“Middle Grade: a protagonist with immigrant parents, an animal story (NOT talking animals), anything with an environmental theme, inventive chapter book series.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation
Reading submissions this morning to the charming soundtrack of @dadimakesmusic 🎶
Wants: realism, love, happiness, comedy, danger, the world as a bigger place, hope
Do not want: death, grief, boring character journeys, boring characters, stories I have heard before #MSWL
Elisabeth Thomas @lissiethomasCATHERINE HOUSE is a NYTBR editors choice!! 🤩 I’ll take any good news 🙏🏾 nytimes.com/2020/06/04/boo…
Couldn't agree more, @nytimesbooks:
CATHERINE HOUSE, by @lissiethomas is a terrific read, gorgeously written, full of mystery and intrigue. I ignored my family and read it cover to cover. Could not put it down!
(P.S. I'd love to find a project like it in my #query box. #MSWL) twitter.com/lissiethomas/s…
Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham @GrahamophonesReal talk - I would be into something in my inbox for kids or teens that, if not actively advocating for prison abolition, seriously treats it as an option and a pathway. Fiction or nonfiction. MG or YA. #mswl
Earlier this year this was just me hedging my bets, but seriously - send me your abolitionist works, I want to see if we can do a teamwork. I'm behind on submissions bc of my health, but trust, I'll read it. 💛#mswl
I'm not participating in PitMad today because of my insane workload, but I am ALWAYS hungry to see more queries from diverse writers, ESPECIALLY Black & Black LGBTQ+ writers. There's no deadline for finding your next favorite story. #amquerying #MSWL
Also included in #PitMad #MSWL are both fiction and nf works with #otherworldly themes such as #astrology #tarot #ghosts #space #magic
but not #SF or Fantasy
Please send query and 3 sample chaps to my attn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello #PitMad participants! I'm looking for fresh new voices, especially highlighting #BVM and #POC pov's.
My #MSWL includes #MG #Thriller and #NF.
If I ❤️your tweet please send your query and 3 sample chapters to my attn at email@example.com with #s in subject line. Ty!
Particularly looking for MG right now. Recent favorites: FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON (so many happy/sad tears) and SO DONE (love alternating POV). All-time favorites: FRONT DESK, THE LINE TENDER, THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE and THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET. #mswl
“With non-fiction I want to learn something by accident, tell me a good story in a fun new way that keeps me thinking. I really enjoyed Carlo Rovelli’s SIX BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/
alli hellegers @allidhellegersIf you’re a Black children’s book writer and have queried me for a middle grade or YA novel, please resend through the website and use the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter before your query, and it will be read and responded to next week. Open to new queries as well.
#MSWL please keep these great submissions coming from Black children’s book writers! I’m also interested in author-illustrators with existing picture book dummies. #BlackVoices find me through the Stimola website through the submission form. 🖤
Looking for both YA and adult contemporary stories of #ownvoices and #POC. Raw, honest voices. Real emotions, with a commercial hook. Please query me. I am always, always on the hunt for great storytellers. #MSWL
“YA non-fiction: Memoir, essay collections, you name it. Queer There & Everywhere is probably my favorite YA non-fic title in recent memory, and a great example of what I’d like to see.” @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl