING THE NOBEL PRIZE... #mswl
Super, SUPER interested in books that explore women's history and tell me the stories left out of my school textbooks. Books like Margot Lee Shetterly's HIDDEN FIGURES, Denise Kiernan's THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY, or Mallory O'Meara's THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. #mswl
HISTORY: Super, long-time history nerd right here. I would love to see some projects like David Grann's KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, Anna-Lisa Cox's THE BONE AND SINEW OF THE LAND, or David Randall's BLACK DEATH AT THE GOLDEN GATE. #mswl
So, if you have a project like Michael Twitty's THE COOKING GENE, John T. Edge's POTLIKKER PAPERS, Ronni Lundy's VICTUALS, Edward Lee's BUTTERMILK GRAFFITI, or Asha Gomez's MY TWO SOUTHS, send it! #mswl
Amanda Jain @wensday95Hello my nonfiction writing friends! I have a TON of #mswl tweets for you this morning, so buckle up.
First up, FOOD, because we've established how much I want to both eat it and read about it. I love food books that explore forgotten histories, take deep dives into one particular aspect, or that look at how food cultures intermingle and change one another. #mswl