Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_PerilliFriends I have watched almost the entire 1st season of Haikyu!! and I cannot believe I've slept on it for this long. So good!! 🏐 pic.twitter.com/B1Ob58kuct
Also I #MSWL the heck out of these friendships & rivalries! I want more strong bonds, relationships that evolve & friends that make mistakes & learn together.
More characters who'll never stop fighting for their dreams because they know their friends are there to support them.
JESSE(they/them) @BowtiesBooksWhat are some things you’d like to see more of in books? It can be ANYTHING. some of mine:
- non-binary folks
- bi men
- Black joy
- journey w an animal guide
- less romance
- intergenerational/generational storytelling
- Villain protagonist
- Black thrillers
- elder mc
I'd love to see:
✨ NF pop culture/geeky books from non-white authors
✨ BIPOC & POC fans being passionate & creative
✨ Positive, playful LGBTQA+ rom-coms
✨ Soft, beautiful, powerful friendships
✨ More empowering, playful, joyful stories with BIPOC & POC MCs
Publishing is an industry that has always had the power to amplify Black voices and we need to do better. I want to do better. Agents, please keep me in mind when you sign up some these stellar and important voices because I want to hear them.
Illustrated/graphic novel style non-fiction is something that I really want to see more of in my inbox!
Cookbooks and food are great, but I would love to see author/illustrator teams work on other topics as well like film, books, nature, science, pop culture, etc. #MSWL
It has been such a long week and all I want right now is some really soft, humorous contemporary YA with diverse characters that has the same beats as as narrative or visual novel games.
Bonus points if it's set in a coffee shop or a bookstore or a board game cafe. #MSWL
Always always on the hunt for diverse, creative contemporary YA that can capture the humor, heart, and playfulness of anime. 💖
Bonus if the story involves friends sharing their passions (geeky or not) or has some delicious food. #mswl
As much as I love getting YA & MG submissions in my inbox, I'd also love to see more adult nonfiction come my way! I'm always looking for illustrated nonfiction projects, light-hearted narrative projects with a sense of humor & pop culture, pop science & humor submissions. #mswl
Is there a YA rom-com out there where the protagonist leaves behind hidden letters for the love interest to find? Possibly hidden among some books? If not, I'd love to see it!
This #mswl brought to you by Romance Is A Bonus Book (Thanks for the recommendation @kurestinarmada)!
It's that time of year when I'm really in the mood for cozy mysteries. I'd be really excited to see a contemporary YA or upper MG that has diverse characters, a playful, intriguing hook, and isn't dark or super serious--like Goldie Vance / Scooby Doo / Hallmark level drama. #MSWL
Just saw @rivercitygirls while browsing for new games and now I want a spunky, over-the-top contemporary YA about two friends (or rivals) who need to work together to save their SOs that doesn't take itself too seriously, plus humor and MCs that pack a punch.
#MSWL #emswl #YA
I'd really love for some quirky, geeky nonfiction in the vein of "Of Dice and Men" or "The Lady from the Black Lagoon" but about video games, manga (CLAMP anyone?), or that explores pop culture through the lense of an influencial creator or medium or unique perspective. #MSWL
On a whim I decided to watch this movie on Netflix called Ramen Shop and it's an amazing story about culture, family, love, and (of course) food.
Now I'd like a YA or MG story that explores the bonds of family and culture (especially a blended one) through food! #mswl
Is anyone else into the show Let's Eat because I'd really love a #ownvoices #DV, contemporary #YA book with the same kind of style about a MC who just lives for food. Also if it could include some mouth-watering descriptions I would appreciate it. Cool thanks! #mswl
I don't know about the rest of you, but I love CLAMP and I would really love to read a playful, informative non-fiction book that looks at the history of the group and the amazing work that they have done since the early '80s.
Just saying. #MSWL