Hi agent friends! Just wanted to put this out there as we look ahead to the new year. #MSWL: I'm hungry for voicey contemporary literary fiction with gorgeous, delicious prose in the vein of Ocean Vuong, Jesmyn Ward, Colson Whitehead etc.
Send me your novels about hard-earned anger, about generational inheritance, both physical and non. Send me your novels about colonialism and the disservice of American influence. I want to see it all! Please and thank you!
Send me your novels about music, about lust, about people fighting for space in male-presenting spaces. Send me your novels about gentrification, about black and brown people trying to survive in this country, in this world. Send me your novels about joy.
Atmospheric novels are my jam. Transport me to your country, city, town, village. I want to see and smell the food, hear the sounds of the people, of nature, of the music, feel the fabrics, immerse myself in the world within the pages.
I am forever enthralled by millennial novels with a crackling, fresh voice set in big cities featuring BIPOC characters grappling with life in various ways. Extra points if the novels are set in NY the outer boroughs.