There's so much to love about #TurningRed but one of the many things it does well is explore puberty for girls in a really engaging way. I desperately want to see this in the MG space, give me books that deal with puberty for girls in all its awkward and funny ways #MSWL
From Train to Busan to Anna and the Apocalypse, I was reminded again today how much I love zombie apocalypse stories! Send me your YAs and MGs zombie adventures, horrors, and hijinks, starring BIPOC characters please #mswl🙏🏼
I AM BROWN @ashokkbanker@pushthepanorama So encouraging, thanks for posting! Quick question: You've listed a lot of details on what you seek for MG & YA novels, but none for Graphic Novels. Do all those points apply to GNs too or...?
Asking because I'm close to signing with an agent and sending out my debut MG GN!🙏😊
Hi Ashok! My middle grade and young adult details #mswl apply to prose, verse, and graphic novels so it definitely encompasses my GN tastes 😊
Congrats on your querying journey! It sounds like 2022 is heading towards a bright spot!
✨A Black marching band drama
✨A humorous take on puberty for girls
✨Subversive Catholic school stories
✨If something has "already been done” but it's never been done with characters who hail from marginalized backgrounds, I want to read it...
Special Call Outs!
✨Friendship stories where the complete cast is BIPOC
✨Latinx fútbol-centric stories
✨After-high-school stories not set in 4-year, majority-white universities, including trade schools, community colleges, non-European international universities, and HBCUs...
Contemporary💫 Give me your stories that focus on being 1st/2nd gen stories, multigeneration BIPOC family, returning to the homeland, and/or international settings with local protags
Historical Fiction💫 Desperately looking for projects that have a global and non-Western perspective on history
Romance💫 QBIPOC or BIPOC rom-coms/romances, and I would love to some interracial romances where both characters are BIPOC
SFF💫 I would love to see futures that star BIPOC casts and fantasy worlds inspired by non-Western folklores and myths
Horror💫 I'm looking for elevated horror that unpacks societal, community, and/or personal traumas, as well as any monster reimaginings from a BIPOC POV
I am more than ready to sink my teeth into some new submissions! And to ring in the new year, I've updated my #mswl with all the many things I'm looking for in middle grade, YA, and graphic novels...
Carolina Ortiz @pushthepanoramaI am never without unannounced publishing secrets anymore, but this has been certainly one of the hardest to keep! So happy to finally share with the world that I've been promoted to ✨editor✨ 🥳🥳🥳 pic.twitter.com/9iX9Np3O6u
Amparo Ortiz @amparo_ortizEvergreen Tweet. ✨ pic.twitter.com/uaUe3Rqwbu
THIS!!! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 If a trope and/or trend has "already been done” but it's never been done by BIPOC authors, I want to read it 💜 This is forever on my #MSWL
Hey agent friends! I've been really craving some more middle grade submissions in my inbox. I love stories that focus on friendship, family, and culture--regardless of genre--with an eye towards projects by authors from the margins. Please send me your MGs 🙏🏼 #mswl
Con Todo @contodonetflixVampires Vs. The Bronx is a horror-comedy film from director Oz Rodriguez about teens fighting to save the Bronx from a vampire invasion.
Starring Jaden Michael, Gerald W. Jones III, Gregory Diaz IV, Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez, Method Man & more, it's out on Netflix Oct. 2nd! pic.twitter.com/DQUWJq18sG
What do my eyes behold 😍 Vampires, horror, and a POC cast--this is #mswl all the way
Carolina Ortiz @pushthepanoramaPride and Prejudice (2005) is on Netflix and I know exactly what I'm doing tomorrow night 😎 There will never be a more longingly cinematic moment than the hand scene 💔 pic.twitter.com/5Y7cz7K9J0
Also to no ones surprise, I'm a big, BIG, B I G Jane Austen fan so if any YA reimagining subs are out there, they're always welcomed in my inbox #mswl
Something I would love to see is plus-sized protags in graphic novels proposals for children. It's rare to this representation in prose novels but even rarer to see it in visual mediums. #mswl