Nicole Chung @nicolesjchungI am asked about this often, and I really wish there were dozens, nay, hundreds of great kids'/middle grade/YA books dealing with transracial adoption *written by transracial adoptees*. Adopted kids need a whole lot more rep than they've got.
This is on my #MSWL. Would love to acquire a book like this.
Kelsy @kelsythompsonHey #WritingCommunity, if I missed your #iswgpit and you think your project might be a good fit, or if you're simply in the #amquerying trenches: here are some things on my #MSWL (a thread)
- unique character-driven #YA contemporary with a voice that grabs you and won't let go
- #ownvoices and underrepresented narratives (I'm still looking for that #ya refugee/immigration story!)
- feminist, #LGBTQ , and sex-positive narratives
- shorter (~50k) contemporary #mg
I should probably do a proper #mswl soon, but I’ve seen a large uptick in pitches/MSs for genre romance in my inbox, which is NOT a good fit for my list. Rom-coms, upmarket women’s fiction—yes, please! But I’m not the right person for contemporary romance.
Tasha Suri @tashadrinksteawh-what is happening are these bookshops flirting or pic.twitter.com/7uPl7n5nZI
Bryn Donovan @BrynDonovanFor @HallmarkPublish, I'd LOVE to get proposals for G-rated "June Weddings" romances, summer romances, or romances with beach settings from BiPOC authors. #IWSGPit #publishing #romance
Jameela Jamil 🌈 @jameelajamilIn film and media I want to see short men with tall women. I want intertrans love. I want dark skinned women with white/light skinned men. I want Asian men with white women. I want thin men with fat women. I want to see able bodied with disabled. Tired of dating stereotypes. ❤️
Yes, this! 👇 For books too! #MSWL
In 2020, I want to acquire more books! (It is also my job.) So, agent friends, here's a #mswl thread that I'll add to all year long.
TL;DR: Send me PB, MG & YA projects that have a distinct POV and something to say. Bonus points for queerness & a net emotional outcome of joy.