Roma Panganiban

Literary Assistant

Janklow & Nesbit

Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her

Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
10 MSWL
2 Tips

#MSWL: Adult literary fiction inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess (but anti-imperialist). I have no idea how one would execute that premise, but if you do, send it to me.

Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
10 MSWL
2 Tips
Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
10 MSWL
2 Tips

Half-formed #MSWL thought: give me a novel or story collection that addresses the subculture of shitty Asian frat boys (who grow into shitty Asian finance bros) with both well-deserved derision but also a touch of empathy that acknowledges why and how they got to be like that

Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
10 MSWL
2 Tips

Matt Bell @mdbell79

One of the side benefits of going to a state school is that you’ll probably never be tempted to write a whole insufferable novel about going there. It’s a real drawback of attending an Ivy.

Hi send me your campus novels set at mid-tier or otherwise decidedly non-elite institutions, thanks! Would also consider nonfiction taking a critical perspective on the value vs. real cost of prestige academia, for students and for society #MSWL

Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
10 MSWL
2 Tips
Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
10 MSWL
2 Tips

Roma Panganiban @romapancake

I have strong feelings about people who blithely sort coming of age novels about young people into YA or adult based on their narrow view of what constitutes "literary" writing, but that's a long-winded thread for another day. TL;DR: adults can have "coming of age" stories, too

Anyway if you're writing a coming of age (coming of self!) story about young protagonists or older protagonists, for young readers or older readers, that challenges traditional ideas of what "coming of age" means, who gets to do it, how, and when...send it to me #MSWL #AmAgenting

Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
10 MSWL
2 Tips
Roma Panganiban
@romapancake
Literary Assistant
Reading for a living @janklownesbit , tweeting for free. Constantly mortified by the ordeal of being known. Don't buy books from Amazon. she/her
10 MSWL
2 Tips

Just spent way too long engrossed in someone's 543-page dissertation on the purpose and prevalence of "like" across various national dialects of English, so this is now an official #MSWL call to any linguist whose work might interest the general public and not just nerds like me