🌏 Historical fiction from before the year 1900, especially from BIPOC perspectives; and also, specifically, queer historical fiction set in under-examined moments of the 20th century #MSWL
🏳️🌈 Would especially love a multi-generational queer coming-of-age story, bridging the gap between Gen Z/Gen Alpha LGBTQIA+ kids and the Queer Elders of previous era(s)
💜 Queer romance, too, especially ones full of ✨yearning✨--I'm ready to P I N E this year! #MSWL
🌈 Queer stories written for the teens and young readers of the 2020s, who grew up with the internet in their pockets, and are taking journeys of identity and finding their place in the world of *now*. Exploring 201-level questions beyond the 101-level basics. #MSWL
Ely Kreimendahl @ElyKreimendahlwhen I was ten, a witchy girl read my palm at recess, looked deep into my eyes and said “what are you afraid of?” I laughed nervously and ran away but later on the bus ride home I was like “fuck I’m gay”
8) Yes, I do graphic novels! In addition to cozy fantasy, looking for MG fantasy/adventure more broadly and for moody, literary-feeling YA coming-of-age stories (the queerer the better).
Officially wrapped on 2020 submissions! Agents, here's my #mswl for this year.
Before I start: I will always be looking to foreground queer and BIPOC voices, and on the hunt for killer hooks I can't even finish pitching without someone mashing the preorder button.
I turned 30 (!!!) last weekend, an occasion I'm seizing to share my #MSWL this year:
- sweeping YA romance
- ✨queer magic✨
- savvy, commercial MG fantasy
- joyful queer & POC stories
- & POC authors with something to say
- emotional contemporary MG
- cozy af graphic novels
sage 🚀 @sageshelvesListen, I just need more queer princes in YA.
Where is my soft prince falling for his bodyguard? Where is my tough take no shit political prince that falls in love with the wrong diplomat just before his parent(s) declares war?
More queer princes in YA 2Kforever
Speaking of #MSWL, I too need more of this in my life
You'll have noticed that I've acquired a fair amount of queer YA lately and I am not! done! Always looking for more LGBTQ+ characters for both YA and MG audiences, and no, it does not have to be a rom-com! #MSWL
Forbidden Art Hacks(tm) @CryptoCrystalshot take but you write gay relationships the same way you write straight ones. You don't HAVE to get into the "facing the hardships of being a same-gender couple" aspect in your fiction. I would encourage you not to anyway bc im tired of gay tragedy i want happy lesbians, Harold
Today's #MSWL, happy lesbians
Dahlia Adler @MissDahlELama@findmereading @ms_lilyanderson Part of that is what the f/f stories *are*. We're getting great and critically lauded ones but still by and large Serious Contemp.
Which reminds me... bring me ALL your f/f YA romance and bi MCs! (And tween girls discovering first crushes on girls, too!) #MSWL